Cardiff Half Marathon

Charity is at the heart of the event, which raises over £3 million for good causes each year. Below, we’re sharing some of our charity partners favourite Cardiff Half memories.

Many have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 and need your support more than ever. Charity places are available for 2021 with loads of causes to choose from.


Sarah took on the Cardiff Half in 2019 to help protect children and prevent abuse.

“By doing it for #TeamNSPCC, I’ve helped keep more children safe. Every pound I’ve raised will help prevent abuse and transform society so it’s safer for all children. The NSPCC is such an important organisation, and that’s why I support them.”

Join #TeamNSPCC and help us still be here for children.

Alzheimer’s Society

“Cheering on all the amazing runners as they pass the 6 mile mark in Cardiff Bay is one of our favourite parts of the Cardiff Half weekend! It’s incredible to feel the support and buzz of the city #reliveCardiff

We could be cheering you on in March 2021. Join team Alzheimer’s Society today and help beat dementia!


Find out more about joining Team Mind in 2021 by clicking here.

Shelter Cymru

2019 was a great year for #TeamShelterCymru – here they are gathered in the event village for a pre-run team photo!

ShelterCymru have supported thousands of families at risk of losing their home during the pandemic – you can help ensure they can continue their vital work by joining them for Cardiff Half Marathon in 2021.

British Heart Foundation

Hayley and her husband were part of the British Heart Foundation team for the Cardiff Half Marathon. By running the 2021 Cardiff Half for the BHF, you’ll be helping to fund life-saving research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing.

“The 2019 Cardiff Half was mine and my husband’s first half marathon. We had only started to run in March! My hubby completed in just under 2 hours 30, and I did in just over 2 hours 35. I loved every minute of it, especially the atmosphere and the feeling of running for such a great cause!

My daughter in the picture, Amy, was born with congenital heart disease and was in hospital at the time we ran. She was gutted she couldn’t come to support us on the finish line. My first stop after the race was straight to Heath Hospital in Cardiff to see her.”

Sign up today:

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK became a charity partner to the race in 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Their chance to make memories may have been postponed but their ambition remains the same – to stop men dying from prostate cancer – a disease killing 1 man every 45 minutes in the UK. 

Join their team and raise money to fund research to radically improve how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. It’s only £20 to secure your place (when pledging to raise £200) for Prostate Cancer UK and they’ll send you a free technical fibre running top with iron-on letters to allow supporters to cheer you on. They’ll send you training and fundraising tips too!

Register for Prostate Cancer UK (28 March 2021)

Case Studies

Some inspiring fundraiser stories from recent years can be seen below:

British Spirit Shines Through With Massive Support For The 2.6 Challenge To Help Save UK Charities

Celebrities And Sports Stars Back The 2.6 Challenge To Help Save The UK’s Charities

Run 4 Wales Team Up With UK’s Biggest Event Organisers To Create 2.6 Challenge

Angharad tackling Cardiff Half journey after weightloss transformation

No Half measures for Team Leekes

Christine inspired by memory of Mum

Helen battling back against secondary breast cancer

Tinker Bell to make an appearance at Cardiff Half

Team Scrambled Legs cooking up a storm at Cardiff Half

Cardiff Half fundraisers smash £3million barrier!

Pantosaurus ready to stomp footprint on Cardiff Half

Howzat for a challenge!

Quadruple bypass can’t stop Roshan running

Runner Spurred On By Best Friend’s Legacy