Trail Races

Every adult festival ticket includes a race, jog or hike of a 5km, 10km or 27km distance. 

All routes are fully marked and supported with aid stations and a lovingly made wooden medal provided at the end. You can also choose to upgrade to an ultra-marathon, or multi-day ultra.

Already bought your ticket? Log into your bookings page to select your distance.


5km Trail Race

Run

5km Trail Race

One trail race included in the price of your ticket (choose 5km, 10km or 26.5km)

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TYPE

Trail Race

WHEN

10:00 Sunday 14th July

START POINT

Festival site

DISTANCE

Approx. 5.5km

ELEVATION

Approx. 153m

PACE

Race, jog, or hike

ABOUT

This is not just a 5km; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty that defines North Gower, whether you choose to race, run, jog, or hike. Taking place on Sunday, the 5km trail race is a perfect way to close off your running experience at Love Trails Festival, taking in one last scenic wander on the final day of what has hopefully been a magical weekend.

Waving goodbye to the festival village, the route starts along the Wales Coast Path, with views of wild ponies scattered across the salt marshes, before entering the quintessentially Welsh villages. You’ll then endure a short climb up onto the sweeping trail above the festival site, before descending back down, finishing amongst the full festival experience, returning to a lovingly made wooden medal, designed and made right here in the Gower Peninsula.

This route is fully marked with directional signage, so there’s no need to navigate, just follow the signs! There are no aid stations on this route, so pack snacks, water, and enjoy the journey! 

5km Trail Race
5km Trail Race

10km Trail Race

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10km Trail Race

One trail race included in the price of your ticket (choose 5km, 10km or 26.5km)

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TYPE

Race

WHEN

11:00 Saturday 13th July

START POINT

Festival site

DISTANCE

Approx. 10km

ELEVATION

Approx. 307km

PACE

Race, jog or hike

EXTRA INFO

This route has one aid station, approximately 6km into the route.

ABOUT

This 10km trail race can be raced, run, or walked, alone or with friends. However you fancy tackling it, scenic splendour awaits. 

Heading straight out of the festival site on Saturday morning, the route travels across compact dusty trails (with a bit of mud!) over the wild expanse of Cefn Bryn, dropping down to the peaceful village of Reynoldston, beaming with Welsh charm. Here, you can expect a well stocked aid station, brimming with mid-run snacks and hydration, and your halfway marker before the descent down past Arthur’s Stone, returning to the vibrant buzz of our festival site. With varied terrain and endless views, you can expect a tasty blend of uphill excitement and downhill exhilaration, all in equal measure! 

As with all our trail races, you’ll start and finish amidst the vibrant energy of the festival site, with a whole programme of live music and post-run celebrations to follow. This is a fully supported route with marshals and one aid station, and you’re always looked after, no matter what time you finish! 


10km Trail Race
10km Trail Race

Love Trails® Festival Golden Trail Race (27km)

Run

Love Trails® Festival Golden Trail Race (27km)

One trail race included in the price of your ticket (choose 5km, 10km or 26.5km)

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TYPE

Race

WHEN

10:00 Saturday 13th July

START POINT

Festival site

DISTANCE

Approx. 26.6km

ELEVATION

Approx. 955m

PACE

Race, jog or hike

EXTRA INFO

This route has three aid stations, at approximately 11km, 15km and 23km into the route. 

ABOUT

Get ready for a running adventure that goes far beyond the ordinary half marathon, not just in distance, but in breathtaking scenery, complete with a zesty amount of elevation! This race is part of the Salomon Golden Trail Series, a national series of trail running races that aims to bring together the strongest and most ambitious runners of off-road racing into a single national "super circuit". The Golden Trail Series exists to celebrate and grow the sport of trail running, respecting unique values like parity, equity, transparency, and honesty. 

