The World's Steepest Street Run

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Climb the Guinness World Record's 'Steepest Street' in this record-breaking 6k run. 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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Sat, 25 Mar 2023
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Harlech, United Kingdom
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Location
Ffordd Pen Llech, Harlech LL46, UK
Start times
Saturday, 25 Mar 2023
World's Steepest Street Run: 2:00 pm
Event summary
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World's Steepest Street Run
Distance
6.2km
£24.99 - £26.99
Route information
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.
What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • 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)
  • Slate Finisher's Memento
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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.
Event day logistics
14:00 World's Steepest Race Starts
16:00 Finish line closes
* Please note that the start time is subject to change and will be confirmed via email in the 10 days prior to the race.
The start line is located at the bottom of the Castle Steps just off Hwylfar Nant (closest postcode LL46 2UE). Race packs will be picked up from registration on the day of the event.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 15 and over to enter the race.
FAQs
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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Is there a cut-off time for The World's Steepest Street Run?
Yes, all entrants must have completed the run by 7pm, giving entrants 2 hours to complete the race.
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