Frequently Asked
Questions

Event registration opens two hours before the first race of the day and closes half an hour before the first race of the day, except for registration for the children’s race which takes place at 12 noon.
Yes, of course you can. If you'd like to come along on the day and help out in anyway we'd really appreciate it and we’ll make sure you're well looked after. Just contact us using our contact form or use the live chat at the bottom right of your screen.
Yes! We donate a percentage of all our profits to our main charity partner Muscular Dystrophy UK. There will be a place you can donate money to them on the day. Muscular Dystrophy UK continues to help people of all ages deal with and treat all muscle-wasting conditions. http://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/
Yes, if you are affiliated to Welsh Athletics or UK athletics you get a £2 discount - just show us your affiliation at registration and we'll give you £2 back.
Up Hill Down Dale take the safety of our entrants extremely seriously. When you enter our events you do so in the knowledge that you are fit and healthy, without any conditions that could affect you adversely. It is essential that any conditions that may affect you are brought to the attention of our registration team, who will assess whether you should take part in our event. You should remember that our events take place over various terrains. Up Hill Down Dale provide medical cover for our events but cannot be held responsible for any injuries suffered. We strongly recommend that you hold your own personal insurance.
Whilst you are all winners to us and our events are run for enjoyment and personal achievement, someone has to win! We give prizes in each race for:-
  • First, second, third male finisher
  • First, second, third female finisher
  • First, second, third finisher from children's race
Our trail events are mixed terrain and elevations and we suggest you dress appropriately. You should, especially, wear suitable running footwear with good grip for the up hills and down dales! In the unlikely event that damage occurs to your clothing or footwear during one of our events Up Hill Down Dale will not be held responsible.

Firstly a great run on routes not usually open to the public and a great day out!

You will also receive:-

  • A great goodie bag
  • A race memento
  • Finishers award
  • On course refreshments
  • Chip timing services provided by TDL
  • Event safety cover
  • Live race commentary
We love spectators and actively welcome them, especially those that cheer on runners! Due to the nature of the private locations we may have to restrict spectator access but this will be clearly signed. Don’t worry we ensure that spectators can see the start, end and as much of the race as possible. Also our live commentary ensures that they feel part of the action.
So that the whole family can join in the fun we offer, where possible, a children's race. This is a short, flat race and parents are welcome to accompany their children. We charge just £3 cash for each entry and this includes finishers medals. This race is entered on the day at the registration area at 12 noon, with the race being run at 1.30pm. There may be uneven and slippery ground at the event and may be open water near by, so we ask that children are supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
There will be a covered bag drop area available at each event and whilst we take every care possible of your kit we cannot be held responsible for any loss.
There is ample parking at our events and we charge £3 for each car at most events unless stated otherwise. We encourage car sharing.
Subject to availability individual entry transfer is permitted no less than 4 weeks before the event you wish to transfer from. This request must be made by email. Should the race to be transferred to be of a higher value the difference in price must be made by a card payment at the point of transfer. You can see our full terms and conditions here.
Our events are run predominantly on private land, the majority of which cannot be accessed by trail runners at any other time of the year. You get to enjoy mixed terrains including forest tracks, single tracks, moorland, fields, possibly some tarmac (but as little as possible), and maybe even a stream crossing!
Sorry but no. The most of our races are run on private land and are not accessible to the public at any other time. This is why we can't provide a map of the race routes on our website. We are very lucky to be able to use the land and please respect the landowner's privacy.
Due to health and safety we can only take entries from participants who are 18 years and older. Where possible we do offer a children’s race so that everyone can join in the fun.
We want to ensure the whole family has a great day out. At all our events there are food and drink stalls, children's activities, toilets, public areas, children’s races