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Cardiff University Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Cardiff, United Kingdom

Distance Half marathon

Date 06 October, 2019

About Cardiff University Half Marathon

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 Cardiff University/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 the year and see where running might take you.

Distances

Cardiff Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Cardiff University Half Marathon Route Map

Cardiff University Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Cardiff Castle

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Finish:

Cardiff Civic Centre

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Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Cardiff, Wales’ Capital city, offers a startling range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone.

Overview

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.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.