The Cardiff Half Marathon Course
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 race is sponsored by Cardiff University and supported by strategic partners Cardiff Council, 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 22,000 in 2016.
The course played host to the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships in March 2016, where Britain’s Mo Farah won a bronze medal and Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor won back-to-back World Half Marathon titles. In the women’s race Peres Jepchirchir led a Kenyan clean sweep in the women’s event.
The Cardiff University/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.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE
Event pack including information booklet, running number and timing chip
- Helpful training advice and support
- High quality medal to commemorate your achievement
- Commemorative technical finishers t-shirt
- Access to the event facilities, including toilets
- Water, sports drink and energy gels 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)
- Use of a live tracking app
- Predicted finish time pacers in every start wave
- A post-race goody bag