Beast of the Beacons 20 and 40 mile Trail Running Challenge

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Whether you're brand new to trail running or an enthusiast, this race will not be forgiving. Expect the trails to be tough but with two distance options, you will definitely be able to find a race that is your strong suit so you can conquer this course. Come to earn your finisher's medal.
Participants
40 Mile, and 20 Mile
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Calendar
Sat 16th Apr 2022
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Talybont-on-Usk, United Kingdom
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Location
Gilestone Farmhouse and Glamping, Station Rd, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon LD3 7JE, UK
Start times
20 Mile:
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40 Mile:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Beast of the Beacons 20 and 40 mile Trail Running Challenge
20 Mile
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20mi
Route
1 Loop
£45.00
40 Mile
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40mi
Route
1 Loop
£65.00
Route information
The Beast of the Beacons 20 & 40 are exciting challenges amongst some of the most spectacular, harsh but stimulating trails within the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park.
Starting at Gilestone Farm, you will follow the reservoir trail, heading over the dam, taking a tough climb up Waun Rydd. At the top, there will be fantastic views so make sure to take a breather and embrace the trails. You will then explore some faster trails through the forest with even more spectacular views. Make sure to keep an eye out for the Red Kites dancing in the sky above and the amazing wildlife all around.
The route offers everything that the trail runner love, harsh climbs, rocky paths to soft forest trails, mud, rivers, and maybe the odd surprise. You can also race with your dog too!
Total Elevation
  • 20 mile: 3,884ft
  • 40 mile: 7,768ft
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
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How to get there
Gilestone Farmhouse and Glamping, Station Rd, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon LD3 7JE, UK
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Parking
There will be parking available for £5
Event day logistics
The exact start times will be available closer to the event.
Cut-Off Times
  • 20 Miles: 8 Hours
  • 40 Miles: 16 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 Beast of the Beacons 20 and 40 Mile Trail Running Challenge start?
The exact start times will be available closer to the event.
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What kit do I need for the Beast of the Beacons 20 and 40 Mile Trail Running Challenge?
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 Beast of the Beacons 20 and 40 mile have a cut-off time of 8 hours and 16 hours respectively.
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