Cardiff University / Cardiff Half Marathon


Organiser's Description

Take part in one of the UK's biggest and best road races on an iconic course around Wales' capital city. The event was first run in 2003 and has become Wales’ largest road race, with over 22,000 runners, and also its largest multi-charity fundraising event.

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. Also children's races and family fun runs.


13.1 miles

More Info

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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.

What time does the Cardiff Half Marathon start?

The half marathon start time is 10:00 am on Sunday 6th October 2019

Will I receive an event pack before the race?

Runners will be sent a race pack 7-14 days before the event 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: between 2 and 3 miles, 5 and 6 miles, 9 and 10 miles and between 11 and 12 miles.

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.

What kit do I need on the day?

    • Event Number - This will be posted to you before the event and includes your Timing Chip to attach to it.
    • Running shoes.

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 after the event.

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Great Event

Loved it
Great atmosphere from start to finish, especially around Cardiff Bay

Jonny Sutton / Oct 07, 2019

Awesome event

I can’t praise this event enough. Crowds all the way round. A great course- no loops, changing scenery and a great sense of achievement.

Mark Williams / Oct 07, 2019

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