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Over £27k raised by #TeamCardiff Cardiff Half runners

11 October 2023

A group of runners all dressed in the same red t shirt wave their hands in the air

On Sunday 1 October, over 100 alumni, students, and staff ran the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon as part of the University’s #TeamCardiff.

Runners faced challenging conditions to complete the 13.1 miles to raise vital funds for neuroscience and mental health, and cancer research at Cardiff University.

So far, the team has raised an incredible £27,700, which will support the next generation of cancer and neuroscience researchers. Their efforts will help to accelerate discoveries and develop treatments for a range of cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ADHD, depression, and schizophrenia.

Many of our runners had personal motivations for taking on the Half Marathon and were fundraising in celebration or memory of loved ones.

On the day, runners were cheered on by thousands of spectators, but received an extra boost at Mile 8 at the #TeamCardiff cheer station. Supporters, family, friends, Dylan the Dragon, and Cardiff University Brass Band came together to create a brilliant atmosphere and give our runners the encouragement needed to tackle the final 5 miles to the finish line.

After the race, Physiotherapy students from the School of Healthcare Sciences provided free post-race massages to exhausted runners.

We’re so grateful to all our #TeamCardiff runners as well as the volunteers who made it such a fantastic event. Diolch.

Support #TeamCardiff

You can still support our #TeamCardiff runners through their individual JustGiving pages or by donating to the team as a whole.

Join the team in 2024

Interested in running with #TeamCardiff next year? You can now pre-register your interest in the 2024 Cardiff Half Marathon.

Alternatively, you can Choose your Challenge and fundraise in a way that suits you. If you’d like to find out more about fundraising for Cardiff University research, contact Steph Cuyes, Community Fundraising Officer at

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