The unmissable Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival will return to the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, Powys on Sunday 21 May 2017.
First ran in 2015, the Trail Running Festival (organised by Run 4 Wales) sits at the heart of the two day Royal Welsh Spring Festival. A festival celebrating smallholding and rural life. Alongside the races, there’s an action-packed programme of entertainment, educational activities, workshops, displays and main ring performances.
Whether you’re 5 or 65, there’ll be a challenge suited to all with a series of thrilling races on offer. Runners can take part in Half Marathon and 10k distances as well as a 3km family fun trail and toddlers challenge.
There’ll also be a corporate challenge, giving companies and their staff the opportunity to team up to raise money, or simply get fit and have fun.
For the first time, the event will also feature the Welsh Trail Half Marathon Championships, attracting some of the country’s best trail runners.
The scenic courses take in the valleys, fields, woodland tracks and stunning forestry above the Royal Welsh Showground, with views of the iconic site below.
Of the festival Matt Newman, chief executive of Run 4 Wales, said:
We had a fantastic reaction to this event when we staged it for the first time in 2015, with the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Welsh Showground providing the perfect setting for a trail race. Ffion Price, one of the rising stars of Welsh Athletics came home first in the half-marathon last year, but it was great to see runners of all ages and abilities taking part. We want to encourage as many runners and families to come and have a go in 2017!’.
Entry is now open, and is available at www.rwtrailrunningfestival.co.uk starting from just £14. This includes access to the Spring Festival, a unique technical finishers t-shirt and bespoke wooden finishers medal.
Featured image of Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival. Photo: Run 4 Wales