The Beacons Trail Marathon proved very popular in 2018 and sold out quite quickly, with very positive feedback on it's first running it will be back in 2020, the 26 mile follows the classic Beacons Ultra route with a cheeky little climb of Pen Y Fan (highest peak in South Wales) and Cribyn thrown in for good measure
The timing of the Beacons Trail Marathon being at the end of the prime UK Ultra season means the event attracts a very mixed range of abilities….from Multi World Record Holders, to World Champions through to those taking part in an Ultra Run for the very first time and of course everyone in between, with the overriding atmosphere being relaxed and welcoming (although the competitive spirit in some can never die….ha!!). Whatever your ability, you will also be made extremely welcome by what is possibly the friendliest organisers and marshals anywhere on the planet
Henderson Hall - Talybont-on-Usk - LD3 7YQ
Registration for the Beacons Trail Marathon will take place on Friday night between 18.00 and 20.00 at the Race HQ (Henderson Hall) and on Saturday at Race HQ (Henderson Hall) between 08.00 and 09.30 on raced day
There is 2 options for parking both cost £5
Talybont Farm, Talybont-on-Usk, LD3 7YJ (2 minutes walk to race HQ)
Talybont on Usk Cattle Market, Station Road, LD3 7JE (8 minutes walk to race HQ)
On race day there will be NO parking at Race HQ (Henderson Hall) and we do ask that you use the official car park and don’t park on the streets adjacent to Henderson Hall, illegally parked cars will be ticketed by the local traffic warden who lives in the village
The Beacons Trail Marathon is a ITRA and UTMB® qualifying race and has been awarded 2 points by the ITRA and UTMB®
Entry fee for the Beacon Trail Marathon 2020 will be £45 for the early birds and £55 from the 1st May 2019
The Beacons Trail Marathon entry be limited to 65 entrants. There will NOT be a waiting list
For those traveling some distance to the event, there are some excellent places to stay in Talybont or within close proximity of the village. So for details of Camping, Caravanning, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Hostels, Self Catering, Holiday Cottages etc, can be found HERE.
Other excellent options include:-
Ty Newydd Holidays, Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering cottages, further information can be found HERE.
The Bull Pens Cottages, further information can be found HERE.
The Boat Cottage, further information can be found HERE.
Bridge Cafe - Bistro and B&B, further information can be found HERE.
Tyn y Cae - further information can be found HERE.
If for any reason you are unable to attend the race, there will not be a refund or an option to defer your entry, however you are welcome to transfer your entry to another competitor via SiEntries, the cut off for transfers is 28 days prior to the start of the event
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