The Pilgrims 60 Mile Race

Hundreds of years have passed since pilgrims in their thousands were finding their way to Ynys Enlli/Bardsey Island, drawn there by stories of the special peace to be found at the edge of the western world – the place of the setting sun, with only the vast ocean between them and the unknown.

The Pilgrims Trail 60 links ancient churches dedicated to the saints of the 6th century, with the race start from Bangor Cathedral which is built on a low-lying and inconspicuous site, possibly so as not to attract the attention of Viking raiders from the sea.

The trail entwines with the North Wales Coastal Path, providing competitors with jaw-dropping views from inland to the coast as they race towards the finish.

Race finish is at the picturesque former fishing village Aberdaron at the western tip of the Llŷn Peninsula.

Event date: Saturday 15th of May 2021

Start: 10:00am Bangor Cathedral North Wales

Finish: Aberdaron North Wales

Distance: 60 Pilgrim Miles

Cut Off 26 Hours

Entry: £80

Food Station Checkpoints: 7

Drop Bag: 1

Full Medical Support

Route marking: North Wales Pilgrims Way & Event Markers


Competitors T-shirt

The Pilgrims Trail 60 Stamp Book (If no stamps in Book a 3 hour penalty will be incurred)

Finishers Medal

Entry Limit: 100

Bus from Finish line to Start line in Bangor Available (£5). Bus departs 08:00

“We must.we must bring our own light to the darkness” Unknown Pilgrim

Race Charity Fundraising for The British Heart Foundation in Memory of Ruth Williams and Dylan Owen.

Compulsory Kit List

– Back Pack
– Head Torch
– Batteries
– Map & Roadbook OR GPS navigation device
– Compass
– Pilgrims 60 Stamp Book
– Foil Blanket
– First aid
– Water Proofs (Jacket & Trousers)
– Whistle
– Water
– Snacks
– Cash
– Mobile Phone
– Watch
– Hat & Gloves