Ras Dewi Sant (Coast Path Marathon / Half & 10K)

Saturday, March 2nd 2019 – Enter Event Here

The date has been set for 2019’s Ras Dewi Sant.

2019 will once again see 3 distances available for all.

10K – Half Marathon – Full Marathon

The Ras Dewi Sant routes are predominately on the Coast Path and pass by some of the most scenic and historical sites in Wales. The half is a challenge but an achievable one for all. It has a great atmosphere amongst the runners and a great day out but not one to be underestimated. Whilst the full is a challenge for anyone. It has been described as one of the most beautiful and difficult Marathons in Europe. As the course takes you around the UK’s only coastal National Park and should be on any runners bucket list.

The 10K run will be a mixture of road, coast path and of course will include the great, iconic and challenging finish of up the Cathedral hill its steps on the way to the finish line.

following the success of 2018 the Ras will once again start from  The Cross Hotel, which is ideally situated in the centre of St Davids. Which means the event will be starting and finishing in the heart of the UK’s smallest City in the comfort of this splendid hotel.

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Ras Dewi Sant (Coast Path Marathon/Half Marathon)

The Marathon has been described as the toughest in the UK.

Marathon Man himself Rik Vercoe, the holder of numerous marathon world records and someone who boasts a 39th Place finish in the Marathon des Sables, won the 2013 Ras Dewi Sant and said on completion

“I’ve run a 137 Marathons in 137 weeks and this is the best, the course is stunning”

Additional information

CourseFull Marathon, Half Marathon

The Full Marathon

Date – 2nd March 2019

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Runners will meet at the Cross Hotel and then be transferred by bus to the starting point at Mathry, 9 Miles North of St David’s. From there the competitors will run just over a mile to Abercastle where they will join the coast path. And start heading south taking in the splendid fishing village of Porthgain and Abereiddy Bay.

From Abereiddy you will cover some of the toughest terrain the course has to offer. With some of the most breath taking views anywhere in the UK as you make your way to Whitesands Beach.  Amongst the constant undulating elevation that you will face there are two decent climbs – the first on about the 9 mile mark at Penberi (this sneaks up on you!) and the second is on 14 miles and a bit naughty as we take you on a diversion, just so you can experience the Carn Llidi Climb AKA The Whitesands Challenge Hill!  Following this you will re-join the coastpath and head down to the aid station at Whitesands Beach.

From here you will pick up the half marathon route and continue on the Coast Path for a further 9 mile stint along this spectacular part of the National Park until you reach Caerfai Bay, taking in the scenic sights of St Justinian’s, Ramsey Sound (and the Bitches), Porthclais, and St Nons (St David’s Birth place) along the way.

The on the 25.5 mile mark when you start to think that’s that and you’re almost finished you reach ‘The Sting in the Dragons Tail’! The spectacular site of the 12th Centaury Cathedral, it’s 39 steps and the Pebbles Hill, which are all amazing as they lead you UP to the finish line at the Cross Hotel in the heart of the City, just pray it’s not a sprint finish.

On the positive side of things the first half of the marathon is a fair bit tougher than the second!

Logistics

Ras Dewi Sant (Coast Path Marathon/Half Marathon)

  • Date: Saturday, 2nd March, 2019
  • Registration: 0600hrs – 0720hrs at The Cross Hotel, Cross Square, St Davids
  • Event Start time: 08.00hrs
  • Cost: Early Bird Price £37 (Until 1st October 18 full price £45) – Includes T-shirt, Medal, Cawl, Aid Stations, changing rooms, tea, coffee and a spectacular course – if not a little bit tough!!!
  • Prize Categories: Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd (1st male and female), 1st male and female 40-50, 50-60 and over 60

Booking Conditions

  • In the event of us having to postpone the event we will offer an alternative date, entry to another event or deferral to the following years event. Or a refund of 60% can be offered this is due to the level of costs we would already of covered.
  • In the event of the competitor pulling out of the event a 60% refund can be given up until 1 month before the event after this no refund can be given.
  • Transfers / deferrals can be made up to 1 week before the event.
  • You can drop down to the half up until the day of the race but no refund is given
  • For all enquiries please email manupukevents@gmail.com

The Route

We will do our best to mark the route and have marshals strategically placed but it is not practical and almost impossible to have every section of the coast path marked with signs. You will see a number of desire lines, animal tracks and footpaths coming off the coast path at various locations – the important thing to remember is this is a coast path run and the following points should help:-

  • Keep the Coast on your Right
  • The Coast Path is marked by the ACORN – Follow the ACORN !
  • Footpaths are marked with a walking figure – DO NOT FOLLOW THESE
  • If we want you to head off the coast path we will sign post or marshal it
  • Please have a look at the route and familiarise yourself!

