Recognised by World Athletics as one of the best half marathons in the world and a member of the global SuperHalfs series, Cardiff Half is now one of Europe’s most prestigious half marathons attracting 27,500 runners of all abilities alongside world-class athletes. Starting at the castle, the half marathon route takes in city landmarks before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay on a mostly flat course.
The only half marathon in the UK to have this credential.
A prestigious global series of half marathons including Lisbon, Prague, Copenhagen and Valencia.
Following the Great North Run, and attracting 27,500 runners.
Flat routes feature the castle, marina and the very exciting Cardiff Bay barrage!
Runners' Village, live music throughout and huge spectator support.
This event is part of Cardiff Half Marathon Weekend.
The event offers a full weekend of activities, with a host of family-friendly activities at Saturday’s Cardiff Half Junior preceding Sunday’s half marathon.
Event Village on City Hall Lawns is the perfect place to meet fellow runners, say good luck to loved ones, leave baggage safely stowed in the baggage tents and make your way to the start line before the race. It’s also the perfect place to to relax at the end of the race and reunite with friends and supporters.
Relax, recuperate and celebrate your success with a well deserved post-race massage.
Once you’ve had your soothing massage and you’re feeling a little livelier, you can also enjoy the best of our live music stage and entertainment programme.
Win accessories and prizes, browse Official race merchandise or check out footwear and accessories from HOKA, and for any queries about the race, the Event Information Desk is there to help.
Get involved with a number of interactive come and try sports or visit one of our sponsors and charities who will be showcasing their products, services and causes.
Tuck into some tasty street food or kick back with a well deserved celebratory drink – with a wide choice of vendors to choose from.
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 2K.
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Accompanying adults are not permitted in the Future Challengers race, where all participants must be aged 8 or over.
2023 details and fees to be confirmed.
Junior entry fee
Age 17 & over