Cardiff Half Marathon


We’re delighted to launch a suite of exciting benefits exclusively for Principality Cardiff Half Marathon runners raising money for our Lead Charity the NSPCC as well as some exciting perks for those opting to run for any of our Associate Charity Partners.


You must be running for the NSPCC or one of our Associate or Founder Charity Partners:


VIP Passes will be available for collection on race day. Your charity will have a presence in the official race village, where you’ll be able to collect your pass once you have completed the race. Pre-event/digital benefits will be distributed via e-mail before the event.

*Charities reserve the right to limit pass collection to engaged and legitimate fundraisers.


Whether its being first in line for that all important post-race massage, getting the celebrity treatment on the start line or celebrating in style with fantastic food and drink offers, these exclusive benefits will ensure you have a race weekend experience you’ll never forget!

Benefits marked with a * are exclusive to runners fundraising for our Lead Charity, NSPCC.


Benefits from 2023 can be seen for reference below.

Post-Race Massage Queue Jump in the Cardiff Half Event Village*

Exclusive to NSPCC runners, skip the queues and ease those aches and pains with a free post-race massage once you’ve crossed the finish line. 

VIP Cardiff Castle Start Line Experience*

Exclusive to NSPCC runners and a once in a lifetime opportunity! Enjoy the celebrity treatment with access to a VIP start line area in Cardiff Castle and an official walk on to the start line, with thousands of runners cheering you on! This benefit will be awarded to a limited number of the NSPCC’s top fundraisers.

Posh Loos!*

Exclusive to NSPCC runners and ideal if you suffer from pre-race nerves! There’s nothing worse than queuing for the toilet when you’re anxiously waiting for the start of the race. Gain improved race day toilet access with your NSPCC VIP pass.

20% off CDF 10K General Entry

Ideal for those looking to supplement their training or test their race-day routine four weeks before the Principality Building Society Cardiff Half Marathon. The Cardiff 10K takes place on Sunday 3 September, and VIP Charity Runners can enjoy an exclusive 20% general entry discount. Use the race as a benchmark in your training or as an opportunity to test the clothing and nutrition you’ll use on half marathon day. 

Coopah Training App Special offer

Kick start your Cardiff Half training. Get instant, personalised training plans. Join the community, chat to your coach and hit your goals. Enjoy an exclusive discount/free trial!

Cardiff Half Merchandise Offer

Enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on any purchase from the official Cardiff Half merchandise range (online shop only).


Exclusive to NSPCC runners, enjoy a complimentary glass of Crémant or side dish with any main course purchased from the A La Carte or Cooked Breakfast menu. Available from 10am Friday 29th September until 10pm Monday 2nd October. Proof of VIP race participation required. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or set menu. Available in Cote Mermaid Quay and Cardiff Central. Guests must be over the age of 18 years old


“feeling rungry cardiff? join us on the bench +enjoy a free side on us

t&c : *ts+cs | any free side on us upon purchase of an adult main | valid only for eat-in or walk up takeout orders | valid on sunday 1 october | valid at Wagamama mermaid quay + wagamama cardiff library only | one side per person per voucher | cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion

Nandos Brewery Quarter

20% off  food and drink on race day

The Dock, Cardiff Bay

Free glass of bubbly (courtesy of Croeso Pubs)

15% Discount at Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need and Snow+Rock

Receive a discount on full-priced items (excludes electronics and selected lines) both in-store and online with Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need and Snow+Rock. The code is valid until the end of December 2023. y.

10% Off Food on Race Day

At any of the following Croeso Pubs; The Blue Bell, The Philharmonic, Brewhouse

More Exciting Deals & Discounts to be announced!

*Terms and conditions apply. Some benefits apply to NSPCC runners only. Charities reserve the right to limit pass collection and VIP benefits activation to engaged and legitimate fundraisers.