Ras Dewi Sant – Half Marathon

Date – Saturday 2nds March, 2019

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The Half Marathon will start in the heart of St. David’s at the Cross Hotel.  From here you will run 2.5 miles which takes in the City!and rural roads to Whitesands Beach. This first section will help split the pack before you reach The Coast Path.

At the beach you will join the Coast Path for a 9 mile stint along this spectacular section of the National Park that will take you around to Caerfai Bay. These 9 miles will see you taking in the scenic sights of St Justinian’s, Ramsay Island, Porthclais, and St Nons (St Davids Birth place). During miles 4.5 to 9 you really will be out in the wilds and face the toughest part of the course as you run along the Ramsay Sound, making your way from the Lifeboat Station to the aid station at Porthclais Harbour. It may be hard but this is also one of the most magical places you will visit and it is there to be enjoyed!

Once you arrive in Caerfai there is a slight pull as course starts to take you back inland and then around the country bridleways and roads on the outskirts of the City until you reach mile 12.5 and the last challenge of the day – ‘The Sting in the Dragons Tail’! this is the spectacular 12th Centaury Cathedral, it’s 39 steps, the Pebbles Hill and the finish on the Cross Square. If you get yourself involved in a personal battle with another, a sprint finish will be interesting!!!

Logistics

  • Date: Saturday 2nd March, 2019
  • Registration: 07.00hrs – 08.20hrs at Cross Hotel, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
  • Event Start time: 09.00hrs
  • Cost: Early Bird £25 (until 1/10/18 Full price £30) – Includes T-shirt, Medal, Cawl, aid stations, changing rooms, tea, coffee and a spectacular course.
  • Prize Categories: overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd (1st male and Female), 1st Male and female 40-50, 50-60 and over 60
  • Booking Conditions

    • In the event of us having to postpone the event we will offer an alternative date, entry to another event or deferral to the following years event. Or a refund of 60% can be offered this is due to the level of costs we would already of covered.
    • In the event of the competitor pulling out of the event a 60% refund can be given up until 1 month before the event after this no refund can be given.
    • Transfers / deferrals can be made up to 1 week before the event.
    • You can drop down to the half up until the day of the race but no refund is given
    • For all enquiries please email manupukevents@gmail.com

The Route

We will do our best to mark the route and have marshals strategically placed but it is not practical and almost impossible to have every section of the coast path marked with signs. You will see a number of desire lines, animal tracks and footpaths coming off the coast path at various locations – the important thing to remember is this is a coast path run and the following points should help:-

Keep the Coast on your Right
The Coast Path is marked by the ACORN – Follow the ACORN !
Footpaths are marked with a walking figure – DO NOT FOLLOW THESE
If we want you to head off the coast path we will sign post or marshal it
Please have a look at the route and familiarise yourself!

Full Marathon – Early Bird Price £37 (until 1/10/18 – £45)

Half Marathon – Early Bird Price £25 (until 1/10/18 – £30)

10K – Early Bird Price £20 (until 1/10/18 – £25)

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Booking Conditions

  • In the event of us having to postpone the event we will offer an alternative date, entry to another event or deferral to the following years event. Or a refund of 60% can be offered this is due to the level of costs we would already of covered.
  • In the event of the competitor pulling out of the event a 60% refund can be given up until 1 month before the event after this no refund can be given.
  • Transfers / deferrals can be made up to 1 week before the event.
  • You can drop down to the half up until the day of the race but no refund is given
  • For all enquiries please email manupukevents@gmail.com

STAYING IN THE AREA

If you are making a weekend or overnighter of it there are a number of quality accommodation options to fit all budgets. If you fancy staying at the starting and finishing point of the event for the ultimate in ease and comfort please check out the CROSS HOTEL

The Ras Dewi Sant – 10k

Date – Saturday 2nd March, 2019  

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Following the success of 2018’s 10K. The shorter version is back. With a route that offers a mixture of Road and Coast Path all finished off with the iconic Cathedral Climb.

The 10K is ideal for those who like a faster run, want an introduction to Coast path running or just like the distance. The 10K will also have all the extras of RDS,

A medal, Cawl at the finish line, T-shirt and of course a timed event.

The Details

Cost – £20 early bird (until 1/10/18 full price £25)

Registration – 0700hrs to 0900hrs

Date Saturday 2nd March 2019

Start 0930hrs

Location – Cross Hotel, St Davids

Booking Conditions

  • In the event of us having to postpone the event we will offer an alternative date, entry to another event or deferral to the following years event. Or a refund of 60% can be offered this is due to the level of costs we would already of covered.
  • In the event of the competitor pulling out of the event a 60% refund can be given up until 1 month before the event after this no refund can be given.
  • Transfers / deferrals can be made up to 1 week before the event.
  • You can drop down to the half up until the day of the race but no refund is given
  • For all enquiries please email manupukevents@gmail.com

Ras Dewi Sant (Coast Path Marathon/Half Marathon)