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Wye Valley Trail Race

Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Chepstow Racecourse, Saint Lawrence Road, Chepstow, UK

Sat 03rd September 2022

1 race

£38.50

COVID-19 INFORMATION

We will follow government guidelines that are in place at the time of the event and this may change how the event is run. Mass starts, group starts and so on, may be able to happen. Below is a race plan based on current guidelines:

Race briefings will be done via a video link.

The event HQ (Chepstow race course) is huge and social distancing can be easily maintained.

Sanitising stations will be made available.

Masks are worn by runners and staff.

Runners are sent a pre recorded video in the week leading up to the event which details the health and safety aspects of the event and route.

Runners are set off individually at 10 second intervals, rather than a mass start.

Runners will carry their own water bottles.

After the start runners can remove their mask, if they so wish.

This minimises any crowding and limits it to 1:1 at maximum.

C-19 PLAN
Dave Talbot - Adventure Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

This superb and scenic half marathon trail running race event starts and finishes at Chepstow race course with parking and race HQ onsite. The trail run crosses two countries – England and Wales, two bridges over the river Wye, passes two famous landmarks – Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle and includes the two famous trails – Offas Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk Way.

This route epitomises the Wye Valley trails in every way, rolling forest trails, stunning views, historic landmarks and a mix of technical ascents / descents, open fields and views across the Severn estuary and River Wye.

See below for full details and to see what is included in the entry fee.

*** Re-Scheduled date from 5th September 2020 ***

Races

  • Individual Entry

    Half Marathon

    £38.50

Book

  • Individual Entry

    Half Marathon

    £38.50

What's Included

Free race parking (onsite) and hospitality at Chepstow race course.
Fully arrow marked route.
Free race photos for all.
Race timing and results.
No cut off time.
Medals and prizes for all.
Three feed / water stations on route.
Partnered with the Forestry Commission England – donations being made per entrant.
Medical and event support.
Staffed checkpoints.
Physio support (if needed).
Post race massage – donation towards cost of equipment (recommended minimum £5).

Parking

The race parking and HQ is based at the fabulous Chepstow race course.

The parking is free of charge and the start / finish line is just across the road.

Location

Chepstow Race Course, St Lawrence Rd, Chepstow NP16 6BE

Course Details

The route starts off on a wide, downhill tarmac track that then goes uphill into woodland before looping around the outside of the race course in full view of the grandstand and viewing area of the bar. After 2 km the route goes onto technical single track joining the Wye Valley Walk and even goes through a cave…… There are some steep sides to the edges of the path here and care will need to be taken.

The route heads uphill towards Eagles Nest above Wyndcliff before going along the ridge and dropping down into Tintern and a stunning view of the Abbey.

Here the route crosses the river Wye for the first time and heads uphill on single track and then a wider forest track before joining the famous Offas Dyke path. At this point you’ll be in and out of the trees and woodland with magnificent views of the Severn Estuary and both Severn Bridges. The route here is a mix of fields, tracks and woodlands passing some very impressive houses.

The route drops down hill into Chepstow town, across the river Wye for a second time and heads up past Chepstow Castle. You climb up through the town before joining back onto single track and out to views across Chepstow before looping back around for the final 2 km back onto the race course and to the finish line.

See the route

Kit List

Suitable off road running shoes
Running clothes, suitable for the weather
A windproof jacket
A fully charged mobile phone with the race director’s number stored
A change of clothes
A water bottle to be used when running
£10 for emergencies
Enthusiam for a challenge!

Itinerary

Meet at 8:45 am on Saturday 3rd September 2022

Registration opens at 8:45 am

Safety briefing at 9:40 am

Race starts at 10 am

  • Toilets and bag drop are to be found at the race course

5 · 23 Reviews

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Emma

·24 days ago

WOW just WOW, if you want a challenge then this is for you. Beautiful views, very well organised. There's no pressure, I absolutely loved this. I rebooked for next year as soon as registration was up and I really can't wait for it. A*****
KB
Kirsty

·25 days ago

A brilliant race - lovely scenery, challenging, great to use the Chepstow race course as a start/end point, good organisation by Dave and team. Great merch - a proper medal! Ace!
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Ed

·27 days ago

Well organised event, good communication from Dave in the weeks leading up to it. Great positive atmosphere, and events team. Good base at Chepstow racecourse, parking and facilities ideal. The route is just stunning, so much drama out on the trail! Loved it, will be back for 2022.
Adam

·27 days ago

Fantastic event in a superb location. Really well organised with friendly staff. Great route that is a good challenge. I can’t recommend the team highly enough!
Chris

·27 days ago

Amazing trail through some beautiful scenery, and can't fault the organisation. Tough for my first race but will definitely be coming back next year!
gizelle

