Welcome to the first ever Tough Runner Trail Festival. Taking you on a journey both mentally and physically through the beautiful surroundings of the Epic Afan Forest Country Park. Over the last few months, The team at Tough Runner UK have been working closely with Natural Resources Wales to develop a courses that are safe, fair and challenging.
The Marathon course will include Pelenna Forest & Michealston Forest with the 10k and Half marathon also including some of the most breathtaking scenery in Afan forest
This event will take place on Saturday 27th July 2019, 10:30 AM Start.
3 AWESOME races:
Tough Runner Trail Marathon
Tough Runner Trail Half Marathon
Tough Runner Trail 10k
This day will be more than just a race. There will be entertainment, expo tents, food, drinks and even cash prizes for the overall Marathon winners!
The Tough Runner Trail Festival will take place from the Bryn Bettws Lodge with the races taking you through the beauty of the Afan Valley. The 10K and Half Marathon will be as tough as ever, and the Marathon will be set across two mountains.
This has been a long time in planning as we have wanted to not only nail an excellent event experience but also race routes that will not only give you a brutal challenge but make you want to come back year after year!
On 27th July, this event is set to be one of the most exciting events ever to be staged in the Afan Valley and is certainly one not to be missed.
This event is open to seasoned runners, elite and beginners. So why not join Tough Runner UK and start your trail running journey today and get off the road!
The race will be capped at 1000 runners.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR RACES SELL OUT QUICKLY! Once we hit capacity, that’s it!
Date: Saturday 27th July 2019 – 11 AM Start
Participants: The festival will be limited to 1000 participants for an optimal race day experience!
Costings: 10K Early Bird from only £22 // Half Marathon Early Bird from £30 // Marathon Early Bird from £42 (Please note prices will rise after launch)
We have had many messages from all corners of the UK about this event so below is some travel times of nearby cities/towns that may help you understand approximate travel distance to Afan.
Neath – 8 minutes
Swansea – 20 minutes
Cardiff – 48 minutes
Bristol – 1 Hour, 25 minutes
Birmingham – 2 hour 40 minutes
London – 3 Hours, 10 minutes
Exeter – 2 hour 30 minutes
8:00 AM – Registration Opens
10:20 AM – Race briefing for Marathon
10:30 AM – Start of Marathon
11:00 AM – Race briefing for Marathon
11:15 AM – Start of Half Marathon
11:20 AM – Race briefing for 10k
11:30 AM – Start of 10k
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
CUT OFF TIMES
Marathon 8 Hours
Half marathon 6:30 hours
10k 4 Hours
Please note registration will close around ten minutes before each event, each distance will have its own race brief 10 minutes before the start time.
Please note: you are not required to be back in time for the winner presentation, take your time and enjoy the race.