The Principality Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in Europe. It is Wales’ largest mass-participation and multi-charity fundraising event and the second largest half in the UK. Its flat, fast course passes all the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay. Thousands of spectators turn out to cheer on the runners in a city renowned for its sporting passion.
The Oli Leigh Trust was set up after its founder Michelle Leigh lost her teenage son to suicide. Michelle is a Mummy on a Mission. Her mission is to make suicide prevention training a core subject in educational settings and anywhere where young people are represented. The Oli leigh Trust is a teenage suicide prevention and mental wellbeing trust that raises funds and delivers our suicide prevention training programme, The Oli leigh Legacy Programme. We also make grants to other small organisations that can deliver suicide prevention and mental wellbeing training aimed at reducing the rate of suicide amongst young people. We believe that suicide is preventable not inevitable and that by providing training in schools, colleges, sporting clubs, workplaces, places of worship, etc we can give our young people of today the tools and resilience they need to overcome any mental health challenges they may face in their lives.