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With vast expanses of mountains and wildlife, Mid Wales is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for the best sporting events. With events for amateurs and competitive athletes, the Mid Wales landscape will challenge you. Here are some areas in Mid Wales worth visiting if you’re looking for your next sporting adventure:


This first event is a gruelling test of both your swimming and running ability. It’s the longest aquathlon in the world at 26km, with a 13km swim and 13km run to finish. The finishing 13km run takes you along the beautiful coastal path back to Aberdyfi – giving you the chance to enjoy beautiful Mid Wales as you run! Entries for this years race are still open – visit here for more information on how to enter.


From gruelling to fun – the next event on this list is a mountain biking fun ride to mark the beginning of the 10-day Mid Wales Beer Festival in November! But don’t be fooled, this event is still a challenge. It has courses for serious bikers and for fun riders. Give this event a go if you’re looking for a break from the usual races or if you’re an amateur and want to challenge yourself!  Pre-booking is essential for this race so get to the Real Ale Wobble website and enter now.


If you’re looking for an event that gives you some more time to train then this is the one for you. Taking place in March next year, Welshpool 10k is an inclusive running event made for people ranging from first-timers to competitive runners. It’s a fun event for people looking to raise money for charity, keep up their fitness or compete! With a trail that takes you through Powis Castle, you get to see some of the beautiful sights of Welshpool. Visit Welshpool 10k Run for more information.


If you’re looking for a more moderate event and love walking then Mid Wales 4 Day Walking Festival is perfect for you. As a non-competitive walking event, the trails, which take you around Llanwrtyd Wells, show you some of the most outstanding areas of Mid Wales. The 12 to 20-mile-long trails cover areas of mountains, moorland, streams, forests and rivers! Enter any single day or choose to enter each of the four days and enjoy the nightly entertainment this September.


Finally, the best for last! Having previously been postponed, the Devil’s Staircase Ultra Trail will finally take place next month on the 16th! Not for the faint-hearted, this demanding trail has a total ascent and descent of 1585m. The steepest ascent is at the iconic Devil’s Staircase, which is 25%! Starting in Llanwrtyd Wells, this race is made for those wanting to push their limits in the Mid Wales countryside. Will you outrun the devil? (P.S. This year’s entries are still open; click here for more information.) To see last year’s winners, visit: First to outrun the devil at the Get Jerky Devil’s Staircase Ultra Run 

We are proud to be sponsors of this event and will be at the race to support everyone taking part!

Devil's Staircase Ultra Trail Running photo

Runners competing at a section of last year’s race