With general entries now SOLD OUT, the only way of securing your entry into the Cardiff Half Marathon is with a charity place.
The Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest road races in the UK. Starting off in 2003, the event sees people from all over the world coming to take part and to date has raised more than £2.3 million for over 800 charities and good causes.
The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium, taking in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay.
The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.
The Run 4 Wales live tracking app allows your loved ones to keep tabs on your progress as well as keep up to date on all the latest race info.
The Cardiff University Festival of Running kicks off Saturday morning (5 Oct) with a full day of fun activities, entertainment and runs for all ages and abilities. Bring the whole family along!
There's plenty to see and do while you're in Cardiff - plan a visit to Cardiff Castle, explore Cardiff Bay, see a show at the Wales Millennium Centre or chill out in Roath Park.
For the more adventurous souls, why not make a splash at the Cardiff International White Water Centre, the first of its kind in the UK.
"One of my favourite races. Flat, fast course with great PB potential." - Gareth Jenkins
"Absolutely brilliant race and awesome atmosphere. No matter where you were on the course there was always an abundance of support, from the handmade signs, to high fives, to handing out jelly sweets." - Jay H
Make your race day a true cause for celebration by choosing to run for one of the many charities offering guaranteed places in the Cardiff Half Marathon.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Help us be there for young people who need us.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Registered no: 1062559.
Transforming the lives of vulnerable children & young people in the UK.
As the UK's leading children's charity, Barnardo's aim is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children who may have been abused, forgotten or neglected. Regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour, we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and chance to fulfill their potential.
Due to our direct work with children on a daily basis, we are well-placed to campaign for improved policies on childcare - and to champion the rights of children. With our help, support & belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around.
Registered no: 216250 / SC037605.
Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Together we can help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives. Together we can protect children at risk. And, together, we can find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
We change the law. We visit schools across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. And, through our Childline service, we give young people a voice when no one else will listen.
But all this is only possible with your support.
Every pound raised, every petition you sign, every minute of your time, will help make sure we can fight for every childhood.
Registered no: 216401/SC037717.
Beating bowel cancer together
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with over 16,000 people dying annually of a disease that is preventable, treatable and curable.
We are determined to change that. As the UK's leading bowel cancer charity, our purpose is clear: we are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer in the UK. We fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.
Our vision is of a world where no one dies of bowel cancer, but we can't do this alone. Tomorrow can't wait. Join us and help us stop people dying of bowel cancer today.
Registered no: 1071038.
The voice of learning disability
Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Mencap improves the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. We team up with our network of over 400 local groups to reach people across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Registered no: 222377.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
Offering specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.
Our renowned Admiral Nurses work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia. They were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded the charity. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as “Admiral Joe” because of his love of sailing.
Living with dementia can be an incredibly hard and lonely experience for both the person with dementia and their loved ones. We provide the compassionate, expert support families need every step of the way - helping everyone in that family to live more positively with dementia in the present; and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence.
We believe passionately that everyone who needs the support of an Admiral Nurse should get one - that’s why we’re working hard to increase the number of nurses across the UK.
Registered no: 1039404.
The leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis.
The MS Society is the leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis; we invest in world-class research and offer information and vital support to those affected by this devastating neurological illness.
There is no cure. Yet. But research is progressing faster than ever before. With your support, we believe in a future where we can stop MS in its tracks.
Registered no: 1139257.
Every blind veteran should be able to lead the life they choose.
By offering in-depth expertise, a range of services and our years of experience, we support those who've served in the Armed Forces or has completed National Service, and those who are now living with significant sight loss.
We are proud to have been offering physical and emotional support to veterans with vision impairment since 1915, and we continue to help those adjusting to the loss of sight and overcome the challenges of blindness.
Registered no: 216227.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Cardiff Half Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
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Sorry, entries are now closed. The only way to secure your place in the event is with a charity place.
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