Cardiff

Welcome to runners from

Cardiff

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Looking to make a day of it? Finding a new or the right trail for you can make all the difference. Get out for a run and find yourself refreshed and energised. We've done some research for you and have found some really nice trails for you to run and explore.

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The best trails to run in

Cardiff

Looking to make a day of it? Finding a new or the right trail for you can make all the difference. Get out for a run and find yourself refreshed and energised. We've done some research for you and have found some really nice trails for you to run and explore.

GARTH HILL

Hills

In otherwise flat Cardiff, one can see the green protrusion of Garth Hill from miles away. This gentle mountain, located between Llantwit Fardre and Pentyrch about 8 miles to the northwest of Cardiff, is chock full of runnable hiking trails. While a bit of elevation gain is necessary to summit the hill, most of the paths are nice doubletrack over spongy grass or smooth dirt. There are a variety of routes to choose from, but we’ve mapped a straightforward 4 km loop starting from Route des Alpes.

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GARTH HILL

ROATH PARK

Park

Roath Park, located due north of Cardiff Center, is one of the most popular recreation areas in the city. It’s sort of a narrow linear park, starting near Waterloo Gardens and working its way northwest for 2 miles northwest through the Roath Recreation Ground, Gardens, and then the Park with paths along the lake. Runners will enjoy miles of gravel paths along the Roath Brook, manicured gardens, and even a picturesque lighthouse rising above Roath Brook.

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ROATH PARK

RIVER TAFF AREA PATHS AND TRAILS

Park

The pinnacle of running in Cardiff is the network of parks and multi-use paths surrounding the River Taff.  There are many options for running here, including paths along the Dock Feeder Canal, the River Taff, and in the adjacent Blackweir Fields,  Pontcanna Fields, and Llandaff Fields. Some options:

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RIVER TAFF AREA PATHS AND TRAILS

People you should run into in

Cardiff

Take a minute to check out and follow the runners below. We've listed them below because we believe they are local running legends and deserve the recognition.

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Looking for a reason to train? Join a running event!

One of the best ways to motivate yourself to get out running is to train for a race or a big running event. We've done a little research and have found some interesting running events coming up that you might be interested in. Check them out.

The Cardiff Half Marathon Winter Warmer Run

Half Marathon

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February 12, 2022

Brecon to Cardiff Ultra

Cardiff

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February 20, 2022

St Davids Day Run 10K

10 Km

Cardiff

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February 27, 2022

St Davids Day Run 5K

5 Km

Cardiff

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February 27, 2022

Cardiff Half Marathon

Half Marathon

Cardiff

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March 27, 2022

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