The Dragon 100 Coastal Race- 2nd & 3rd May 2020

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The Dragon 100 Coastal Race is a ultra-trail footrace along the Wales Coastal Path. There is a choice of TWO distances - 100 miles from Rhossili Bay to Cardiff Bay OR 100 kilometers from Afan Forest to Cardiff Bay. The routes are ideal for a first attempt at either distance or for a seasoned runner looking to post a quick time over some fast runnable trails. 

The Route

80% of the 100mile route follows the Wales Coastal Path and passes through some stunning sceneary including the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The remaining 20% of the 100 mile route leaves the Coast path and takes you inland through an excellant network of Forestry trails through the Afan Forest.

The Dragon 100k route starts with some rolling forest trails, then after approxiately 15 miles joins onto the Wales Coast Path at Kenfig sands and follows it to Cardiff.

Both routes finish at the lively Cardiff Bay after a run over the Cardiff Bay Barrage. 

The Dragon 100mile route has approximately 3000 meters of ascent, and the Dragon 100k has approximately 1700 meters of ascent, so are perfect for a first 100 in either distance or a fast time. 

A link of the route and gps file can be found at the following link 

Dragon 100 Miles

Dragon 100 Kilometers


There are 11 manned checkpoints for the 100 mile race and 7 checkpoints for the 100 k race which will provide a mixture of sweet and savoury snacks and hot and cold drinks. Provisonal checkpoint locations and distances are listed below. The distances for the 100k ultra checkpoints are in brackets.

CP1 Port Eynon 7 miles
CP2 Southgate 16.5 miles
CP3 Mumbles 24 miles- Drop Bags
CP4 Baglan 35.5 miles
CP5 Bryn 46 miles (6 miles)
CP6 Margam 53 miles (13 miles)
CP7 Porthcawl 61miles (21 miles)
CP8 Ogmore-by-Sea 69 miles (29 miles)-Drop Bags for both race distances
CP9 Llantwit Major 79 miles (39 miles)
CP10 Porthkerry Park Lodge 88.5 miles (48.5 miles)
CP11 Sully 96 miles (56 miles)

*Note Distances are approximate and rounded.

Start Times and Time Limits 

The Dragon 100 mile course starts at 1800 on the Saturday evening and you have 31 hours to complete the course. The Dragon 100 kilometer starts at 0700 on Sunday morning and you have 18 hours to complete the course. 

Route Markings and Navigation

The route is marked with a mixture of Wales Coastal Path Signs, and RunWalkCrawl arrows around difficult sections or when you leave the Coastal Path. We want the route finiding to be easy so you can concentrate on looking after yourself and completing the race. In addition to the route markings you will recieve a marked map and route description and gps file so if you lose or come off the route you can easily find your way back to it. The section where you leave the WCP will have lots of extra markings and illuminous flags. 

Entry Requirements

For the Dragon 100mile you must have completed a 40mile ultra race within the last 2 years. For the Dragon 100k you must be physically fit enough to complete the course and have completted a marathon or greater distance race within the last two years.  

Safety Team

We have a highly experienced safety team who follow the route and are positioned around the course to aid you should you get in any difficulty. They are at strategic positions around the course- hopefully you won't need them! However, if you do need them you can rest asured that they are a team of dedicatted, highly experienced mountain leaders, first aiders, physiotherapists and ex-military personel that can get to you quickly. 



1500- Coaches collect 100mile runners from Cardiff

1645 Coaches drop off in Rhossili

1630-1730 Regsitration in Rhossili

1730- 100mile Brief

1800- 100mile Race Start


0515- Coaches collect 100k runners from Cardiff

0600-0645 Registration in Afan

0645- 100k Brief

0700- 100k Race start


0100 All courses closed


As the route is linear you will need to either get dropped off and picked up or park your car at the finish in Cardiff  Bay and catch one of the busses provided to the start of the event. The busses leave Cardiff Bay at the 1500 on Saturday for the 100miles race and at 0515 on Sunday for the 100k race. If you want to catch the bus you will need to select this option when you sign up. You will be able to leave a drop bag at the start that will be transported to the finish for you.  

Compulsory Kit

The compulsory kit list can be found here.

Whats included

Checkpoints with refreshments (11 for the 100mile and 6 for the 100k).

Waymarked Course, GPS File & Route Notes

Race Medal

Race T-shirt

Post event meal

Race Safety Team Cover

Amazing Marshals


The price for the Dragon 100miles is

Early Bird- £110 if you sign up before December 31st 2019 

Normal- £130 if you sign up after January 1st 2020

Coach Transport for the 100mile race is £15. 


The price for the Dragon 100k is 

Early Bird- £60 if you sign up before Decmber 31st 2019

Normal- £70 if you sign up after January 1st 2020

Coach Transport for the 100k race is £10


Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed here.


Race terms and conditions can be viewed here

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