Afan Forest Trail Festival

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Explore the cinematic Afan Forest in Tough Runner's first ever running festival. With entertainment, expo tents, fuel, drinks and more, this day is more than just running. Take part to feel run in an undeniable atmosphere, achieve great things and receive a unique Finishers' Medal.
Participants
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k
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Calendar
Sat, 25 Jun 2022
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LocationPin
Pontrhydyfen, United Kingdom
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4.6
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Where and when
Location
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
Start times
Sat, 25 Jun 2022
Marathon:
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:45am |
10k:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Afan Forest Trail Festival
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£45.00
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£38.00
10k
Distance
10km
£29.99
Route information
This is the first ever Tough Runner Trail Festival and is comprised of three events- 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon.
Tough Runner have worked in close partnership with Natural Resources Wales to carefully design a course that is the perfect balance of challenge and fun.
The stunning location never fails to provide breathtaking scenery, offering a welcome distraction from typical road running courses.
What's included
  • Unique Finishers' Medal
  • Entertainment
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Water & feed stations
  • Professional chip timing
  • Toilets & event facilities
  • Certified medical assistance
  • Cash prizes for top 3 finishers
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How to get there
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
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Parking
There will be parking facilities available within Bryn Bettws, the main lodge (sign posted), costing £5 for the entire day.
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration opens
09:15 Marathon Briefing
09:30 Marathon starts
09:40 Half Marathon Briefing
09:45 Half Marathon starts
09:50 10k Briefing
10:00 10k race starts
12:00 10k Awards Ceremony
13:00 Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
14:00 Marathon Awards Ceremony
*Please arrive at least an hour and a half before the start of your event to give yourself enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 18 years old to compete in the Marathon, at least 15 years old to enter the Half Marathon, and at least 11 to enter the 10k.
Kit List
Trail running in the UK means it is essential to be prepared for sudden changes of weather. This means to it important to bring waterproof clothing along with you just in case.
You must also bring plenty of water with you to keep hydrated, especially if the weather is hot.
Refreshments
Light refreshments and fuel can be found in Bryn Bettws Lodge and the Tough Runner tents near the start/finish line.
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Black Friday discounts on now! Choose your event below to see unique event offers. Tough Runner was founded in 2015, and the team is on a mission to organise events with a truly unique offering. With a real passion for the industry, the Tough Runner team draws out all the best bits of mass participation sports events - the pre race buzz, epic race courses, the unforgettable finish-line feeling and, of course, amazing medals. These immense experiences are designed to test and will leave you with endorphins pumping.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer on their family and friends as they tackle their next awesome challenge.
FAQs
Is there a bag drop at the Afan Forest Trail Festival?
No, there will not be a bag drop service so participants are encouraged to leave their belongings in their cars at the nearby carpark.
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Will there be a photographer at the Afan Forest Trail Festival?
Yes, there will be an official race day photographer.
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Will there be water and feed stations throughout the course fo the Afan Forest Trail Festival?
Yes, there will several locations throughout the course where water will be available.
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Reviews
4.6
38 reviews
laura
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Amazing scenery and a really good challenge. Love my first trail half marathon experience. I did the beast of bryn at the end of May and definitely think I’ve caught the trail running bug. Can’t wait for the next one!
laura
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Amazing scenery and a really good challenge. Loved my first trail half marathon. I did the beast of bryn at the end of may and definitely think I’ve got the trail running bug. Can’t wait for the next one! :-)
jade
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Fantastic event with great medals
peter
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3.0
Did the race in 2022
Was supposed to be a running festival with stalls, etc. only one stall there, which was the organisers one. Race started late, parking on a wet grass field - would have been a disaster in wet weather. Route was good, but not enough marshalls. Could go miles without seeing one.
padraig
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Very well organised, everyone extremely friendly both runners and organisers. If you want a challenging , and top class, trail marathon, then this is for you!
gerwyn
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Loved every second from parking up and th run.What a lovely place Bryn Betws is. For me it was like clockwork.Easy registration ,the car was close so no baggage problems and the race organisation was spot on. Sharon was excellent in her race briefing and the course itself was perfect.I honestly loved it.I wish I was thirty years younger because this race has given me the mojo back to run
oliver
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Brilliant event, great job to all the event staff, marshalls and everyone else involved. Thank you for putting on such a great event. Thoroughly enjoyed every second!
sian
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Great trail, tough course with fab scenery.
ian
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
The clue is in the title … it’s Tough ! But it was very well organised, beautiful location and great views. The staff were all welcoming, supportive and very friendly. A very rewarding feeling at the finish line. Thank you 😊
dan
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Everything about the event was superb. Thank you to all involved.
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