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UK’s best adventure race returns to Wales in 2020

After attracting record numbers in 2019, Quest Wales will make its fourth successive return to the idyllic village of Betws-y-Coed offering participants the chance to run, cycle and kayak through the picturesque location of Snowdonia in Wales’ adventure capital.  

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Expected to establish new heights with participant sign-ups, Quest Wales will be hosted on Saturday 20 June 2020, whereby racers will experience the original and best multi-disciplined adventure race in the UK as they start and finish in the iconic village of Betws-y-Coed. Available to people of all fitness levels and abilities, participants have the option of three scenic routes; 23km Challenge, 38km Sport or 50km Expert.

Going beyond a traditional event, Quest Wales enables participants to sign up to be part of a community that has been hooked in for life by a unique challenge.

You don’t have to worry about equipment either as 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 23km Challenge route is more than achievable while giving 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 camaraderie! Quest Wales is simply about having fun and soaking up the unique atmosphere of the day between participants. Whether you’re graduating through the route lengths, beating your PB, or just spending time with your friends, everyone is united on race day.

At the finish line, you’ll find family, friends, food, drink, Japanese hot tubs, customised t-shirts and much more as well as plenty of other Quest participants ready to celebrate their great personal achievement.

The event in 2019 was estimated to have had a local economic impact of over £400,000 to the local area with an influx of bed & breakfast, restaurant and pub bookings from participants. Quest Wales built on their previous years’ success and will return to take Betws-y-Coed by storm once again as adventure race enthusiasts from across Europe plan to attend.

Quest Wales is part of Quest Adventure Series, the best adventure race series in the UK. Their events encompass several one-day adventure races. Already well-established, events across Ireland in Killarney, Kenmare, Glendalough, Lough Derg and South Kerry attracted over 8,000 participants in 2019.

Event founder and Race Director, Oliver Kirwan added: “With Quest Wales returning to Betws-y-Coed for the fourth successive year, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the adventure race experience to people from North Wales and further afield. The continued support we receive from the local authorities is invaluable and we’re extremely grateful to able to benefit from hosting the event in Wales’ adventure capital.

Kirwan summarised: “Snowdonia National Park generates attraction in all forms, especially when it comes to adventure racing. We look forward to seeing you on the start line!”

Entries start at £60.00 and you can register at https://www.questadventureseries.com/race/quest-wales/. If you’re the organiser in your friend group, share your referral link after registration and you can receive £10.00 back from one or more referrals.