Conwy Castles

Dragon’s Back Race at Conwy Castle

The legendary Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race follows the mountainous spine of Wales from north to south. This incredible 5-day journey is approximately 300 kilometres long with 16,000 metres of ascent across the wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is not a trail race!

The original Dragon’s Back Race happened in September 1992, and ever since it has been whispered about with a mixture of awe and trepidation. Its reputation had reached legendary status with fell, mountain and ultra runners the world over by September 2012 when the second race took place. With the third race in 2015, the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race is respected internationally for both its bulletproof organisation and ‘toughest race’ status.

The Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race is the toughest 5-day mountain running race in the world. It will start from Conwy Castle at 7 am on Monday 22nd May and finishes at Carreg Cennen Castle four miles south of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire on Friday 26th.