The Pilgrims 60 Mile Race

Pilgrims 60

Early Bird Discount for 2023

Hundreds of years have passed since pilgrims in their thousands were finding their way to 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 starting from Bangor Cathedral which is built on a low-lying and inconspicuous site, possibly so as not to attract the attention of Vikings 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 Llyn Peninsula.

Event date: Saturday 6th of May 2023

Start: 10:00 am 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

Transport back to start: For an Additional Fee there will be a competitors coach returning to Bangor at Midday on Sunday

Route marking: North Wales Pilgrims Way & Event Markers


Competitors Tshirt

The Pilgrims Trail 60 Passport

Finishers Medal

Entry Limit: 100

‘We must bring our own light to the darkness’ Unknown Pilgrim

Should a race postponement occur due to a pandemic, all entries will transfer to a new suitable date.

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