Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

August 22nd 2013

Ras y Cob - September 22nd. 2013


We at the railway are pleased to be able to support the event, which is open to people of all ages and ability from first timers to experienced club runners, with prizes for all age categories.

Held between the mountain and the sea in the stunning landscape of Snowdonia, you will be transported across the iconic Porthmadog Cob on one of our trains to the start line at Boston Lodge. We are running extra shuttle services throughout the day to cater for all participants.

With an electronic timing system giving accurate times for all runners and a medal for every finisher in the main races it caters for the casual and competitive runners alike. With a great vantage point for spectators and supporters along the length of the course, and plenty of other activities going on around the town it's a great day out for all the family!

The Races:

Walk & Wheel

The day starts off with a leisurly walking event - the Walk and Wheel. Open to all ages for 0 to 199!! This is a chance for families, young children, pushchairs, wheelchair users, and anyone else to go over on the train and walk, jog or run back over the one mile course. If raising money for charity, having a day out or just fancy a train ride and stretching your legs, this is the event for you! Get back into town in time to watch the main races, see the other events going on and soak up the atmosphere. There are no medals or timings available for this event, but it is free of charge and there will be a chance for you to donate what you can towards next year’s event.

1 Mile Junior Race

For runners aged 11 and under on the day of the race only. The train will take them over to the Start Line at Boston Lodge where they will then race back across the Cob towards the Town and the finish line. Individual timings, bottled water and medals available for all finishers.

1 Mile Open Race

For those not ready to tackle the 3 mile course, or who want to concentrate on setting the fastest time for the mile this event follows the same format as the junior race and is open to all ages 12 yrs + .

3 Mile Open Race

The Main event. The train will take you over to the Start line at Boston Lodge. You will run on the main road across the Cob towards town, before turning back along the footpath for the second mile, then racing back along the main road once again to the Finish line and waiting crowd adjacent to Harbour Station. Electronic timings, bottled water and medals available for all finishers and prizes in all the different categories.

Please bear in mind that road closures will be in force on the day, therefore please allow extra time if you're plaaning to visit us.

For more information about the event, please visit the Ras y Cob website.

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