Runners will start and finish at the Love Trails Festival site, with high energy music (and the crowds to match). The route unfolds by summiting Llanmadoc Hill with breathtaking panoramic views that stretch across the peninsula. From here, runners will head towards the famous Worms Head, traversing Rhossili Downs where the terrain opens up into expansive grassy plains dotted with wildflowers. With well-defined trails and views of vast golden beaches, this route takes in the absolute best of the Gower Peninsula. Runners can expect two fantastically stocked aid stations on this route keeping that morale and energy level sky high at roughly 10km and 15km. This is a fully marked and supported route.

The Golden Trail National Series 2024 comprises of six races across England, Wales and The Netherlands. The top two men and women in the overall ranking, along with the first place U23 male and female, will receive tickets for the GTNS Grand Finals, where they will measure themselves against the world's best athletes.

Love Trails Festival will be the athletes' last chance to compete for an invite to the National Final, so be sure to have competed in one of the previous rounds to secure your chance to be invited to the final in September.

Love Trails® Festival Golden Trail Race (27km)
Love Trails® Festival Golden Trail Race (27km)

Ultra-Trail Gower Peninsula®

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Ultra-Trail Gower Peninsula®

$39.56/pp

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TYPE

Race

WHEN

08:00 Friday 12th July

START POINT

Festival site

DISTANCE

Approx. 52km

ELEVATION

Approx. 1309m

PACE

Race, jog or hike

EXTRA INFO

This route has three aid stations at approximately 10km, 26km and 39km. 

ABOUT

Lace up your trail shoes and embark on the UKs most beautiful Ultra-Marathon route, immersed in a landscape with rugged coastal cliffs, golden sandy beaches of Oxwich Bay, and the lush rolling moorland of Cefn Bryn.

Starting early on Friday morning, with the festival crowds applauding your start line, the route winds its way over to South Gower where you’ll take in the crystal clear waters of Three Cliffs Bay. You’ll then travel West along the Wales Coast Path, traversing the entire rugged coastline, panoramic sea views to your left, before eventually reaching the iconic Rhossili Bay, and being treated to the sight of Europe's third best beach! You’ll then climb up over the hills of Rhossili Downs, an area steeped in rich history and heritage, before winding your way through the quaint villages of Llangennith and Llanmaddoc.

As the day gradually unfolds and the miles tick away, runners can expect a challenging yet rewarding experience that not only tests their endurance but also allows them to connect with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Gower Peninsula - a truly unforgettable setting for an ultra-marathon.

This is a fully supported route and includes three aid stations, stocked full of fuel & hydration to keep you going. 


Ultra-Trail Gower Peninsula®
Ultra-Trail Gower Peninsula®
Ultra-Trail Gower Peninsula®
Ultra-Trail Gower Peninsula®

Multi-Day Trail Race (52km + 27km)

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Multi-Day Trail Race (52km + 27km)

$79.13/pp

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TYPE

Race

WHEN

08:00 Friday 12th July and 11:00 Saturday 13th July

DISTANCE

Approx. 79km (52km + 27km)

ELEVATION

Approx. 2264m (1309m + 955m)

EXTRA INFO

On day one, this route has three aid stations at approximately 9.36km, 26km and 43km. On day two, you'll have two aid stations, at approximately 10km and 20km into the route. 

ABOUT

Double the days, double the fun, double the adventure. Take your running experience to the next level up in this multi-day adventure that will test your trail running skills, stamina and endurance. 

Complete with live-tracking, immediate race results, and a multitude of feast friendly aid stations, this is one sure way to earn the party at Love Trails.

The challenge is to complete a 52km route on Friday 12th July, followed by a 27km distance on Saturday 13th July. 

Consider this a journey through time, as you embark on a trail race where each step unveils your potential. Each day includes views of golden sands, lush woodlands, and iconic cliff edges. Completing both days will ensure an epic blend of physical challenges, and the breathtaking beauty of Gower's coastal landscapes.

