Wye Valley Trail Running Challenge - Trail Events Co

Sat 8 May 2021

Wye Valley Trail Running Challenge

This is a new event for 2021 and we are very excited to be heading to the Wye Valley for what is surely going to be one of our most stunning trail runs to date.

10K  |   Half   |   Marathon   |   Ultra

Location

RiversideBehind The Paddocks Hotel Symonds Yat West, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6BL

Competitor Limit

1000

Distance

10 KM

6.2 Miles

Total Elevation

287 Meters

942 Feet

Entry Fee

£30

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

9:30 am

Briefing

10:15 am

Start Time

10:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 8th - 5:00 pm

Distance

24 KM

14.9 Miles

Total Elevation

734 Meters

2408 Feet

Entry Fee

£42

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

8:30 am

Briefing

9:15 am

Start Time

9:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 8th - 5:00 pm

Distance

47 KM

29.2 Miles

Total Elevation

1201 Meters

3940 Feet

Entry Fee

£55

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

7:30 am

Briefing

8:15 am

Start Time

8:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 8th - 5:00 pm

Distance

60 KM

37.3 Miles

Total Elevation

1539 Meters

5049 Feet

Entry Fee

£62

Elevation Chart

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Registration

6:30 am

Briefing

7:15 am

Start Time

7:30 am

Cut Off Time

Sat 8th - 5:00 pm

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

10k Checkpoint 1

5.5KM
From Start Line


4.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


4.5KM
To Finish Line


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At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

half Checkpoint 1 half Checkpoint 2

8.5KM
From Start Line


4.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


15.5KM
To Finish Line


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13KM
From Start Line


11KM
To Next Checkpoint


11KM
To Finish Line


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At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

marathon Checkpoint 1 marathon Checkpoint 2 marathon Checkpoint 3 marathon Checkpoint 4 marathon Checkpoint 5

8.5KM
From Start Line


9.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


38.5KM
To Finish Line


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18KM
From Start Line


8KM
To Next Checkpoint


29KM
To Finish Line


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26KM
From Start Line


4KM
To Next Checkpoint


21KM
To Finish Line


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30KM
From Start Line


8KM
To Next Checkpoint


17KM
To Finish Line


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38KM
From Start Line


9KM
To Next Checkpoint


9KM
To Finish Line


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At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

ultra Checkpoint 1 ultra Checkpoint 2 ultra Checkpoint 3 ultra Checkpoint 4 ultra Checkpoint 5 ultra Checkpoint 6

8.5KM
From Start Line


9.5KM
To Next Checkpoint


51.5KM
To Finish Line


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18KM
From Start Line


10KM
To Next Checkpoint


42KM
To Finish Line


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28KM
From Start Line


11KM
To Next Checkpoint


32KM
To Finish Line


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39KM
From Start Line


4KM
To Next Checkpoint


21KM
To Finish Line


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43KM
From Start Line


9KM
To Next Checkpoint


17KM
To Finish Line


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52KM
From Start Line


8KM
To Next Checkpoint


8KM
To Finish Line


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10K Kit List

Mandatory Kit
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup

Half Kit List

Mandatory Kit
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Base Layer
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup
  • Compass
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • First Aid Kit

Marathon Kit List

Mandatory Kit
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup

Ultra Kit List

Mandatory Kit
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit
Advised Kit
  • Reusable Cup

This is a new event for 2021 and we are very excited to be heading to the Wye Valley for what is surely going to be one of our most stunning trail runs to date.

Set in Symonds Yat, which is one of the most iconic spots of the Wye Valley. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering stunning riverside walks, lush forests and so much more. Based just 200 meters from the River Wye, we will be taking you on a stunning, yet challenging, run along the river banks and surrounding woodland.

For the marathon and ultra runners you will be following the River Wye Walk on the River Wye Path which leads you down river for a number of miles, you will then cross the river before picking up the Offa’s Dyke Path for a breath taking stretch of the run.  Heading back up the Offa’s Dyke Path you will then be led into the gorgeous Highmeadow Woods for a circuit before crossing the river again and heading up to the finish past the Seven Sisters Rocks in Lord’s Woods.

The half marathon and 10K runners take the same route but cross the river at an earlier spot, taking in some gorgeous woodland.

Canicross friendly (please ensure your dog has trained for the event).

 

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Additional Info


Parking

Flat easy access field near Head Quaters.

Cost for parking – £5 per vehicle all day parking. CASH ONLY

Number & Timing Chip

For our events, numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

Regarding training weekends, no signage will be provided, as all runs will be guided.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance, plus a trophy for the first male and female over 50 in each distance (For the Backyard Ultra, only the winner gets a trophy)
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing
  • Free Professional Race Photos
  • Trail Events Co Snood
  • Also on offer:
  • Technical Running T-shirt (£15)
  • For the Backyard Ultra, you can purchase a limited edition T-shirt (£15) and a limited edition hoody (£30)
  • GPS tracking units (available at £20 per day for hire)

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