Cardiff University / Cardiff Half Marathon
The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in the UK. It is now one of Europe’s largest half marathons and is Wales’ largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for both beginners and elites.
The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and heads down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. It takes in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to, and running right through the heart of, Cardiff Bay. It then heads towards the North of the City, completes a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake, before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.
The event offers a full weekend of activities, with a host of family-friendly activities at Saturday’s Festival of Running preceding Sunday’s half marathon.
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What does entry include?
Entry to the Cardiff Half Marathon includes a post-race goody bag which includes a running t-shirt and finishers medal.
Will I receive an event pack before the race?
Runners will be sent a race pack within 7 days of the event at the latest, which contains race and course information as well as the race number and timing chip for the big day.
Will there be water stations?
There are four water stations throughout the course.
Can I wear headphones during the race?
The event organisers have requested that runners avoid running with headphones to ensure the safety of all competitors.
Can I run for charity?
You can raise money for any cause you choose to support, contact your chosen charity directly for sponsorship information.
Will photos of runners be taken?
Official photographs will be taken throughout the race at several locations within the course with snaps of competitors available at marathon-photos.com after the event.
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