The Ramsey Island Half & 3 Peaks Challenge
2020 will see the Ramsey Island 3 Peaks have the inclusion of a Half Marathon. (The Ramsey Half) This will most definitely be the furthest west Half in Wales and quite probably the most scenic!
“This event is a bit special and we are lucky to have the opportunity to organise it”
The day begins with a boat ride across the infamous Ramsey Sound to the Island. Once on the Island you will run its trails and peaks. With panoramic views that are quite simply breath taking. The only sound you will hear as you run are the sea and the sound of the seal pups call. Yes the Island is an RSPB Bird Sanctuary but the shoreline, coves and beaches are also home to one of Wales largest seal colonies. We have chosen September for the run so that you can have the maximum seal experience. This event is a fund raiser for the RSPB and we thank you for your Support
The Date – Saturday 12th September 2020,
The Half Marathon – Boat Leaves Mainland at 1200hrs – £50 BOOK HERE
Although a visually spectacular run, this will be fairly challenging. Its been a challenge to get a Half route on such a small Island but we’ve managed it! You will start by completing the 3 Peaks course, then as you return to the farm house you will head to the very north of the Island (The flat bit) this four miles will give your legs a bit of a break, before you finish off on the Peaks again.
This will be a tough, memorable and exhilarating Half Marathon maybe not one for the PB but definitely one for the bucket list.
The 3 Peaks – Boat Leaves Mainland at 1600hrs – £50 BOOK HERE
The route is approximately 4miles and has been put together by Greg Morgan the Island’s warden for the past 14 years, it consists of trail, paths and climbs (there’s no tarmac on the Island) and will take in its 3 peaks with about a 720ft gain in elevation.
However it’s not really about that, it’s about taking part in the most westerly race in Wales (The Island is the most accessible westerly point in the principality) on the RSPB owned Island, which is rich in wild life, fauna and has world class views.
Greg also has an official leader board going, which records the quickest time around the course, which funny enough Greg had held for many a year, but this was beaten in 2018 by Bridgend lad Rowan Hobbs who now currently sits on top of the pile with an impressive 31.24!!
With Pembrokeshire girl Jane Rees holding the female 3 peaks record.
A nice little extra to the run is getting to the start line, you will have a boat trip from St Justinian’s to The Island.
Quality T-shirts for all runners
Awards for the 1st Male/Female on both the 3 Peaks and Half Marathon
Ramsey Island Half Marathon – Medal
You will also have time after the run to walk some of the course and routes to explore the island and appreciate the wildlife and nature. How many runs do you feel the need to do that on!!!
Unfortunately as we are limited to spaces there is no room for spectators sorry
The Field will consist of 40 runners per distance
Full Logistics will be published once dates and times have been finalised
For further details of the Island and great photos visit Ramsey Island
Entrance Fee to the Ramsey Island 3 Peaks/Half Marathon includes Boat Trip to and from the Island, T-Shirt, the run of course and published results plus a charitable donation to the RSPB
Half Marathon – Date – 12th Sept 2020 at 1200hrs – £50 – ENTER HERE
3 Peaks – Date – 12th Sept 2020 at 1600hrs – £50 – ENTER HERE
Booking terms and Conditions, (Please Read)
Organising events relies on pre bookings, to establish what our outlays will be and how much of everything there is to order. Therefore so that we are not left at a loss by ordering unnecessary items the following policy is in place.
- You can obtain a refund of 80% up until a month before the event
- No refunds will be issued after 1 month before the start of the event
- You can transfer your place to another runner up until 48hrs before the start of the event.
- You can defer your place to the following years event up until 2 weeks before the start of the event.
- You can transfer your entry to another event of the same value, up until 2 weeks before the event (assuming there is space on the other event)
Our events are held in the outdoors in wonderful places and that is what makes them challenging and spectacular. Unfortunately from time to time extreme weather conditions can cause serious disruption to the areas of the event or make the running of the event unsafe or irresponsible. On such occasions we may have to postpone the event. If this is done we will look for the nearest possible date to reschedule the event. If a rescheduled date proves to be unsuccessful or one can not be found entries will be deferred to the following years event.
What this means is
If an event is cancelled due to adverse weather, or an unforeseen incident, emergency or such matter that is totally out of our control;
- No refunds will be given
- You will be deferred to the new date
- If the New date does not suit you, you will be transferred to the following years event.
- Throughout this process you will have the opportunity to transfer your place to another person or swap to another of our events of the same value.
We hope you appreciate the reasons behind such a policy and understand the work and finacial commitment that goes into an event in the lead up, such as staff hours, merchandise buying and marketing. And having to cancel or having a large number of request for refunds can make future events unsustainable. We also very much appreciate the time and financial commitment you have put into training and preparing for an event and the frustration you have at it being postponed. That is why we try to be as fair as possible in dealing with these matters.
Our insurance does not cover cancelations, However I know there are companies that cover individual competitors for entry fees on cancelled events. If you do a large amount of events and ones of high value this may be something to look into.
We would also like to thank our many customers of the the years for their support 99.99% of which are very understanding and are true event athletes when nature strikes.