Tywyn | Race the Train

About

This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started.

Race the Train takes place alongside as far as practicable the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. In order to do this all courses use a mixture of public roads, lanes, un-metalled roads, tracks, agricultural land, and rough grazing pastures. The terrain varies all the time and can be very wet & muddy in places, the routes also ascend and descend quite steep terrain and runs on narrow footpaths with little chance of overtaking.

Often the Train, or for many runners the track, is just over the fence and in many places if you coincide with the train your family friends, if they are on the train, will be able to shout encouragement to you!

ROTARY CHALLENGE (14 miles)
This is the classic start on the crest of the main railway line bridge adjacent to the Talyllyn Railway station. Both the runners and the train are started by the train whistle ordered by the timekeeper.

Various Races:
QUARRY CHALLENGE (10k)
DOLGOCH CHALLENGE (5.5 miles)
TYNLLWYNHEN CHALLENGE (3.5 miles)
TODDLERS TROT

Postcode location: LL36 9EY

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Tywyn is situated on the A493 coast road and is 15 miles from Machynlleth (A487/A489) and 20 miles from Dolgellau (A470/A494).

Public Transport Directions

Tywyn has a mainline railway station as well as the Talyllyn narrow gauge railway providing local tourist services. Tywyn is part of several local and nation bike routes including; NCN route 82, Lon Las Cymru, and Lon Las Cymru (North).

Tywyn | Race the Train

Type:Marathon / Running Event

Tal-y-llyn Railway, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 0DF

Opening Times

Season (17 Aug 2024)

Related

Tywyn, TywynTywyn is a coastal town in Southern Snowdonia on the Mid Wales coast. The name Tywyn comes from the Welsh word for beach or sand dunes.

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