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.
Runners will encounter a wide variety of terrain, including sandy and pebble beaches, steep cliff-top paths, headlands, rocky coves, sand dunes, farmland fields, sections of forest and quaint seaside fishing villages.
The route is predominately trail, but there are small sections of public roads, although these tend to be quiet country roads. There are also gates and stiles to negotiate throughout the length of the course.
We encourage the use of the traditional map and compass for navigation and the final route will be that detailed on the 2023 maps. Indicative GPX route profiles for both the Ring O’ Fire and Firelighter will be available on this page for download about two weeks prior to the start.
While advanced navigational skills are not necessary, a basic level of navigation competency is required. Runners are advised to carry a map, compass and GPS device.
A degree of self-sufficiency and the ability to look after yourself and make sound judgement calls is mandatory. This is not a race where we hold your hand and offer full support all the way around. Checkpoints can have many miles between them and the terrain is challenging. The weather can change quickly and you could face many hours running through the night in cold, wet and windy weather conditions.
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