Welsh Black Mountains Trail Running Challenge
Set at the wonderful Perth-y-Pia Outdoor Activity Centre, Llanbedr, Wales, we are in the perfect place for trail running, and our challenge will not let you down. Offering distances from 14k to the 50k Ultra Marathon there is something for everyone.
This is one of our hardest and most scenic trail running challenges in Wales - depending on your distance you will be running high in the Black Mountains, with breathtaking views all around. If you are going to run a trail race this year, then the Black Mountains Trail Running Challenge has to be the event to choose.
14 km, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles. 53 km
Perth-y-Pia Outdoor Activity Centre, Llanbedr, Crickhowell Powys NP8 1SY
Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance
Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
Fully Signed Course
Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, sweets, crisps and nuts. We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash.
By road: Take the M50 heading towards South Wales/Ross-on-Wye, to where it joins the A40 road continuing westwards into Wales. Then follow A40, the Heads of the Valleys Rd/A465 and the A4077 to Llanbedr Road in Powys. Use postcode NP8 1SY for your Satnav.
Parking is available in the HQ field at Perth-y-Pia, NP8 1SY.
Sign posts and flags will also be out on show to guide you into Perth-y-Pia.
There is ample parking on site.
Cost for parking – £5 per vehicle all day parking. CASH ONLY
Camping available at the Black Mountains event, near the start line.
Please note this is a basic campsite.
Fresh water tap and portaloos onsite.
No electrical hookups available.
No disposable barbecues or fire pits allowed.
To reserve a camping spot please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your arrival time & tent size/camper van information included.
Cost £7 per person per night
14k: Registration 9:30am; Briefing 10:15am; Start Time 10:30am; Cut Off Time 5:30pm
Half marathon: Registration 8:30am; Briefing 9:15am; Start Time 9:30am; Cut Off Time 5:30pm
Marathon: Registration 7:30am; Briefing 8:15am; Start Time 8:30am; Cut Off Time 5:30pm
Ultra: Registration 6:30am; Briefing 7:15am; Start Time 7:30am; Cut Off Time 5:30pm
Numbers and timing chips are to be collected on the day of the event at registration
Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register
Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing
Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event
You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course
We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken. We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.
We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies.
First-hand event reviews from people who've been there, done that and got the breathable T-shirt, really help everyone choose their next event.
It only takes a few seconds and every month we randomly select someone who has taken the time to write a review and send them a £50 Wiggle voucher.