The Race The Train Half Marathon is a very popular family friendly event in which around 1500 runners take on the task of beating a large train as it makes its way from Talyllyn to Abergynolwyn and back. There is lots of cameraderie amongst runners and the support around the course from both marshals and supporters is fantastic. If the half is a little too far there are also 10 mile, 5 mile and 3 mile races that you can take part in. If bling is your thing there is also a large medal up for grabs!
A multi terrain, challenging, 14 mile (ish) course with several streams and bogs to keep things interesting. The route utilises 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 and muddy in places. Runners can expect to ascend and descend quite steep terrain and traverse narrow footpaths where there is little chance of overtaking.