On the Day

How do you get there? To get to Coed Moel Famau car park, leave the A494 between Mold and Ruthin for Tafarn Y Gelyn and follow the signs for Moel Famau. The carpark and start/finish area is clearly visible on this road on the right hand side before you reach the top (there is another car park at the top - Bwlch PenBarras). You can park at the start/finish site for the duration of the event. We advise participants to car share where possible. 

PLEASE NOTE: The car park at Coed Moel Famau costs £2. At ime of writing this is the old £1 coins only. If this changes we will make it clear on this page.

What time does it start? The marathon and half marathon will start at the same time at 9.30am. The 10k will start at 10.30am. Anybody entering with a dog and harness (canicross) will start a short time (10 mnutes) after the main race (this delay will be taken into consideration)

What is at the start/finish site? We are building our own race camelot. The start / finish area at Coed Moel Famau Car Park will have catering facilities from the Original Catering Company selling a variety of hot foods, tea and coffee, toilets and a bar (local brewery Hafod  will brew a special Excalibur Ale).  We are hoping that people will stay, relax, have something to eat (special Excalibur sausages on offer), enjoy a beer and cheer on your fellow competitors to the finish.

Cut offs: The only cut off will be 2.30pm at Aifft on the full marathon route (just before the most northerly loop). Competitors arriving at this point after 2.30pm will be asked not to undertake the top loop but to make their way back (a reduction of 3 miles in distance). There will be sweepers at the tail end on all routes.

Are there prizes?:  Inov8 are supporting this years event and winners of the marathon and half marathon evnts will receive £100 of Inov8 vouchers redeemable at The Runners Hub (£75 second place and £50 third place)

What's the route like? The route for all three events (marathon, half marathon and 10k) is mainly on trails and footpaths although some more 'technical' paths than others. All of the routes are hilly. You are advised to do plenty of hills in your training. You can see the routes here