The Clwydian 10 represents a challenging 10 mile excursion in the Clwydian Range AONB, and takes place on the same day as the 20 miler. You will encounter 3063ft of ascent along the way, with some challenging ascents being offset by some fast, exciting descents!
Running Events in Wales
Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun by the seaside!
The 401 Festival of Running is coming back for the 3rd year to the sunny town of Portishead on the North Somerset coast near Bristol. With amazing views over the Bristol Channel, out to Wales and of the Severn Bridge Crossings, watch as the ships pass within metres of the Events Village, such an amazing backdrop to what is fast becoming an event you dont want to miss.
With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 childrens races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.
Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's The Goonies, a true classic!
Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.
Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, youll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, thats what running is all about.
We cant wait to see you in August, its going to be epic!
Starting in the pretty village of Llangynhafal in the Vale if Clwyd, here you have 3 beautiful routes, taking in the very best of Clwydian terrain! Lots of ascent involved in all 3 distances, but youll be rewarded with fantastic views and youll enjoy the incredibly supportive and friendly nature of the event.
The most popular distance is the 15 miler, but with options for a quick 5 or a 30 to really get your teeth in to - theres something for everyone at this little festival of hill running on the Clwydian Range!
The Brenig Way Run Challenge is a 1 day, fully guided and supported run following the 32 mile linear trail, from Corwen, in the Vale of Llangollen to the Llyn Brenig Reservoir Dam, high on the Denbigh Moors.
The Offas Dyke Path Northern Quarter Run Challenge is a 1 day, fully guided and supported run following the National linear trail, from Froncysyllte in the Dee Valley to the North Wales Coast at Prestatyn.
The Snowdonia Slate trail Run Challenge - NEW FOR 2019!!
A privately guided run challenge on this spectacular route, whcih takes in some of Snowdonia's finest scenery and industrial heritage.
Complimenting our Spring 5 & 10k event at the Loggerheads Country Park, we have our 5 & 10 Mile equivalent back again this Autumn.
The course is wonderfully scenic, the undulating route taking you to the villages of Llangynhafal, Gellifor, Llanychan and Llanynys before finishing where you started, in Llandyrnog village.
The Blake Runner Ultra Marathon is a 50km race like no other. See what SAS Selection really takes as you run, climb, slide and scramble your way around the inner most depth of the Brecon Beacon Mountains. The fully marked route is not for the faint hearted. But those who succeed will be rewarded with such prestige as they cross the finish line at the infamous old red phone box, the very place former SAS men have stood tall themselves.
A chance to lace up those shoes, get motivated, focus on training during winter and run this event with us. So come on, let's do this! Secure your place today!
Our Winter Warmer Runs are proud to support Shelter Cymru. Our goal is to help raise awareness and funds for them.
The Loggerheads Trail Races are back in 2020, for the 7th running of this popular event.
This time, a separate Canicross 5k race will also be taking place.
The usual 5k loop (twice for 10k runners!) will be used providing runners with a great variety of terrain and scenery some woodland tracks, technical descents, those very popular(!) steps and a stretch of country lane!
Plenty of refreshments, facilities and parking available at the country park complex makes this an ideal location for a great morning out at the Loggerheads Trail Races. The 10k race will cover 2 loops of the 5k route.
Introducing the Tough Runner Trail Half Marathon, part of the first ever Tough Runner Trail Festival. Set to be one of the most exciting challenges in the UK this race will take you on a journey both mentally and physically through the beautiful surroundings of Afan Forest. Over the last few months, The team at Tough Runner UK have been working closely with Natural Resources Wales to develop a courses that are safe, fair and challenging.
Introducing the Tough Runner Trail Marathon, part of the first ever Tough Runner Trail Festival. Set to be an outstanding 26.2 mile course, this race will take you on a journey both mentally and physically through the beautiful surroundings of the epic Afan Forest Country Park. Over the last few months, The team at Tough Runner UK have been working closely with Natural Resources Wales to develop a courses that are safe, fun, challenging & extremely awesome!
We are proud to bring you the 29th running of the Helena Tipping Wrexham 10K. A fast and flat rural 10k starting and finishing at The Clubhouse, Wrexham Industrial Estate, LL13 9PH. This race is in memory of Wrexham AAC member Helena Tipping
This race is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. This is beating cancer.
Wirral Seaside Runs is a series of six 5km races, organised by Pensby Runners. The runs are held on the last Wednesday of the month from March to August. Race numbers can be collected on the day from 5.45 p.m. on Race Day from the registration desk at Leasowe Lighthouse.
The Mossley Hill AC 5 Mile Sefton Park race is dedicated to the memory of Tony Barnes who played a big part in the running of the club for many years. The race is open to runners of all abilities from nervous jogging newbies to seasoned club runners. There is a memento for all finishers and a free curry afterwards in the race HQ! (Aigburth Peoples Hall, L17 0DJ).
