The Challenges

Ring O' Fire


Ring O' Fire is a coastal ultra marathon which takes runners on an extraordinary 135 mile journey around the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The epic foot race is staged over three consecutive days and follows the rugged and spectacular Anglesey Coastal Path.

Almost the entire coastline of Anglesey has been designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Set against the dramatic backdrop of Snowdonia mountain range, runners will challenge themselves in some of the most awe inspiring coastal scenery in the British Isles.

Beauty aside, the extreme distance and variable terrain has sealed the race's reputation as one of the most challenging ultra marathons in the British Isles.

Sign-up to the eighth edition of the race which takes place 30th August - 1st September 2019.

Firelighter


Since 2017, we have been offering runners the chance to run Day 1 of the Ring O' Fire as a separate race. If you prefer a single stage race over a shorter distance this may be the race for you. This 35.7 mile race is a very challenging ultra marathon in its own right. We call it the Firelighter!

Sign-up to the third edition of the race which takes place 30th August 2019.



Key Information

Ring O' Fire 2019

Date and Time 30/08/2019 - 01/09/2019
Registration From 10am
Race starts 1pm
Start Point Breakwater Country Park
Holyhead
Isle of Anglesey
North Wales
LL65 1YG
Finish Point Same as start point Route Distance: 135m (216km)
Elevation: c13,000ft (4,000m)
Race Terrain 90% trail - 10% road
Time Limit Day 1: 10 hours
Day 2: 20 hours
Day 3: 10.5 hours
Number of Checkpoints 16 Navigation skills Required Medical Support Yes Course Marked Yes Entry Limit 150 UTMB points 5


Firelighter 2019

Date and Time 30/08/2019
Registration From 10am
Race starts 1pm
Start Point Breakwater Country Park
Holyhead
Isle of Anglesey
North Wales
LL65 1YG
Finish Point Amlwch Leisure Centre
Townybryn
Amlwch
Isle of Anglesey
LL68 9TH
Route Distance: 35.7m (57.2km)
Elevation: c2,880ft (877m)
Race Terrain 90% trail - 10% road Time Limit 10 hours Number of Checkpoints 3 Navigation skills Required Medical Support Yes Course Marked Yes Entry Limit 150 UTMB points None

The Ring Of Fire

Love is A Burning Thing
And it Makes A Fiery Ring
Bound By Wild Desire
I Fell Into A Ring Of Fire

I Fell Into A Burning Ring Of Fire
I Went Down, Down, Down
And The Flames Went Higher

And It Burns, Burns, Burns
The Ring Of Fire
The Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash

Aerial View



What do people say about us?



"It was funny because a lot of the racers were surprised that we had travelled all that distance to do a race in Wales especially when we have such great trails near home - but it was well worth the travel and the scenery was equal in beauty but different - something that we can't get at home - and the people aspect of the race is what really threw the race over the top for us as one of the best."
Past Ring O' Fire finisher - from Alberta, Canada


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