Oasis will be an official charity at the 2024 Principality Cardiff Half Marathon, which is taking place on Sunday 6th October! We have 10 spaces for runners to join Team Oasis. 

About Oasis Cardiff

Oasis offers a warm Welsh welcome to over 3,700 asylum seekers and refugees every year. Every penny raised from the Cardiff Half will be used to directly support people seeking sanctuary across Wales. 

Join us in raising money so we can continue our essential work offering a place of safety and community to asylum seekers and refugees. Our work has a holistic focus, and looks to provide far-reaching support that relieves financial hardship for asylum seekers and refugees as they settle and fully integrate in the UK. 

About the Cardiff Half 

The Cardiff Half has grown into one of the most exciting road races in the United Kingdom and is now one of Europe’s largest half marathons. It’s also Wales’ largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event, raising more than £3 million each year! Its flat, fast course passes all of the city’s most breathtaking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay.

Oasis Cardiff has 10 guaranteed entries available exclusively for fundraisers, offered in return for pledging to raise money for our vital cause.

If you’re interested, please fill out the short form here and we’ll get back to you with a registration link. We look forward to seeing you at the race!

Last year, our incredible Cardiff Half runners raised over £5,700 to support people seeking asylum in Wales.

“The Cardiff Half Marathon is an amazing celebration of our city and the generous community spirit we enjoy here. Oasis’ mission is offering a warm Welsh welcome to asylum seeker sand refugees all year round, so adding the Oasis mission to the community context of running in the Half Marathon was just a brilliant experience. It was an easy way of sharing about Oasis’ incredible work and I was inspired by how many people gave donations to show their solidarity. And then on the day, getting to promote Oasis on the streets of Cardiff and being able to run alongside both asylum seekers and refugees and the mass of other Cardiff citizens felt like a microcosm of what we are all about: benefitting from each other’s experiences and encouraging each other on. Please do consider running for Oasis or financially supporting one of our asylum seekers or refugee runners this year!”  
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Trustee of Oasis and runner at the Cardiff Half 2023

How your fundraising helps

£250 raised can pay for someone to do the Mind-Spring programme, which supports asylum seekers and refugees with their mental health and wellbeing. 

£500 raised can provide lunch for an entire year to a family seeking sanctuary.

£1,000 raised can pay for bespoke casework support for someone seeking asylum for one year. 

Please take a look at our Terms and Conditions before signing up to join the Oasis Team at the Cardiff Half.