Up for the Challenge!

Up for a Challenge!

View 2015 race results here and race day photographs here


Incorporated into the Royal Welsh Spring Festival, the inaugural Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival takes place on Sunday 17th May 2015 offering a series of trail running events for all ages and abilities on a challenging but scenic course in the valleys, fields and woodland surrounding the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwydd, Builth Wells. 

The event offers up 10k and half marathon options for the more accomplished trail runner as well as 3k family fun trail and a toddler challenge for the youngest of competitors.

In addition to the trail races a come and try pentathlon will take place where participants of all ages can try long jump, shot step hurdles, speed bounce and sprinting.

Included with your place in the Trail Running Festival is entry to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival – a celebration of rural life with entertainment, workshops, livestock, trade stands and a food and drink quarter – the perfect place to unwind after running the trails.

For more information about the Spring Festival, please visit


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Event Information
Come and try pentathlon
A come and try pentathlon will take place alongside the series of races at the Trail Running Festival, where participants of all ages can come and try a series of athletic activities. You will be able to try their hand at long jump, shot, step hurdles, speed bounce and sprint.
3km Family Fun Race Information
The 3km family fun race is perfect for those looking to embrace the fun and excitement of trail running. Each finisher will receive their very own fun run medal and sweet treat. Entry starts from £5 and includes entry into the rest of the Spring Festival.
Toddler Trail
For the youngest of competitors there is a toddler challenge incorporated into the Trail Running Festival, which is free for under 5s. Ideal for those wanting to try running on a short, flat route around the showground.
Half Marathon and 10km Trail Race Information
The half marathon and 10km trail races at this year’s Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival are open to the more accomplished runner. Each are one or two laps respectively on an undulating course which meanders in the valley, fields and woods surrounding the stunning Llanelwedd site.
The Course

The 10km and half marathon races start together with half marathon distance runners running a second lap. The course takes in the climb to Drws Yr Coed house then loops through woodland, fields and trail paths passing through numerous farms and smallholdings with stunning views of the Royal Welsh showground below.

Get in Touch

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The Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival is organised by Run 4 Wales, the organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Phone: 029 2166 0790

Run 4 Wales Ltd
Pod 1 Capital Retail Park
Leckwith Road
CF11 8EG