Cardiff Half Marathon

Cardiff University Family Fun Run

Time: 12:00pm

Price: £9 for individuals (£7.50 early bird rate until 1st March) or £30 for a group of 4.

Distance: 2.4km

Route: 2 laps around the Cardiff Civic Centre, starting outside Cardiff City Hall

Fancy Dress Theme: You’ll have the option to vote for ‘Outer Space’ or ‘Round the World’ if you sign up before 2nd March.

Perfectly suited to all ages and abilities, the 2.4km route loops twice around Cardiff’s Civic Centre, Alexandria Gardens and North Road.

There’s no pressure to record fast times or even run all the way round. Instead, dig out your best fancy dress, drag along the rest of your family and friends and enjoy the experience. There’ll be plenty to keep you going all the way round and with a vibrant atmosphere and loads of support from the crowd, you’ll be round the course in no time with a big beaming smile across your face.

On completion of the race, each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal.

There are no age limits for the race, but children under eight must be accompanied by an adult, and unaccompanied children must be brought to the start and met at the fun run exit. A race pack will be sent to you in the post.


Please note, a small non-refundable admin fee is charged on top of race entry by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration system.

If you’ve registered by 27th February, you will receive a race pack in the post within a week of race day (if you live in the UK). Overseas entrants, or those registering after 27th February will need to collect their race number on the day from the Event Information Tent in the Event Village by City Hall (which opens at 09:00am). Please arrive in plenty of time before your race.


Fun Run FAQ’s

There is no set age limit for the Family Fun Run. However, any runners aged 8 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the race. Accompanying adults must purchase their own race entry. Event organisers have the right to prevent any unaccompanied runners (who are under the required age) from running.

Yes, for this particular race pushchairs are allowed.

The route starts and finishes in front of Cardiff City Hall (near College Road junction) and will take runners around Cardiff Civic Centre (Alexandra Gardens & North Road). The route equates to a distance of 2.4km. Finishers will receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal for their efforts.

Fancy dress is very much welcomed. However, it is important that costumes are in no way offensive.

Each runner will receive a Fun Run Race pack before the event if they have registered online. This will contain all relevant information regarding the race, as well as a race number.

The Family Fun Run welcomes participants of all fitness levels. In previous years some participants have preferred to walk the whole course, particularly if they are accompanied by children.