Run for Gig Buddies Cymru at the Cardiff Half Marathon

Date: 27.03.2022
Location: Cardiff

Group of men and women getting ready to run

The Cardiff Half Marathon 2021 will take place on Sunday, 27 March 2022.

We are looking for runners and wheelchair racers of all levels to join Team Gig Buddies to support our befriending scheme.

We have 25 FREE places for anyone who wants to join Team Gig Buddies, run the Cardiff Half Marathon and can commit to raising money to support this project.

Cardiff Half Marathon is a great distance to run, whether it’s your personal goal or you’re working up to running a full marathon. 

About Gig Buddies

Gig Buddies Cymru matches people with a learning disability with someone without a learning disability who shares the same interests, so they can go to gigs and events together.

Gig Buddy partnerships get together to have fun at loads of different events and activities like wrestling matches, concerts, football matches and more.  During lockdown, our buddies have been meeting up online and have built up an inventive spread of online activities to take part in.

Gig Buddies Cymru currently works in Anglesey, Bridgend, Cardiff, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan, and Wrexham.

In Wales, Gig Buddies Cymru is run by Learning Disability Wales. Other Gig Buddies projects are running in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Australia.

Why we need your support

2020 was a tough year, but members have kept going with lots of online activities.  We are getting new members all the time and some socially distanced meets have started back!

You can see what we have been up to with our Highlights of Lockdown video here

We still have a long way to go until we get back to ‘normal’, but until then and after having a Gig Buddy can help with:

  • Reducing loneliness and isolation
  • Health and well-being
  • Confidence
  • Having some serious fun!

Being part of Team Gig Buddies

By being part of Team Gig Buddies you will be joining a group of runners with the same goal of running for a good cause but will also get

  • a personalised running vest so you will be seen on the day as a member of Team Gig Buddies
  • a fundraising pack and regular contact to help keep you on track
  • a team along the course to cheer you on race day

We are asking that everyone who signs up for a free place raise at least £250 to support Gig Buddies Cymru’s work.

Already got a place?

All our free places have been allocated. If you already have a place on the Cardiff Half Marathon  and would like to raise money for Gig Buddies contact or ring Inacia on 029 2068 1160.

You will get all the support our other runners get, but without the fundraising target.


Meet our Team Gig Buddies Cardiff Half Runners

Our runners are raising money for Gig Buddies. You can make a donation to help them reach the fundraising target. You can also help by sharing the local giving page to encourage more people to donate. You can click on the names listed below for more details.


Adrian Burke, Nigel Bowen, Tudor Davies, Michael Mainwaring,  Dave Bingham, Sarah Roberts, Richard Griffiths

Click here for the local giving page

Learning Disability Wales, 41 Lambourne Crescent Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GG
Telephone 029 2068 1160 Fax 029 2075 2149 Email
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