The Kymin Dash

*** Sunday 29th March 2020 ***

The Kymin Dash is a challenging and very scenic 7 mile race, straight up to the top of the Kymin above Monmouth, and back down on a long scenic loop of the Wye Valley.

Spirit of Monmouth Running Club are proud to present this race for the 8th year following on from the continued success and growth of previous years.

Registration and finish are at Monmouth School Sports Club (MSSC) and the start is 15 minutes walk from registration. The course (and the route to the start) will be well marshaled and there will be 2 water stations. It is mainly on tarmac and forest roads so is suitable for road shoes.

All finishers will receive a T-shirt.

The course starts with an ascent to the Round House, a local viewpoint at around 850ft. The opening mile or so will certainly give your lungs a workout. What goes up must come down and a gentle descent through fields and the bluebell carpeted forest tracks before a long flat finish along the Hadnock Road into the Monmouth School Sports Club.

Prize-giving will be at MSSC. As last year, there will be prizes for the ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ of the hill as well as finishing places. There will be a post race snack provided by one of our sponsors Wild Trail and other refreshments available to runners after the race.

We are grateful to our sponsors for making the race possible. In 2019, all profits generated by the event were donated to Welsh Children’s Hospice – Ty Hafen  – which along with a generous top-up from Barclays Bank, took the total to £2,500. 

For 2020, we will be delighted to support Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, as our lead charity.

Male course record is 39m 50s, set by Huw Evans in 2015.

Female course record is 44m 32s, set by Emma Wookey in 2015.

King of the Hill record is 9m 15s, set by Huw Evans in 2015.

Queen of the Hill record is 10m 31 s, set by Emma Wookey in 2015.

The record for the previous course, starting and finishing in Monmouth, is 38mins 54secs, set by P. Wheeler in 1985.


Our race licence is still being processed – provisional number we have been given is 39728

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