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

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]

Swansea City 5 Miler +

Sunday 9 June 
Swansea City 5 Miler +

The Front Runner 5 Miler is an ideal event for runners who prefer shorter distances. It will take place on the same day as the Swansea Half Marathon, but the route is just over five miles, starting and finishing at the landmark Copr Bay Bridge. It promises all the fun, on a shorter route.

Entry fee: £10
Fundraising target: £100
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
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]

London Marathon

Sunday 27 April 2025
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. Run the London Marathon for Shelter Cymru in 2025. Please contact our Fundraising team to apply.

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

Want to run with Team Shelter Cymru next year? More details to follow soon about 2025 events, including the Winter Warmer Run, Llanelli Half, Great Welsh Marathon and Half, Wrexham 10K and Gorseinon 10K.

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.

Email: [email protected]

Training plans

Follow the links below to access our training plans for runners.

Runners' pack