The Pilgrims Ultras and Trail Marathon

Pilgrims Ultras and Trail Maraton

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 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 toward the finish.

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

Pilgrims 60

Event date: Sat 8th June 2024

Start: 8:00am Bangor Cathedral North Wales

Finish: Aberdaron North Wales

Distance: 60 Pilgrim Miles

Time Limit: No cut off

Entry: £95

Food Station Checkpoints: 7

Drop Bag: 1

Competitors Coach Transfer For An Additional Fee on the morning of the race from Aberdaron to the start in Bangor.

Route marking: North Wales Pilgrims Way & Event Markers


Competitors Tshirt

The North Wales Pilgrims Trail Ultra 60 Passport

Finishers Medal

Entry Limit: 250 We expect entries to fill up fast and have a strict limit on the event

Pilgrims Marathon

Event date: Saturday 8th June 2024

UNLIMITED TIME LIMIT  (Which means that walkers and hikers are able to complete the distance as well as runners)

Start: 10:00 Yr Eifl Car Park, Llithfaen North Wales

Finish: Aberdaron North Wales

Distance: Marathon

Route Marking: North Wales Pilgrims Way & Route Marking

Competitors T-Shirt

Finishers Medal


Aid Stations

Entry Limit 150

Entry £55

North Wales Pilgrims ‘Race Across Wales’ 141 Ultra Marathon

Event date: Friday 7th of June 2024

Start 05:00 Holywell. North Wales

Finish Aberdaron

2 drop bag locations, Unsupported day 1 (Support Crew is essential)

2 timed cut-offs on route day 1(which must be made or you will be removed from the race)

Accommodation on Friday evening (Day 1) at Platts Farm Bunkhouse & Pod

Day 2 Start time is 5 am. support crew recommended

Race Distance 141 Pilgrim Miles

Route Marking: North Wales Pilgrims Way & Route Marking

Competitors T

Finishers Medals

Pilgrims Passport

Overnight stay in Platts Farm, Llanfairfechan


Entry £195

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Compulsory Kit List

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

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