The Blade Runner Ultra Marathon is a 50km fully way-marked race set in the SAS Selection heartlands of the Brecon Beacon mountains.
Staged in the deep winter and high summer months, each edition of the race will visit iconic landmarks steeped in SAS folklore and following in the footsteps of a history of young men in search of something out of the ordinary.
Forged on memories and nostalgia for our past endeavours and struggles as we pitted ourselves against one of the world’s great endurance challenges, we could think of no finer culmination than to stage the finish at the iconic old red phone box via Pen y Fan summit, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons range, the outline of which is engraved onto the heart of every SAS man.
For our DS team it was always far more than a challenge or test, it was a pilgrimage and the adventure of a life time and we’re honoured and humbled to be able to share a small part of our past with those who take on the Blade Runner Ultra marathon challenge.
All runners who complete the course by passing through each RV point and making time cuts will be presented with a special cloth patch by one of our former SAS staff at the finish line.
Category champion prizes will be provided by Paramo and our other sponsors as well as a framed route map featuring original SAS insignia.
Bladerunner includes two UTMB qualification points.