Register now for the Kymin Dash: a scenic run in the heart of the Wye Valley

By Ross Gazette sports reporter   |   Sport reporter   |
Sunday 5th March 2017 10:00 am
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The Spirit of Monmouth Running Club is hosting the Kymin Dash for the fifth year on April 9th.

The Kymin Dash is a challenging 7.1 mile race, starting with a climb straight up to the Round House at the top of the Kymin above Monmouth. Weather permitting, the runners will be rewarded for their efforts with a stunning view across Monmouthshire and Herefordshire to the Brecon Beacons. The remainder of the race is mostly flat or downhill - crossing fields and following trails and forestry tracks on a scenic loop of the Wye Valley.

The Kymin Dash differs from a lot of other races in that runners receive two official times, one from the start to the top of the Kymin and one for the race as a whole. The first male and female runners to reach the top of the Kymin will be crowned King and Queen of the Hill. They, along with the overall race winners, will be awarded prizes at Monmouth School Sports Club after the race. A race T-shirt, cake and refreshments will be available for all entrants after the race.

Spirit of Monmouth (helped by Barclays matched funding) has raised £7,000 for charities over the past four years. The 2017 Kymin Dash is supporting Llamau, the leacing homelessness Charity for the most vulnerable young people and women in Wales.

Registration and finish will be at Monmouth School Sports Club. Online entries are already being taken, please visit kymin.spiritofmonmouth.co.uk for information on how to enter.

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