Hoka Half Marathon

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10k, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sat, 19 Mar 2022
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Pontrhydyfen, United Kingdom
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4.7
(44 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
Start times
Sat, 19 Mar 2022
Half Marathon:
11:00am |
10k:
11:15am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Hoka Half Marathon
10k
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10km
£26.00 - £28.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£15.00 - £25.00
Route information
This stunning event will take in some of the most spectacular views a runner could ever imagine. The beautiful tracks and trails of Bryn Bettws and the upper Forestry provide a trail runners paradise for this event.
The course will be challenging and will certainly put your running abilities to the test, not least with the famous climb "The Wall" at mile 11. But you can be certain that the experience will not disappoint.
The course will be well marked and marshalled by the brilliant Run Afan Forest team, and will have 2 water stations on the route and 1 at the finish line.
Although the course will be challenging in places, runners of all abilities are encouraged to come along and take part.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Water stations
  • Event facilities
  • Chip timing
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
Train
How to get there
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
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By Car
Bryn Bettws Lodge is situated 7 miles north east of Port Talbot, and can be accessed from the M4 or the A465.
By Train
Neath Station is approximately 5 miles from the venue.
By Bus
There is a bus stop at Tonmawr Post Office, a short walk from the venue.
Event day logistics
09:00 Car Park and Registration opens
10:40 Registration closes
10:50 Race briefing
11:00 Half Marathon starts
11:15 10k starts
12:25 First Runners Expected
13:20 Awards Ceremony
Registration and Race Number
You will collect your race number and timing chip on the day of the race when you register. Your number must be visible on your front for the whole race. Please make sure you arrive early enough to park, register and get ready for your race.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 16 years old to take part.
Natural Resources Wales
Included in the ticket price is the £2 NRW Facilities Fee.
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Run Afan Forest
At Run Afan we're dedicated to making a difference with events that make athletes feel valued. We're committed to bringing the best value events to the UK. The team has many years of experience of taking part in major sporting events around the globe, and we are always looking for innovations that set us apart from the others.
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FAQ's
Will water be available in the course at the Hoka Half Marathon?
Yes there will be 2 water stations on the course and 1 at the finish.
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Will there be event photos at the Hoka Half Marathon?
Yes there will be free event photos.
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Will there be a bag drop area at the Hoka Half Marathon?
No, there will not be a bag drop available, please leave valuables in your car.
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Will the route be difficult at the Hoka Half Marathon?
The route will be a hilly trail route with some challenging ascents.
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Can I enter the Hoka Half Marathon on the day?
Entry will be available subject to availability.
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Reviews
4.7
44 reviews
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
I do this race every year and love it! The “Wall” is brutal and I can never seem to run up it. This course is mostly fire roads and not too much muddy sections.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Love this event. One of my favourites of the year. Fantastic views, great organisers and a challenging but do-able course. Will be back again in 2023 😊
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Great event, great place best race I have entered since I started running well done everyone 🏃‍♂️🏃
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Wow that was hard! But I really enjoyed it! I didn’t even mind my trainers getting muddy lol.This was my first trail hm it was very well organised. Thank you to you all for such an amazing experience. I’ve never ached so much after a run, would I recommend it?....YES MOST DEFINITELY!! Now I want to do more trails
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Well organised, great choice of route. Parking was really easy and convenient to race start. Very friendly staff and good atmosphere amongst the runners.
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Well marshalled from the carpark to the course. Lovely people, lovely vibe and a stunning venue. 13.1 miles and 2000ft of climbing has never been so enjoyable.🥰
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2.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
I can't honestly say this was value for money. You expect a lot when you sign up to an event with Hoka's name attached. Bit disappointed. There was no back marker running, which is inexcusable. I hung back with a friend to check she was ok. Various vehicles popped up on the way but she would have been totally alone for large parts and could easily have been injured or lost. Very off putting for those new to trail running. The use of plastic bottles at water stations is really inexcusable in 2022 as well. Felt like a money making race with no thought to the runner's experience
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
I really enjoyed the event yesterday. I thought it was well organised and the Marshall, Volunteers, etc we’re really friendly and helpful. I would definitely take part in the event again.
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Having done this 3 times,I was disappointed that the event tshirt is now £22 when in 2019 it was £10. The medal in 2019 was awesome too.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
I can't compare it to other runs as this was my first,but as for as firsts go this was amazing,the scenery,the trail,even the wall were all brilliant,the organisers and volunteers couldn't have done better,every check point they would wave smile and clap,thank you all for making this the best event possible 👍
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Recent Questions
Jilly Chedzoy
11/14/2021
Where can I see finishing photos please ?
Richard Bailey-Wiles
11/14/2021
The Race Guide they sent out suggests you check for Ed Morris' Flickr page, but they aren't up there yet my the look of it. Google 'Ed Morris Photography Flickr' and it should be the top result. There are lots of other people called Ed Morris on Flickr - he's the one with something like 62,000 photos on his page.
Adam Newton
12/3/2021
Hey Richard, Photos can be found here - https://edmorrisphotography.pixieset.com/hokahalfmarathon2021-runafan/ (
Richard Bailey-Wiles
11/14/2021
Google 'Ed Morris Photography Flickr' - his page should be the top search result. Looks like the photos aren't up yet though.
Jilly Chedzoy
11/14/2021
Where can I see finishing photos please ?
Jilly Chedzoy
11/14/2021
Where can I see finishing photos please ?
Adam Newton
12/3/2021
Hey Jilly, here we go - https://edmorrisphotography.pixieset.com/hokahalfmarathon2021-runafan/ (
David Bignell
11/1/2021
is there route map and profile for Winter Trail Half Marathon on 13th Nov please?
David Bignell
11/1/2021
where can I find route map and profile for Winter Trail Half Marathon on 13th Nov please?
David Bignell
11/1/2021
where can I find route map and profile (including climbs) for HOKA ONE Winter Trail Half Marathon on 13th Nov please?
David Bignell
11/1/2021
Hello, where can I find route map and profile (including climbs) for HOKA ONE Winter Trail Half Marathon on 13th Nov please? Thanks.
David Bignell
11/1/2021
Hello, where can I find route map and profile (including climbs) for HOKA ONE Winter Trail Half Marathon on 13th Nov please? Thanks.
David Bignell
11/1/2021
Hello, where can I find route map and profile (including climbs) for HOKA ONE Winter Trail Half Marathon on 13th Nov please? Thanks.
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