Red Kite Challenge / Sialens y Barcud Coch

MAY 3rd 2015
MAY 2nd 2015


The Red Kite Challenge is an established, annual series of running and walking events with the profits going to our local hospital. Events include junior (U20, U17, U15) & senior trail running races and also includes walking and primary children's events. Independent events are held over 2 days allowing participants to enter on either one or both days.

For this year's Red Kite Challenge (the Saturday ½ marathon), we are honoured to have been given responsability to hold the UK Athletics Short Course Trail 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 Championships medals.

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

For day-1, to go with the medals, there will be numerous prizes.
For day-2 there will be prizes for the 1st three and category winners.
Each day there will be a special momento for all the finishers.
For those that do both days there will be additional category awards based on cumulative times.
N.B. either 2 ½ marathons or 2 10ks.

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 area 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 Falls, the three bridges and 'The Arch' which is the watershed to the river Rheidol and river Ystwyth. For officionardos of popular culture parts of the popular detective series 'Hinterland' were filmed in the area.

Poster for 2015 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


1st May Bank Holiday weekend (2nd and 3rd of May in 2015)

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.
2015 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