The Hafren 2020

Enviromental Policy Update:

Please note that ALL our races are now cup-free which means we will not be supplying cups and you will need to bring your own. We will provide water and squash dispensers and cola bottles for you to pour into your own cup.

Very soon we will have our own branded foldable and reusable cups for sale in our web-shop. You can either get these posted out to you in advance or collect them at registration on race day.

21st May 2020
27.0 Miles

Race Overview
This is one of the shorter sections of the Severn Challenge. In order to get to the source of the Severn, the race start takes competitors through a near four mile mountain trek, up the Plynlimon which has been described as the most dangerous mountain in Wales; due mainly to the splattered and concealed bogs, so best progress will be made in keeping to the designated routes! A Race Marshall will be in waiting at the source to ensure that everybody has arrived safely and competitors can then commence their journey on Britain’s longest river path. Hopefully nobody will have pulled out before this point! Good news – the altitude drop from the source at this stage is a remarkable 1,600ft! The route takes you through some inspiring scenery unchanged by many a year.

To view the finishers “Hall of Fame” click HERE

Event Options and fees

Standard Solo entry – £70.00

Entry and logistics
Entrants must arrive at Rhyd-y-benwych picnic area in Wales between 10:00 – 10:30 on the 21st May 2020 for registration. Race start will be 10:30. The race is point to point and it is the competitors responsibility to make their own travel arrangements in getting to the start and leaving at the finish.

Camping facilities are only free of charge to those competing in The Severn Challenge event. If you are only doing 1 or 2 days you can camp but at an additional fee and this must be booked and paid for in advance. Please contact for more information.

Finishers Medals and Awards
All finishers will receive a finishers medal. An Original Buff will be awarded to the first male / female competitor, and will be presented to them at the end of the race.

Please note that bookings within four weeks of the event cannot guarantee their medal type, as all orders are placed at this time.

Hiring of GPS equipment
As with all of Ultra Running Ltd Events, entrants have the facility to hire a Garmin for the duration of the race should they wish to do so at a nominal fee. For more information please click HERE

Navigation & Maps
Link to Maps / GPS / Route Instructions can be found HERE

By signing up to one of Ultra Running Ltd events you agree to abide by our race rules which you can find HERE

In line with the race rules, you must maintain a minimum of 4mph. This equates to the following mandatory cut-off times (assuming a 10:30 race start);

Hafren CP1 will close at 12:30
Hafren CP2 will close at 14:10

Outside these times you will not be allowed to continue.