Welsh Black Mountains Trail Running Challenge

Llanbedr, Powys

Organiser's Description

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.

Start Time



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

Chip Timing

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 info@trailevents.co 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.

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