Wye Valley Trail Race
03 September 2022
The Wye Valley Trail Race is a superb and scenic half marathon running race event. The race starts and finishes at Chepstow race course with parking and race HQ onsite. The trail run crosses two countries – England and Wales, two bridges over the river Wye, passes two famous landmarks – Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle and includes the two famous trails – Offas Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk Way.
This route epitomises the Wye Valley trails in every way, rolling forest trails, stunning views, historic landmarks and a mix of technical ascents / descents, open fields and views across the Severn estuary and River Wye.
WYE VALLEY TRAIL RACE – THE ROUTE
The route starts off on a wide, downhill tarmac track that then goes uphill into woodland before looping around the outside of the race course in full view of the grandstand and viewing area of the bar. After 2 km the route goes onto technical single track joining the Wye Valley Walk and even goes through a cave…… There are some steep sides to the edges of the path here and care will need to be taken.
The route heads uphill towards Eagles Nest above Wyndcliff before going along the ridge and dropping down into Tintern and a stunning view of the Abbey.
Here the route crosses the river Wye for the first time and heads uphill on single track and then a wider forest track before joining the famous Offas Dyke path. At this point you’ll be in and out of the trees and woodland with magnificent views of the Severn Estuary and both Severn Bridges. The route here is a mix of fields, tracks and woodlands passing some very impressive houses.
The route drops down hill into Chepstow town, across the river Wye for a second time and heads up past Chepstow Castle. You climb up through the town before joining back onto single track and out to views across Chepstow before looping back around for the final 2 km back onto the race course and to the finish line.
This is not a closed road or footpath event. Participants will need to have caution at road junctions and be respectful of other people using the paths / trails.
WYE VALLEY TRAIL RACE – WHAT’S INCLUDED
Race entry costs £39.00 and includes:
- Free race parking (onsite) and hospitality at Chepstow race course.
- Fully arrow marked route.
- Free race photos for all.
- Race timing and results.
- No cut off time.
- Medals and prizes for all.
- Three feed / water stations on route.
- Partnered with the Forestry Commission England – donations being made per entrant.
- Medical and event support.
- Staffed checkpoints.
- Physio support (if needed).
- Post race massage – donation towards cost of equipment (recommended minimum £5).
TRAIL RACE – LOCATION
The race parking and HQ is based at the fabulous Chepstow race course. The parking is free of charge and the start / finish line is just across the road. Toilets and bag drop are to be found at the race course. Registration and the handing out of race numbers is done on the day.
Chepstow Race Course, St Lawrence Rd, Chepstow NP16 6BE
|Wye Valley Trail Race entry||17-May-2022||03-Sep-2022||£39.00|
St Lawrence Rd
Registration open from: 08:45:00