Race the Train

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Race the Train
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This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started. Most serious runners have heard about it either from their friends, TV, or the press so if you haven’t already competed perhaps this year is the time to attempt it. These events also give you the additional challenge of not only racing your fellow competitor’s but also the Train. Having been televised world-wide on several occasions we have attracted many runners from abroad coming from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, America, Hong Kong, Africa etc.
Quarry Challenge, Dolgoch Challenge, Tynllwynhen Challenge, and 1 more
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Sat 17th Aug 2019 - Sat 15th Aug 2020
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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Where and when
19 Station Rd, Tywyn LL36 9AH, UK
Start times
Sat 17th Aug 2019
Quarry Challenge:
11:15am |
Dolgoch Challenge:
11:15am |
Tynllwynhen Challenge:
Sat 15th Aug 2020
Race The Train:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Race the Train
Race The Train
Quarry Challenge
Dolgoch Challenge
Tynllwynhen Challenge
Route information
In partnership with East Lancashire Railway's this race will start from Bury train station on the sound of the steam trains whistle. Runners will then set off North along trail paths running alongside the railway lines and Irwell River. The run is from point to point, starting at Bury and finishing at Rawtenstall Station.
The steam train on the sound of its whistle will travel south to the next station then change tracks, then head north catching the runners as it makes it's way to Rawtenstall Station
How to get there
19 Station Rd, Tywyn LL36 9AH, UK
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3 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
Did the race in 2019
Had a blast! Not a chance of beating the train, but loved being yelled at by friends and relatives on the train. Will be back next year :-)
Did the race in 2019
Lovely course well organised Great after party Easy to camp close by No problems with organisation could not avoid having a bad run
Did the race in 2019
Enjoyed it - weather a big factor. Would have liked to have seen more of the train at the end.Would have preferred to run in the morning, a lot of waiting around.
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