The thousands of runners set to take part in this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon are being given the chance to help design the unique finisher’s medal.

Every year the sought-after medal features a famous Cardiff landmark, with the Millennium Centre, City Hall and Roath Park Lake clock tower all featuring in previous years.

For this year’s event on Sunday 2 October three possible designs have been shortlisted, with runners getting to pick the one they’ll see on their precious medals.

The three designs are;

Cardiff Castle – which will once again provide the stunning backdrop to the start of this year’s race. Its image was beamed around the world at the beginning of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships in March.

Cardiff University’s Main Building – the centerpiece for the University’s presence in the city centre, the main building has been a Cardiff landmark since 1909.

Cardiff Bay – the gorgeous view across Cardiff Bay with the Welsh Government’s Senedd Building and Pierhead Buildings in the background.

Runners can cast their vote at before 5pm on Monday 18th July, with the winning design announced the following week.

Entries for this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon have been selling at record speed, with more than 13,000 people already signed-up to take on the challenge.

The stunning 13.1-mile route around Cardiff starts outside Cardiff Castle and takes in all of the city’s major landmarks including the Principality Stadium, the Cardiff City Stadium, Penarth Marina, the Cardiff Bay Barrage, the Welsh Government’s Senedd building, the Wales Millennium Centre and Roath Park Lake before grandstand finish in the Civic Centre.

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