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Hundreds of adventure racers to descend on Betws-y-Coed

The UK’s best adventure race returns for fourth successive year to Betws-y-Coed

With two weeks until Quest Wales, the unique adventure racing event comprising kayaking, cycling and running, there’s still time to sign up and discover your inner sense of exploration!

Walk, Run, Cycle, Kayak and Party

[aoa id=”1″]Hosted on June 8, 2019 in the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, Quest Wales goes beyond a traditional event as you sign up to be part of a community that has been hooked in for life by a unique challenge and atmosphere. Suitable for all fitness levels and abilities, participants have the option of three scenic routes; 25km Challenge, 42km Sport or 53km Expert. If you can run a 10km, then you can do the 25km![/aoa]

You don’t have to worry about equipment either, kayaks are provided as part of your entry fee and if you don’t have a bike, these are available to hire at an additional cost. If you’ve ever run a 10k, the 25k Challenge route is more than achievable and gives you the opportunity to take in breath-taking scenery and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

There’s also a fourth discipline which takes no training … the after-party! After you’ve received your medal and taken some memorable finish line photos, you can relive the race and jump in a hot tub to enjoy some well-earned drinks and hot food with friends and likeminded competitors.

Starting and finishing in the idyllic village of Betws-y-Coed, the event, which is now in its third year, is estimated to have a local economic impact of over £400,000 to the local area with an influx of bed & breakfast, restaurant and pub bookings from participants.

Oliver Kirwan, Race Director at Quest Adventure Series, said: “If you’re looking to challenge yourself in 2019 and do things you never thought you could, Quest Wales is the event for you. You don’t need to be a hardened athlete, just bring your sense of adventure and we’ll provide the atmosphere and an unforgettable experience. A lot of our participants sign-up as a group and adventure races are a great excuse to plan a weekend away with friends and like-minded people to work hard and then, play hard too.”

If you have a relative level of fitness, then you are in a great position to do this event!

Quest Wales is part of the Quest Adventure Series which encompasses several one-day adventure races. Already well-established, events across Ireland in Killarney, Kenmare, Glendalough and Achill attracted over 8,000 participants in 2018.