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Race Date Sat 20th Aug 2022

Race Status Cancelled
Race Start Time: 14:05
Running Surface: Mixed
Route Undulation: Hilly
Timing Method: Not Chipped
Number Collection: None
Distance Markers:
Max Number:
Race Goodies:
Race medal available Free race t-shirt
Entry On Day: Unknown
Race Cut Off Time: 3:15 hours
Use Headphones: Not Recommended
Race Location: Mid Wales
Race Entry Cost: £35.00
Race Status: Cancelled
Race Format:
Entry Cost

Unaffiliated: £35.00
Affiliated: £33.00

Where is the race?

The race is located in Tywyn, United Kingdom.

Can I wear headphones at the Race the Train?

Not Recommended.

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

Race Description:

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

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

Race the Train Route Map