Trade pavements for epic coastal paths, enchanted forests, and golden beaches, for a weekend of guided trail running adventures
3km - 50km Guided Trail Running Adventures
At the festival there will numerous different run options which are all included in the general ticket price. The trail running will be aimed at all levels of runners with different pace groups and multiple distances to choose from each day. You can pick as many or as few as you'd like!
Love Trails Festival Signature Runs
Whether your training for an ultra or tapering for an upcoming race, we will have you covered at the festival. The guided trail runs will be available throughout the festival with distances ranging from 3KM to 50KM. Depending on which route or adventure run you choose, there could be wild swimming and stops at the pub, picnics, or hiking included. These aren't races, and the focus is on running as a group and enjoying the amazing landscape of the Gower Peninsula. That said, speedsters will be catered for - just make sure you join one of the faster pace groups!
Run Crew/Fitness Tribe Hosted Runs
Love Trails Festival presented by Salomon is powered by an awesome collection of some of the UK's most exciting & impactful running communities.
Their crew captains lead guided trails runs starting and finishing at the festival site, each in their own style and format, and this forms the backbone of our running schedule. These runs with be hosted by the different communities at the festival and will be set out completely in their own style. This is a great opportunity to experience a running with some of the UKs coolest and most forward thinking running crews. Meet like-minded runners and experience different styles and formats of running! Scroll further for a list of running communities at this years festival.
We appreciate that, as runners, unfortunately we are quite often injured! If you find yourself injured during the festival and can't run, or just prefer to take things slow join one of the guided hikes taking place across the weekend.
Beer Mile relay chamPionships!
Grab your favourite beers and buddies, it's time to get racing.....
This will be a team relay beer mile, which is a drinking race combining running and speed drinking.
Hosted at the main stage within the festival site, in teams of 4 people, each teammate is tasked with drinking a beer as quick as possible then running 400m each to tag their teammate.
Fastest team to finish will win after all teammates have downed a beer and ran 400m.
Just be sure to keep the beer down as you won't like the forfeit.
RUN CREWS AT LOVE TRAILS FESTIVAL 2018
We're delighted to welcome new running communities to this years festival including TRIBE, GoodGym, We Are Daybreak, Karibu, London City Runners & Running Adventures. Whilst welcoming back the ones who rocked it last year. Here's a list of the run crews guiding epic trail running adventures in July.
If you want to get a chance to know them before, just show up to one of their regular weekly sessions, or you can of course meet and run with them at Love Trails.
MIDNIGHT RUNNERS 8KM MUSIC BOOTCAMP RUN & PARTY
Not needing much of an intro Midnight Runners is one of the friendliest, loudest, and most energetic run crews out there and they light up city streets across the globe in London, Barcelona, Hamburg, Berlin, New York.
Powered by Reebok, this run crew knows how to combine running and partying, and they're back to bring you a sunset 8km bootcamp run on Friday night at the festival. Be there, it's going to be a big one.
AIR CONDITIONED / SUNDAY/ 09:00
AIR CONDITIONED WORKOUT SESSION / SUNDAY / 14:00
These guys will be bringing a hill session to the festival that will really test your strength and stamina. Get ahead of the game and join them every Wednesday, 18:45 Primrose Hill for a beasty workout!
Get inspired and find out more:
RUN TO BEACH CLEAN WITH GOOD GYM / FRDAY / 10:00
We love the concept of doing good whilst getting fit, so we're so excited to welcome GoodGym into this year's festival. GoodGym are a community of runners who combine running, with good deeds. Join the awesome GoodGym leaders who'll be guiding you on a trail run to beach clean to make a difference to the Gower's beaches. Do good... feel good!
Find out more about GoodGym here:
We are Day Break
WE ARE DAY BREAK 17km / SATURDAY / 9:00
A hub for a community of learning, training, socialising, adventure and discovery, bound by a love for running. The Daybreak leaders are the friendliest we know, and we're a little biased, but you should definitely check out their run on Saturday morning at the festival for a very good time!
Get the low down on We Are Daybreak and discover their upcoming sessions:
We're really happy to welcome TRIBE to the festival this year! Nutrition bars that areactually nice to eat, weekly runs in London, their own fundraising campaign to end modern slavery, and they're bringing a Shake Shack to the festival. A SHAKE SHACK!!!! Check out their events page, they have lots going on!
Get all the details & inspiration on these links:
Worm's head exploring with running adventures / Friday / 11:00
Running Adventures is 'run' by experienced ultra runner and coach Matt Buck. With a number of guided trail running experiences and coaching sessions in in Surrey, Running Adventures is a favourite at Love Trails this year with a guided 'Tidal Run' and some technique workshops led by Matt himself.
Be part of an inclusive & inspiring running community. Find out more:
WILD TRAIL RUNNERS
Wild Trail Runners Hill Training 8km // Friday 17:00
Wild Trail Runners Sunrise 25km // Saturday 07:00
Welcoming Wild Trail Runners, the community of runners embracing wild nature and freedom through trail and ultra running!
Hugely popular at the 2017 festival, Wild Trail Runners are back this year with bigger plans to bring you a 25km sunrise run, and an 8km hill training session.
Now sponsored by Salomon, with each run leader as a Salomon ambassador, they've upped their training schedule in London to a hill session each week in Holland Park, monthly long runs exploring various trails in the UK and starting a new weekly sunrise run in Hyde Park in June, so make sure you head to one of their FREE sessions before the festival!
WMN RUN SOCIAL 16km / Saturday 12:00
Aiming to inspire, support, and encourage women to face their goals, WMN RUN work together in endurance running and sport as a whole. They'll be hosting a social run at midday on Saturday at the festival, and encourage anyone to join them!
Hit them up on social & find out more:
PRoject awesome morning workout / Friday / 07:00
PRoject awesome morning workout / saturday / 07:00
Burpees and high fives, squats and hugs, Project Awesome lights up your life all before 9am. It's the brightest morning workout you'll ever do and last year they kick started the festival as we meant to go on - with a smile. They'll be doing the same again this year and if you want to get to know the gang before July, just show up to their sessions on Wednesday 06:30 at City Hall, or Friday 06:30 Primrose Hill!
Give Project Awesome a follow, details below:
MIKKELLER RUN CLUB
Mikkeller Run to Beer 7km / SATURDAY / 14:30
Beer + Running = Life 🍻They run and drink beer, or they drink beer and they run, and if you like doing the same then join them for their social run, which coincidently, is scheduled just before the Beer Mile on Saturday.
Check out their events page if you want to practice your drinking (and running) before the festival!
Karibu Run 10-20km / Sunday / 10:00
If you're thinking of escaping London for a run but not quite sure where to go - Karibu are a good starting point! Sponsored by Salomon, Karibu offer guided trail running experiences and coaching across Sussex and Surrey. They've got a pretty extensive list of events all going on right up until the festival, so head along to one of Karibu's guided runs and make friends before the festival!
Check out their guided trail runs & give them a follow here:
London City Runners 8km / Friday / 09:00
London City Runners is a free and friendly running club, who recently won Running Club of the Year in 2017. They'll be leading a social run at the festival, and if you want to see what they're about they meet three times a week in London - check out their events page for what they're up to
To find out more about LCR, hit them up here: