The Holy Trail - 15km Trail Run
23 Sep 17
The Holy Trail - 15km Trail Run
23rd September 2017
Take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island. Starting with stunning views of Southstack lighthouse, you’ll race along high cliff edges and around secluded sandy bays with spectacular views of the mountains of snowdonia! Will you be first to reach the grail?
Sponsored by Zone3 & Wild Trail
For full details please go to: www.loveswimrun.co.uk/the-holy-trail
The Holy Trail, a 15km trail run, will take place on the west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, North Wales, famous for it’s religious landmarks! The linear 15km running course is approximately 70% off road and the route will take in some of Angleseys’s most stunning scenery, including Southstack Lighthouse and the RSPB reserve, beautiful cliff top paths with views of the mountains of Snowdonia, sandy bays and hidden beaches.
The first Runner to reach the finish line will claim the sacred Holy Trail Grail! But whether you choose to race or ramble, there’ll be a revered medal waiting for you at the end!
The course will be fully marked.
- location: Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales.
- Total course distance: 15km
- Elevation gain: 190m
- Aid stations: 2 (you are advised to carry water and a gel)
Entries will be limited to 50 places – only the righteous will be accepted!
- Online entry opens: 5th May 2017.
- Online entry closes: 5pm on Friday 15th September 2017.
You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter the event.
Entry fee includes:
- Event number
- Race timing
- Fuel and hydration during race
- Post-event refreshments
- Free event photos
- Free blessing
- Prizes for male and female winners
A race number and timing chip will be supplied. Your number must be visible on your front at all times during the event.
There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.
- Windproof or waterproof jacket
- Mobile phone
- Off road trail running shoes – if wet the course can be very slippery & treacherous.
- Hydration system or soft cup (this is a minimum plastic waste, no cup event)
Highly recommended: Minimum 500ml holy water & energy bar or gel.
Registration and kit inspections take place on Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 7am at Rhoscolyn church hall, Holy Island, Anglesey, UK. Please arrive as early as possible and ensure you have your mandatory equipment with you – your kit will be checked! You will be issued with your race number and timing chip during registration. Registration closes at 8am. Buses will carry all participants to the start of the linear route.
Travel to the start
All participants will be bused to the start of the linear route and will then run back to Rhoscolyn. You will need to travel on the bus as the briefing will take place on the journey but friends and family are welcome to travel to the start by car to see you start the race. The race will start at Ellin’s Tower at the South Stack RSPB Reserve, postcode LL65 1YH. The cafe does not open until 10am so there will be no toilet facilities there – please go before you leave registration in Rhoscolyn!
Our Charity Partner – The Marine Conservation Society
We are so pleased to be supporting The Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The MCS is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done to protect marine wildlife and fish stocks.
Our UK seas and coasts are amongst the most diverse and beautiful on the planet, playing host to dolphins, sharks, whales and turtles. Over half of the UK’s wildlife resides within our seas and many other species such as seabirds rely on them for their survival.
Please help the MCS protect and conserve our precious marine wildlife by selecting to make a donation when you enter. Every little bit will help and every penny will go straight to the MCS. If you are interested in raising sponsorship funds for the MCS in return for a FREE ENTRY please email .
Prizes will be presented on the day at 11.30. All finishers will receive a bespoke race medal. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered.
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