The Lloyds Bank 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 race is sponsored by Lloyds Bank and supported by strategic partners Cardiff Council, Welsh Government, Vale of Glamorgan Council and Welsh Athletics.
The 2012 event witnessed the introduction of a new course which encompassed Cardiff’s most iconic landmarks and was enthusastically recieved by runners.
The size of the field has dramatically expanded during the race’s history; from just under 1,500 runners in 2003 to 21,000 in 2014.
The Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon is now host to the Welsh Half Marathon Championships, recognising Wales’s best athletes. 2014’s winners were Emma Wookey (Lliswerry Runners) with a time of 75.56, whilst Ieuan Thomas (Cardiff AAC) secured top spot with a time of 65.40. The event attracts the world’s top runners. The course has also been recognised on the international stage with Cardiff being awarded the honour of hosting the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2016.
The course record was smashed in the men’s field in 2013 when Loitarakwai Lengurisi – in his first race outside of his home country of Kenya – recorded a time of 61:51. British athlete Susan Partridge still retains the course record in the women’s field with her time of 71.10 in 2012.
Thousands of runners raise money for charity by getting sponsored, with more than £2.3 million raised for 800 charities and good causes.
We’d like to thank all the partners, athletes, sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible and help it go from strength to strength every year.
The Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon is proud to be a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), featuring as part of a long list of international distance running events. Please take the time to explore the long calendar of races taking place around the world throughout 2014 and see where running might take you. http://aimsworldrunning.com/Calendar.htm
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE
- Event pack including information booklet, running number and timing chip
- Helpful training advice
- High quality medal to commemorate your achievement
- Commemorative technical Brooks T-shirt
- Access to the event facilities, including toilets
- Water and sports drink available along the route
- Opportunity to win cash and voucher prizes, including fancy dress prizes
- A text post event with your race time (if you have supplied us with your mobile number)