Entries to the Buff Winter Trail Wales go live!

Entry for the inaugural Buff Winter Trail Wales went live on October 1st with organisers stating that the 300 places would quickly sell-out.

Taking place on Saturday the 24th of January 2015, the Buff Winter Trail Wales will take in the Trail Marathon Wales half marathon race route across the same stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the Snowdonia National Park.

By clicking on this link runners can register for the event – whether to recce the route for the 2015 summer event, or just to experience this amazing location in winter conditions!

With a January date snow, frost, crystal clear blue skies or rain and mud could all be possibilities, adding to the beauty and challenge of the Buff Winter Trail Wales. However, runners can expect the same great organisation, welcome, atmosphere and fun of Trail Marathon Wales.

Race organiser Matt Ward said:

“The demand for the Winter event has been tremendous. We had planned on launching the race last winter, but with the Run. Coed y Brenin project (a new trail running store at Coed y Brenin) and other work commitments I wasn’t confident that I could do the event justice in 2014.

“However, with the new events arena at Coed y Brenin and the proven success of this location from the summer events, we will be set to offer a great experience for the participants in January. To run the Trail Marathon Wales half marathon race route in winter conditions is something many runners will relish, and the views, terrain and elements will all be very different to when the summer race takes place in June.”

Race entry fee includes:

▪   Exclusive Buff Winter Trail Wales original Buff product, worth £15

▪   Commemorative Buff Winter Trail Wales mug, which will be filled with tea or veggie soup when you cross the line!

▪   Goody bag

▪   Free parking for the whole day at Coed y Brenin

▪   A fully marked and marshalled route

▪   Two well stocked feed stations

▪   Electronic Chip Timing with post-race text results

▪   Entry into the Buff Winter Trail Wales prize draw to win one of ten Buff winter spot prizes

Priced at £25 (plus online booking fee) the Buff Winter Trail Wales still represents one of the best value-for-money events on the race calendar. View the link to the Buff Winter Trail Wales half marathon route here http://www.strava.com/activities/156954813

The Buff Winter Trail Wales utilises as many local suppliers and contractors as possible and aim to ensure that the local economy and mid-Wales community is affected in positive manner by the event, with that support hopefully being reciprocated ensuring that Winter trail Wales is an event that the local and national Welsh community can be proud of in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.

Being on a Saturday, organisers also hope that may runners and families will stay on for the weekend in one of the numerous local hostels, cabins, hotels and bed and breakfasts that surround Coed y Brenin.

The TMW Useful Links page is a great place to start to book your accommodation.

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