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HOKA ONE Winter Trail Half Marathon

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Test your mettle with this trail route set in spectacular Welsh forestland. This tough race is open to anyone up for a challenge, and a fun adventure. The wonderful atmosphere and friendly marshals are topped off with expansive views right around this beautiful location.
Half Marathon
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Sat 13th Nov 2021
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Pontrhydyfen, United Kingdom
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(4 Reviews)
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20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for HOKA ONE Winter Trail Half Marathon
Half Marathon
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
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
09:00-10:40 Registration Opens
10:50 Race briefing
11:00 Race Starts
12:25 First Runners Expected
13:20 Awards Ceremony
16:00 Event Finishes
Registration and Race Number
You will collect your race number and timing chip on the day of the race when you register, and 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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Will water be available in the course at the Hoka One Winter Trail Half Marathon?
Yes there will be 2 water stations on the course and 1 at the finish.
Will there be event photos at the Hoka One Winter Trail Half Marathon?
Yes there will be free event photos.
Will there be a bag drop area at the Hoka One Winter Trail Half Marathon?
No, there will not be a bag drop available, please leave valuables in your car.
Will the route be difficult at the Hoka One Winter Trail Half Marathon?
The route will be a hilly trail route with some challenging ascents.
4 reviews
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really good race,well marshalled,tough finish,no bag drop though which meant I had to leave my van open as I came on my own to event
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Very well organised. Course was predominantly wide forest roads / hard trails. Popular race so quite a good atmosphere. Could do with better post race food options.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really well organised event. Lots of souvenirs great food and drink on offer before and after. Plenty of toilets. Amazing course with some of the best scenery I've ever ran through. Can't wait for next year.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Well organised run with a good crowd and friendly atmosphere. Challenging but rewarding trail run with excellent views.
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