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The Hafren Ultra

Event summary

Take on the first leg of one of the toughest runs in the UK. With stunning scenery along the river path, bespoke finisher's medal, and an epic route, this the spring challenge of the year.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Wed May 18 2022

What's included:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Original Buff for M/F winners
Marathon
10:30am Thu 19th May 2022

Run 27mi

£70.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to run the whole Severn Challenge to enter this race?
No absolutely not! Entrants are able to enter each section of the race independently from the whole run, so if you don't fancy the whole run, you're more than welcome to enter a section separately. … read more
FAQ
Where does The Hafren Ultra start?
The race starts at the picnic area at Rhyd-y-benwych, and runners are asked to be there from 10am. … read more
FAQ
Should I be self-sufficient for The Hafren Ultra?
There will be checkpoints along the way but all runners should ensure enough food and water to sustain themselves over the course of the event.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Severn Challenge is a 220 mile race along the longest riverside path in the UK. The whole event is split into 5 stages, over 5 days, making it a gruelling event for runners.

If you don't feel like tackling the whole route, you're welcome to take on just 1 stage of the race. Here at the The Hafren, runners will take on the first stage of the event.

On the first leg of the event runners take on a quick 27 miles of inspiring scenery, a 4-mile mountain trek up the Plynlimon, and along the start of Britain's longest river path.

A Race Marshall will be in waiting at the source to ensure that everybody has arrived safely and competitors can then commence their journey.

The altitude drop from the source at this stage is a remarkable 1,600ft!

Checkpoint Food

It is asked that entrants do not rely on the checkpoints to sustain them, and bring their own food and drink for the route. An example of the food on offer at the checkpoints are:

  • Malt loaf
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheese and marmite sandwiches
  • Sweets
  • Squash and Coca Cola

The Severn Challenge

The whole event is split into 5 stages, over 5 days, making it a gruelling event for runners. You can enter the whole Challenge or any of the individual stages.

Logistics and schedule

10:00 - 10:30 Entrants arrive at Rhyd-y-benwych picnic area

10:30 Race starts

12:30 Checkpoint 1 closes

14:10 Checkpoint 2 closes

Cut-Off Times

All runners must maintain a speed of 4mph throughout the event. Runners not maintaining this speed will not be allowed to continue the event.

Age Requirements

All competitors must be 20 years and older on race day to enter.

Mandatory Kit List

Competitors must carry the following items. Random bag checks will be made on registration. Anyone found not to have the correct kit will not be allowed to start the race.

  • Backpack or equivalent
  • Head Torch with spare batteries
  • Ordnance Survey Map 150 (Our downloadable maps are ok)
  • Compass or GPS device
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • Emergency food pack consisting of a two chocolate bars,
  • Basic first Aid Kit
How to get there

Llanidloes SY18, UK

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Start & Finish

This race is a point-to-point route, meaning it is the competitors responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to and from the event.

The race starts at Rhyd-y-benwych picnic area.

Camping

Those taking part in the full Severn Challenge will have camping included in their ticket price. If you are taking part in 1 or 2 days and would like to camp, please contact the event organisers at [email protected]

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to run the whole Severn Challenge to enter this race?
No absolutely not! Entrants are able to enter each section of the race independently from the whole run, so if you don't fancy the whole run, you're more than welcome to enter a section separately.
FAQ
Where does The Hafren Ultra start?
The race starts at the picnic area at Rhyd-y-benwych, and runners are asked to be there from 10am.
FAQ
Should I be self-sufficient for The Hafren Ultra?
There will be checkpoints along the way but all runners should ensure enough food and water to sustain themselves over the course of the event.
Marathon
10:30am Thu 19th May 2022
£70.00

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