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Cardiff Half Marathon
07 Oct

Cardiff Half Marathon

Cardiff
09:00, October 07, 2018
Fundraising

DRWF has 10 places in the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 7thOctober. 

The brand-new competition will welcome elite athletes from across the globe, who will lead out 25,000 runners past Cardiff Castle and along the iconic 13.1 mile route on Sunday 7 October. With the successful Gold Coast Commonwealth Games still fresh in the memory, a total of 26 nations have expressed a strong interest in racing through the streets of the Welsh capital.

“The event will break new ground at the front-end of the well-established Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, which will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. The Welsh capital has become a true hub for sports, and the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships will provide a unique experience for amateur participants to rub shoulder’s with the world’s elite.

“With its iconic route around the city, the race will be broadcast live on the BBC UK-wide, and beamed around the Commonwealth, a perfect way to showcase our Capital City. This is a major coup for British and Welsh athletics and should give our home grown talent the chance to shine on their own doorstep.”

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate at this year’s 15th anniversary edition of the Cardiff Half Marathon. The event has grown from accommodating just under 1,500 runners in 2003 to last year’s total of 27,500 runners across a festival weekend of running. The success of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has helped it become the first half marathon in the UK to be awarded the coveted Silver Road Race Label by the IAAF.

Cardiff University have pledged their continued support of the event, and will remain as title partner until at least 2020.  

If you would like to take part in the half marathon please email fundraising@drwf.org.uk or call 02392 636138 or register here

Places are free with a pledge to raise £180

 

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