Wirral Seaside Runs is a series of six races of 5 km, organised by Pensby Runners. The runs are held monthly from March to August each year. All races are online entry only and numbers can be collected on the day from Leasowe Lighthouse. There is ample free parking available.
The only way is up with these new Half Marathon/Marathon/Ultra distance races along the Offas Dyke footpath!
Starting at Prestatyn seafront, the national trail waymarkers are followed up into the hills on the edge of the town and continue in a Southerly direction, with the scenery and terrain becoming more and more beautiful, and challenging as you go!
NOTE: IF YOU CHOOSE THE TRANSPORT BACK TO START TICKETS, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY A 5 FEE ON RACE DAY.
The EDDUM A 50 mile challenge around the Epynt Way! Sponsored by MadDog BrewingCo, SC Sport Centre and Enduraprep.
The mostly untouched permissive path loops around the Sennybridge Training Area, the third largest military training area in the UK but have no worries, The MOD have made sure the area is safer than your own backyard! Keep your eyes peeled for the local mountain bikers, the experienced day hikers, the brute horses on the run and 1,000 shades of Green that will make you fall in love all over again.
Circumnavigating Ynys Cybi on the Welsh national coastal footpath and Anglesey coastal path, Cybi Coastal is hoping to establish itself as one of the most scenic marathons in the UK. With a limit of 200 runners, we hope this event will attract participants from across the UK who will come to compete alongside local runners on this fantastic route.
Set between the mountains & sea near Conwy, this incredible race starts and finishes on the beach next to the Mulberry marina and crosses into the Snowdonia National Park along the way. This half marathon may not be the easiest, but one of the most stunning you will ever do!
Sun, sea, and sand provide the backdrop to the Barry Island 10K which brings a summertime festival of running to the popular seaside resort with a 10K race and family fun run. A firm favourite with runners renowned for its varied and scenic route, unbeatable crowd support and feel-good atmosphere.
The 10K race takes place on fully closed roads with a challenging yet rewarding route showcasing all of the towns most scenic seaside spots and recognisable landmarks including Whitmore Bay, the Knap, Romilly Park and Watch House Bay.
A host of childrens activities including a Family Fun Run and Toddler Dash take place along the promenade giving budding athletes and families a chance to get in on the action.
The event is delivered by Run 4 Wales, the team behind the Cardiff Half Marathon, Newport Wales Marathon & the Run 4 Wales 10K Series.
2 LAKES, 2 DAMS, 2 FANTASTIC TRAIL ROUTES!
The 2 LAKES TRAIL HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K events are based high up on the Denbigh Moors, taking in the reservoirs of Alwen and Llyn Brenig. The routes stay well above the 300m contour throughout and take in lakeside tracks, more technical woodland sections, moorland paths and some fast dirt track and minor road.
The Beacons 100 trail running tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains begins on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon. An area we absolutely adore due to its beautiful scenery, unforgiving terrain and challenging weather conditions!
Completion = 6 UTMB points for your efforts.
To enter the Beacons100 it is expected that you will have completed a minimum of one 40 mile trail event in the 2018/2019 season and you can navigate effectively. We will host free navigation and footcare seminars leading up the event so if you are unsure about your navigation ability don't let that put you off. We welcome runners and hikers alike.
Be aware that this is an incredibly tough adventure on remote trail...lots of peace and quiet!
Starting on the bank of the Usk River in the market town of Brecon the Beacons 50 Ultra Marathon will take you on a journey across the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.
In a similar fashion to our winter event, the Beacons Ultra, you will find very tough terrain, changeable weather conditions and the finest support to get you to the finish line.
The Beacons 50 is an unmarked course and we will host a free recce/navigation day leading up to the event. We welcome runners and hikers alike!
Ultra Trail Wales will be special in that the race route will take in one of Wales most iconic mountains, a world renowned estuary and the majesty of Wales greatest forest.
Come and join us this summer for a new race that is going to take Shropshire by storm. Come and join us on this fast PB course in the heart of Shropshire. Runners will run multiple laps around Shrewsburys purpose built cycle track.
Without doubt this is one of Wales' most scenic races and without doubt it is one of the cheapest half marathon offering all the participants the same if not more than some of the big city races.
The Llangollen Round Run Challenge is a 1 day, fully guided and supported run following the 33 mile circular trail, above the Vale of Llangollen.
Run to the Castle will take runners and walkers from the coastal village of Aberdyfi up the beautiful coastal path, taking in the seafront at Tywyn, the village of Fairbourne, the famous Fairborne bridge, Barmouth, to the castle town of Harlech which is approx 40/42 miles away.
For those of you looking to take on smaller distances we will also be offering a marathon distance where you run from Aberdyfi to Barmouth. For those of you returning to the Castle
We have taken our time to pick out only the most spectacular locations, and for pure beauty, Brechfa Forest in Carmarthenshire stood out by far as the most breath-taking place to host these events. Sign up now!
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 havent 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 competitors 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.