Multi-Day Trail Race (52km + 27km)
Multi-Day Trail Race (52km + 27km)
Multi-Day Trail Race (52km + 27km)
Multi-Day Trail Race (52km + 27km)
Multi-Day Trail Race (52km + 27km)

Running Experiences

Included in all tickets, just show up to unlimited multi-sensory running experiences & hike (3km - 15km) throughout the weekend. 

Hosted by crews, curated by Love Trails and combining movement and adventure with other disciplines and experiences to enliven your senses.

Run With Lucy Bartholomew

Run Experience

Run With Lucy Bartholomew

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Saturday 13th

HOST

Lucy Bartholomew

DISTANCE

approx. 10km

ABOUT

Run with world class athlete Lucy Bartholomew and immerse yourself with insights and stories along the way. 

Lucy will also be hosting a Q&A as part of the run so come prepared to ask the question that you've always wanted to know the answer to.

Run With Lucy Bartholomew

Midnight Runners

Run Experience

Midnight Runners

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Saturday 13th

HOST

DISTANCE

approx. 5-7k

ABOUT

Midnight Runners are an ever-growing crew of athletes of all ages and nationalities from different disciplines and backgrounds, united by a passion for meeting new people, taking on new challenges and keeping fit. Join Midnight Runners at Love Trails for a run experience fusing music, fun and trail running like no other! 

This Running Experience is included in the price of your ticket. There’s no need to book, just show up at the start time and place.

Midnight Runners
Midnight Runners
Midnight Runners

Billy’s Community Run Experience

Run Experience

Billy’s Community Run Experience

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th

HOST

Billy Yang

DISTANCE

approx. 7km

ABOUT

Run to Film Night with world renowned athlete and film-maker Billy Yang. 

Immerse yourself into his insights and stories as you hit the trails for a 7K route before heading back for a specially curated Film Festival by Billy.

You'll have the opportunity to get interactive on the run. Capture content on your phone and tag @lovetrailsfestival and #billyyangrunexp to be in for the chance to win some epic prizes.

Billy’s Community Run Experience

Friday Night Lights

Running Experience

Friday Night Lights

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Saturday 13th

HOST

Friday Night Lights

ABOUT

Friday Night Lights are bringing their trademark combination of running, music, and an unforgettable experience to Love Trails.

Don't get it twisted. It's not a race. Friday Night Lights is not a club. They're not training or coaching.

They're just running. For fun. Don't mistake that vibe.

London's healthiest and only guilt free night out with running 5-10K's through the London nights with Friday Night Light Vibe Merchants...

Bringing music, energy, and atmosphere to the City's streets and parks on Friday nights.

Get your shoes laced up, get yourself down and become part of the most electrifying running community with an extraordinary fusion of running, music, and celebration!

Seasoned runner, music enthusiast, or simply seeking an alternative way to socialise, get to Friday Night Lights and experience Gower in a truly unique way!

Run with Ryan Sandes

Run Experience

Run with Ryan Sandes

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th

HOST

Ryan Sandes

DISTANCE

approx. 10km

ABOUT

Run with world class athlete Ryan Sandes and immerse yourself into his insights and stories along the trails. 

Share a coffee with Ryan [his favourite post run drink!] back at The Falcon Fox & Hare where we're hosting a Q&A, so come prepared with the questions that you've always wanted to know the answer to.

Run with Ryan Sandes

The Movement Project

Run Experience

The Movement Project

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th & Sunday 14th

HOST

DISTANCE

6km

ABOUT

An immersive guided trail run featuring a number of stops along the way for group movement puzzles, locomotion, breathwork, play and connection with the movement project, David Kam & Tina Afiyan-Breiova.

Run and move like you've never done before.

The Movement Project was co-founded by Matt Bagwell & Neil Frankel. They run events to move body and mind across the UK and share research through their blogs. 

Neil is an accidental Ultra-Marathon runner, a certified L2 MovNat Trainer and runs movement sessions for the curious, inquisitive & playful. 

