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The Worlds Steepest Street Race 2021

With a 37.45% maximum gradient Ffordd Pen Llech in Harlech shot to fame when it 'stole' the title of 'World's Steepest Street' from Baldwin Street in New Zealand. Yes, they then 'stole' it back again, but as they don't have a race up it you'll still be running in the 'World's Steepest Street Race'!

There are ten criteria a street must meet to be in contention with being named the steepest, including having to be a public thoroughfare and being fully surfaced, as well having buildings alongside the road. The awarding of the Guinness World Record to Ffordd Pen Llech and the battle from the previous holders in New Zealand to take the title back has captured imaginations world wide and people have flocked to Harlech to walk, cycle or even roll down the street - you just can't beat a bit of Welsh pride mixed with a sprinkling of the eccentric.

With Harlech already on the Always Aim High Events map as the location for our much loved sprint triathlon and duathlon, people started to ask and we just had to deliver!

Being part of this inaugral event will be something that you will tell people about for many years to come. We hope to see lots of people getting involved and enjoying a weekend in beautiful, friendly Harlech.

This event is an Always Aim High Community Event. Profits from our Community Events go towards supporting amazing local projects and community groups like Harlech Triathlon Club, local Community Councils, local Mountain Rescue teams including South Snowdonia Mountain Rescue, Ogwen, Aberglaslyn and Llanberis MRTs, along with many more community projects.

Dates

17 Apr 2021

Location

Harlech

Races

Choose your distance

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The Worlds Steepest Street Race 2021

6.2km

17 Apr 2021

Run: 6.2km

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What's Included

AHM Event Village

Lively Event Village

Music, commentary, shopping, food, secure bag drop and toilets

Conwy medal family

Family Friendly Vibes

Family finishes and plenty to see and do

AHM Beaumaris

On Course Support

Friendly marshals, signage, energy stations and support vehicles

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Unique Finisher Momentos!

Beautifully designed to reflect our event locations and local history.

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Spectacular Scenery

Views across Anglesey and Snowdonia

Conwy couple crossing finish

Professional Timing

Chip timing, live tracker and online results

Event Partners

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