10K Canicross
Sat 30 Nov 2024 Betws-y-Coed, Clwyd, UK

Betws-y-coed Trail Challenge | 10K Canicross

A top class 10K trail canicross on a challenging and scenic trail to Llyn Elsi that is friendly, inclusive, sustainable, runner-focused, fun and rewarding. Come and see what the fuss is about!

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  • Sat 30 Nov 2024
Waterloo Hotel & Lodge, Betws-y-Coed

10K Canicross



Age 15 & over

  • 10 km trail running


Get up. Get out. Get mucky.

A firm fixture in the trail race calendar with special significance for so many of the event's lovely runners.

The Betws-y-coed Trail Challenge is the original Mucky Boots trail event. Since 2013 it has been striving to become the top class trail race it is today and has an enviable reputation; friendly, inclusive, sustainable, runner-focused, and above all else fun and rewarding for everyone taking part - runners, spectators, organisers, marshals and volunteers.


Starting and finishing in the beautiful village of Betws-y-coed - the Gateway to Snowdonia - the spectacular routes take you through Gwydir Forest and up around Llyn Elsi for astounding views.

If you’ve run it before, welcome back. If you haven’t, come and see what the fuss is about.


  • Legendary trail races for 10+ years
  • Start and finish in Betws-y-coed
  • Enjoy the Gwydir Forest and Llyn Elsi
  • Run Friday night, Saturday, or both
  • Friendly and inclusive, no cut off times
  • For runners of all abilities and first-timers
  • Easy online entry with chip timing
  • Sustainable race goodies and memento
  • Exclusive Trail Betws #11 hoodies
  • Event supports Help for Heroes

This event is part of Betws-y-coed Trail Challenge.

  • All fitness levels
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

Start time for the 5K to be confirmed.

  • Accommodation
  • Bar
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Waterloo Hotel & Lodge
LL24 0AR



Accommodation & refreshments

The modern and welcoming Royal Oak Hotel in the heart of Betws-y-coed centre supports this trail running event and has top reviews for great quality rooms, food, drinks, bar and sociable outside seating (even in autumn!). Check out its selection of accolades and recommendations.

Royal Oak Hotel

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Out and back
  • Undulating
  • Way markers


Starting and finishing in the beautiful village of Betws-y-coed - the Gateway to Snowdonia - the spectacular 10K course takes you through the gorgeous Gwydir Forest and up to Llyn Elsi where you can enjoy beautiful views over the lake and surrounding area and a feed station too. The route offers a genuine challenge for trail lovers.



Cut off

There are no cut off times however marshalls will stand down at 15:00.

Photos of the route


  • Sustainability policy

In line with the event's desire to be as sustainable as possible, medals will not be given at the finish line, rather a finishers memento that is useful and/or reusable is awarded.

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag


  • Entry into the race
  • Microchip timing facilities and fast results online/by text
  • Race goodies
  • Memento

Optional extra

  • Official race photographs by Sportpictures Cymru

Event hoodie

  • Exclusive Trail Betws #11 hoodie £45.00

Run Trail Betws in style - race hoodies can be added to your order when entering, pre-ordered here without entering, and there will be a few available for sale on the day at Race HQ. Alongside these, there will also be a selection of Mucky Merch available to order online and samples to try on. This year's racewear colour is navy.

Help for Heroes

This event is proud to support Help for Heroes.

Help for Heroes

  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Series discount
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Race bundles

Run the 5K Friday evening plus an event on Saturday and save money:

5K + 10K – from £34

5K + Half Marathon – from £43

Entry fees

Entry fee


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