A 50 MILE/80KM Ultra Marathon, with a total height gain of over 3200m, along coast, trail, mountain, river and forest in south Snowdonia taking in a total of 18 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.
This is possibly Britain's most beautiful and least-traveled 50 mile Ultra route. Maximum of 30 participants.
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 only 1800m height gain, and a highest point of 400m.
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The 4 main check points will be well stocked with food and drinks, and vehicle support, positioned:
CP3 55km - Cut off 11hrs, 18:00
There will be an additional basic aid station on the summit of Cadair Idris at 32km (CP1a).
We are offering a free reccie run for the 2nd half of the route as this is the least travelled, and the section you will be most tired. We will move at a sociable pace - walk the ups, easy pace jog on the flat and down sections. Date: Sunday 2nd August, meet at the car park at Check Point 2 at 08:30. This will be led by the Race Director Mike Alexander.Further details provided on sign up.
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 2021.
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.