Matt is an endurance athlete, a Master Oxygen Advantage Breathwork Instructor & transformational coach on a mission to shine a light on human potential. 

The Movement Project is a mission to explore what's possible and how we connect to ourselves, the environment that we inhabit and the people around us. Dive in with us.

Soul Time with Cherise: Yoga, Run & Music

Run Experience

Soul Time with Cherise: Yoga, Run & Music

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th

HOST

Cherise

DISTANCE

approx. 4km

ABOUT

Drift into Friday as Cherise takes you on a mellow journey through Yoga and the sonic soulful sounds of her live band back on the mainstage neatly wrapping around a calming 4km run around the festival site accompanied by the latest hot tunes carefully curated by Cherise. 

If you like your Friday runs chilled with the backdrop of achingly beautiful soul and honey-soaked vocals, let Cherise provide the good times.




Soul Time with Cherise: Yoga, Run & Music

Exploring The Trails with Hillygoat

Run Experience

Exploring The Trails with Hillygoat

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Sunday 14th

HOST

Hillary Allen

DISTANCE

approx. 10km

ABOUT

Run with world class athlete Hillary Allen and immerse yourself into her world of awe and wonder on the trails. 

Hillary will be encouraging us all to soak up all that nature has to offer us and you might just find yourself on a scavenger hunt too! 

Weave your way back to the Falcon Fox & Hare where Hillary will be hosting a Q&A session to round off the morning. 

Come prepared to ask the question that you've always wanted to know the answer to.

Exploring The Trails with Hillygoat

Mafia Moves

Run Experience

Mafia Moves

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Saturday 13th

DISTANCE

approx. 7km

ABOUT

Join the Mafia Moves 5km Run, where running meets socialising with style. 

Set your tempo to the beat, chat with fellow runners, and groove to the music along the scenic route around the Gower Peninsula. 

It's not just a run; it's a vibe-filled experience of camaraderie and enjoyment. 

Lace up and let's hit the trails! 


Balance

Run Experience

Balance

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th

HOST

ABOUT

Balance is a community based around creating shared experiences through the powerful synergy of wellbeing, music and art events. 

Through the curation of unique experiences we aim to connect likeminded individuals. Connection with others forms the foundation of the Balance philosophy and every experience we create is based upon ensuring connections can be made. 

Alongside this Balance provides wellbeing and performance support to artists and creatives, helping them ‘find their balance’. 

Balance was formed from the desire to build and create a unique community to promote the benefits of a balanced life allowing individuals to enjoy each element of life. 

More details on this running experience coming very soon.


The Outrunners - Together, we move!

Run Experience

The Outrunners - Together, we move!

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Sunday 14th

HOST

ABOUT

The Outrunners are a game-changing Run Crew from LDN supporting the whole community to move together. 

Immerse yourself in their world for 60 mins of moving and groving - once you've had a taste of what they do, you'll be in the crew for life!

Run To Sea: Yoga, Breathwork & Wild Swim at Broughton Bay

Run Experience

Run To Sea:  Yoga, Breathwork & Wild Swim  at Broughton Bay

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th

DISTANCE

approx. 20km (10km each way)

ABOUT

Running to the sea from the Love Trails Festival site is the quintessential run to wild swim experience. There's nothing quite like it on a glorious summer's day.

Join expert sea dipper Ryan Stephens and breathwork facilitators/Yogis Errin Briscoe (Friday) and Jess Symondson (Saturday) for this powerful combination of a Pre-Run Warm up on the main stage before hitting the trails to Broughton Bay for Yoga, Breathwork and Coldwater Immersion.

You can either run, run/walk or walk to this session with us at a pace that suits you or follow the marked signs to Blue Pool to make your own way there. 

Learn to #TrailDance (with Oli from Stornoway)

Run Experience

Learn to #TrailDance (with Oli from Stornoway)

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th July

HOST

Oli from Stornoway

DISTANCE

approx. 10km

ABOUT

Oli is a founding member of Friday night headliners Stornoway, who are all passionate about nature conservation, and work informally with a range of conservation trusts especially the Woodland Trust, Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust, and RSPB. 

