People all over the world have bucket lists. These are events and experiences that will be treasured for years, and for many, participating in an ultra-marathon makes its way onto the list for endurance athletes. The Rebellion Ultra-Marathon is one such experience that is sure to get the blood pumping. But it is not for the faint of heart.
What is it?
The Rebellion Ultra-Marathon is a 217 km (135 mile) track through the remote parts of Wales. With an ascent of 7,700 km (25,000 ft) you will definitely be feeling the burn.
While you make your way along, you will be blessed with the amazing sights the country has to offer, making the process that little bit easier. Journey through the villages and towns, listening to the cheers of the onlookers as you go.
This marathon is certainly different from the rest, with the long course given an allocated 72 hours to complete - approximately 3 km per hour. It begins at 7pm on Friday, November 2nd, 2018, and runners must pass the finish line by 7pm on Monday, November 5th.
Health is of paramount importance, so there are checkpoints along the way so runners can refuel and recharge, with medical professionals available for assistance. Your family and friends can even track your progress, with every competitor given a GPS tracker. These trackers also include an SOS button in the event of trouble. For more information on these trackers, visit http://racedrone.net/event/rebellion.
Where is it?
The marathon takes place along the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail. Community centres and halls along the way become checkpoints, with space for checking baggage and resting as the competitor desires. Food and water are also provided at the checkpoints, and they can be used for cover in the event of severe weather.
Who can participate?
There are no real requirements in order to participate in the Rebellion Ultra-Marathon. However, due to the duration, location, and expectation of the course, it is recommended only for people who will be familiar and experienced with the different terrain, keep a level head, and don’t take unnecessary risks.
Results of the event are posted online at www.uphilldowndale.com following the completion of the event.