“The Trailhead Get Jerky Devil’s Staircase Ultra Trail Race planned for Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales has been postponed due to Coronavirus.
The new 31-mile race, which will tackle the steep ascent of the iconic Devil’s Staircase, has been rearranged for October 3, 2020, subject to the progress of Coronavirus.
“In view of the recent announcements by the UK and Welsh Governments concerning public safety regarding Covid-19, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the Devil’s Staircase Ultra Trail Run,” said a spokesman for the organiser, Green Events.
“We would like to thank the runners, who had already entered, for their patience and understanding.”
Sponsored by Trailhead Fine Foods’ Get Jerky, award-winning premium Welsh Beef Jerky snacks made in Welshpool, the new race will follow a course covering 50 km(31 miles) with a total ascent and descent of 5,714ft (1,741m).
Most of the race, which was originally planned for April 4, will be off road with some short road sections including the “hellish” ascent (25%) of the iconic Devil’s Staircase. To enter, visit https://www.green-events.co.uk/?dst_main”
The inaugural running of this challenge event will take place on October 3rd 2020. The race distance will be 50 km (31 miles) and the total ascent and descent is 5,714ft (1741m). Most of the race will be off road with some short road sections including the hellish steep ascent (25%) of the iconic Devil’s staircase. The race will test endurance and stamina but will reward the runner with a fantastic and lasting memorable experience.
The race will start and finish in the centre of Llanwrtyd and the route will also include: the old Drovers road that runs to the ford at Abergwesyn; the beautiful and stunning Abergwesyn valley; Soar y Mynydd the most isolated chapel in Wales; the head of the spectacular dam at Llyn Brianne, and the 11th century St David’s Church
The course will be marshalled and waymarked with water points and two feed stations providing cold and hot drinks, bananas, cakes and sweets. At the finish there will be Welsh cawl and a vegetarian alternative on offer. Each runner will receive a unique devil medal and there will be prizes for the first three male and female runners.
Entry fee is £45.00 and includes a race t-shirt.
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