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The route of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016 takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks, beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.

The elite and mass race starts at 2pm outside Cardiff Castle before runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.

The course then heads towards the north of the city with runners completing a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish on King Edward V11 Avenue amid a number of Cardiff University’s most impressive university buildings.

The course will be policed and marshalled throughout. Race day facilities may be subject to change.

EN-ROUTE TOILETS: There are toilets not only at the start of the race, but also within the first mile of the race and around the course at all drink stations. If you need the toilet, please use the toilets. If you are caught urinating in a public or non-designated area you will be banned from future participation in the race.