The Winter Run to the Castle Ultra

The Winter Run to the Castle Ultra

Saturday 11th January 2025 8.45am
Choice of 42 Mile Ultra or Marathon distance.

Run to the Castle will take runners and walkers from the coastal village of Aberdyfi up the beautiful coastal path, taking in the seafront at Tywyn, the village of Fairbourne, the famous Fairborne bridge, Barmouth, to the castle town of Harlech which is approx 42 miles away.

For those of you looking to take on smaller distances we will also be offering a marathon distance where you run from Aberdyfi to Barmouth. For those of you returning to the Castle – Belt Buckles will be awarded instead of the traditional medal.

The race will take place on Saturday 11th January 2025. Both runs start at 8.45 giving runners time to drive to the finish then catch the train to the start if they wish. Registration & bag drop will be open from 7.45am on race morning for people driving or getting dropped off.

Run to the Castle Ultra 2014
Run to the Castle Ultra 2014 - by Mat Simister

See Matt's run to the Castle

The start is about 200 yards from both Aberdfyi train station and the main car park in the village (LL35 0NR). There is also a connecting train station in Harlech approx 200yards from the finish (so no need to change, and it takes an hour) as this is a point to point race entrants can get back to the start easily. We will also be transporting one bag per runner from the start to the finish area, so you have dry clean gear afterwards. Once National Rail release next years time table we will put times on here for you, but if they are anything like this years these run every 90-120 minutes.

There are lots of different accommodation locally if you wish to extend your stay, Have a look at this website for more information.

The entry fee will include a fully recced course, food and drinks at 4 separate checkpoints, and a finishers medal. Results will be available online after the race.

The course is very well signed, and is a mixture of beach, tracks, and pavements.

There will be a time limit of 12 hours for the race.

Compulsory kit includes rucksac and bladder or bottle to carry a minimum of 1lt of water, emergency food, a fully charged mobile phone, waterproof jacket, whistle, map of the area ( we will send you the basic map of the route), and compass. You will also need to carry a 1st aid kit.

The Winter Run to the Castle 2024 ( but in Jan 25 ;) )
The Run to the Castle (Saturday, January 11th 2025)

Enter the event here

Race HQ
Aberdovey Village Hall, Aberdovey LL35 0NR