About the event

This beautiful, predominantly flat course takes runners on an unforgettable tour of Wales’ capital city, past historic landmarks and stunning scenery.



Entry fee


Minimum sponsorship


Register for this event

2 October 2022

The Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon is the UK’s second largest half marathon and Wales’ largest multi-charity fundraising event. The sporting event attracts 27,000 runners each year and passes by the city’s most iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Cardiff Bay and Civic Centre. Famous for its fast, flat course, the Cardiff Half Marathon is ideal for both experienced and beginner runners. 

The route

Starting from the historic Cardiff Castle you will head towards the Cardiff City Stadium before running through the Vale of Glamorgan, over the Cardiff Bay Barrage, past the Norwegian Church and Millennium Centre, around the beautiful Roath Park Lake and will finish in the majestic civic centre outside the Temple of Peace on King Edward VII Avenue, where you’ll be given a hero’s welcome!

Why run for Barnardo’s? 

The Challenge Events team will support you every step of the way with your training and fundraising to ensure you are prepared for race day. As part of #TeamBarnardos, you will get: 

  • Expert advice and training plans from our training partner, Running With Us, to help you prepare for race day 

  • Your personalised Barnardo’s running vest scientifically proven to make people cheer very loudly at you – just ask anyone who’s worn one!

  • A VIP post-race party in the charity village to say a special thank you for all your hard work 

  • Support and encouragement from the loudest cheer station on route to help you cross the finish line 

  • Constant inspiration and advice from your dedicated Challenge Events team 

  • You will be making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK 

Already got a place? 

If you’ve already bought your place in this event, we would love for you to take part with Team Barnardo’s. You can join us for free and you have no minimum fundraising target. We just ask that you raise what you can so that we can continue supporting some of the UK's most vulnerable children. Please get in touch with us on [email protected] to join the team.  

Contact information for Fundraising team

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Challenge events team who will be happy to help. 

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