The Welsh Castles Relay

10th and 11th June 2017

welsh castles start


...will open in 2017

deborah running uphill

The Welsh Castles Relay takes place on the second weekend in June every year. The race starts in Caernarfon on Saturday morning and ends in Cardiff on Sunday afternoon with an awards presentation once the final team has finished.

There are 20 stages ranging in distance from 8 to 14 miles passing many Welsh Castles in some challenging terrain and each team has 20 runners who each run one stage over the course of the weekend, with ten stages on Saturday and ten on Sunday.

We had two teams in 2016: men & women.

The Serpentine women's team won the ladies race in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013. 2014 and 2015. The men's team won the race in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

More information on the race including descriptions of each stage can be found on the Les Croupiers race website. Some of us travel to Wales by minibus on Friday night, staying overnight in B&B accommodation in Caernarfon and the remainder travel early on Saturday morning. We stay overnight on Saturday, again in B&B accommodation, near the half way point of the race.

We also need drivers, marshals and supporters – if you would like to help please email the Welsh Castles team.