A fast and flat one lap course on rural lanes around the village of Capenhurst, Cheshire. This chipped timed event is one of the fastest 5k races in the north west with PB times of 13.55, male and 16.46 female set in 2015.
This race is in memory of Ellesmere Port RC athlete Neil Lavery.
Starting on 1st September 2015, Ben Smith famously set off on a journey of a lifetime to complete 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days. His feat made headline news and as well as encouraging almost 10,000 runners to share in his journey, Ben raised over 330,000 for two anti bullying charities and raised the much needed awareness of bullying in the UK.
Ben's adventure may be over, but his journey is not complete and the work continues to carry on the legacy of The 401 Challenge. The setup of The 401 Foundation which offers grants to grassroots projects that focus their efforts on building confidence and self esteem along with tackling mental health and self development issues for all ages is that legacy.
So, why not join us for the return of this fantastic event and get involved with The 401 Foundation through their second Festival of Running? The Festival will in the spirit of The 401 Challenge, appeal to runners and non runners, of all ages, sizes and abilities. With a choice of races for the youngsters as well as 5k, 10k and half marathon distances available. Why not test yourself and take on The 401 Foundation Challenge and complete a series of four distance events including the 401 6.1km to complete the marathon distance. You will also receive a special challenge medal! All routes take place in and around the beautiful location of Portishead near Bristol, Ben's home town.
The Saturday event will kick off with the 401 5k, followed by The 401 500m, The 401 One Mile Dash and The 401 Half Marathon. Followed by The 401 After Party, with food and music! Come dressed in your favourite bright clothes and light accessories to help illuminate the course! The brighter the better, be creative!
Sunday will see The 401 10k, as well as a chance for the Young Runners to do the double and complete the 500m and One Mile Dashes. And for those who have entered the festival will finish the weekend with the new 401 6.1km to complete the iconic marathon distance!
Bespoke medals on offer to all finishers plus prizes and trophies available for leading runners in all races, plus top three overall male and female for those who enter The 401 Foundation Challenge!
The fabulously fast Ellesmere 10km race and 2k fun run is back for 2019 and the date is confirmed as Sunday 25th August.
This is as fast and as popular as ever! This race genuinely does have PB potential for runners prepared to take it on with the course record being 29 mins 12 seconds which made Ellesmere 10k the 6th fastest 10k in the UK in 2012.
The Severn Bridge 10k and Half Marathon start on the Western (Chepstow) end of the M48 and cross the closed Severn Bridge. The 10k and Half Marathon start in different places and different times but both end at the same finish point in the event village.
The courses have been measured and certified as accurate by an accredited course measurer.
Both events suit first-timers and experienced club runners alike and provide something a bit different from your average half marathon or 10k: stunning views, sea air, scenic country lanes and villages and the opportunity to participate in a unique running event on a closed motorway and across the iconic Severn Bridge.
An awesome trail running event, with 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon distances to take on. All profits go to local charities and good causes.
The Seaside Runs provide a regular 5k race for both regular runners and beginners. Although each race is intended to be a lower key race than other established events locally it still attracts not only the beginner runners who may not yet have the confidence to go for a big race but also the more established club runners who like a regular measure of their training and standard.
Ring O' Fire is a coastal ultra marathon which takes runners on an extraordinary 135 mile journey around the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The epic foot race is staged over three consecutive days and follows the rugged and spectacular Anglesey Coastal Path.
Since 2017, we have been offering runners the chance to run Day 1 of the Ring O' Fire as a separate race. If you prefer a single stage race over a shorter distance this may be the race for you. This 35.7 mile race is a very challenging ultra marathon in its own right. We call it the Firelighter!
One of the top road races in the UK will introduce a brand-new course for 2019, which will take its runners through Cardiff's City Centre. The race capacity has been increased to 10,000, which will make this year's race the biggest one yet! Enter today to be part of Wales' famous race through the Capital.
Race over multi terrain in the parkland surrounding the iconic Dream monument.
Three amazing ultra races along Britains only Coastal National Trail-The Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Dale, just outside Milford Haven to St Dogmaels, Cardigan.
The Pembrokeshire Stage Race follows the same route as the Pembrokeshire 100, but is split into 3 single stage sections with an overnight camp between each section.
The Pembrokeshire 180 mile race is a 5 day stage race starting in Amroth and finishing in St Dogmaels.
Entry system for this years Whistle Stop Tour of Wirral is now open. Following on from the success of the previous Tours, this event is bound to sell out quickly and entries are limited to the first 300.
This free to enter 5k takes place on the first Saturday of each month and has been going since 2012. It takes place over a super fast all tarmac course and, its totally flat out and back course with long straight stretches. attracts runners who are PB chasing and also new runners wanting to try out the distance for the first time. It offers toilets, secure baggage storage, parking, water at the finish, indoor registration and a comprehensive same day on line results service . It continues to receive praise for its organisation and friendliness. No advanced entry required. Just turn up, register and race.
Come and join us for a mad weekend running around The Shropshire Hills.