Cardiff Half Marathon

Run the Virtual Cardiff Half in 2021!

Following the disappointing news that the 2021 Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon has to be postponed from October until the Spring of 2022, we are excited to launch a new inclusive virtual event to fill the usual autumn slot between 1-3 October 2021.

The Virtual Cardiff Half will be a chance to celebrate everything great about the CHM, be free to enter and open to all.

Sign-ups can choose to walk, jog or run the 13.1 mile distance and have the opportunity to purchase an optional experience pack which will include a race number and commemorative official t-shirt to wear during the virtual race, as well as finishers medal.

All participants will gain access to the virtual results platform to log their finish time and enjoy exclusive early access to the launch of the 19th edition of the Cardiff Half Marathon (scheduled for October 2022).


• Access to the online virtual results platform to log finish times

• Inclusion on the official results

• The opportunity to win prizes from event partners

• Exclusive early access to the launch of the 19th edition of the race (scheduled for October 2022


• An official virtual CHM race number, to pin to your shirt on the day

• A commemorative official t-shirt to wear during and after the race

• Official 2021 finishers medal

• Postage and packing


The race will run between 1 – 3 October 2021.

You can participate from any outdoor location, or on a treadmill from any worldwide location. You’ll just need to collect some supporting evidence that you have covered the 13.1 mile distance such as a photograph of gym equipment or a screenshot from a fitness tracker or GPS activity.

If you are running outdoors, you can use the ACTIVE Experience App to record your virtual race (between 1-3 October). It will track your distance, and once you have completed your race upload your finish time automatically to our leaderboard. The ACTIVE Experience App is available on iOS and Google Play. Login using the email address and password you created when registering for the race and the 2021 Virtual Cardiff Half Marathon should appear in your list of events.

If you are not using the app you will need to submit your finish time (using the link below) and supporting evidence by midnight on 4 October.

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