The Hafren 2022

19th May 2022
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

All deposits and payments are on a non refundable basis.

Standard Solo entry – £70.00

Personal Cancellation Insurance.

You are now able to add a Personal Cancellation Insurance Policy at the time of your booking. The policy is provided through Event Protect Limited. Please review what is covered under the policy here.

Entry and logistics
Entrants must arrive at Rhyd-y-benwych picnic area in Wales between 10:00 – 10:30. 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.

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 4 mph. 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.

Terms and Conditions: Please ensure you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions before entering.