Sat 28 Sep 2024 Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, UK

The Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Afan Forest | Short

Afan Forest Park in South Wales isn't just a haven for mountain bikers; it's a hidden gem for trail runners.

  • Sat 28 Sep 2024
Bryn Bettws, Port Talbot




All ages

  • 6 km trail running


All 3 routes begin with a gradual climb up towards the wind turbines. You’ll pass through tree lined avenues with the whoosh of the turbines above you. As the other routes split off, those on the Long route adventure out through the trees, enjoying views of rolling Welsh hills with grazing sheep and heathland streams. Meander through the wide gravel tracks of Afan forest, before traversing along a beautiful single track back past the wind turbines. After a long downhill stretch, with a couple of technical descents thrown in for good measure, you pass through the final outpost and see the reassuring site of a straight road ahead. We know what you're thinking…. where is the infamous Maverick elevation? But don't worry we've saved the best to last - a 2.5km ascent with just under 200 m of elevation to finish off, notoriously called ‘The Wall’. All 3 routes have some punchy hills but could bring some fast times with 95% of the route being hard packed / gravel trails. We can’t wait for you to join us in this new Maverick location. So, lace up your shoes and explore the hidden trails of Afan Forest. With its scenic beauty, challenging terrain, and rich history, Afan promises an unforgettable trail running experience.

This event is part of The Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Afan Forest.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers


  • Bag storage
  • Free parking


  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Way markers


  • Bring your own cup
  • Plastic-free event

What's included

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Race photo


  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online

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