The Kymin Dash

Kymin Dash

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 9th year following on from the continued success and growth of previous years.

Registration and the 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. 

All finishers will receive a memento.

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 (first to the top) as well as finishing places. There will be a post race snack provided by one of our sponsors and other refreshments available to runners after the race.

We are grateful to our sponsors for making the race possible. In 2022, all profits generated by the event were donated to Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, as our lead charity. 

For 2023, we will be delighted to support, local charity,  The Ted Senior Foundation – The Ted Senior Foundation

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 – race licence number to be confirmed.

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