The Dragon Coastal Races are ultra-trail footraces along the Wales Coastal Path. There is a choice of TWO distances - 100 miles from Rhossili Bay to Cardiff Bay OR 50 miles from Margam to Cardiff Bay. The routes are ideal for a first attempt at either distance or for a seasoned runner looking to post a quick time over some fast, runnable trails.
80% of the 100mile route follows the Wales Coastal Path and passes through some stunning scenery including the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kenfig Sands Nature Reserve, and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The remaining 20% of the 100 mile route leaves the Coast path and takes you inland through a 'magical' network of trails through the Afan Forest. The Dragon 50 route starts with a 3 miles loop of trail before joining onto the Wales Coast Path at Kenfig sands and following it to Cardiff. Both routes finish at the lively Cardiff Bay after a run over the Cardiff Bay Barrage. The Dragon 100 route has approximately 3000 meters of ascent, and the Dragon 50 has approximately 1300 meters of ascent, so are perfect for a first attempt at either distance or a fast time.
There are 11 manned checkpoints for the 100mile race and 7 checkpoints for the 50mile race which provide a mixture of sweet and savoury snacks and hot and cold drinks. The Route is marked with a combination of in-situ Coast Path Signs, Running Arrows and Illuminous Flags. The routes are also perfect for family and friends to spectate with many beaches, cafes, restaurants, beauty spots and easy transport access to the entire route.
This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.