The Clwydian Hills Fell Race is held annually and is a 15km race with 3,000ft of ascent, over the Clwydian hills in North Wales including the summit of Moel Famau.  The event is suitable for persons with appropriate experience but also those looking for a challenge in a friendly, well marshalled event. The event is run and marshalled by team members from the local Mountain Rescue team – NEWSAR. Any proceeds from the race go direct to team funds.

Initially organised by John Morris, the race was first run as the Loggerheads Fell Race in 1988. In 1994 the race moved to Cilcain with a revised route and switched its name briefly to the Jubilee Tower Race. The local mountain rescue team, then called the Clwyd Rescue Team, who had provided safety cover for several years took over the race organisation in the late 90’s. The race has proudly hosted the WFRA Open Welsh & North Wales Series races a number of times in recent years and is used by several local clubs as part of their club series races. 2017 sees the 30th Anniversary of the first race.

See Roll of Honour page for a list of winners.

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For more information please email clwydianfellrace@gmail.com

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NEWSAR – North East Wales Search and Rescue team

NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation operating in North East Wales and mainly covers the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Powys and parts of Wirral and Cheshire.

They are a group of volunteers who help the Police by looking for vulnerable people who are missing from home or those in need of rescue. They are available 24 hours / 365 days a year.

They are a Registered Charity (England and Wales Number 512956) and affiliated to the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association and Mountain Rescue, England and Wales.

Please visit their website and show your support.