Pen Llŷn Ultra Marathons

3 Summer Races!

3 Ultra Distances!

24 Hour Cut Off

1 Winter Race!

The Pen Llŷn Ultras



Entries for the 2023 Pen Llyn Ultra Summer Editions are now open! Good luck everyone 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

50 miles, 75 miles in 24 hours, 100 miles in 29 hours. These are the challenges posed by the Pen Llŷn Ultra Marathons. The races start and finish at the beach next to Abererch Sands Caravan Park near Pwllheli, with checkpoints/aid stations along the scenic route.


Saturday 1st July 2023

Book early to avoid disappointment!


Lionsgate Backyard Ultra Marathon

4th June 2022

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Lionsgate Ultra Course
Lionsgate Course photo

The Coastal Trail Series Races

10K, Half and Full Marathon
May 21st 2022

Visit for details.

The Winter Ultra

Saturday, 19th November 2022

The Pilgrims 60

6th May 2023

See Pilgrims 60 for more details.

Virtual Races

Brand New for 2020 we are introducing the Pen Llyn Ultras Virtual races to help fund raise for Neuroendocrine Cancer Foundation which Race Director Huw Williams has been recently diagnosed with. See Virtual Races for more details.


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, unspoiled 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 backdrop for the Pen Llŷn Ultra.

Our Sponsors & Partners Summer Ultras

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.

Our main sponsors for 2019 are Jenics,  Dragon Cheese, Griffith Williams and Aberech Sands Holiday Centre. Many, many thanks to them for their support.

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Race Reports

The second edition of the Pen Llyn Ultra was a great success and you can read more here
The first Pen Llyn Ultra Marathon took place on the 6th August 2016 and what a day it was.  click here


Read some of the race testimonials from our 2017 (click here) and 2016 (click here) ultra racers…


Thanks to our friends at  Sport Pictures Cymru for photos of the Pen Llyn Ultras. For a selection of photos from previous years, visit the gallery page here.

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Latest News

Follow the latest event news and developments on our Facebook page by clicking here.


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