The Pen Llyn Ultra MARATHON 2017: AN ULTRA Challenge
75 miles (121KM) in 24 hours, that is the challenge posed by the second Pen Llŷn Ultra Marathon. The race starts and finishes at Plas Heli in Pwllheli, with 7 checkpoints / aid stations along the scenic route.
Saturday July 29th, 2017 at 5am.
Tucked away beyond Snowdonia’s craggiest peaks with the Irish Sea on one side and Cardigan Bay on the other, the Llŷn Peninsula has a distinctive, unspoilt character that’s all its own. Its sunny southern coast draws walkers, wakeboarders and dinghy-sailors There are several islands dotted around the peninsula, with the famous ancient pilgrimage site of Bardsey Island, at its tip and can be seen in all its beauty during the race. The islands and coastline of Llŷn are a haven for wildlife and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Seals and dolphins are common sites around the peninsula. All of this makes a perfect back drop for the Pen Llŷn Ultra.
The entry fee in 2017 is £70. To enter the event - click here.
The race has been classified as a 5 points UTMB qualifying race.
Sponsors & Partners:
We are fortunate to have the support of a large number of local sponsors, without whom the event could not take place. Many, many thanks to you all for your help and you can view the list by clicking here.
Run FOR CHARITY:
A limited number of Scope charity places are available (minimum fundraising target of £500 to get your free entry into the event). Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to reserve one of these places, by contacting us using the details at the bottom of the page.
2016 Race Report:
The first Pen Llyn Ultra Marathon took place on the 6th August 2016 and what a day it was ... click here
Some of the race testimonials from our 2016 ultra racers ... click here
For a fabulous selection of photos from the 2016 event taken by Sports Pictures Cymru - visit their gallery by clicking here.
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If you don't fancy taking part in this amazing challenge, then why not join our merry band of volunteers, who's hard work and dedication make this the event it is. Contact us on the details below.