A 50 MILE/80KM Ultra Marathon along coast, trail, mountain, river and forest in south Snowdonia taking in 15 peaks including the whole of the iconic ridge-line & summit of Cadair Idris.This is a very challenging, stunning route, and is at times remote.
Participants are expected to be competent navigators, willing and able to use their map + compass to navigate, particularly in the event of poor visibility. In the event of atrocius weather we have a Plan B route fully reccied, with 2000m height gain, and a highest point of 400m.
Our races adopted the #gocupless approach from day one, read more about our reduce, reuse, recycle efforts here.
OPTIONAL DROP BAG
Each participant can drop off a drop bag at registration (maximum 25 litres). Your drop bag needs to be labelled with your name and race number. Race numbers will be issued 7 days before the event. All drop bags will be transported to CP4 (42km), and subsequently be transported back to Race HQ.
An example of a drop bag from Ultimate Direction is here.
The route will be anti-clockwise and can be viewed in detail on ViewRanger here.
Route overview - the red line marks the route, the blue dots (1 to 7) mark the check points.
The 7 Check Points:
CP4: 42km - Cut off 9hrs, 15:00
CP7: 70km - Cut off 16hrs, 22:00
The route will be anti-clockwise.
We are offering a free reccie run for the 1st half of the route as this is the least travelled, and is perhaps more nav-heavy. We will move at a sociable pace - walk the ups, easy pace jog on the flat and down sections. Date: TBC
JOIN THE EVENT TEAM
If you want to join the Dyfi ULTRA Event Team there are various roles available. All volunteers receive a free entry to Dyfi ULTRA, or Dyfi X Marathon/Half Marathon in 2022.
Aberdyfi is situated on the coast at the south end of Snowdonia National Park, between Barmouth and Aberystwyth. It is less than 2 hours drive from Chester and 90 mins from Shrewsbury. LL35 0NR for your sat nav. Nearest airports are Liverpool, Manchester & Birmingham.
Aberdyfi is on the Cambrian Coast line, described by The Guardian as one of the most epic train journeys in the world. Aberdyfi station is 1 minute walk from registration. Coming from the west you will pass the old market town of Machynlleth, once the administrative capital of Wales. Further details at thetrainline.com.
Illustration by Mair Hughes
As well as covering sections of the Welsh Coastal Path, and the whole Cadair Idris ridge line, you will also summit several remote peaks around the Dyfi Estuary which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is a beautiful part of Snowdonia, which you will come to realise on your 50 mile journey.