Welcome to the “Tinsel Run”

Events Sunday 17th December 2023

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A festive themed fun-run in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains.

The circa 10k route over and around the hills that surround the historic market town of Llanidloes is the final event we host for the year, which is open to all ages and abilities from budding trekkers to the ardent 10k’ers.

The route can prove challenging to the experienced 10K’er attempting to set the best time on the course, or a scenic hike for the rambler out there looking for a pre-Christmas trek, or simply an all-out fun session for those who wish to join-in and revel in the festive spirit in fancy-dress which we strive to encourage across the board.

The scenic route will take you on a combination of Track, Trail and Minor Roads; with some wet / boggy terrain thrown-in to contend with when crossing sections of woodland and farmland alike; and will be supported along the way with intermittent manned Check Points at circa 2.5km intervals. Please note that the route is NOT hand-railed, which requires a level of common sense and the participant’s ability to navigate across such a course.

This year the event is hosted on a Saturday, which gives the participants the opportunity to take-part in the Tinsel Run in the morning, and in the afternoon relax and enjoy hustle, bustle and festive atmosphere of the pre-Christmas Market; or enjoy the fantastic pre-Christmas hospitality of the local Inns and Restaurants, to make your visit to the heart of the Cambrian Mountains a memorable experience.

Some Key Views en route

The Route

Starting out from the event venue at the Crown & Anchor Inn in the Llanidloes Town Centre, the route heads out of town over Long Bridge to follow Severn Way into Allt Goch Wood and the Trail up to the St Idloes Golf Club; then continues to join the Glyndwr’s Way long distance trail up to the Van Terrace, to then leave Glyndwr’s Way and follow the Trail through Garth Farm down to Cefngoleugoed to cross the Minor Road and head down to cross the Afon Clywedog; then the route heads up to Cringoed and follows the Trail back through Cwmeryr Bach, Cwmeryr Mawr and Summerfied Park to return the Llanidloes town Centre and the Finish at the Crown & Anchor Inn.

The Tinsel Run route will be waymarked to guide participants along the course at key points on route and changes of direction, but will NOT be "hand-railed" throughout. CME reserve the right to change sections of the route without notice to accommodate unforeseen safety issues or aspects specific to respective on- route Farm requirements; where time-permitting CME will advise all entrants of any such changes by email prior to the event, or latest at the Entrants Brief prior the start on the event day.

Please note that sections of the route are through private "working" Farmland with expressive permission from the landowners, for the Event day only. Participants must stringently respect this, and ensure all closed gates are left closed and open gates left as found when travelling through such Farmland. Strict compliance with the "Country Code" is also required.

This event is dog friendly for responsible owners and CaniCross participants alike; who must ensure their canine friends are controlled and on a lead at all times; and also responsibly collect, carry and dispose excrement in a dedicated dog waste bin when available.

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An Entrants Brief, Route Map and the Route Coordinate GPX File will be included in the Entrants Pack that is electronically provided once you have booked your place and paid the entry fee.

Key Event Details

DISTANCE: circa 10km

CAPACITY: 150 entrants

COST: £20 Adult / £12.50 under 18s & OAPs

ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday 13th December 2023

EVENT DATE: Sunday 17th December 2023

CAR PARKING: in the Llanidloes Town Centre are located at:
The Gro: SN953 844 (free community carpark)
Opposite St Idloes Church: SN953 846 (free community carpark)
Opposite the Library: SN954 844 (public paying carpark)

START/FINISH VENUE: The Crown & Inn, Llanidloes: SN954 846

REGISTRTATION: 08:30 – 09:00


EVENT START: 09:30 promptly


As participants complete they will receive their much deserved unique Tinsel Run Awards and be treated to snacks and refreshments, at the finishing venue in the quirky Crown & Anchor Inn. Once all participants have completed the event and Marshals return to the finishing venue, in true CME style the after-event get-together will continue into the afternoon at the Crown & Anchor Inn.

We look forward to seeing you on the Event ...Team CME


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