The eyes of the world will be on the Wales’ capital city on Sunday 7th October, as the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships take place as part of the 2018 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon.
This new Commonwealth Games Federation sanctioned event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cardiff Empire Games, as elite athletes from across the globe battle it out across 13.1 miles ahead of 25,000 runners of all ages and abilities at a special 15th anniversary edition of Wales’ largest mass participation event.
Ordinary runners will get the chance to line-up on the same start line as some of the world’s best athletes, with teams from nations such as Australia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales expected to attend.
The race will be televised live on BBC One Wales between 09:30 and 12:00 on race day, be available to view nationwide via the Red Button and BBC iPlayer and be beamed across the Commonwealth.
Wales have already named strong teams for both the men;'s and women's Championships, with Dewi Griffiths and Jenny Nesbitt leading the line-ups in their home country.
England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Australia have also named strong teams ahead of the Championships on the 7th October.
For the latest team selection and event announcements, follow @CardiffHalf and @WelshAthletics on social media.