The Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Afan Forest 2024

Saturday 28 September 2024 | Afan Forest
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Original_Afan

The Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Afan Forest 2024

Saturday 28 September 2024 | Afan Forest

Afan Forest Park in South Wales isn't just a haven for mountain bikers; it's a hidden gem for trail runners. All 3 routes begin with a gradual climb up towards the wind turbines. You’ll pass through tree lined avenues with the whoosh of the turbines above you. As the other routes split off, those on the Long route adventure out through the trees, enjoying views of rolling Welsh hills with grazing sheep and heathland streams.

Meander through the wide gravel tracks of Afan forest, before traversing along a beautiful single track back past the wind turbines. After a long downhill stretch, with a couple of technical descents thrown in for good measure, you pass through the final outpost and see the reassuring site of a straight road ahead. We know what you're thinking…. where is the infamous Maverick elevation? But don't worry we've saved the best to last - a 2.5km ascent with just under 200 m of elevation to finish off, notoriously called ‘The Wall’.

All 3 routes have some punchy hills but could bring some fast times with 95% of the route being hard packed / gravel trails. We can’t wait for you to join us in this new Maverick location. So, lace up your shoes and explore the hidden trails of Afan Forest. With its scenic beauty, challenging terrain, and rich history, Afan promises an unforgettable trail running experience.

MAVERICK RACE RUNNER CODE OF CONDUCT

LOCATION

Bryn Bettws
Port Talbot
South Wales
SA12 9SP
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ROUTES

Long: 25 km
Middle: 10 km
Short: 6 km
See Route Info

DETAILS

Gates open: 08:00am
Registration: 08:30am
Start time: 10:00am
Runners with dog: 10:15am

DIFFICULTY

Classic woodland, well-marked trails, stunning autumnal colours - well suited to all levels.
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Pricing

Long

Elevation
25 km
Mileage
+625 m
  • $59.53/pp
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Middle

Elevation
10 km
Mileage
+232 m
  • $46.30/pp
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Short

Elevation
6 km
Mileage
+156 m
  • $33.07/pp
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Online entry closes on Wednesday 25th September 2024 at 12:00 noon. On the day entries will be available if the event is not sold out.

All entries are subject to a small booking fee.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

MULTIBUY

Enter any 3 races from any series, or 3 entries into this event, and get 20% off

HOW IT WORKS


As a guide you should always:

• Follow the on course signage

• Listen to on course marshals

• Take care when crossing roads

• Be considerate to others

• Please close all gates, DO NOT litter!


OUTPOSTS

There will be no outpost on the short route. There will be 1 outposts on the Middle route (approx 4km) and 3 outposts on the Long route (approx 4km, 9.3km & 21km). The outposts are designed to act as a top up for what you are already carrying. There will be a range of sweet & savoury snacks (fruit, cake, crisps) as well as Precision Hydration fuel & electrolyte.


PLASTIC FREE

In our quest to make this season plastic-free, we ask that you run with a reusable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.


HEADPHONES

We strongly recommend not wearing headphones during this event.


CUT-OFFS

Although we do not have strict cut offs as such, we do appreciate if all runners (regardless of distance) are finished by 2pm. This equates to a finish time of 4hrs.

This helps to ease the pressure on our marshals, so that they are not stood outside for long periods of time.


TRANSFERS

If for any reason you wish to transfer out from an event we are happy to do this, but once only. You may transfer to any event listed on our website or even change to a higher value event and pay the difference. We cannot action any transfers or refunds for an event that has sold out.

The last day to transfer out of an event is the Monday before event day (5 days before the event), please email us on info@maverick-race.com with the name of the event you would like to move to. We are not able to move you out of an event if you contact us after this day

The Routes

Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.

LONG ROUTE

Distance: 25 km
Elevation Gain: +625 m

MIDDLE ROUTE

Distance: 10 km
Elevation Gain: +232 m

SHORT ROUTE

Distance: 6 km
Elevation Gain: +156 m
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What you get

Free Parking
Free Parking
Free Parking
Fully Marked Course
Free Parking
PH Outposts
Free Parking
Fully Timed
Free Parking
Online Results
Free Parking
Event Photography
Free Parking
Food and Drink Available
Free Parking
Bag Drop Area
Free Parking
Wooden Finishers Medal
This is a dog friendly event
This is a dog friendly event
Essential Items

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

TRY TO PACK:


Phone 

Trail shoes 

Rain coat 

Water bottle / running pack 

A re-useable cup

Getting to the Race

By Car

Free parking at the venue. If you're looking to share transport you can message other runners here.

The venue is approximately 15 minutes from M4, Junction 40, follow directions to SA12 9SP and then keep an eye out for signs to Bryn Bettws Lodge.

By Train

Nearest Station: Port Talbot Parkway Station (15min drive to start venue)

GWR: London Paddington - Port Talbot Parkway Station 

Journey time: Approx 2hr 25

By Taxi

AA Taxi's - Port Talbort

07799 053123

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How to stay hydrated

Take Precision Fuel & Hydration's free trail running sweat test to get a hydration plan tailored to your Maverick Race

Free Sweat Test

Bring your own cup

In an effort to keep our trails clean and preserve the nature around us, we’re aiming to keep out outposts cup free. Please bring a cup or bottle to re-fill.

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The Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Afan Forest 2024

September 28 2024·FROM$33.07

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