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The World's Steepest Street Run

1 race scheduled · 250 participants · 2021-04-17 · Harlech
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Event postponed
About this event

This is no regular run, as participants will be climbing the Guinness World Record's 'Steepest Street'. Perfect for runners looking for a new and unique challenge, the route starts at Harlech Castle before making the daunting ascent. Come to test yourself on an incline like no other.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Mon Feb 22 2021

What's included:

  • Chip timing
  • Distance marked
  • Great course marshals
  • Extensive refreshment stations
  • Official event photography
  • Post-race feast
  • On-site medical support
  • Epic event village (food and drink, massage, shop, bag drop)
  • Bespoke finisher's coaster
  • Free tech t-shirt
6.2k
5:00pm Sat 17th Apr 2021

Run 6.2km

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The Ffordd Pen LLech overtook Baldwin Street, New Zealand in 2019.… read more
Baggage storage will be provided at the event village.… read more
All entrants must be 15 and over on race day to enter.… read more
Route description
Route description

This route will begin at the base of the striking Harlech Castle. Immediately after the first bend runners will find themselves looking up toward Ffordd Pen Llech - crowned the 'World's Steepest Street' in 2019.

With a maximum gradient of 37.5% and a total climb of 50 metres across the 322 metre street, this is certainly a challenge to be reckoned with. Once you've reached the top, athletes will be greeted with panoramic views over the sea, before heading back down through Harlech and over the finish line.

The hard work will all be worth it for the epic race village which will host food and drink, massages, a shop, and plenty more.

Logistics and schedule

Schedule

14:00 - 16:00 Registration open

17:00 6.2k Start

19:00 Finish line closes

The above timings are provisional with further race information will be sent out to those who have entered.

Age Requirements

Entrants must be 15 and over to enter the race.

Volunteers

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at this event, please get in touch with: [email protected]

How to get there

Ffordd Pen Llech, Harlech LL46, UK

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Registration will take place on the field next to Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure Centre, Beach Rd, Harlech LL46 2UG

By Car

There is a number of Pay & Display car parking options within Harlech. Use the postcode LL46 2UG to find the event village.

There’s straightforward access from the North West along the M56 and A55 to Harlech. Motorway links with the Midlands are good too, and the same roads – the M6, M5 and M1 – also bring Snowdonia within easy reach of the South of England.

Getting to Harlech is fairly straight forward if you're driving from the North Wales coast. The most direct way is to follow the A55 to Junction 19, this will take you on a stunning journey through the Conwy Valley and out to Blaenau Ffestiniog on the A470 road. After Blaenau, you will take the A496 road, looking out for signs for Harlech.

By Train

There are direct train services which take you to popular North Wales destinations, included a service from London to Bangor. Make inland connections via the Conwy Valley Line which runs through the Snowdonia National Park to Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Services from the Midlands through Shrewsbury and Machynlleth link up with the Cambrian Line.

Harlech train station, in the town centre, is served by regular trains from Arriva on the Cambrian Lane. Trains from Harlech operate once every two hours in both directions, Monday through Saturday.

During summer, three Sunday trains serve the station. Many southbound trains from Harlech continue past Shrewsbury to Birmingham stations, while northbound trains continue to Porthmadog and Pwllheli.

Harlech Station is just 10 minutes from the event site.

Frequently asked questions
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What was the previous 'World's Steepest Street'?
The Ffordd Pen LLech overtook Baldwin Street, New Zealand in 2019.
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Will there be a place to leave my bag at The World's Steepest Street Run?
Baggage storage will be provided at the event village.
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How old do I have to be to enter The World's Steepest Street Run?
All entrants must be 15 and over on race day to enter.
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