Cardiff Half Marathon

Sunday 3rd October 2021

The Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in the United Kingdom, promising to deliver the full works for the half marathon. It is now one of Europe’s largest half marathons and is Wales’ largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event. The route will take you past the capital’s iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.

Why run for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity?

Taking part in this year’s Cardiff Half Marathon will help us raise vital funds so that all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families can have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity.

The overall scale, breath and range of the charity’s support is vast. We help serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss; provide wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come; provide help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages; we are there for older veterans and their widows or widowers when they find themselves lonely or isolated.

In the past year, we have helped 70,000 people in 68 countries across the globe and funded numerous charities and organisations to support the Army family at large.

What to do next?

  1. Set up a JustGiving page where you pledge to raise £200.  You can do so here.
  2. Once you have our own page, please join our TEAM JustGiving page – follow: Simply click the join team button.
  3. Complete the charity registration to secure your FREE space by following this registration link here.
  4. Once charity registration is completed and you have started fundraising, you will receive an email invite to register on our Charity Cardiff Half Marathon link.


Interested in entering as part of a corporate or company team?

Do you know five people or more interested in entering a team from your company? If so, contact us on call 07392 081 730 to find out more.

Got a place already?

If you are an own place runner, we would love you to be a part of our team. There’s no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship amount required, and we’ll be there to support your entire marathon journey. Contact for more information.

Online fundraising

We will also send you your fundraising pack in the post which is full of top tips, sponsorship forms and more. We are here to support you every step of the way. We also have a Facebook group which will have regular updates and training tips. If you would like to join, click here.

Fundraising support

We have got lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid. We can also post you resources such as sponsorship forms, collection tins, posters and balloons for your fundraising events.  If you need anything, simply email or call us on 02920 726 132.

Terms & Conditions

You must be 18 or over on the day of the event in order to run. Upon offer of a FREE running place you will be asked to complete the following: create a JustGiving page and complete registration to confirm your participation.

If you wish to run in the Cardiff Half Marathon 2021 and raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, please know the minimum sponsorship for this marathon is £200 (excluding Gift Aid).

Feel free to get in touch with the Wales team on 07392 081 730 or email


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