Yr Wyddfa Ultra 50 & 100 Mile

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Yr Wyddfa Ultra 50 & 100 Mile
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£99 - £189
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Calling all ultra runners looking for their next challenge. The Yr Wyddfa Ultra is a must-do event offering both 50 mile and 100 mile distances. With a route in Snowdonia National Park following the Slate Trail, you'll get incredible panoramic views as you run.
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50 Miles and 100 Miles
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Calendar
Sat, 14 Sept 2024
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Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
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Location
Cae Llan Car Park, Station Rd, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AE, UK
Start times
Saturday, 14 Sept 2024
50 Miles: 6:00 am100 Miles: 6:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Yr Wyddfa Ultra 50 & 100 Mile
50 Miles
Distance
50mi
£99
100 Miles
Distance
100mi
£189
Route information
This incredible challenge will immerse you in Snowdonia National Park, with both 50 and 100 mile routes to choose from. Starting from Betws-y-Coed, the two routes take in some of Snowdonia's beautiful mountain trails, so you can expect incredible views as you run.
Both routes start from the Village Green in Betws-y-Coed. The 50 mile route follows the Snowdonia Slate Trail past Swallow Falls to the foot of the Eryri mountains, taking on some of the toughest terrain in Wales!
The 100 Mile route is the same as the 50 mile for the first half and leaves Betws-y-Coed (where the 50 mile route finishes) and heads to Beddgelert via the Snowdonia Slate Trail. Runners will leave the trail for ascents of Cnicht (689m) before heading through Nant Gwynant Valley, passing Sygun Copper Mine, Llyn Dinas and Llyn Gwynant. Runners then finish the race with the ascent of Moel Siabod. There'll be 5483m of ascent.
50 Mile Checkpoints
  • Checkpoint 1: 9 Miles, Gwern Gof Isaf, LL24 0EU – Cut off 9:51am
  • Checkpoint 2: 13 Miles, Llyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park, LL55 4NT – Cut off 11:58am
  • Checkpoint 3: 23 Miles, Llyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park, LL55 4NT (after summiting Yr Wyddfa) – Cut off 17:11pm
  • Checkpoint 4: 28 Miles, Pont Pen-y-Benglog, LL57 3LZ – Cut off 20:15pm
  • Checkpoint 5: 38 Miles, Llyn Crafnant Car Park, approx. LL27 0YX – Cut off 23:34pm
  • Finish: 47 Miles, Betws-y-Coed Village Green – Cut off 3:15am Sunday
100 Mile Checkpoints
  • Checkpoint 1: 9 Miles, Gwern Gof Isaf, LL24 0EU. No Support Crews permitted (private campsite location) - Cut Off 9:51am
  • Checkpoint 2: 13 Miles, Llyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park, LL55 4NT - Cut Off 11:58am
  • Checkpoint 3: 23 Miles, lyn Pen-y-Gwryd Car Park, LL55 4NT - Cut Off 17:11pm (after summiting Yr Wyddfa)
  • Checkpoint 4: 28 Miles, Pont Pen-y-Benglog, LL57 3LZ - Cut Off 20:15pm
  • Checkpoint 5: 38 Miles, Llyn Crafnant Car Park, approx. LL27 0YX - Cut Off 23:34pm
  • Checkpoint 6: 47 Miles, Betws-y-Coed Village Green - Cut Off 03:15am Sunday
  • Checkpoint 7: 64 Miles, Neuadd Ffestiniog Village Hall, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 4PB - Cut Off 08:52am Sunday
  • Checkpoint 8: 76 Miles, Croesor Car Park, Gwynedd, Wales, LL48 6SR - Cut Off 13:55pm Sunday
  • Checkpoint 9: 81 Miles, Beddgelert Community Hall, A4085, Aberglaslyn Hall, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, LL55 4UY - Cut Off 16:01pm Sunday
  • Checkpoint 10: 90 Miles, The Pavilion, Rear of Ysgol Dolwyddelan, Dolwyddelan, LL25 0SZ - Cut Off 19:48pm Sunday
  • Finish: 100 Miles, Betws-y-Coed Village Green - Cut Off 23:59pm Sunday
What's included
  • Snowdon Ultra Buckle (Gold, Silver & Bronze)
  • Bespoke trophies for top 3 male and female
  • GPS tracking
  • Training runs
  • Support stations stocked with water, refreshments & snacks
  • First Aid
Train
How to get there
Cae Llan Car Park, Station Rd, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AE, UK
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Parking
There is a 'Long Stay' 24 hour car park at Betws-y-Coed for £6. Please bring both exact cash and card in case there is a fault with the pay and display machine.
Parking may be limited so please car share where possible.
Event day logistics
Friday
17:00 - 21:00 Registration (bib number collection)
Saturday
04:30 - 05:45 100 mile registration (GB race tracker and bib number collection)
04:15 - 05:30 50 mile registration (GB race tracker and bib number collection)
06:00 100 mile starts
06:15 50 mile starts
Sunday
03:15 50 mile cut-off
23:59 100 mile cut-off
Registration and Start/ Finish Location
You'll pick up your tracker and race number from registration at Cae Llan/Village Green, Station Road, Betws-Y-Coed, LL24 0AE.
*In severe weather registration and the start/ finish line will be at Betws-y-Coed Memorial Hall, Pentre Felin, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0BB.
Age Restrictions + Qualifying Critera
  • All runners for both the 50 and 100 mile ultras must be at least 20 years old to take part in this event.
  • 100 mile participants must have run at least a 50 mile ultramarathon before, with mountain experience preferred.
  • 50 mile participants must have previous ultramarathon experience and/or mountain experience.
  • Runners are expected to be competent map readers for their own safety willing to use their map & compass throughout the event especially in low cloud/poor weather conditions and a night time.
Entries are reviewed on a case-by-case basis according to the qualifying criteria.
Mandatory Kit
  • Hardcopy Map: Ordnance Survey (OS Explorer): Map OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa & OL18 Harlech, Porthmadog & Y Bala
  • Waterproof coat with sealed seams, i.e. Goretex – Min 10,000mm
  • Base Plate Compass
  • 2 x Base layer long sleeved (1 x Must be separate from Start Kit in a dry bag)
  • Water bottle or bladder -min 1 litre capacity
  • Fully charged mobile phone (in clear waterproof bag)
  • Survival/thermal bag or Bivi bag (Foil Blanket not sufficient)
  • Headtorch – Min 75 Lumens
  • Emergency Rations – Min 500 Calories
  • Whistle
  • Backup Light source – Min 25 Lumens (Not your phone)
  • GPS Tracker (provided by GB Race Tracker at Race Registration beside the Start line prior to the Race)
Recommended Kit
  • Electrolytes – S-Caps
  • First Aid Kit
  • GPS Personal Handheld Navigator
  • Mountain/Trekking Poles
FAQs
What level or fitness so I need to be at to take part in the Yr Wyddfa Ultra 50 & 100 Mile?
You should be in good health and completed an ultra marathon before for the 50 mile and a 50 mile ultramarathon for the 100 mile. You'll also need to be at least 20 years old and competent at reading maps.
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Will there be support on the Yr Wyddfa Ultra 50 & 100 Mile course?
Yes, there'll be checkpoints every 6-10 miles with the best support possible will be provided.
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How will I know what route to follow for the Yr Wyddfa Ultra 50 & 100 Mile?
You can familiarise yourself with the route maps on this page and download the GPX files. You'll also be given hard copies of the route maps on the day before you start (you should be confident at reading maps, especially in low cloud/ poor conditions).
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