Experience the biggest half marathon in Wales and party hard in Cardiff with an excellent route, live bands and post-race runners' village.
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 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.
With general entries selling out early every year, the best way of securing your entry into the Cardiff Half Marathon is with a charity place.
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.
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.
Offering specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.
Dementia UK's Admiral Nurses and helpline provide specialist care and support for over 50,000 people across the UK affected by dementia. It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK will rise to over one million by 2021 and their ultimate target is to have 800 Admiral Nurses across all counties of the UK offering face to face contact.
With your help £27 could pay for an Admiral Nurse for an hour or £70 could help fund a Helpline Admiral Nurse for two hours.
Registered no: 1039404.
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.
Transforming the lives of vulnerable children & young people in the UK.
Tackling the challenges faced by the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people, both physical and mental, has never been more complex.
Barnardo's currently protects and supports over 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers to help every child fulfil their potential through their local services, campaigns and research. £25 could provide a young person with bedding and a safe place to sleep or £100 could provide four mentoring sessions to a young person leaving care.
Registered no: 216250 / SC037605.
Providing information and support to sufferers of this incurable disease which could affect anyone of any age.
Cardiomyopathy is an incurable disease of the heart muscle which can affect people of all ages. It can usually be treated successfully with a good outlook for most of those affected. The news that a family member has cardiomyopathy can cause overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, confusion & anxiety. Cardiomyopathy UK provides information & support to these families meaning that they can adjust & cope with their situation more confidently.
Registered no: 1164263.
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.
Click here for the full selection of charity places.
Places are available direct from the event organiser - just pay your entry fee and you're in!
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