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Aberdovey, Gwynedd, West Wales

Organiser's Description

​A 50 mile/80km Ultra Marathon, with a total height gain of 3000m, along coast, trail, mountain, river and forest in South Snowdonia, taking in a total of 15 peaks, including the whole of the iconic ridge-line and summit of Cadair Idris. This is a challenging, stunning route, and is at times remote.

Starting from Aberdovey, on the West coast of Wales, this is possibly Britain's most beautiful and least-traveled 50 mile ultra route.

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Online live GPS Tracking for each competitor

Live leader-board/positions & results

Four main check points with a range of nutrition & drinks

An additional basic aid station on the summit of Cadair Idris

Professional event photos

Finisher's special edition bottle opener

FREE Reccie run on Saturday 1st August

Post-race hot drinks and refreshments

Event safety cover throughout

The whole of the Cadair Idris massif and ridge line, from sea to summit

Breath-taking views over the Mawwddach estuary, the Dyfi estuary & the Dysynni Valley

15 peaks that are far from the crowds

The Welsh Coastal Path

Dyfi Forest

The beautiful, historic fishing village of Aberdyfi

The route reaches parts of Snowdonia that few have journeyed through

As well as covering sections of the Welsh Coastal Path, and the whole Cadair Idris ridge line, you will also summit several remote peaks around the Dyfi Estuary which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is a beautiful part of Snowdonia, which you will come to realise on your 50 mile journey.


Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, West Wales LL35 0NR

By car: Aberdovey is situated on the coast at the South end of Snowdonia National Park, between Barmouth and Aberystwyth. It is less than 2 hours drive from Chester and 90 mins from Shrewsbury. LL35 0NR for your sat nav.

By train: Aberdovey is on the Cambrian Coast railway line, described by The Guardian as one of the most epic train journeys in the World. Aberdovey station is 1 minute walk from registration. Coming from the West you will pass the old market town of Machynlleth, once the administrative capital of Wales. Further details at thetrainline.com.

Registration: Fri 18:30 - 20:00; Sat 05:45 - 06:30

Race Briefing: 06:45

Participants are expected to be competent navigators, willing and able to use their map + compass to navigate, particularly in the event of poor visibility.

4 main check points will be well stocked with food and drinks, and vehicle support, positioned:

  • CP1 14km
  • CP2 37km
  • CP3 55km - Cut off 11hrs, 18:00
  • CP4 74km

Transport back from cut-off if required - CP3, 55km: 11 hrs, 18:00

We are offering a free reccie run for the 2nd half of the route, as this is the least travelled, and the section where you will be most tired. We will move at a sociable pace - walk the ups, easy pace jog on the flat and down sections.

Date: Saturday 1st August, meet at the car park at Check Point 2 at 08:30. This will be led by the Race Director Mike Alexander. Further details provided on sign up.

Option to book floor-space in the Neauadd Dyfi on the Friday/Saturday night (£5 per night)

GPS Live Tracker - collect at registration

Waterproof jacket

Spare fleece/similar



Survival/Thermal/Bivi bag

Water bottle/bladder - min. 1 litre

Emergency rations - min. 500 calories



Fully charged mobile phone

A watch

Map + compass + GPS watch/device

Head torch, minimum 100 lumens (fully charged/new batteries)


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