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REBELLION - WINTER - EVENT

The Rebellion is a 135 mile (217 Km) Ultra Marathon in Mid Wales starting on 1st of November 2019. The route is along the full length of Glyndwr's Way National Trail with a total ascent of just over 25,000ft (7700m). The route takes you through some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Mid Wales. Starting in Knighton looping through Machynlleth and then finishing in Welshpool - the route is one of the most picturesque and challenging in the UK.

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The Glyndŵr's Way National Trail is an unusual National Trail as it doesn’t follow any particular geographic features or any historic routes and offers a great ultra running change. It is named after Owain Glyndwr who led a rebellion against the English and the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. The Glyndŵr’s Way is an arbitrary route merely linking a variety of towns and villages with Glyndŵr connections. This the reason for its unusual V shape.

The race starts at 19:00 on Friday the 1st November and has a 66 hour time limit to reach Welshpool (13:00 on Monday the 4th November). Meaning competitors must average just 2.04 miles (3.28km) per hour to complete the race. There are 4 checkpoints on route that all competitors must pass through within a time limit. Each checkpoint is a community hall/leisure centre that is well stocked with food, hot drinks and water for competitors to recharge and re-supply. There will also be floor space at each checkpoint for competitors to sleep if they so wish. Competitors can use drop bags, accessible at each checkpoint.

Every competitor is given a GPS tracker so we can see where you are at all times during the race and your family and friends can watch your progress online. The GPS tracker is also equipped with a SOS button, so if you do have a problem we can find you. The event has full medical support supplied by Trail Med (https://www.trailmed.co.uk/). TrailMed have a wealth of experience supporting races of this kind and consist of paramedics and consultant doctors.

If you want or need to withdraw from the event after starting, we will transport you to your nearest checkpoint where you can arrange your own transport home from there.

Coach Option

Coaches can be booked at time of entry allowing to park your car at Welshpool and get the coach to the start in Knighton, the coach cost is £10

Countryside Code

The route of the race goes through farm land, farms, private forests and private estates. As such the countryside code must be followed at all times. You are responsible for the opening and closing of gates during the race.

What you get

  • GPS Tracker to use on the event. Family and spectators can track your progress online
  • Finishers medal
  • On course food, hot drink and water at checkpoints
  • Event safety cover

Taking Part

You do not have to have completed any qualifying races prior to entry but you MUST be prepared to be in remote locations for long periods and adverse weather and probably on your own. By entering the race you are stating that you deal with the conditions you will face in Wales in November. You are also stating that you can employ a level head in difficult conditions and not take unnecessary risks.

Drop Bags/Finish Bags

Drop/Finish bags will be collected at registration, once the drop bag has been used they will be transported to the finish. 1 drop bag is allowed and this will be available to you at Machynlleth (75 Miles), 1 finish bag is allowed and this will available at the finish in Welshpool, Drop/Finish bags must be compact and completely sealed when you give them to us at the start and after you have used them at a checkpoint

Crew and Pacers

Athletes are allowed their own support crew but not pacers, please ensure all support crew park responsibly and do not hinder checkpoint staff or other athletes.

GPS Trackers

Everyone will be issued with a GPS tracker at registration in Knighton, the tracker MUST be turned on at all times for the full duration of the race. The GPS trackers will be constantly monitored by many members of the Up Hill Down Dale team, this is for your safety and also so we can see where you’ve been (just in case anyone is thinking of cutting corners). The Up Hill Down Dale team reserve the right to disqualify any participants who cut the route short or ‘modify’ the route for unfair advantage. It is also important that you DO NOT LOSE the tracker. If a tracker is lost, you will be charged a fee of £120 for the replacement of the device.

Timing System

You will be issued with a SportIdent dibber at registration which will be used to time you during the event, it will be attached to you wrist and you will be dibbed in at each checkpoint and at the finish, you will be shown the procedure at registration. Full and individual results will be issued post event. It is also important that you DO NOT LOSE the dibber, If a dibber is lost you will be charged a fee of £25 for the replacement of the device.

Athlete Information Document

The Athlete Information Document can be viewed and downloaded here

UTMB® and ITRA

The Rebellion is a ITRA and UTMB® qualifying race and has been awarded 6 points by the ITRA and UTMB®

Payment Terms

The total entry fee is £225. You can either pay in full or pay in 2 installments £150 on entry followed by £75 by the 1st Oct 2019. We will email and text you to remind you 1 week before the 1st to remind you about payment. If we don’t hear from you and you fail to pay the any of the remaining fee by the required date you will lose your entry to the race and will not be refunded.

Withdrawals/Cancellations

After you have entered the race you can cancel at any point before the 1st September and we’ll refund your entry minus the first 33%. You can transfer or defer your entry to the following year at any point before and including the 1st of October. Entries must be paid in-full before they can be deferred. If you wish to transfer your entry it is up to you to find someone to transfer it to, we will not find someone for you. If you transfer your entry the above payment terms then apply to them.

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