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Rabbit Run

June 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Setting off from in front of the imposing Merthyr Mawr House, the Rabbit Run heads initially up the hill through fields, before a small section along a local road, before again joining the estate lands.

It’s not long before the route heads into the woods, and the runners experience the darkened paths of woody glades as the path wends its way through the forested section of the course.
The runners then emerge from the fun of the woods, the fallen trees and the muddy paths for a very brief respite of a stony track.

The race now heads into the dunes, and runners get to experience the fun of sand under their feet go through deep sandy channels, see the sea in the distance from the top, then tumble down the Big Dipper!

From the bottom of the sand dunes the run heads into the Merthyr Mawr Dunes car park (and past the ruins of Candleston Castle).

The run heads off again through the private estate paths along the banks of the Ogmore River and emerges to the south of the lovely picturesque Merthyr Mawr village. This a good spot for spectators to wander down from the start to cheer on the runners before they head off over the Ewenny River.

The run now takes you over the footbridge and along the river bank to the confluence of the Ewenny and Ogmore Rivers. You head back along the Ewenny River bank – past Ewenny Castle and the stepping stones (great place to watch as the runners head towards home).

The run follows the Ogmore River northwards – through the fields before the final river crossing.

This time – no bridge to help the runners (!) as they ford the river then head to the secret tunnel – emerging gratefully no doubt to see the finish before them as they return the front of the Merthyr Mawr House.


June 16, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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