About Cardiff Half Marathon at Cardiff
The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in the United Kingdom. Its flat, fast course passes all of the city’s most breathtaking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay, promising to deliver the full works for the half marathon. It is now one of Europe’s largest half marathons and is Wales’ largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event.
Thousands of runners raise money for charity by getting sponsored and the route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.
The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.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.
Expect a full weekend of activities, with a host of family-friendly activities at Saturday’s Festival of Running preceding Sunday’s half marathon.
The event is organised by Run 4 Wales, a not-for-profit charitable trust. The race is a member of the SuperHalfs, a global series of the world’s most prestigious half marathons including races in Lisbon, Prague, Copenhagen, Cardiff and Valencia and has been awarded a Silver Road Race Label by the IAAF (the worlds governing body for athletics) and is a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).
The course will be policed and marshalled throughout. Race day facilities may be subject to change.