The Rebellion is a 135 mile (217 Km) Ultra Marathon in Mid Wales starting on 3rd of November 2017. The route is along the full length of Glyndŵr'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.
The Glyndŵr's Way National Trail is an unusual National Trail as it doesn’t follow any particular geographic features or any historic routes. It is named after Owain Glyndŵr 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 7pm on Friday the 3rd November and has a 72 hour time limit to reach Welshpool (7pm on Monday the 6th November). Meaning competitors must average just 1.85 miles (3km) 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 Event Medical Group (https://www.eventmedgroup.co.uk/). EMG 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.
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.
The event will be timed using 'dipper' and checkpoint boxes located at each checkpoint. The system requires you to wear (usually around your wrist) or carry a key fob like dipper. You will use this to dip at the start line and then at each checkpoint to prove you have been there. You will then bib into the box at the end to show you have finished. You will then be given your finish time shortly after.
The Rebellion is a ITRA and UTMB® qualifying race and has been awarded 6 points by the ITRA and UTMB®
The entry fee is £185. You can either pay in full or pay just 50% (£92.50) now. The remaining 50% must be paid by the 1st September. We will email and text you to remind you 1 week before the 1st if you haven't already paid in full. If we don’t hear from you and you fail to pay the remaining 50% by the 1st September you will lose your entry to the race and will not be refunded.
After you have entered the race you can cancel at any point before the 1st September and we’ll refund your entry minus a £10 administration fee. You can transfer or defer your entry to the following year at any point before and including the 20th of October. 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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