THE Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon has sold out months before it is due to take place.

Tickets for the run went on sale around three-and-a-half months ago, with the event taking place on October 2.

Now that general entries have sold out, the only way to take part is to run for one of the race's official charities.

The charities include lead charity partner NSPCC and associate charity partners Alzheimer’s Society, British Heart Foundation, Mind, Shelter Cymru and Prostate Cancer UK.

Charity is a key part of the race and organisers are hoping that the 19th run will surpass an overall £20 million target.

Run 4 Wales chief executive, Matt Newman said: "We’re delighted that so many people have set their sights on the Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon in 2022, and that the race will return to its traditional autumn date this October for the first time in three years.

"We’re also excited to reveal that in its 19th year, the race is on track to generate its £20 millionth pound in fundraising.

"Although general entries have sold out, it’s still possible to get involved by securing a space via one of our amazing official charities, so we’re urging those keen to take on Wales’ iconic road race this autumn to join and help us reach this incredible milestone."


The race, which runs through Penarth Marina before runners return to Cardiff via the barrage, will welcome a record amount of overseas participants.

Marion Geoffroy, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: "As the proud title sponsor of the Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon, it’s fantastic to see the excitement building as the race sells out and we get closer to hitting £20 million in fundraising.

"We have always promoted an active lifestyle, and this partnership is an embodiment of that commitment.

"With a focus on innovation and creating new experiences, the 2022 half marathon will be bigger and better than ever.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming a record number of runners from around the world, who will also have the opportunity to enjoy everything Cardiff has to offer."

The charities still available to sign up for are avilable to view here.