Cardiff Half Marathon

Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB

Registration fee: £10 Sponsorship: £300

Run with Team NSPCC in the Welsh Capital

Conquer the Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon with #TeamNSPCC on 6 October 2019. For the second year running, we are the proud official partner. Run past the capital's most iconic landmarks, starting outside Cardiff Castle, before a grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre. 

Why take part?

  • A predominately fast and flat course, this route is perfect for beginners or experienced runners all hoping to strive for that personal best.
  • Recieve world class training tips and tailored support from our training partners.
  • VIP treatment at our post-race marquee with food and drinks.
  • Your own NSPCC running vest with iron on letters.
  • Lots of whoops and cheers from our 3 cheer points on route.
  • You'll be doing something amazing for children.

A child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. And it costs £4 to answer their call. By raising £400 you could pay for up to 100 children to get the help and support they need from our Childline counsellors*.

Check out our 2018 Cardiff Half Marathon photos to see what we got up to!

Already got a place?

The Cardiff  Half Marathon is is run by Run 4 Wales. If you’ve already bought your place in this event, we would love to welcome you to the team as an own place runner.

Do something amazing and support the NSPCC.

I've got my place!

2019: On the day

We're so excited to have over 700 runners in #TeamNSPCC at this year’s Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon.

Remember to check out our map and wave to us at our cheer points at mile 4.5, 6, 10.5 and 11.5. Friends and family are welcome to join us at these points where we'll have lots of materials.

We'll also be at the Festival of Running on Saturday 5 October, where you can talk to our team about our local services and try out our 'inspiration station', where you can create your very own cheer banner. We'll also be in the runners village on Sunday 6 October, with food, refreshments and masseurs waiting for all our amazing runners.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Check out where we will be on the day

"I have never experienced a race where there was such incredible support all along the route!"
Event participant

Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participant
  • NSPCC Facebook and Strava groups to help you keep in touch with your team mates.

Get started today with our dedicated running training zone.You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

Two women and a man training

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Register your interest for 2020

Charity places have now closed for 2019. Register your interest for 2020 below.

Register your interest

Fundraising ideas

GIF with Ready Steady Go flashingWe're here to help you with your fundraising. Every year people just like you raise hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds. Here's our handy guide to how you might reach your target (and have fun at the same time!)

  • A film night - £100
    Whether it's a retro classic or so bad it's good, get a space, some popcorn and invite people to a cosy film night. Ask them to pay what they would in a cinema.
  • Sweepstake - £100
    Who'll win the grand national? How many sweets are in the jar? Set up a sweepstake and watch the money roll in.
  • Dinner party - £150
    Wine and dine your friends and family by inviting them to your home for a dinner party. Ask them to pay what they would in a restaurant.


Email us on with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Your donation could go towards Childline or it could help us fund services such as NSPCC's therapeutic services and Speak Out Stay Safe service. Donations are distributed based on need.