Running events

Run for Team Shelter Cymru

From city centre races to coastal running events, join Team Shelter Cymru in 2024 and fight for home with us every step of the way. Last year, we helped more than 22,000 people in housing need though our services. But we can’t do it without you – home is everything, fight for it.

Calendar highlights

Winter Warmer Run

Saturday 10 February
Winter Warmer Run

The Cardiff 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run in Bute Park offers the perfect chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated and focus on training during the winter. Expect lots of fun, smiles and support along the way, as well as a cool medal on the finishing line.

Visit the event website to register and email our Fundraising team

Llanelli Half Marathon

Sunday 25 February
Llanelli Half

Join us to test yourself on one of the first races of the year! The course is perfect for anyone taking part in their first half marathon or 10K. The largely flat route follows the beautiful Millennium Coastal path, overlooking Llanelli beach, through some of best scenery in Carmarthenshire.

Entry fee: £15
Fundraising target: £150
Email: [email protected]

Great Welsh Marathon and Half

Sunday 17 March
Great Welsh Marathon

This event, at Pembrey Country Park in Carmarthenshire, offers half and full marathon options with stunning coastal and countryside views. It’s a perfect spring race, which is flat and friendly, offering an ideal opportunity to achieve your personal best. This is a race for everyone, whether it’s your first time, or you’re a seasoned runner.

Entry fee: £20 (marathon), £15 (half)
Fundraising target: £200 (marathon), £150 (half)
Email: [email protected]

London Marathon

Sunday 21 April
London Marathon

The London Marathon first took place in 1981 and has become one of the most popular marathons in the world. The route takes in many of London’s best-known landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. Our spaces for 2024 are now full. Please contact our Fundraising team if you already have your own space and would like to support us.

Entry fee: Free
Fundraising target: £2,000
Email: [email protected]

Wrexham 10K

Sunday 21 April
Runner

The Wrexham 10K is ideal for runners of all ages and abilities. The event brings together an active community of people, united by their love of running – whether that’s to get fit, compete or raise money for causes they care about. The race starts and finishes on Queen Street in the centre of Wrexham.

Entry fee: £10
Fundraising target: £100
Email: [email protected]

Gorseinon 10K

Sunday 19 May
Gorseinon 10K

This road route, near the Loughor estuary in Swansea, starts and finishes by Penyrheol Leisure Centre before heading out through Gorseinon High Street to join the newly renovated cycle path.

Entry fee: £10
Fundraising target: £100
Email: [email protected]

Swansea Half Marathon

Sunday 9 June
Swansea Half

Join us to celebrate 10 years of the Swansea Half Marathon. The race starts and finishes in the heart of the city, following five miles of incredible coastline. The route is wheelchair-friendly and participants receive a bespoke medal on the finishing line. Get the whole family involved with the Family Fun Run and dedicated entertainment zones.

Entry fee: £15
Fundraising target: £150
Email: [email protected]

Cardiff Half Marathon

Sunday 6 October
Cardiff Half

The Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the biggest and most exciting road races in the UK. The fast and flat course passes the city’s most famous landmarks, including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Bay. Thousands of spectators turn out to cheers on the runners in a city renowned for its sporting passion.

Entry fee: £15. Pay here
Fundraising target: £200
Register here

Marathon Eryri

Saturday 26 October
Marathon Eryri

The first Snowdonia Marathon was held in 1982, and 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of this event, which offers an alternative to town and city races. Snowdonia Marathon Eryri has been voted the Best British Marathon twice. The demanding and spectacular route encircles Yr Wyddfa – the highest peak in England and Wales at 1,085m.

Entry fee: £20
Fundraising target: £200
Email: [email protected]

More running events

Check out more running events across Wales from RunWales and TimeOutdoors – just sign up to the event of your choice and let us know you’d like to run to support the fight for home.

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Training plans

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