Dyfi Ultra - 50 Miles

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Explore the rugged terrain in South Snowdonia in the Dyfi Ultra. This 50 mile route will have you running sections of the Welsh Coastal Path, Dyfi Estuary (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) and wonderful regions of Snowdonia. Come to explore Welsh natural landmarks like never before and an epic run.
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Sat, 11 Jun 2022
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Aberdyfi, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bus Stop at Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi, Aberdovey LL35 0NR, UK
Start times
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
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Route information
Distance: 50k
Total height gain: 3800m/ 12,500ft
This ultra route will cover sections of the Welsh Coastal Path, the whole of the iconic Cadair Idris ridgeline, the summits several remote peaks around the Dyfi Estuary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
There will be some incredibly special scenery along this route as runners will summit several remote peaks in this region of Snowdonia.
The course will require participants to be competent navigators, willing and able to use a map and compass to find their way.
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What's included
  • Special edition finisher's beer
  • Live GPS tracking
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Drop bag
  • TRIBE energy/protein bars
  • Transport from cut-offs
  • Safety cover
  • Event photos
How to get there
Bus Stop at Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi, Aberdovey LL35 0NR, UK
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By Car
Aberdyfi is less than 2 hours drive from Chester and Shrewsbury.
By Public Transport
Aberdyfi train station is about a 1 minute walk from registration.
There are plenty of accommodation options in Aberdyfi and the surrounding villages. A suggestion of hotels and B&Bs are below:
  • The Treffedian Hotel
  • Penhelig Hotel
  • Britannia Inn
  • The Dovey Inn
  • Smuggler's Cove
  • Nyth Robin Campsite
  • Corris Bunkhouse​ ​​​
Event day logistics
17:30 - 19:30 Registration
05:00 Ultra starts
13:00 Cut-off to reach checkpoint 3 (42k)
All runners will need to be competent navigators, with much of the route self-navigated.
Optional Drop Bag
Participants will have the option to drop a bag off at registration and it will be transported to checkpoint 4 at the midpoint in the race, then transported back to race HQ.
There will be 6 checkpoints along this 50 mile route, fully marshalled and with plenty of aid.
  • Checkpoint 1 will be at 20k
  • Checkpoint 2 will be at 30k
- Checkpoint 3 will be at 42k - Cut off 8 hours after race start
  • Checkpoint 4 will be at 50k
  • Checkpoint 5 will be at 64k
  • Checkpoint 6 will be at 75k
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Kit List
  • GPS Live Tracker - collect at registration
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Spare fleece/similar
  • ​Hat
  • Survival/Thermal/Bivi bag
  • Water bottle/bladder - min. 1 litre
​- Race cup
  • Emergency rations - min. 500 calories​
  • Whistle
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Map + compass + GPS watch/device
​- Head torch, minimum 100 lumens (fully charged/spare batteries)
The required map is the OL23 Cadair Idris & BalaExternalLink
Will there be a cut-off time for the Dyfi Ultra - 50 Miles?
All runners will have to reach the mid-point checkpoint within 8 hours of starting the race.
Will I need to navigate the Dyfi Ultra - 50 Miles myself?
Yes. All participants will need to be confident navigating with a map and compass to stay on route.
When will I receive race information for the Dyfi Ultra - 50 Miles?
Detailed race information will be sent out closer to the day. There will be an opportunity to hear any last minute race updates from registration on the evening before the race.
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