Race Date Sat 19th Aug 2023
Race Status Entries Open
|Race Start Time:||14:05||Entry On Day:||Unknown|
|Running Surface:||Mixed||Race Cut Off Time:||3:15 hours|
|Route Undulation:||Hilly||Race Town:||Tywyn|
|Timing Method:||Not Chipped||Race Location:||Mid Wales|
|Number Collection:||None||Race Entry Cost:||£35.00|
|Distance Markers:||Race Status:||Entries Open|
|Road Status:||Unknown||Use Headphones:||Not Recommended|
|Max Number:||Race Format:|
|Race Start Time:||14:05|
|Entry On Day:||Unknown|
|Race Cut Off Time:||3:15 hours|
|Use Headphones:||Not Recommended|
|Timing Method:||Not Chipped|
|Race Location:||Mid Wales|
|Race Entry Cost:||£35.00|
|Race Status:||Entries Open|
Where is the race?
The race is located in Tywyn, United Kingdom.
Can I wear headphones at the Race the Train?
Is the race still going ahead?
Change is always possible, please contact the race organiser to confirm this at: [email protected]
What is the maximum allowed time to complete the race?
The maximum time allowed is 3:15 hours
Race Entry Information
Race The Train Race Entry
The website organising the Race The Train is http://www.racethetrain.com/
A 14 mile race against a train!
The 'Race the Train' event takes place mainly alongside the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. To do this a mixture of public roads, lanes, un-metalled roads, tracks, agricultural land, and rough grazing pastures are run over. The terrain varies all the time and can be wet and muddy in places.
The race also ascends and descends quite steep terrain and goes on narrow footpaths with little chance of overtaking. Often the Train, or for many runners the track, is just over the fence.
In many places if you can keep up with the train your family and friends, if riding on the train, will be able to spot you.
The race is marshalled, well signed, and provided with refreshment / water points along the way. There are several race distances that can be attempted but only the Rotary Challenge (approx 14m) and the Quarry Challenge (approx 10km) race actual trains.
The second half of the race is tougher than the first so you must be well ahead of the train at the halfway point to beat it to the finish.
More course details can be found at http://www.racethetrain.com/course-rotary-challenge/
Very good runners can normally BEAT THE TRAIN that takes approximately 1 Hour 48 minutes. There is a time limit of 3 hours 15 minutes to complete the course.
The goody bag contains a medal and a Tee-shirt and a variety of other items.
Race the Train Route Map