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Dragon's Back Race®

Quick facts

Location Conwy, United Kingdom

Distance Ultra marathon - 380km

About Dragon's Back Race®

The legendary multi-stage, ultra running journey down the spine of Wales.

6 days | 380km | 17,400m

This is the world’s toughest mountain race.



  • 380km



Accommodation for competitors will be in Berghaus Air 8 tents.

After Race Services

Celebratory meal on the last night of the race.

Award Medals

The Dragon’s Back Race™ trophy will be awarded to the man and woman with the fastest cumulative time. All finishers will receive a miniature replica of the Dragon’s Back Race™ trophy.

Maximum Time

16 hours per day.

Provided Photo Service

Bib number photography available


Unlimited breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening meals are provided for competitors.


Digital SPORTident timing


Competitors’ overnight kit will be transported to each overnight camp by the organisers.

Dragon's Back Race® Route Map

Dragon's Back Race® Route Map


Conwy Castle

Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY, UK


Carreg Cennen Castle

Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB, UK


 The route takes its inspiration from the original 1992 Dragon’s Back Race™. The optimum route is approximately 300km with 16,000m of height gain across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.