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Quest Wales

3 races scheduled · 600 participants · Sat 20th Jun 2020 · Betws-y-Coed
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About this event

Quest Wales is a one-day multi-adventure sports race which starts and finishes in the idyllic village of Betws-y-Coed in Northern Wales. Competitors will be asked to run, cycle and kayak across the stunningly beautiful valleys, mountains and lakes of Snowdonia National Park.

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Tickets available until Fri Jun 19 2020

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Kayak rental and equipment
  • Quest branded piece of kit
  • After party and food voucher
  • Prizes
  • Fully marshalled course
  • A great atmosphere and a fun day out
  • Your Let's Do This entry fee is inclusive of a £2 National Park fee.
Expert
8:30am Sat 20th Jun 2020

Run 50km

Sport
8:45am Sat 20th Jun 2020

Run 38km

Challenge
9:30am Sat 20th Jun 2020

Run 23km

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Quest Wales is a one-day multi-adventure sports race which starts and finishes in the idyllic village of Betws-y-Coed in Northern Wales.

Competitors will be asked to run, cycle and kayak across the stunningly beautiful valleys, mountains and lakes of Snowdonia National Park.

50km Expert

Stage 1: Trail Run 8km- Starting in Betws-y-Coed town centre, competitors will run a steep mountain trail path towards Llnc Park Lake

Stage 2: Cycle 11km - A scenic cycle along the B5106 heading towards the picture perfect town of Llanrwst. Cyclists will then turn off to Llyn Geirionydd Lake where they will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp turns.

Stage 3 Kayak 1km - Competitors will Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Glyn Geirionydd Lake on double sit-on-top kayaks.

Stage 4: Trail Run 9km - A marked trail anti-clockwise around Clyn Crafnant. Competitors will be able to enjoy panoramic views of Snowdonia National Park

Stage 5: Cycle 14km - This section will take runners from the Kayak transition area back to Betws-y-Coed.

Stage 6: Train Run 6km - The final section will see competitors running along a steep path to Liyn Elsi Lake.

38km Sport

Stage 1: Trail Run 8km- Starting in Betws-y-Coed town centre, competitors will run a steep mountain trail path towards Llnc Park Lake

Stage 2: Cycle 11km - A scenic cycle along the B5106 heading towards the picture perfect town of Llanrwst. Cyclists will then turn off to Llyn Geirionydd Lake where they will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp turns.

Stage 3 Kayak 1km - Competitors will Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Glyn Geirionydd Lake on double sit-on-top kayaks.

Stage 4: Trail Run 9km - A marked trail anti-clockwise around Clyn Crafnant. Competitors will be able to enjoy panoramic views of Snowdonia National Park

Stage 5: Cycle 9km - This section will take runners from the Kayak transition area back to Betws-y-Coed.

It is then a 200 metre sprint from the bike rack to the finish.

23km Challenge

Stage 1: Cycle 6km - Competitors will head to Llyn Geirionydd Lake. During this stage they will encounter steep fast downhill cycling with sharp turns.

Stage 2: Kayak 1km - Competitors will Kayak a circular route around the spectacular clear waters of Glyn Geirionydd Lake on double sit-on-top kayaks.

Stage 3: Trail Run 7km - This will be run along a hill trail.

Stage 4: Cycle 9km - This section will take runners from the Kayak transition area back to Betws-y-Coed.

It is then a 200 metre sprint from the bike rack to the finish.

Logistics and schedule

All competitors must enter online before the race. Please note that there will be no entries on the day. Your Let's Do This entry fee is inclusive of a £2 National Park fee.

Competitors can collect their race pack from the registration tent in the Cae Llan Betws y Coedon (the green area in the centre of the village opposite the train station) on:

  • Friday 19th June (Time TBC)
  • Saturday 20th June (Time TBC)

The race pack will include: timing dibber, race map, bib number bike sticker. Please arrive at least one hour before the start of your wave time.

Wave 1 – Expert 50k Route (Time TBC)
Wave 2 – Challenge 23k Route (Time TBC)
Wave 3 – Sport Route 38k (Time TBC)

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome and it will be sure to be a great day out as the surrounding area is beautiful. Please note spectators are only allowed at the start/finish area.

Volunteers

If you wish to volunteer, please email [email protected]

How to get there

1 Railway Cottages Holiday Cottage, 1 Conwy Valley Railway Museum Track, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AG, UK

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Address: Station Road, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0AE

By Car
Betws-y-Coed is accessible by car by an excellent road network
By Road. Situated on the junction of the A470/A5 trunk roads, the village has direct access from the North West via the M56 and A55 Expressway. The A5 connects to the Midlands and the motorways linking North Wales to the South of England.

There is parking available by the train station.

By Rail
Betws-y-Coed is serviced by rail from all the major towns and cities in UK.

By Ferry
Just an hour away from Betws-y-Coed, ferries operate regularly from Dublin & Dun Loughaire to Holyhead in Anglesey.

Frequently asked questions
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What type of bike would be ideal?
The choice of bike is an individual choice. The most suitable bike would be a road bike with Gator Skin tyres and least suitable would be a Mountain Bike.
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Are there any water stations along the route?
The exact locations of water stops will be highlighted on the map given to you at registration. You will be required to bring water with you (to be carried by you) for the duration of the race.
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Can I wear headphones?
The use of headphones is not permitted for this event
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Do I need to bring my own Kayak?
The Kayaks will be provided by the event organisers. Due to the remote location of the Kayak section, competitors will not be allowed to use their own Kayak.
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Is there a minimum age limit?
All runners must be 18 on the day of the event.
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Will there be toilets on the course?
Portaloos will be available in transition areas
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