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image for Sporting Event item typeCardiff Half Marathon at Cardiff

Sporting Event, Sun 1 Oct 2017

Cardiff

Cardiff

Cardiff City

Details

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest road races in the United Kingdom. The first event took place back in 2003 and the 10th Anniversary was celebrated in 2012.

The event is not only the UK’s second largest half marathon, it is Wales’ largest road race and Wales’ largest multi-charity fundraising event. The 2012 event witnessed the introduction of a new course which encompassed Cardiff’s most iconic landmarks and was enthusiastically received by runners.

The size of the field has dramatically expanded during the race’s history; from just under 1,500 runners in 2003 to 22,000 in 2016. Thousands of runners raise money for charity by getting sponsored, with more than £2.4 million raised for 800 charities and good causes each year.

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.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 1 Oct 2017 09:50

Prices

Entry Prices:
General (Non-Affiliated) Entry £39.00
UK Affiliated Club Runner Entry £37.00
Welsh Athletics Affiliated Member £29.00
Barnardo’s Fundraiser Entry £20.00

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Address

Cardiff,
CF10 5AL

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ST 180760  Lat: 51.47699 Long: -3.18211

M4

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Cardiff Central station