The Cardiff Half Marathon is scheduled to go ahead on 3rd October this year and so Calon Hearts would love for as many people as possible to take part in memory of Ben McDonald. Ben tragically lost his life at the finish line of after competing in the Cardiff Half Marathon in October 2018, when he was just 25 years old.

We encourage you to part in the Cardiff Half Marathon Sunday 3rd October or any walking/running event around this time to remember Ben. You could even take part in a Half4Hearts virtual Half Marathon anywhere in Wales. You can run, jog or walk the distance of 13.1 miles and help us raise much needed funds for Calon Hearts, to hold heart screening sessions throughout Wales and in doing so, remembering Ben McDonald.


If you’re under 18 you’ll need a parent or guardian to sign up with you.

Get sponsored every step or every mile. 

Create your own JustGiving or fundraising page so all your friends, family and colleagues can support you.

Set your fundraising target, there’s no minimum sponsorship, but a target of £85 or more is a great place to start as this will pay for 1 screening session for someone aged 8 to 45 years.

Wear Yellow on 7th October to remember Ben. 

Remember to share your posts and photos on social media and tag us @CalonScreening and use the hashtags #Half4Hearts #Run4Ben #CalonHearts so we can keep up with your posts.