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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series - Summer 2020

Run 50km
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Push yourself to the limit with this epic 50K ultra-marathon across the Brecon Beacon Mountains. Ideal for those looking for a tough challenge, the route takes you through the heartland of SAS selection and passed many of its iconic features. Sign up to learn what it really takes to be in the SAS.

Review summary

2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


David M
"A very unique running race, theres not many like it. 2 hrs of headtorch running..."


Carmine G
"I did not know about AEE events or the Fan Dance/Blade Runner so when I was..."
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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series - Summer 2020 route

The 50km Bladerunner marked route has it all. With old Roman roads, steep rocky hills to clamber up, trails to dart down and eerie forest paths, the terrain provides a formidable challenge throughout.

There will be strategic check points throughout the route where you must sign in and be assessed before continuing. Here you can grab some much needed food and drinks to fuel up for the next section of the challenge. There will also be medical assistance on hand should you have any issues.

As you start to wrack up a total of 2200m elevation gain across the course, you must endure one final challenge and climb Jacobs Ladder to the top of the impressive Pen y Fan Summit. Here you'll be rewarded for all your hard work standing proud at the top of the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons and the infamous red post-box.

Clean Fatigue:

This is a military term for parachuting without equipment. In this capacity, it means that participants do not have to meet heavy weight carrying requirements. This ticket category is aimed at trail and fell runners who don't wish to wear boots or carry a large bag.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Official event photography
  • Free access to photos
  • Distinctive finisher's cloth patch
  • Prizes for female and male winners
  • Age-grade prizes
  • Post-race hot meal
  • Aid stations
  • Marked route
  • Medical assistance on-site
  • Pre-event support
Raceday Logistics


8th July

1700 – 2100: Registration

9th July

0730 - 0845: Registration

0800: Clean Fatigue starts

Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start time in order to complete the registration process.

Kit List

There will be a pre race inspection to ensure that each participant has the below items with them:

  • Small backpack
  • Warm jacket & waterproof jacket
  • Hat & gloves
  • Emergency bivi
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Compass & Whistle
  • Watch & phone
  • Route map
  • Food and drinks

If you are interested in volunteering then simply follow the link here:

Frequently Asked Questions

How fit do I have to be to participate in the Blade Runner Ultra Marathon?
You do not need to be an SAS soldier to complete this course, however a committed training programme will be needed. Anyone who is able to walk 15 miles including uphills can take part.
What do Blade Runner finisher's receive?
All competitors who complete the event will receive a coveted Fan Dance Race cloth finisher’s patch and a post march meal. Additionally, there will be special prizes for the winners in each category as well as True Grit& Fortitude awards.
What is the pre-event support for the Blade Runner Series?
Once you have entered, competitors will receive a series of information about the race, which includes: - Clothing and equipment check lists - SAS Selection and finisher's patch history/story - Access to group radio - Blade Runner familiarisation day - Access and discounts to DS led training days across the UK
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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series - Summer 2020 reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 50km in 2019

    A very unique running race, theres not many like it. 2 hrs of headtorch running in the early hours of the morning before the mountains appear in daylight. Tough route with some punishing climbs but extremely well organised and executed event. Would highly recommend.
  • Did the 50km in 2019

    I did not know about AEE events or the Fan Dance/Blade Runner so when I was looking for a mountainous and challenging ultra in January this seemed a good one to enter. It well exceeded my expectations. I loved the nature of the course which was quite challenging, well marked and varied. I loved the organisation which was impeccable, yet had integrity written through and through. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere on the course, at checkpoints and at the finish was superb. I have already recommended this event and the sister events to many other runners. 3 days on and I cannot stop thinking about the Bladerunner 50k. Awesome. I am now thinking of entering the Summer version and my son/wife are up for the Fan Dance! It looks like a family trip is coming up. GRAZIE MILLE KEN!

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