Here are a few details from the race website:
The legendary Dragon’s Back Race™ follows the mountainous spine of Wales from Conwy Castle to Carreg Cennen Castle. This incredible 5-day journey is approximately 300 kilometres long with 17,000 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is not a trail race.
The original Dragon’s Back Race™ happened in September 1992 and ever since, it has been whispered about with a mix of awe and trepidation. Its reputation had reached legendary status with fell, mountain and ultra runners the World over by September 2012 when the second Dragon’s Back Race™ happened.
The Dragon’s Back Race™ is one of the hardest mountain races in the World.
The next race will be the 22nd-26th June 2015.
Carneddau, Glyders and Snowdon
Optimum distance and height gain: 50km / 4,200m
Moelwyns and Rhinogs
Optimum distance and height gain: 54km / 3,700m
Cadair Idris and Plynlimon
Optimum distance and height gain: 68km / 3,800m
Optimum distance and height gain: 69km / 2,400m
Optimum distance and height gain: 55km / 2,200m
We expect the fastest competitors to be running for approximately 8-9 hours each day and the slowest competitors (who completed the full course) to be run/walking for approximately 13-15 hours each day.
I'll be running this one to raise money for the NSPCC, so please keep an eye out for my sponsorship page early next year and I hope you can spare a few pounds for a fantastic and worthy cause.