Beyond music, Oli volunteers widely in nature conservation activities with numerous trusts & charities. He is also is a certified mental health first aider (since 2019), as well as an endurance athlete in running, cycling, and swimming. He is currently training to swim the Solent.

We know you all love running, but have you tried #TrailDance? Oli will be leading a session combining his love of music, running, nature and wellbeing. 

Come along to get your energy up with a 10km run combined with guided freestyle short dances inspired by Oli’s background in Zulu Maskandi music and appreciation of the great outdoors.

Run To Rave with Theo Kottis

Run Experience

Run To Rave with Theo Kottis
ABOUT

Running and raving; Two of the most joyous forms of movement and the ultimate Love Trails combination.

Join DJ, producer and avid runner, Theo Kottis, for a run and rave-up on Saturday afternoon, ahead of his headline set later that night.

Mindful Miles

Run Experience

Mindful Miles

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Saturday 13th

DISTANCE

7km

ABOUT

A unique meditative guided run to deeply connect with ourselves and the environment we move through with Tina Afiyan-Breiova, David Kam, Cameron James & Neil Frankel.

A mass meditation to open and close with a sprinkling of guided mindful moments along the route that will inspire you to see the world differently.

Beer Mile Relay

Run Experience

Beer Mile Relay
ABOUT

Think you’ve got what it takes to become a Beer Mile Relay World Champion? Then get a team together for this crazy, booze-fuelled 400-metre relay race (non-alcoholic beer is available, but you still have to deal with the bubbles!).

Compete against hundreds of worthy opponents in the Beer Mile Relay World Championships, taking place on Saturday afternoon at Love Trails 2023. Teams of four go head-to-head to see who can down a beer the quickest and complete a mile. 

One person from each team drinks a can of beer, and then runs 400m, then the next person goes, in a relay format. The first team to complete the mile wins. Sounds easy, right? It’s really not.

Information on how to sign up and register your team coming very soon!

Beer Mile Relay
Beer Mile Relay
Beer Mile Relay
Beer Mile Relay
Beer Mile Relay

Pub Crawl Run

Run Experience

Pub Crawl Run

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Saturday 13th July

ABOUT

The signature Love Trails Pub Crawl Run is back! An absolute favourite for social runners, trail running explorers, and ale enthusiasts. Take in some classic Welsh Pubs in the local area: The Britannia in Llanmadoc, The Kings Head in Llangennith, The Bay Bistro at Rhossilli, and The King Arthur, found nestling under Cefn Bryn, the highest point on Gower Peninsula.

The distance depends on how many pubs you want to make it to.

Grab your mates, or make new one's and head out together to enjoy the most traditional and atmospheric pubs in the Gower Peninsula.

Pub Crawl Run
Pub Crawl Run
Pub Crawl Run

Run Grateful Mile

Run Experience

Run Grateful Mile

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th

HOST

Mark White

DISTANCE

1 Mile

ABOUT

Run Grateful is a mindful movement collective that connects running and gratitude to inspire positive change, improve mental health and create deeper human connections.

Start your day at Love Trails Festival with Mark White and the Run Grateful crew. Invest in yourself, reset, look around and think of others. 

You will feel uplifted and inspired, we are certain it wont be your last grateful mile!

Canicross with Steve Mullan

Run Experience

Canicross with Steve Mullan

Included in the price of your ticket

WHEN

Friday 12th & Sunday 14th

HOST

Steve Mullan

DISTANCE

approx. 10km

ABOUT

If you bought your pooch to Love Trails, this is a sure-fire way to give them the festival experience they deserve.

Steve Mullan will guide you and your dog through a canicross trail run. The run culminates in a talk about how you can get into Canicross and how to look after your dog.

If you love dogs but don't have one, feel free to jump in too!