Dogs Trust

COVID-19 info: Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public but you can still adopt some of our dogs: take a look at their profiles to see which ones. We’ve set up a new rehoming process which includes social distancing measures to help keep staff and adopters safe.

Cardiff Half Marathon 2020

Runners completing the Cardiff Half Marathon

Join Dogs Trust and 25,000 runners at the UK's second largest half marathon in Cardiff!

Run the Cardiff Half Marathon with Dogs Trust and take in some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, whilst raising funds to help our furry friends. Starting at Cardiff Castle, you’ll pass the Cardiff City Stadium and Millennium Centre, as well as stunning scenery and historic landmarks, such as the beautiful Roath Park Lake and Penarth Marina.

The race draws huge crowds of spectators, creating an unbeatable atmosphere and the predominantly flat and fast course makes it ideal for both first time runners and those looking to set a personal best!

Key details

Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Location: Cardiff
Distance: Half Marathon
Age: 17 or over
Registration fee: £20
Sponsorship target:   £250
Registration Deadline   TBC

Questions? Get in touch with the team:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0207 833 7705

How to apply for a charity place

Register today to join our Cardiff Half Marathon 2020 team! We ask all runners to pay a registration fee of £25 and to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £250.

Apply for a place today  

Already got a place?

If you’ve already purchased your own place through the event organisers’ website, then we’d love you to join Team Dogs Trust! You'll get all the benefits of a charity place runner and there is no set fundraising target; we just ask that you raise what you can to help the dogs in our care.

Request your fundraising pack today  

What do you get from Dogs Trust?

By taking part with Dogs Trust, we will support you every paw of the way:

  • A personalised t-shirt or running pack
  • A fundraising pack full of information and advice
  • Dogs Trust fundraising materials, including balloons, banners and collection tins
  • Fundraising support from the Community Fundraising Team

How will your sponsorship help?

Your valued donations go a long way to look after the dogs at Dogs Trust. Here are some figures to give you an idea of how your sponsorship from this event can help the dogs in our care.

£10 could provide a new training lead for one of our dogs.

£20 could provide a comfy dog bed.

£35.80 could pay for the cost of looking after a dog for a day at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.

Raise the £250 sponsorship target for this event, and you could provide a week's care for one of our canine residents.

Dog in Dogs Trust bandana with runner Apply for a charity place and join the team

Take part in this fantastic half marathon with Dogs Trust. Register now and start your journey to help achieve our mission of bringing about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life. 

Apply for a place today  



Take on the #TwoPointSixChallenge

If you’re looking for a lockdown challenge, the 2.6 Challenge could be just the thing to help boost your fundraising. Help us continue to care for our four legged friends by joining our Pawesome Team and raise vital funds using the numbers 2 & 6... however you want!

How to get involved