The 19th edition of the Cardiff Half will take place on Sunday 3 October 2021 and entries are now open.
Now part of the SuperHalfs series, the last edition sold out in just three months, so don’t delay signing up if you’d like to take part! An Early Bird entry offer is available to the first 5,000 runners to register.
If you’re signed up to the R4W Membership scheme you can secure a 20% saving and those keen to run both the ABP Newport Wales Marathon (18 April) and Cardiff Half in 2021 can take advantage of the discounted Welsh Distance Double ticket.
You can also opt to run for one of our Official Charities – many have free or discounted entries available.
Early Bird entries have now sold out, and individual registrations have now closed, re-opening in 2021!
Early Bird Entry (available to the first 5,000 to sign up)
General Entry (for runners not affiliated to an athletics club)
*A non-refundable admin fee will be charged on top of race entry by ACTIVE, who manage our online registration system. You will need to provide a UK Athletics registration number to verify affiliate discounts.
Run for Charity
Charity is at the heart of the Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon – where many will be raising money for fantastic good causes. Knowing your run has helped others gives a huge boost to the satisfaction you’ll feel on finishing the race – and keep you motivated during your training.
We encourage runners to fundraise for our Lead Charity Partner the NSPCC, or one of our Associate Charity Partners – but it’s up to you! #TeamNSPCC runners will receive a personalised training plan, training day with expert coaches, a Facebook community to share training tips and experiences with and post-race reception! You can register to run for the NSPCC for just £10 when pledging to raise £300.
British Heart Foundation and Shelter Cymru are our Associate Charity Partners for October 2021 and offer a reduced entry free amongst a number of benefits in return for a space in the race.
A full list of our official charities can be seen by selecting ‘choose a charity’ below.
A posted race pack including a race weekend brochure, spectator guide, running number and timing chip.
A high standard of event organisation, with a fully marshaled, closed road route.
The opportunity to earn high-quality commemorative finishers items, including a medal and t-shirt (to be collected upon completing the race).
Access to helpful training advice and support via the event website and e-newsletters.
Access to the event facilities, including toilets.
Course entertainment and live music across the route.
Water and nutritional products available at energy stations along the route.
Use of the Run 4 Wales app to live track your performance.
A finish time SMS at the end of the race (if you have submitted your mobile number).
Access to Event Village with retailers, street food and live entertainment.
Predicted finish time pacers in every start wave.
Change your details and transfer your entry
If you would like to make changes to your registration (address, predicted time, t-shirt size etc) or if you are no longer able to run and you would like to transfer it to somebody else, you have until the advertised transfer deadline to make changes.
Full details can be found by clicking below or checking your confirmation email.