Ras y Cob is Back!
Join the Fun Run!
Sunday 17th September
On Sunday 17th September, 2017 there will be a series of events held in Porthmadog built around the Ras y Cob Fun Runs. Open to all ages and all ability from first timers to experienced club runners, with prizes for all age categories!
Held between the mountain and the sea in the stunning landscape of Snowdonia, you will be transported across the iconic Porthmadog Cob on the Ffestiniog Railway train to the start line at Boston Lodge. Winning times will be manually recorded with a medal for every finisher in the main races it caters for the casual and competitive runners alike. With a great vantage point for spectators and supporters along the length of the course, and plenty of other activities going on around the town its’ a great day out for all the family!
For runners in Junior school on the day of the race only. The train will take them over to the Start Line at Boston Lodge where they will then race back across the Cob towards the Town and the finish line. Bottled water and medals available for all finishers. Categories: Male & Female 1st place and Male & Female under 7 years old
Leisurely walking event - the Walk and Wheel in fancy dress. Open to all ages from 0 to 199!! This is a chance for families, young children, pushchairs, wheelchair users, and anyone else to go over on the train and walk, jog or run back over the one mile course. If raising money for charity, having a day out or just fancy a train ride and stretching your legs, this is the event for you! Get back into town in time to watch the main races, see the other events going on and soak up the atmosphere. There are no medals or timings available for this event, but it is free of charge and there will be a chance for you to donate what you can towards next year’s event. Wear fancy dress for a chance to win a prize!
For those not ready to tackle the 3 mile course, or who want to concentrate on setting the fastest time for the mile this event follows the same format as the junior race and is open to all ages from Secondary school + . Categories: Male & Female 1st place.
This race is open to all ages from 11 +.The train will take you over to the Start line at Boston Lodge. You will run on the main road across the Cob towards town, before turning back along the footpath for the second mile, then racing back along the main road once again to the Finish line and waiting crowd by the Ffestiniog Railway Station. Bottled water and medals available for all finishers and prizes in all the different categories. Winning times will be manually recorded. Categories: Male & Female 1st and 2nd place.
From 8.00am to 9:30am
Registration to enter the races at Y Ganolfan. £5.00 for the 1 mile races, £6.50 for affiliated Welsh Athletic Association members or £8.50pm for non members for the 5km Race. If you don’t resister you will not be eligible for a medal or prizes. There is no entry fee for the walk & wheel. It's FREE!
Train to Boston Lodge for the start of the Juniors "school" 1 Mile Race. There will be a first come first serve policy so be prepared to walk to Boston Lodge if there is not enough room on the train.
Warm up for the Juniors "school" 1 Mile Race at Boston Lodge with local Fitness Instructor Clare Harris.
Start the Juniors "school" 1 Mile Race
Train to Boston Lodge and the start of the Walk & Wheel event.
The Walk & Wheel event is for all ages and encourages parents to walk with push chairs, children with their scooters or roller blades and all wheel chair users are more than welcome. The road is closed to traffic so there is plenty of room for all to walk at your own pace. Sorry, push bikes are not allowed.
Warm up for the Walking event at Boston Lodge with local Fitness Instructor Clare Harris, easy & fun exercises to get you ready for the walk…lots of fun guaranteed.
Start the Walk from Boston Lodge to the tax office in Porthmadog a total distance of 1 mile.
Train to Boston Lodge for the start of the Secondary school + 1 Mile Race
Warm up for the Secondary school + 1 Mile Race at Boston Lodge with local Fitness Instructor Clare Harris.
Start of the Secondary school + 1 Mile Race
Train to Boston Lodge for the start of the 5km Open Race
Start of the Open 5km Race