Glamping in Newtown

The overnight campsite at Newtown Comprehensive School will open from 18:00 on Saturday evening with the Maldwyn (Newtown) Leisure Centre (adjacent to) open until 22:00 for shower, toilet facilities etc. Food and breakfast will not available this year at the Leisure Centre - only coffee, soft drinks and so forth from their vending machines - so please come prepared and support the local economy/chippy etc (many exciting culinary adventures await in the town that is new..)

Those camping are also asked to respect local residents and fellow competitors by keeping noise levels down, not leaving litter, and behaving in an mature and considerate manner (coughs..). We did have problems and complaints last year and it goes without saying clubs will be excluded from future WCRs should their runners cause such problems.

Please also note that the Leisure Centre will be closed from 22:00 until 5:00am the following morning. The camp must also be vacated, cleared and closed by 08:30am on Sunday morning to allow the race officials to continue their southbound journey and hand keys back to those kind enough to let us use their facilities. There'd be no WCR without them needless to say..


2016 WCR Reference Book

Essential bedtime reading for anyone running, supporting but most importantly captaining, marshalling or helping in any way with the organisation of the race - the 2016 Castles Relay Reference Book is available here.


2016 Race Line-up

64 teams have been accepted to take part in the 2016 WCR - full details here


2016 WCR Race Entry

The 34th Welsh Castles Relay will be held over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of June 2016. 

Demand for places always supply with entry numbers being limited by the logistics of the race, most notably the need to minimise race traffic.

Entries for 2016 will open in January (the date will be posted here). Please read through this year's reference book to give you an idea of what this race is all about and the logistics involved. 

If you have queries or need further information contact Amanda Thompson, Race Administrator amjanette@gmail.com

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