WELCOME TO THE DRAGON’S BACK RACE™

The legendary Dragon’s Back Race™ follows the mountainous spine of Wales from Conwy Castle to Carreg Cennen Castle. This incredible 5-day journey is approximately 320 kilometres long with 17,000 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is not a trail race.

The original Dragon’s Back Race™ happened just once in September 1992 and ever since, it has been whispered about with a mix of awe and trepidation. Its reputation had reached legendary status with fell, mountain and ultra runners the World over by September 2012 when the second Dragon’s Back Race™ happened.

Many had considered the 1992 Dragon’s Back Race™ to be the toughest mountain running event ever organised. However, the 2012 route was harder still and included all the Welsh 3,000ft mountains on the first day, a number of additional summits on the other days and less road running throughout.

The Dragon’s Back Race™ is one of the hardest mountain races in the World.


To watch all five days of the 2012 Dragon’s Back Race™ please click here>>>

Provisionally, the third Dragon’s Back Race™ is being planned for 2015.

Competitors wishing to take on this incredible challenge will need to demonstrate their mountain and ultra running experience and navigational competence to be offered a place.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shane Ohly, Race Director

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