Taking place on the 22nd of June 2013, Trail Marathon Wales will have full (26.2 mile / 42 km) and half (13 mile / 21 km) marathon race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the Snowdonia National Park.
This unique marathon was launched in 2011 and proclaimed a huge success by runners and organisers in its aim of being Wales' best trail marathon. The course takes in fully marked trail single track, forest roads and paths in some of the most stunning forestry and heathland in the UK.
Leaders in the 2012 race.
Entry for the 2013 events opens on 1st of September, 2012, and organisers expect the places for the 2013 event to fill up fast. Places will be limited to 400 runners in the marathon and 500 runners in the half marathon. Priced at £30 for the full and £23 for the half distance event (plus small online booking fee) we feel that Trail Marathon Wales still represents one of the best value-for-money events on the race calendar.
The entry fee includes entry to the race, commemorative race t-shirt, an exclusive commemorative Trail Marathon Wales wooden coaster, goody bag, free car parking (at the event overflow car park) and free locally made flapjack when you finish!
We are also working closely with Forestry Commission Wales at Coed y Brenin to deliver what will be a race route to remember once in again in 2013. The exact course details will be released in the early Spring of 2013.
Trail Marathon Wales utilises as many local suppliers and contractors as possible and aim to ensure that the local economy and mid-Wales community is affected in positive manner by the event, with that support hopefully being reciprocated ensuring that Trail Marathon Wales is an event that the local and national Welsh community can be proud of in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.
Being on a Saturday, we also hope that may runners and families will stay on for the weekend in one of the numerous local hostels, cabins, hotels and bed and breakfasts that surround Coed y Brenin. Visit Wales is a great place to start to book your accommodation.
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