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Principality Cardiff Half Marathon 2024

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The Principality Building Society Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in the United Kingdom. It is now one of Europe’s largest half marathons and is Wales’ largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event.

The event has grown significantly since it was founded by Barnardo’s in 2003 when 1,500 runners took part. It now attracts a mass race field of over 27,500 registered runners alongside world-class athletes in a trio of fiercely contested men’s, women’s and wheelchair elite races.

In recent year's the race has welcomed International athletes from; Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, USA

It hosts the Welsh Half Marathon Championships annually and has hosted the World (2016) and Commonwealth (2018) Half Marathon Championships. It has been awarded an Elite Road Race Label by World Athletics.

The race is a member of the SuperHalfs, a global series of the world’s most prestigious half marathons including races in Lisbon, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, Cardiff and Valencia.

Its flat, fast course passes all of the city’s most breathtaking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay.

Course Records:

Men: 59:30 - Leonard Langat, Kenya 2019
Women: 1:05:52 - Edith Chelimo, Kenya 2017