Age 18 & over
This long-distance challenge is one that will fulfill the elite and seasoned runner whilst also offering amazing support for the less experienced trail runner.
The 50-mile ultra and marathon start at Llangynidr in the beautiful Brecon Beacons and finish deep in the heart of the Black Mountains.
The half marathon will start and finish at Llanbedr and is now a self navigation route with tracking
With well-stocked checkpoints and an amazing support team, you will be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be well looked after throughout the event all the way to the finish.
This event is part of Beacons to the Blacks.
Ideal for seasoned/elite athletes and also runners new to trail events. The support will be to such a high level that hopefully you will progress to achieve and fulfil future goals and aspirations that you may have to push that bit further next time.
Support crews, friends and families are more than welcome to attend and assist runners at checkpoints. No outside help is allowed at any other points on the course.
During the event you will also be supported by a fully mobile medical unit; support runners will be on the course at various locations if needed and all are well-experienced within this Mountain Range.
Each competitor will pass a stringent kit check during registration and at the main Check Point Zone on route. Mountain Rules set by the Local Mountain Rescue Team must be obeyed.
Participants on the 50-mile ultra and marathon will be tracked by the team throughout the entire race. Family and friends will be able to track you along your race.
Transport to the start will be arranged.
Llangynidr New Village Hall
The Ultra and marathon runners will be transported to the start by coach.
There is a strict cut-off time of 12 hours.
This trail challenge is self-navigation, so exceptional knowledge of how to use a map and a compass is compulsory and will be checked at kit check.
Well organised and very welcoming event. The views were stunning, the course was challenging but well thought out and although self-navigating it was difficult to get lost (even in the dark). I would recommend to anyone wanting a bit of adventure in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Brian F
Absolutely outstanding race organisation. We felt safe and well looked after during the whole event which also took us into the night.. The checkpoints and marshals were absolutely fantastic. So helpful and really looked after us at each stop! Will always highly recommend this race.. Lisa N
Amazing event. Well organised from start to finish. A real community feel with a lot of care shown to entrants across all distances. Very challenging course, well marked, in a stunning location. Highly recommended. Nick H
What an event, an amazing spectacular route over hard but beautiful mountains and with the absolute best support before, during and especially afterward with a very welcoming finish and home-cooked hot food.. Best event I've ever done.. MJC
Really enjoyed this event. It was low key-which I like and everyone was so friendly. The route was spectacular and it was nice starting and finishing at different points. I have already started recommending it to friends. Danielle H
Super friendly. Over night camping option. Efficient kit check. Great route. Excellent support all the way round. Well stock aid stations. Hot and cold foods are really appreciated. Sports massage at the end to help recovery. Everyone should try these events! Una M
Outstanding event. Hard enough to be a real challenge, scenic enough to break your heart, amazing organisation and couldn't have been better looked after at the aid stations or the end. Without doubt one of the best events I've done (and I've done more than my fair share), I can't wait to come back for another go! Paul P
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