The Cardiff Half Marathon

The Cardiff Half Marathon

The Cardiff University Half Marathon 2019 is taking place on Sunday 6th October. It is one of the largest road races in the UK, and even Sir Mo Farah won a bronze medal on the course during the World Half Marathon Championships.

Cardiff Half Marathon Date 2019

The Cardiff Half Marathon is a fast flat route, taking place on Sunday 6th October 2019.  There will be 25,000 runners passing the Welsh capital’s most iconic landmarks, historic buildings and stunning scenery, on the 13.1-mile challenge.  The Cardiff Half Marathon start line is in front of Cardiff Castle in the city centre, and it starts at 10am.

The Cardiff Half Marathon Course

The Cardiff Half Marathon route starts outside Cardiff Castle heading towards Leckwith and past the Cardiff City Stadium through Grangetown and Riverside on the way to Penarth.  Runners will head through Penarth Marina before crossing the Cardiff Bay Barrage passing Norwegian Church heading towards Roald Dahl Plass and the Wales Millennium Centre. The course then heads towards Roath Park Lake for a loop of the park before the finish line in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.

Cardiff Half Marathon Route Virtual Tour

Cardiff Half Marathon Map

Cardiff Half Marathon Information

If you are looking for somewhere to park, the official Cardiff Half Marathon parking is found at Cardiff City Football Stadium where they are operating a park and walk facility.  It is 1-mile from the start line, an ideal warm-up before the race.  There is also plenty of car parks in the city centre, but it is advised to arrive early for these, to avoid queueing.

Entrants are also encouraged to go green and travel by bike.  These can be locked in the bike park at the event village to avoid the strains of race day traffic and parking.  Nextbike also operates in Cardiff, making it easier for supporters to get around to viewing points. 

Cardiff Half Marathon Street Closures

Follow the Race – Cardiff Half Marathon Live Updates

Runners are using #CardiffHalf and #WhyWeRun where you can follow the action, and see race pictures, including everyone in their Cardiff Half Marathon finishers t-shirt. You can also see the Cardiff Half Marathon Watch Live on BBC One Wales.

Cardiff Half Marathon Twitter

Cardiff Half Marathon Instagram

Cardiff Half Marathon Facebook

Cardiff Half Marathon 2020 Date

Inspired to take part?  The race date has not been confirmed for 2020, but it is believed that it will take place on Sunday 4th October.  You can pre-register your interest on their website.

Cardiff Half Marathon Accommodation

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or

Pre or Post Run Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal for fuelling up before or after the event. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails, all of which are £7. 

Cardiff Half Marathon medal holders get 15% off in Thomas Restaurant

Dine off our delicious homemade Sunday Lunch menu, with giant Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and lashings of real gravy. All the meat and veg is locally sourced, with options for vegans and gluten-free too. Plus, under 5's eat for free.

1 course is £9.95 £8.46

2 courses for £12.95 £11.01

3 courses for £15.95 £13.56


Future Inns are taking part in the online blog and article posting challenge #Blogtober which means we will be posting a different news article every day, creating new and exciting content for you to read throughout October.  Did you know? Every day between two and four million blogs are written, as well as a whole host of news stories, articles, reviews and interviews.

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