The Summer Rebellion the slightly warmer version of the popular winter Rebellion. It is a 135 mile (217 Km) Ultra Marathon in Mid Wales starting on 17th of May 2019. If follows the full length of the Glyndŵr's Way National Trail with a total ascent of just over 25,000ft (7700m). The event starts in Knighton, just on the Welsh border and loops through Machynlleth. The event finishes in Welshpool. It is one of the most beautiful and demanding ultra running routes in the UK.
Glyndŵr's Way National Trail is one of the newest National Trails and doesn’t follow any particular geographic features or any historic routes. It links many places associated with Owain Glyndwr and is where is gets its name. Owain Glyndwr was the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales and led a rebellion against the English. The route has an unusual V shape due to the way it links the places.
The race starts at 7pm on Friday the 17th May and has a 72 hour time limit to reach Welshpool (7pm on Monday the 20th May). 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.
Each competitor is given a GPS tracking device so we can track the atheletes all times during the race and family and friends can watch the races 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.
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.
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.
The total entry fee is £185. You can either pay in full or pay just 33% non-refunable desposit (£61.67) now. The second 33% must be paid by the 1st February 2019. The third 33% must be paid by the 1st May 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.
After you have entered the race you can cancel at any point before the 1st May 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 May. 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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