Bala Trail Running Festival
10km & Half Marathon - 17th September 2017


Entries are limited!

Bala Trail Running Festival


15th September 2018 @ 11:00

£23.00 per entry


Half Marathon

15th September 2018 @ 10:30

£29.00 per entry


Saturday night party

15th September 2018 @ 20:00

£15.00 per entry

Includes BBQ, live music. Also bar serving alcohol.


Post race Yoga

15th September 2018 @ 14:00

£7.00 per entry

Lasting an hour long to help you recover from the race


Guided walks

16th September 2018 @ 11:00


Guided walks around Bala

More details to follow

Guest speaker

15th September 2018 @ 18:30


Talk lasting one hour. Details to be confirmed

More details to follow

No booking or hidden fees!

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The event consists of 2 races. There will be a 10km* route and Half Marathon* race. The races start and finish at the Gorwelion cafe, on the outskirts of Bala. Both route take in the scenic views to the north west of the lake. With moorland, woodland and country trails there is plenty here to get your heart and legs pumping after a summer rest.


There is an entry limit of 500 (across both events) and we expect it to fill quickly, so get it now! There will also be a short children's race on the day for the budding trail runners.

Our event centre provides a great family day out for both competitors and also spectators, with food and drinks available, children's activities, race commentary all at the start / finish line located next to the cafe. Spectators will have a great view of the starters and finishers. With the cafe located at the start / finish you can get refreshments when need and theres also a childrens play area in the main building. The weather will hopefully be kind in September but as it is Wales you can't be sure what the weather will do so make sure you dress for the conditions and maybe bring some sun cream just in case!

Due to the fact that all our events are held on private land, we are not able to provide you with course maps. As it is private land the route cannot be run before or after the race, so please don't try.

Have a look at the ‘The Day’ page for a full schedule of events on the day and have a look at our FAQs page for answers to more questions. If you have anything else you’d like to ask us then go to the contact us page and fill in the form or use the live chat at the bottom right of your screen. You can ask us anything you like but we’re better at answering questions about the events, we reserve the right to post silly questions to our facebook page :)

What you get

  • Unique event technical T-Shirt worth £25
  • Finishers medal
  • On course refreshments
  • Chip timing
  • Event safety cover
  • Live race commentary
* Race distances and elevations are approximate

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