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Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival

Saturday 18th May 2019

Incorporated into the Royal Welsh Smallholding & Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s most popular trail running events, offering a series of thrilling and scenic races in the heart of Mid-Wales.

The event is delivered by Run 4 Wales – the mass participation events team behind races like the Cardiff Half Marathon.

The 10K trail course starts and finishes in the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells and take in valleys, fields, woodland tracks and stunning forestry. The 3K Trail, Family Mile and Toddler Trail, offer something for all ages and abilities.

The race has the unique appeal of major event amenities (race pack postage, chip timing, smartphone live-tracking for spectators, ample free parking, an array of street food offerings, trade stalls and live entertainment) coupled with remote and unspoiled trails – usually out of bounds to the public.

Race entry fees include a bespoke unique commemorative medal, technical finishers t-shirt (for 10K runners) and free entry into the Royal Welsh Smallholding & Countryside Festival – a celebration of rural life with entertainment, workshops, livestock, trade stands and a street food quarter – the perfect place to unwind after running the trails.

Camping Packages are available for those wanting to make a weekend of it!

We are indebted to the kind landowners and farmers who grant permission for the race to take place on their land and wish to thank them for their ongoing support – Penmaenau, Fforddlas Cwmbach, Cefn Drys and Cwm Sheppard.


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Event Information
A stunning undulating course that meanders in the valley, fields and woodland surrounding the Royal Welsh Showground - passing through numerous farms and smallholdings with scenic views overlooking the entire site. Entry includes a technical finishers tee, commemorative finishers medal and free entry into the Royal Welsh Smallholding & Countryside Festival.
The 3K race and family mile are perfect for those looking to embrace the fun and excitement of trail running, without committing to a longer distance. For the youngest of competitors there’s the Toddler Trail Challenge!
We have a number of Associated Charities with spaces available in the Royal Welsh Trail Running Festival. Knowing your run has helped others gives a huge boost to the satisfaction you’ll feel on finishing the race and help keep you motivated during your training!
Looking to enter the race as a group or team? Our Corporate Challenge offers discounted race entries and is the perfect team-building exercise, fundraising opportunity or CSR activity for your business.
The Course

The 10K starts within the Royal Welsh Showground, taking in valleys, fields, woodland tracks and stunning forestry - with stunning views of the Royal Welsh Showground below.

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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