Our trail runs are destined to become legends in their own right, so where better to get our inspiration than the stories and legends which are such an integral part of the area in which the races take place? Our trail runs pay homage to the Tale of Taliesen - the famous Welsh bard - Chief of the Bards.
Ceridwen, a famous Welsh enchantress, had three children, one of whom was hideously ugly and as thick as a tree trunk. She decided to make him a potion to give him the gift of knowledge. The potion would take a year to make and require constant stirring. The servant chosen for this task was Gwion Bach. After many long months of stirring day and night the potion was nearly ready. But Gwion Bach spilt three drops of the potion onto his thumb and sucked his thumb to get rid of the potion. All the knowledge passed to him and, knowing that Ceridwen would be enraged, he transformed himself into a number of animals to evade capture by the enchantress. But each time she transformed into a predator to chase him down. Finally he changed himself into a sheaf of wheat but Ceridwen turned into a chicken and ate him all. She fell pregnant and knew it was the spirit of Gwion that grew inside her. She vowed to kill the baby as soon as it was born, but on seeing her beautiful newborn son she could not kill him and instead cast him away in the sea in a conical. He was found by a local Lord who was struck by his good looks and named him Taliesen. He grew to be a wise and renowned poet, with his works found in the Book of Taliesen.
All entrants receive a T-shirt and a finish photo and the entry price now includes full access to the Snowdonia Outdoor Festival for the day of your sporting event (including the concerts). You can also purchase tickets for camping, extra festival day tickets and upgrade to a full festival weekend with camping.