·27 days ago

Epic race & would do it again and again. Stunning scenery, good balance of woodland, open spaces, fun twists and turns and never without a few cows! Tough, well paced, perfectly set out and an amazing team that supports you from beginning to end. Smashed it. Thank you! Xx
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Rebecca

·27 days ago

Fantastic event - really enjoyed it and the scenery was amazing on what could be described as a challenging course! Well organised and the start and finish at Chepstow race course was great and there was plenty of parking. Really well marked and being able to have a drink at the end and watch others cross the finish line made for a great first experience of trail running!
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Ben

·27 days ago

First trail run event I have entered and what a cracker it was. Brilliant course through stunning scenery. First class venue and very well organised. Already booked up for next year.
Cathy

·27 days ago

OMG I loved it! Very well organised. The signposting was fantastic (which is always a plus for someone like myself with no sense of direction!). Route was challenging and varied - road, mud, hills, grass, gravel track, forest and did I mention hills! Nice medal too. Will definitely do again.
Sharon

·27 days ago

what a great race we had. This event was so well organised - they even managed to sort the weather! It was evident that great planning had gone into this event. It was well organised, friendly and good fun. I have already signed up for the next one. Sharon
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Nathaniel

·a month ago

Super well organised, great crowd. Only complaint was all the people that finished ahead of me. Brilliant day and will 💯 be back to hit this trail again.
Jadu

·a month ago

A fantastic event in an outstanding location. The Chepstow racecourse was a great venue to start and finish the race, allowing competitors and spectators the chance to relax before and after the race with a drink and cheer participants over the line. The route itself was spectacular: well marked with two aid stations; somewhat ‘undulating’ along the Wye valley to Tintern, past the abbey and back to Chepstow past the castle. So much history, beautiful woodlands, technical downhill sections and a nice cold beer at the end. Fabulous medal too!
Lizzie

·a month ago

The WVTR in 2021 set a standard that other race organisers should aspire to - easy check-in, audible pre-race briefing containing useful information, course clearly marked without blotting the landscape, and NO DISPOSABLE CUPS hurrah!!!, lovely fruit at the aid point. And a most beautiful course. Oh and baklava at the finish!
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Patrick

·a month ago

Fantastic event. Extremely well organised. Regular informative pre race communications. Great facilities at the racecourse, friendly lively atmosphere. Course is stunning - challenging and beautiful. Quality medal and extras. Access to racecourse bar for post race beers and engaging with the other runners. Already booked for 2022!
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Seema

·a month ago

Loved doing this race in 2021. Fab venue with plenty of parking and nice loos! Smooth registration process on site with awesome freebies. Route was beautiful and very well way-marked taking in fabulous woodland trails, Tintern, Chepstow Castle and classics like the Devils Pulpit. Really friendly and well-stocked feed station. Great medal and photographs after the race. Will be back in 2022.
Gareth

·a month ago

Amazing event, tough but amazing - I'll be back next year! Very well planned and marked route. Dave was contactable directly from the second I entered and beyond crossing the finish line. Thanks Dave! 👊
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Rich

·a month ago

Hands down the best event I've ever attended. First class organisation, marshalling and atmosphere. Fantastic route and incredibly well signposted. All the facilities you could wish for at the start/finish. Bring on the 2022 event!
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Edd

·a month ago

Brilliant trail race. The course can be a little bit of a welcome challenge at times as there are some uphills and technical sections but it’s absolutely stunning. The scenery is beautiful so it make all the effort worth while. Great event, run by great people. I highly recommend it and will be back next year
Victoria

·a month ago

EPIC EVENT!!! If you love a challenge, love hills & love great finisher merch. This is definitely unmissable!! Great pit stops too with super friendly, chatty marshals! I’ll definitely be getting involved in 2022 👌🏻
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Beth

·a month ago

An amazing 15 mile cross country run. Stunning views, caves and lots of harsh ascents through trees. The event is extremely well organised and the the Marshall's and staff are friendly helpful and amazing at keeping you motivated. This was my bucket list run but can't wait to do it all again. Dave and the crew are amazing
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Andrew

·a month ago

Great races in a fantastic and unique location. Very well organised event centre and clear signs all along the route. Views of the Wye valley, the Abbey and the Caste were great distraction from the pain in your legs on the hills!
Alun

·a month ago

Fabulous race in a gorgeous place. Some truly wonderful sections of trail in places and great variety throughout. A gem.
Jen

·a month ago

Fantastic race with some stunning views. Dave and his team of marshals were fabulous and looked after us well with great goodies and a cracking medal too. Would not hesitate to book again.
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Chepstow, Monmouthshire

3 Sep 2022

£38.50