Trail Running Wales - About the Dare12 Trail Race | Dare2Run

About The Event

Brought to you by the team at Dare2Run, The Dare12 is Wales’ first continuous looped 12 hour ultra-marathon, taking you through some of the most picturesque trails in South Wales. The event is held in the formidable grounds of the Dare Valley, backing on to the beautiful Brecon Beacons. When it comes to trail running Wales has so much to offer!

Entering as an individual or in teams of up to 6, you’ll be aiming to complete as many laps as possible of the 8km multi-terrain track in the 8am – 8pm 12 hour challenge. With each lap starting and finishing in the runners HQ (runners & supporters festival), the vibe will be electric – live music, gourmet street food & popup bars serving craft ales and ciders and supporters lining the entire route to cheer you on.

Whether you’re aiming to run one lap as part of a team, or have your heart fixed on setting the inaugural course record as a solo, this is an event not to be missed. Entrance is limited, so enter now to secure your place!

What's Included

  • Entry to The Dare12 – the first Welsh looped trail Ultra Race
  • Medal for all finishers
  • Mid-point fully marshalled drinks station
  • Free professional chip timing and lap counting
  • Live results update on the day
  • Hand crafted Winner’s trophy
  • Free camping for the duration of the event (on a first booked first served basis)
  • Free entry to the Run HQ and the Afterparty (an excellent chance to relax after some trail running in Wales)
  • Fully qualified medical support for the duration of the race
  • Race number spot prizes (drawn throughout the day and evening!)

Additional Items Available

Official Event Car Parking (£5), Sports Massages, Ice Baths, Event tech Shirts, Event sports hoodies, Friends and Family Camping Tickets, Tepee hire, powered caravan or camper sites, non-powered camper sites, onsite hotel accommodation (limited rooms available), runners festival area and entertainment until midnight on Saturday for non-competitors, Gourmet food outlets available all-day Saturday, and after party licensed bar serving refreshments all-day Saturday.

The Race

The 2020 Dare12 presents an unmissable opportunity for elite endurance athletes to set the first course records and go down in the history books as the first winner of the annual event. There are multiple course records waiting to be claimed. Those keen on sharing the experience can tackle the course as part of a team of up to five competitors (with one competitor allowed on the course at a time).

Race Schedule

Registration and camping open at 5pm on Friday 17th September 2021 (closing at 10pm, and reopening between 6am and 7.20am on Saturday 18th). The starter will kick the race off at 8am on Saturday the 18th September, with the race ending at 8pm. Those still on the course at 8pm will have one hour to finish their lap. The camping areas will close at 10am on Sunday 19th September.

Competitors must be 18 years or older on the day of the event, and the race is open to all levels of runner, from beginners to elite; solos, pairs and teams.

Run HQ

It’s not all about trail running! Wales has some of the best producers of food and drink, something we’re keen to show off on the day.  The race day runners HQ, will have artisan food and drink stalls, massage booths, kit shops, music, kids entertainment and a whole heap more! The afterparty kicks off when the race stops, with formal
presentation of awards, and a rare chance to soothe those aching limbs and celebrate the race on the
dancefloor (optional, but mingling with fellow competitors is a must!).


Camping – For those with tents, is FREE and included in the entry fee. Camping access will be open from 5pm Friday 17th September until Sunday Morning 10am. There are limited tent spots, so ensure you select this when purchasing your entry place!

Tepees, Hotel, Campervan & Caravan spaces are available onsite and can be booked at the time your full event ticket is purchased.