The 6.2km route starts at the foot of the castle. As you bear round the first corner, Ffordd Pen Llech looms in front of you rising over 50 metres along its 322-metre length and disappearing round its first bend like a rollercoaster that leaves you wondering what's to come. This first bend is the steepest part, but there's no rest for the wicked (or slightly crazy) as you continue to the rest of the run. The run climbs steeply for almost 2km, but then after all that hard work you’re rewarded with long flowing descents with incredible views. As you come down into Harlech you come past the castle and finish back where you started.
You must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
You will need to attend registration on Saturday afternoon. We will confirm our registration opening times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Registration for the race will be located on the field next to Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure Centre, Beach Rd, Harlech LL46 2UG.
This race usually starts at 17:00 though this is subject to change. We will confirm the race start time in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
The start line is located at the bottom of the Castle Steps just off Hwylfar Nant (closest postcode LL46 2UE).
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.
The finish line will close 2 hours after the race start time.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for information on any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the World's Steepest Street Race are (for both men and women)
Open: Top 3
All prizes must be collected on the day.
Please see our Covid-19 updates for information on how we are delivering Covid safe events.
Other road running
We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.