Pilgrims 60

16 May 2020
Bangor, Gwynedd, UK (Wales)
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trail race
97 KM
1 day
150 Runners
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    80 GBP

Hundreds of years have past since pilgrims in their thousands were finding their way to Ynys Enlli/Bardsey Island. They were 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 60 links ancient churches dedicated to the saints of the 6th century with the race start from Bangor Cathedral which is built on a low-lying and inconspicuous site, possibly so as not to attract the attention of Viking raiders 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 towards the finish.

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

  • Event date: Saturday 16th of May 2020
  • Start: 10:00am Bangor Cathedral North Wales
  • Finish: Aberdaron North Wales
  • Distance: 60 Pilgrim Miles
  • Cut Off 26 Hours
  • Entry: £80
  • Food Station Checkpoints: 7
  • Drop Bag: 1
  • Full Medical Support
  • Route marking: North Wales Pilgrims Way & Event Markers
  • Trackers
  • Competitors T-shirt
  • The Pilgrims Trail 60 Passport
  • Finishers Medal
  • Entry Limit: 50

Bus from Finish line to Start line in Bangor available (£5). Bus departs 08:00.

“We must.we must bring our own light to the darkness” – Unknown Pilgrim

Race Charity Fundraising for The British Heart Foundation in Memory of Ruth Williams and Dylan Owen.

Event Organiser

Huw Williams

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