Sep 02, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Dragon’s Back Race

Conwy Castle

United Kingdom

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Entry Fee $1170
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 236M

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 1992


The legendary Dragon’s Back Race® follows the mountainous spine of Wales from north to south. This incredible journey is 380 kilometres (236 miles) long with 17,400 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is the toughest 6-day mountain running race in the world.

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 modern era of races now taking place biennially, the Dragon’s Back Race® is respected internationally for both its bulletproof organisation and ‘toughest mountain race’ status.

Photo credits: No Limits Photography.



Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 02, 2024

Held on Sep 04, 2023

Held on Sep 05, 2022

Held on Sep 06, 2021

Held on Sep 01, 2020

Held on May 20, 2019

Held on May 19, 2018

Held on May 20, 2017

Held on May 21, 2016

Held on Jun 22, 2015

Held on Sep 03, 2012

Event Results

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