A young man runs across a Welsh landscape. A mountain and lake are visible.
Credit: Always Aim High Events

Always Aim High Events, award-winning Welsh sports event company, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest trail running event – the Ogwen25k|Yr Helgi Du. Set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Ogwen Valley, this event promises to be an exhilarating challenge for trail runners.

Scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd August 2024, the Ogwen25k|Yr Helgi Du is designed to celebrate a spirit of adventure and love of the great outdoors. With its diverse terrain and stunning landscapes, the Ogwen Valley provides the perfect canvas for trail runners. Summiting the second highest mountain in England and Wales as part of this imposing skyline trail, the Ogwen25k | Yr Helgi Du race includes epic climbs and technical terrain; it’s truly a mountain race.

Brian Corcoran, Head of Events at Always Aim High Events said; “We are excited to introduce the Ogwen25 – Yr Helgi Du, an event that combines the thrill of trail running with the stunning beauty of the Ogwen Valley. Here at Always Aim High Events we have a reputation for delivering outstanding experiences, and we are confident that this event will be no exception”.
Always Aim High Events is committed to creating memorable and inclusive experiences for all participants. This Ogwen25k | Yr Helgi Du is an accessible skyline race that will test the experienced but also provides enough support to those looking to take their mountain running to the next level. The event also offers a 10k distance that will be an out and back, fast and flat route, following the historic Slate Trail through the valley with both the Glyderau and Carneddau dominating the landscape.

Entries for the 2024 Ogwen25k | Yr Helgi Du will open on Boxing Day (26th Dec).