2013 sees the welcome return of the Kymin Dash. A new date and a new route whilst retaining the lung busting challenge of the Kymin ascent.
The course covers approximately 7.1 miles of mixed terrain. The start is a 10-15 minute walk from the Monmouth School Sports Club which also serves as the race HQ and the finish. The course starts out flat for around 100 metres before climbing the Kymin road to the Round House, a local viewpoint at around 850ft. The opening mile or so will certainly give your lungs a workout. What goes up must come down and a gentle descent through fields and the bluebell carpeted forest tracks before a long flat finish along the Hadnock Road into the Monmouth School Sports Club.
ENTRY: All competitors must complete an entry form. When the maximum of 300 entries has been reached, entries and cheques will be returned. Until the maximum has been reached, entries on the day can be accepted. Postal entries must arrive by 19th April.
ENTRY FEES by post:
Welsh Athletics affiliated members: £9
Unattached members: £11
ENTRY FEES on the day:
AAW affiliated members: £10
Unattached members: £12
Running numbers and timing chips will be issued at Registration on Race Day, from 9:00am to 10:30am at Monmouth School Sports Club, Hadnock Road, where there are also showers and changing rooms. The start is a 10-15 minute walk from the club car park and marshalls will be in place to point you in the right direction. CAR PARKING Free car parking is available at the Monmouth School Sports Club with additional parking available just over the road at the cricket ground. Please respect the directions given by our race marshalls.
ENTRY CATEGORIES Minimum age is 16. The race is open to all runners. There is a prize for the first local male and female runner. Local means a person of permanent residence living within 5 miles of the town of Monmouth. There will be a prize for the the first male and first female to reach the Round House at the summit. Male Senior: 16-34 Veteran: 35-44 Super-vet: 45-59 Over 60 Local: 16+ Female Senior: 16-34 Veteran: 35-44 Super-vet: 45-59 Over 60 Local: 16+ TEAMS There are no age categories for team entries but the minimum age of 16 still applies. Teams of 4, 3 to score [4th runner must finish and will be in any prizegiving]. There will be prizes for the first two teams. Teams of mixed male and female runners are permitted. Entry fees are as for individuals. There are no separate prizes for female teams.
The 2013 race is proud to support Monmouth Aid.
Entry form available here.