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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter 2020

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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. Come to experience what it really takes to be in the SAS.

How to enter the Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter 2020

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Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter 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 the winter edition starts in early morning darkness, the beginning section of the course will have military level lighting to help you find your way. This said, head torches are still required.

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 moulded for 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


Friday 10th

1700 – 2100: Registration

Sat 11th

0730 - 0845: Registration

0900: 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

What should I bring to the race?
All entrants will receive an email from AEE with an extensive clothing and kit list.
How fit do I have to be to participate?
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 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.

Blade Runner Ultra Marathon Series – Winter 2020 weather forecast

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