The Holy Trail – 15km trail run

Love SwimRun UK Rules and Terms and Conditions

The following Love SwimRun Race Rules and Terms and Conditions for the UK are deemed to have been accepted when you enter the race. Please read them carefully before entering.

Swimrun swimmers by Ross Dolder Photography

1. Race organisation

The Holy Trail is organised by Love SwimRun
Y Bedol, Conwy Old Rd, Capelulo, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, LL34 6SP, UK
07791685269 / events@loveswimrun.co.uk

2. Entry pre-requisite

2.1 To participate in a Love SwimRun event in the UK you must be 18 years old be a strong swimmer.

3. Race course

The Holy Trail will take place on Holy Island coastal path, between South Stack and Rhoscolyn, Anglesey.

The finalised race route will not be published until 4 weeks prior to the race.

3.1 The race course will be marked and marshaled.
3.2 Participants must follow the marked course and instructions of marshals at all times – some areas of the course have fragile ecosystems that must be respected.
3.3 Participants that do not follow the marked course or instructions given by marshals will be disqualified.
3.4 We reserve the right to amend the course subject to weather conditions and the requirements of the management of the coastal path and other land owners. Any changes will be explained in detail during the Race Brief.
3.5 There will be water and food stations on the course.
3.6 There will be several medical points manned by trained first-aiders where participants can get help if needed

4. Equipment

4.1 A race number and timing chip will be supplied. Your number must be visible on your front at all times during the event.
4.2 There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.

4.3 Teams must present the following Mandatory equipment at Registration, the Start Line and the Finish Line:


4.4 Mandatory equipment

  • Windproof or waterproof jacket
  • Mobile phone
  • Off road trail running shoes – if wet the course can be very slippery & treacherous.

4.4 Recommended equipment

Highly recommended: Minimum 500ml water & energy bar or gel.

5. Timing & Cutoffs

5.1 The time is from the whistle blowing at the start until the last team member has crossed the finish line
5.2 There will be one cut off at Porth Saint. Participants must reach this point by a certain time to be able to continue with the race. If you are asked to retire from the race you must do so without question or complaint.
5.3 Information about the cut off times will be given nearer to the event date

6. Racers responsibility

6.1 General

6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow these.
6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, Love SwimRun members and volunteers, spectators and the people living in the race area.
6.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages.
6.1.4 Participants compete in this event entirely at their own risk.
6.1.5 Teams must sign the event disclaimer at Registration. Participants who have not signed the waiver will not be allowed to start the race.

6.2 Before the race

Participants may train and scout the course prior to the race but must respect the local residents and the environment.

6.3 During the race

6.3.1 The participants are taking part at their own risk and can not hold Love SwimRun or any of its members or volunteers responsible for any accident during the race.
6.3.2 Participants must offer assistance in case of emergency.
6.3.3 Participants that withdraw from the race shall report this as soon as possible to the organisers.
6.3.4 Participants withdrawing from the event must hand in their race number and chips to a marshal or at the finish line.
6.3.5 Littering will not be tolerated and teams seen dropping litter will be disqualified.
6.3.6 The race organisers can prevent a participant from continuing if they judge them not capable due to  fatigue or poor physical condition. If you are asked to retire from the race you must do so without question or complaint.
6.3.7 No external assistance is allowed. Each participant has to make their own way from start to finish.
6.3.8 The course is on open public rights of way. Any disregard for other users or dangerous or offensive behavior, including being rude to race officials or other participants will result in disqualification.
6.3.9 The use of headphones is prohibited.

7. Complaints & protests

7.1 A protest must be given in writing to the race organisation within an hour after finishing the race.
7.2 A protest must include:
 Time and location
, name and number of the participant that the protest is against
, the reason for the protest
 – If possible include a witness with name and contact details or team number.
7.3 A protest that does not comply with the above will not be considered.
7.4 The protest will be reviewed by the Race Committee and a decision communicated to those involved as soon as possible
7.5 The Race Committee reserve the right to use “common sense” to take decisions about situations that aren’t clear in the rules
7.6 The Race Committee’s decision is final
7.8 All other complains must be made in writing to the race organisers using the contact details at the top of the page.

8. Disqualification

Failure to follow the rules will lead to disqualification

9. Cancellation

9.1 Cancellation of your online application can be made in accordance with online selling law up to 14 days after purchase, except where your application is made within two weeks of the event date. Within this time period a refund will be given minus any transaction fees from Entry Central.
9.2 After the time period stipulated above your application is final. No refunds of entry fees will be given including in circumstances where you are unable to attend due to illness or injury or a scheduling conflict, unless: 1) the Organiser cancels or materially delays or alters the event, 2) the Organiser makes a significant change to the location of the event or the date of the event so that you are no longer able to attend.
9.3 Any changes you make to your entry may be subject to an administration fee of £5.
9.4 Re-sale of entries is forbidden. Any transfers of your event entry to a third party will be subject to the consent of the Organiser. Please ask event organisers using the Contact page.

10. Pictures and film free rights

The participants gives the race organisation the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and movie.

11. Accepting the rules

By entering the race, each participant accepts the rules in full.

All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorized commercial use of images will be legally addressed.