Run for #TeamShelterCymru

From 10ks to full marathons, every step helps us defend everyone’s right to a safe home. Last year, Shelter Cymru helped over 16,547 people though our services, including 5,525 households with dependent children. We will always fight for home, and for everyone without one. But we can’t do it without you.

Check out all the best running events Wales has to offer below and join #TeamShelterCymru.

Calendar highlights

JCP Swansea Half Marathon

Sunday 17th October 2021
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Whether you’re an elite athlete, first timer or fun runner this race is perfect for any ability!

Voted the UK’s best half marathon (2017 and 2018) and Wales’ BIGGEST and BEST summer race, it offers runners the chance for a perfect PB on the flat, fast, scenic 13.1 route.

Entry Fee: Free

Fundraising Target: £150

Contact fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk for a code to register.

Newport Marathon & 10K

Sunday 24th October 2021
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A firm favourite on the Welsh running calendar, with a route that offers iconic landmarks, like the city’s Transporter Bridge and the stunning scenery of the Gwent Levels – with its coastal wildlife and picturesque medieval villages.

The fast and fun supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to get involved in the festival of running, without committing to the challenging 26.2-mile distance.

Contact fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk to find out more.

Cardiff Half Marathon

Sunday 27th March 2022

Shelter Cymru is delighted to once again be an official Associate Charity Partner for The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon. As Wales’ largest mass participation event and the UK’s second largest half marathon, it attracts runners from across Wales, the UK and the world.

The sell-out race appeals to runners of all abilities and attracts 25,000 participants and over 60,000 spectators along the route.

Entry Fee: £10

Fundraising Target: £200

Sign up for March 2022

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This race starts and finishes in the city centre and goes out to the coastline, in to the magnificent Penrhyn Castle Estate then back to and along the Garth Pier over the Menai Straits, taking in views of Anglesey, Snowdonia and the surrounding North Wales coastline, then back to the finish in the city centre.

31st October 2021

Enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

Shelter Cymru is delighted to once again be an official Associate Charity Partner for The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon.

As Wales’ largest mass participation event and the UK’s second largest half marathon, it attracts runners from across Wales, the UK and the world. The sell-out race appeals to runners of all abilities and attracts 25,000 participants and over 60,000 spectators along the route.

Entry Fee: £10

Fundraising Target: £200

Sign up for March 2022

This 10k and 2k fun run is a beautiful city centre location ideal for a PB as it’s flat and traffic-free!

4th September 2022

Enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

Date TBC

Enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

Voted in the top 5 most scenic Half Marathons in the UK by Readers of Runners World”, This GREAT Half Marathon now in its 12th year and “already being regarded as a classic” The start & finish is on the quayside in front of the 700+ year old Conwy Castle.

21st November 2021

Enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

The Virgin Money London Marathon is THE biggest running event in the UK and is one of the six top world marathons that form the World Marathon Majors. The marathon is run over a largely flat course around the River Thames, and spans 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi).

3rd October 2021

Entry Fee: £10

Fundraising Target: £262 (that’s £10 per mile completed on the day!)

Contact fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk to find out more.

Set between the mountains & sea near Conwy, this incredible race starts and finishes on the beach next to the Mulberry marina and crosses into the Snowdonia National Park along the way. This half marathon may not be the easiest, but one of the most stunning you will ever do!

24th July 2022

Enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

6th March 2022 (tbc)

Find out more and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K is a firm favourite on the Welsh running calendar, boasting one of the flattest marathon courses in Europe. Over 70% of all finishers have claimed a PB on a route that offers iconic landmarks, like the city’s Transporter Bridge and the stunning scenery of the Gwent Levels – with its coastal wildlife and picturesque medieval villages.

The fast and fun supporting 10K race, which attracts some of the UK’s top athletes, gives runners of all abilities the opportunity to get involved in the festival of running, without committing to the challenging 26.2-mile distance.

24th October 2021

Enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

RunFest Wales really is a festival of Personal Bests, set along the promenade at the seaside town of Rhyl. Each race distance is designed with one thing in mind, helping you achieve your goals, so if your a club runner or a fun runner you can be sure of a good time.

19th December 2021

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A scenic but tough Half Marathon set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Starting and finishing in the village of Llanrwst which played host to the World Trail Running Championships in 2013. The park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.

15th May 2022

enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k takes place along the beautiful and iconic sweep of Swansea Bay, open to all abilities aged 15+. The course is a firm favourite with both experienced and first time runners, as the fast and flat course is a perfect introduction to road running, and perfect for improving your personal best. All of this, combined with a great family atmosphere resulted in the race being named Best 10k in the Wales for the past two years in a row at The UK Running Awards.

18th September 2022

Enter online and let us know you would like to run for #TeamShelterCymru by emailing fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk

Whether you’re an elite athlete, first timer or fun runner this race is perfect for any ability!

Voted the UK’s best half marathon (2017 and 2018) and Wales’ BIGGEST and BEST summer race, it offers runners the chance for a perfect PB on the flat, fast, scenic 13.1 route.

17th October 2021

Entry Fee: Free

Fundraising Target: £150

Contact fundraising@sheltercymru.org.uk for a code to register.