The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in the United Kingdom, promising to deliver the full works for the half marathon. It is now one of Europeâ€™s largest half marathons and is Walesâ€™ largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event.
The event has grown significantly since it was founded by Barnardoâ€™s in 2003 when 1,500 runners took part. It now attracts a mass race field of over 27,500 registered runners alongside world-class athletes in a trio of fiercely contested menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and wheelchair elite races. It hosts the Welsh Half Marathon Championships annually and has hosted the World (2016) and Commonwealth (2018) Half Marathon Championships.
The race is a member of the SuperHalfs, a global series of the worldâ€™s most prestigious half marathons including races in Lisbon, Prague, Copenhagen, Cardiff and Valencia.
It has been awarded a Gold Road Race Label by World Athletics and is a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).
Its flat, fast course passes all of the cityâ€™s most breathtaking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay.