Red Kite Challenge / Sialens y Barcud Coch

APR 30th 2016


The Red Kite Challenge is an established, annual series of running and walking events with the profits going to support our local hospital. Events include junior (U20, U17, U15) & senior trail running races and non-competative walks.

For this year's Red Kite Challenge ½ marathon we are once again honoured to have been given responsibility to hold the UK Athletics Short Course Trail Championships and the Welsh Championships. The first three males and first three females will receive UK Championship medals. As for the junior runners and masters category winners they will receive TRA Championship medals and Welsh Championship medals. To go with the medals, there will be prizes for seniors and for the masters in five year age groups.

Start Of 2014 Race
Start of 2014 Race
Photo by Gareth Roberts

As the 10k is not a championship event there will not be any medals but there will be prizes for the seniors and masters in 5 years categories.

There will be team prizes for both running events.

There will be a special memento for all the finishers in the running and walking events.

There will be race marshals, feed & water stations, a refreshment tent and first aid provision.


Our event, one of the most scenic trail races in Britain, is held around the spectacular beauty spot of Devil's Bridge which is about 20km East of Aberystwyth in West Wales

Devil's Bridge is famous for its narrow guage railway, the Mynach Waterfalls, the three bridges and 'The Arch' which is the watershed to the river Rheidol and the river Ystwyth. For officionardos of popular culture, the television detective series 'Hinterland' was filmed in the area.

Poster for 2016 Race
Please help promote the event by
emailing the race PDF poster
to your fellow runners or putting it up
on your club notice board.
PDF Poster


May Day Bank Holiday weekend (30th of April in 2016)

How To Enter

Via the Runners World website - you will be asked to pay a small surcharge

Fill in the forms and return with an enclosed cheque.
2016 Running Entry Form PDF Entry Formas a PDF file or as a WORD Entry FormdocX WORD file.
Please circulate the forms to friends and club-mates


Please come to the race headquarters at least an hour before your race starts (from 8:30)

Where To Stay

Woodlands Caravan Park
Plas Antaron Hotel
Erwbarfe Farm Caravan Park
Hafod Hotel