It may seem like a long way away, but it's now just over 4 months to go until the 2018 Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon on the 7th October! With entry capacities already full, we are thrilled to announce that we have two free spaces to give away!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is tweet us (@RunWales) with your reasons for running using the hashtag #WhyIRun. We will then choose the lucky winner(s) on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

If you’re sat there thinking, ‘But I’ve never done a half marathon before’ – fear not as we’ve put together official 12 week training programmes suitable for those who’ve always dreamt of running in Wales’ biggest road race. The programmes are designed for anyone, from those who want to begin running but don't know where to start to seasoned runners looking to knock minutes off their personal best - and we've made them available free of charge to mark the official countdown to race day!

So, whether you are new to jogging, returning after a break or a regular runner, we’ve got a free training plan suitable for you!

The training plans and guides can be found here.

Entries for the 2018 event sold out at record speed - so don’t hesitate, tweet us with your reasons for running using the hashtag #WhyIRun

Not sure what to expect? Check out our 2017 Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon highlights video here!