• Ultra Marathon Attached - Individual Age group/open
  • Ultra Marathon Unattached - Individual Age group/open
  • Relay - 2 person team - Team of two


Run to the Castle will take runners and walkers from the coastal village of Aberdyfi up the beautiful coastal path, taking in the seafront at Tywyn, the village of Fairbourne, the famous Fairborne bridge, Barmouth, to the castle town of Harlech which is approx 42 miles away.

The race will take place on Saturday 18th August 2018 and will start at 8.45 giving runners time to drive to the finish then catch the train to the start if they wish.  Registration & bag drop will be open from 8am on race morning for people driving or getting dropped off.

The start is about 200 yards from both Aberdfyi train station and the main car park in the village (LL35 0NR).  There is also a connecting train station in Harlech approx 200yards from the finish (so no need to change, and it takes an hour) as this is a point to point race entrants can get back to the start easily. We will also be transporting one bag per runner from the start to the finish area, so you have dry clean gear afterwards. Once National Rail release next years time table we will put times on here for you, but if they are anything like this years these run every 90-120 minutes.


There are lots of different accommodation locally if you wish to extend your stay,  Have a look at this website for more information.


The entry fee will include a fully recced course, food and drinks at 4 separate checkpoints, and a finishers medal. Results will be available online after the race. If you complete the event twice you will earn our How Hard Can it be Belt Buckle.

The course is very well signed, and is a mixture of beach, tracks, and pavements. 

The race will be held under Association of Running Clubs rules and a race permit has been granted.


There will be a time limit of 12 hours for the race.

Event details and schedule

Final instructions will be emailed 1 week prior to the event.

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