The 18th edition of the Cardiff Half Marathon is now taking place on Sunday 3rd October, 2021. Run 4 Wales has been closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus situation and the guidance issued by the Welsh and UK Governments, and have further postponed the race until October 2021, to keep all runners and spectators safe.  

This fast, flat and iconic race runs through the Welsh capital, exploring the wonderful sights of the city. On the route you can see the the beautiful Barrage that leads to a picturesque view of Cardiff Bay, the delights of Roath Lake and the buzz of the city centre. 

We 10 charity places in this iconic event. Most of our spaces are filled from rolled over 2020 runners but we do still have a couple of space free. Please do get in touch if you are interested.

Got your own place but not picked a charity yet? Please consider running for Hope Rescue dogs. We would be thrilled for you to join us. Our fundraising team would love to hear from you.

Here is how you money can help - 

£50 - Buys a collar, training lead, comfy harness and tag for our dogs at the Rescue Centre or in Foster Homes.

£100 - Can vaccinate four dogs.

£500 - Covers a dental for a dog with severe dental disease.

£1,000 – Covers 6 week’s worth of gas to heat the kennels.

Need some inspiration... Read below to see Hope's Top Fundraising Tips!

TOP TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING

Here are a few of our top tips to make sure you get the most of your fundraising. 

  • Start early - make sure you give yourself plenty of time and set up a fundraising page as soon as you enter your event. The sooner you do the more success you will have in raising those important funds. 
  • Set yourself a fundraising target - 81% of fundraisers set a target, raising an average of £1,495 each, compared to an average of £914 raised by those who leave their goal unspecified – a 64% increase.
  • Share on social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all great platforms to raise awareness for your fundraising event. People who don’t use this medium raise an average of £1,276 each, compared to averages of more than £1,900 each for Instagram and Linkedin users, more than £1,500 for those who use Twitter, and more than £1,400 for Facebook fans.
  • Get personal - share your story about why you are taking on this fundraising challenge to engage your supporters. 
  • Match Giving - If you work for a reasonable-sized company, ask HR or payroll if it operates a Matched Giving scheme. At their most generous, Matched Giving schemes double what you raise, so it definetly worth a go!
  • Share on your behalf - ask your nearest and dearest to share your fundraising story on their social media. Also ask us at Hope Rescue to do the same! The more exposure you get the better!
  • Take lots of photos - ordinarily we would love to meet you during your event, however due to the latest Covid19 restrictions, this is not possible. So, the next best thing is to send us photos and videos from through your event, so we can see how you are getting on and provide that important virtual support.

Get in touch 

If you would like any help with your fundraising, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]