Runners in the 2012 Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon may have set some personal bests, but they have also set a record figure for charity fundraising with more than £2.2 million raised for good causes at this year’s race.
A record 18,000 people entered to race around the streets of the Welsh capital in what is Wales’ largest multi-charity fundraising event. Vital money was raised for more than 800 good causes.
“We are delighted to announce a record amount of money raised by runners in the Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon,” said race director Steve Brace.
“The race was a fantastic success this year and we worked extremely hard to promote the charity element of the race and it’s a great way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cardiff Half Marathon.”
Keri Wyatt, event manager for Barnardo’s, the charity partner of the half marathon, said: “It was a real privilege to be the charity partner of this incredible half marathon.
“Barnardo’s had over 1,400 runners and crowds cheering on the sea of runners as they pounded the pavements of Cardiff to raise vital funds for Barnardo’s. That was amazing.
“The Barnardo’s Cardiff Half Marathon team raised a phenomenal £100,000 for Barnardo’s.”