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UTS 50/100

50 / 100 miles with 6,000 / 12,000m+

ULTRA-TRAIL SNOWDONIA

The UK's First Alpine-Style Ultra

UTS 50

51mi/83km
£100
£80
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*Early bird price until Feb 2018

UTS 100

102Mi/165Km
£140
£120
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Elevation
20,000 ft / 6,070 m
39,140 ft / 11,390 m
Cut-off
30 hr
50 hr
Date
12th May, 6AM
11th May, 5PM
Course marked
Yes
Yes
No of aid stations
7
14
Avg. temp
11°C
11°C
Daylight hours
17.00
17.00
Terrain
15% Road, 85% Off Road
13% Road, 87% Off Road
£100
£80
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*Early bird price until Feb 2018
£140
£120
*
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*Early bird price until Feb 2018

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Event info
  • Entries

    General entries open online (below) on 5th November 2017. Places are open on a first come, first served basis. All entrants must meet the minimum qualification criteria stated below to apply and provide proof of completion. There will be a waiting list in operation once all initial places are filled. Time limits for the races are 30/50 hours respectively.

    If you wish to withdraw from the event, you will receive a 50% refund, up until 1st April 2018. Please email the race director: mike@apexrunning.co After this date, no refunds will be given. No deferrals or transfers to other runners are permitted.

    The entry fee is currently £80 for the 50 and £120 for the 100. This price is only valid until the 1st February 2018, so please enter now!

  • What's included?
    • 50 or 100 miles of pure, unbridled alpine style ultra-trail running: 85% off-road on rugged terrain.
    • Stunning, fully marked routes taking in the most scenic areas of Northern Snowdonia.
    • 7/14 well stocked and sheltered aid stations & finishers meal at Llanberis HQ.
    • Prize money & custom 3D-printed trophies for top 3 Male & Female overall & age group prizes.
    • Race HQ with toilets, showers, rest area & drop bag zone for 100 runners.
    • Generous swag bag: Event tech-tee, choice of ‘Buff’, postcard, craft beer & more...
    • Official event photographers to beautifully capture you at your lowest ebb(s).
    • Live tracking so your friends and family can see how slow you are.
    • Hand signed, timed (and dated) finishers certificate, designed by local illustrator.
    • Medical support and physio team at Race HQ.
    • A head full of memories you won’t forget in a hurry...
  • Start/finish location

    The Heights, Llanberis: 74 High St, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4HB

  • Schedule

    TBC, full schedule will be released for all competitors prior to the event.

  • Entry criteria

    50-mile

    You must have completed at least one off-road marathon distance race with at least 1500m of elevation gain, or two category AL fell races within the last two years. Other challenges such as Bob Graham Round etc. are also acceptable at race director’s discretion.

    100-mile

    You must have completed at least one off-road 50-mile race with at least 2500m of elevation gain within the last two years. Other challenges such as Bob Graham Round etc. are also acceptable at race director’s discretion.

  • Mandatory kit

    Due to the extreme nature of this event, each runner will be subject to a FULL kit check at registration, in order to collect their race bib. Spot checks will also be in operation out on the course and those found not carrying the necessary equipment will be subject to INSTANT DISQUALIFICATION. The mandatory kit requirements are as follows:

    • Suitable footwear and clothing. Road shoes are unacceptable.
    • Survival BAG, not blanket.
    • Compass and the ability to use it to navigate and take a bearing if needs be & whistle.
    • Map (see NAVIGATION below).
    • Capacity to carry at least 1l fluid.
    • Full WATERPROOF body cover: Jacket with taped seams and hood, trousers with taped seams.
    • Warm hat (‘Buff’ acceptable) & gloves.
    • Cup/mug etc. suitable for consuming a hot drink/soup as well as cold drinks. 
    • Waterproof bag (carrier bag acceptable) containing: Spare warm, long-sleeve base layer top and leggings, second spare warm hat (‘Buff’ acceptable), First Aid kit including a minimum of plasters for blisters and self-adhesive elastic bandage (100cm x 6cm minimum), emergency fuel (minimum 400kCal) not to be consumed during the race & £10 cash.
    • TWO fully functioning headtorches, BOTH with spare batteries.
    • Smartphone with call/text and internet functionality, for use at aid stations in case of accident or emergency.
    • A device with ability to give grid reference: GPS watch or Smartphone with suitable App. If using GPS watch(es), please ensure suitable battery life setting is selected.

    Due to the nature of the event, those at the slower end of the field will need to plan to ensure the following devices have adequate battery life throughout the whole event. 100 RUNNERS PLEASE CONSIDER PICKING UP SPARE BATTERIES/CHANGING OR CHARGING PHONES/DEVICES FROM DROP BAG AT RACE HQ WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FIRST 50 MILE LOOP.

    Additional Recommended Equipment:

    • Hiking poles and the ability to use them effectively.
    • Spare warm hat or ‘Buff’ and gloves, also carried in waterproof bag for emergency use or at aid stations.
    • Synthetic insulation mid-layer, to keep warm at aid stations etc.
    • Additional lightweight WATERPROOF gloves.
    • Anti-chafing cream.
    • Full change of clothes/socks/shoes in drop bag for 100 runners.
    • An indomitable will.
  • Navigation

    Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that course markers will not be tampered with or removed, they are there to act as reassurance that you are on the right track and I hope most competitors take the time to recce the route and be able to navigate back to the course, should they find they have strayed from it. The route also covers some difficult, featureless terrain. During the night if the weather is bad, route markers may not be enough to rely on to ensure you are heading in the right direction. With this in mind, the decision has been made to make a map and compass part of the mandatory equipment, as well as the requirement to be able to use them, all in the interests of competitor safety.

    A lightweight solution that covers the full 100 route is the Harvey’s ‘Snowdonia North 1:40,000 map.

    In the near future, we shall also have our own race maps available for sale once route is finalised. Printed on waterproof material and covering most of Northern Snowdonia, including the Paddy Buckley Round, these will represent great value!

  • Prize pool

    Male & Female overall for both distances: 1st - £300, 2nd - £200, 3rd - £100 (TBD, based on final number of entrants!)

    Custom 3D printed trophies for all male and female overall and age group top-3 finishers, as well as prizes and/or vouchers from event supporters.

    To encourage all competitors to ‘get a bloody move on’, there will also be prizes for both the 50 + 100 for the fastest split time from the Llyn Llydaw Miners Track aid station to the finish, which includes a descent of the Llanberis path. Whether this is cruel or kind is open to debate.

Volunteering
Volunteering: 

As this is the inaugural running of UTS, I need as much help as I can get from volunteers! If you are not keen to race this year but would like to help, or are planning to race but know a friend or two who would be able to volunteer their time, please get in touch with your phone number: mike@apexrunning.co

All volunteers will be offered a half price entry for themselves or someone else to use in this or next years event, as well as a volunteer swag bag including limited edition T-shirt and a volunteer’s get-together at the end! Oh and you'll get to keep any checkpoint leftovers! 

There are plenty of tasks available, I’m particularly interested in hearing from anyone who:

  • Is First Aid qualified.
  • Is fit and willing to course mark and sweep sections of up to 10 miles.
  • Owns a van/vehicle to transport food etc. to aid stations.
  • Happy to bivy out on the course and collect pictures/footage for the event.
  • Has good photography/videography skill.
  • Is a dab hand at baking!