Beacons to the Blacks Ultra 50 & Marathon

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The Beacons to the Blacks Ultra 50 mile and Marathon Challenge will not disappoint. Taking on the highest peaks, you will self-navigate across fantastic mountainous trails, with a wide range of distances to choose from this event is perfect for all ability levels.
Participants
Marathon, and 50 Miles
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Calendar
Sat 18th Sep 2021
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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Table Mountain Path, Crickhowell NP8 1SP, UK
Start times
Sat 18th Sep 2021
50 Miles:
8:00am |
Marathon:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Beacons to the Blacks Ultra 50 & Marathon
Marathon
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26.2mi
£55.00
50 Miles
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50mi
Route
1 Loop
£80.00
Route information
This race is a self-navigation event, all participants must be able to read a map and a compass.
50 mile Ultra
Both starting at Gilestone Farm, the Marathon, and Ultra will ensure you will feel the burn in your legs as you ascend Pen y Fan, the highest point in South Wales. This will be a challenging, yet rewarding route as you will get to see breathtaking views at the top. This whole route has a whopping elevation gain of 10,442ft, this route is not for the faint of heart.
Marathon
The marathon route also begins at Gilestone Farm taking you along the Taff Trail and finally up into the Black Mountains. In the Black Mountains, take in the fantastic scenery. The total elevation gain of this route is 5,869ft.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's drink
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water stations
  • First Aid
  • Tracking
  • Toilets
  • Prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female + V50+)
  • Chance to win free entry to next event
  • Refuel zones
  • Photographs
Train
How to get there
Table Mountain Path, Crickhowell NP8 1SP, UK
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Parking
There will be parking available at the venue.
Event day logistics
Friday
18:00 Registration opens
21:00 Registration closes
Saturday
06:00 Registration opens
06:45 Registration closes
06:45 Race Briefing
08:00 Marathon and Ultra 50 start
This race is a self-navigation event, all participants must be able to read a map and a compass.
Starting Locations
  • Start Venue (50mile Ultra and Marathon): Gilestone Farm Talybont on Usk Brecon LD37JE
  • Finish Venue: Perth y Pia Outdoor Activity Centre, Llanbedr, Crickhowell, NP8 1SY
  • Participants will be transported to the start from the finish
Cut-off Times
  • 50 miles: 24 hours
  • 26 miles: 12 hours
Mandatory Kit List
A full mandatory kit check will be taken at registration and checks will be carried out during the event. Please bring the following items:
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Race vest/pack
  • Baselayer top - must be synthetic or mineral wool
  • Capacity to carry 2 litres of fluid
  • GPX file downloaded or map
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone + back up
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Trail shoes
  • First aid kit
  • Foil Blanket
  • Reusable cup
  • Head Torch + spare batteries
  • Whistle
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Face mask
  • Spare socks (suggested)
FAQ's
What time does the Blacks Ultra 50 & Marathon start?
The marathon and Ultra start at 8:00am, make sure you are there between 6:00am - 6:45am for registration.
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What kit do I need for the Beacons to Blacks Ultra 50 & Marathon?
A full mandatory kit check will be taken at registration and checks will be carried out during the event. Please bring the following items: waterproof jacket and trousers, race vest/pack, baselayer top - must be synthetic or mineral wool, capacity to carry 2 litres of fluid, GPX file downloaded or map, fully charged mobile phone + back up, hat, gloves, trail shoes, first aid kit, foil blanket, reusable cup, head torch + spare batteries, whistle, hand sanitiser, face mask, spare socks (suggested).
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What are the cut-off times for the Beacons to Blacks Ultra 50 & Marathon?
The Beacons to Blacks Ultra 50 and marathon have a cut-off time of 24 hours and 12 hours respectively.
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