Taking place the Bank Holiday August weekend of 25th-26th of August 2018 and based out of the historic market-town of Dolgellau, Ultra Trail Wales is set to capture the imagination of ultra runners from the across the sport, and by year three organisers hope to take the event to a global status and develop further Wales’ stature as a destination for truly world-class outdoor events.
The 50 mile / 80km race will start early on the morning of the 25th of August and we expect runners to be out challenging their limits for up to 18 hours!
Runners from across the world are expected to descend on the historic market town of Dolgellau in south Gwynedd, Wales – home to the start and finish of the race, and with Cader Idris, the Mawddach Estuary and Coed y Brenin this event will be unrivalled in having a race that truly stitches together the mountains, coast and forest.
Based in the famous Marian Mawr area of the town, we expect a festival atmosphere to be prevalent across the race weekend, with attractions and further associated event activities – such as car parking and travel advice for the weekend – will be announced in the coming months.
Ultra Trail Wales will also be special in that the event will be a not-for-profit race, with the aim of gelling the communities of Dolgellau and Barmouth, providing funds for future community projects, bringing together services, organisations, clubs and agencies from the south Gwynedd area and ensuring that there is a sporting legacy for years to come.
With decades of running experience the organising team will be a collaboration between Runcomm Events and Dolgellau-based no-mad running, along with ultra runners from the area, who have experience of such events as the world-famous Marathon des Sables and ultra races across the UK.
Being in August the event hopes to further boost the economy in the area during holiday time, and ensure a weekend to remember.