Please note that Excalibur Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k races scheduled for 7th May 2023 has been CANCELLED. We have taken this decision with real regret but we simply cannot risk putting the event on this year. The number of entries has been a fraction of usual levels and it already cost us money to put it on in 2022. Unfortunately, this year the other aspects of our business – the running shop – will not be in the financial position to cover it. All those who have entered this year will be reimbursed. All those who are still deferred from previous years can defer to 2024 but this will be the last year possible. We will be contacting all those on the deferral list prior to the event to see if they are still planning to run (we had over 200 no shows in 2022)
We do intend to come back in May 2024 bigger and better.
RUN IT, WALK IT (AT TIMES) BUT… CONQUER IT
Excalibur is the tough trail event that traverses the spectacular Clwydian Range in North Wales steeped in ancient Arthurian legend. With over 5,500 feet of ascent in the marathon route, 3200 in the half marathon and 1,750 in the 10k Excalibur is a tough trail event.
The event is organised by The Runners Hub and supported by Inov-8, who will offer prizes in the full and half marathon courses of £100 Inov-8 vouchers for first place (£75 second place and £50 third place). Canicross are welcome (and will have a separate start).
This year Excalibur will be supporting NEWSAR who have themselves supported the race each year. When you enter Excalibur this year you will be given the option to pay an additional amount direct to NEWSAR.
NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation operating in North East Wales and mainly covers the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Powys and parts of Wirral and Cheshire. NEWSAR aims “To provide the Police, Ambulance Service and local communities with a highly competent search and rescue capability that can be deployed swiftly, safely and effectively 24 hours a day, 365 days per year”.
For more information about NEWSAR and the great work that they do go to newsar.org.uk