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Red Kite Challenge / Sialens Y Barcud Coch 2024

The start of the Red Kite Challenge race.

DATE - 27/04/2024


Welsh Senior / Masters Championship Results can be found HERE


  • 11:00 Start of walk along metric half / half marathon route
  • 11:00 Start of U14 race (about 3k)
  • 11:20 Start of U16 race (about 5k)
  • 11:40 Start of U18 race (about 6k)
  • 14:00 Start of run along metric half marathon (13.1k) route to include U20 male & female race
  • 14:00 Start of run along full half marathon route

LOCATION - Woodlands Caravan Park on the edge of Devils Bridge




  • Juniors - £8/10 (Affiliated)
  • Walk - £8
  • Metric Half - £22/£20 (Affiliated)
  • Half Marathon - £25/23 (Affiliated)

These will follow the running route. Those doing the metric half will break off part way (as the metric half runners will do) while those doing the half marathon walk will continue along the full loop.

This is a recent addition in response to feedback from the running community. We wanted to provide the shorter option for people relatively new to running or new to running off road who wanted to make the step to metric half before doing the half marathon. This event, which follows much of the half marathon route, proved very successful.

This is a testing 13.1 miles starting at the caravan site meandering its way up to the Arch. On the way you will negotiate several steep hills in the forest and plenty of ups and downs on forest roads, tracks and trails. After visiting the highest point near the Cefn Croes windfarm you will work your way down to the famous Arch. From there you will climb to the viewpoint before a predominantly downward section back to Devil’s Bridge. Be warned – near the end there are some stiff ‘ups’ to test tired legs.


  • We are honoured to have been given the responsibility to hold the Welsh Championships and West Wales Championships for the senior half marathon and all junior age groups
  • The half marathon is a trial for the Celtic Challenge, while the under 18s race is also a trial for the WMRA International Youth Cup
  • All courses are well marshalled and sign posted
  • On site there is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks which will be open for supporters and athletes to use. There is also adequate parking on site and at the Hafod Hotel car park which is a 2 minutes’ walk from the start. Showers and changing are available on site but a small charge will be levied for the use of the those facilities. We will be providing all the usual refreshments including Anne Bunton’s Bara Brith

A full copy of the races’ terms and conditions can be found here: Red Kite Challenge Terms and Conditions