Celebrate your NHS this summer

The Wye Valley Trail Race is a scenic half marathon running event. The race starts and finishes at Chepstow Race Course with parking and race HQ onsite. The trail run crosses two countries – England and Wales, two bridges over the river Wye, passes two famous landmarks, Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle, and includes the two famous trails – Offa’s Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk Way.

This route epitomises the Wye Valley trails in every way, rolling forest trails, stunning views, historic landmarks and a mix of technical ascents and descents, open fields and views across the Severn estuary and River Wye.

This really is one of the most beautiful half marathons in the UK – don’t miss out!




The route will take you through woodland, valleys and even through a cave. Please be aware there are steep sides to the edges of the path in some areas and care will need to be taken.

You’ll be taking in some stunning views of Tintern, the famous Offa’s Dyke Path, both Severn Bridges and the river Wye – just to name a few of the landmarks on the route!

This is not a closed road or footpath event. Participants will need to have caution at road junctions and be respectful of other people using the paths and trails.



Not only will you be doing great things for patient at our 10 hospitals, to help you with your fundraising you will receive:

  • Free parking and hospitality at Chepstow Race Course
  • Fully arrow marked route
  • Free race photos for all
  • Race timing and results
  • No cut off time
  • Medals and prizes for all
  • Three food and water stations on route
  • Medical and event support
  • Staffed checkpoints
  • Physio support (if needed)
  • Post-race massage – donation towards cost of equipment (recommended minimum £5).



If you'd like to find out more before you sign up, please read our FAQs or contact [email protected]


BWHC Logo sunburst icon How much does it cost to take part?

There is a registration fee of £38.50 which must be paid to Dave Talbot Adventure Events when you sign up.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon How much do I have to raise?

There is no minimum sponsorship, which means you can raise as much as you want for your hospitals with no pressure! We suggest you aim for £100 minimum at which point you’ll get a free branded charity t-shirt or running vest! (Please note we need a week to send these out).

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Where does the race start and where can I park?

The race parking and HQ is based at the fabulous Chepstow Race Course. The parking is free of charge and the start and finish line is just across the road. Toilets and bag drop are to be found at the race course. Registration and the handing out of race numbers is done on the day.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon What time does it start?

We ask you to meet at 8:45am on Saturday 3rd September 2022. Registration opens at 8:45am, with the safety briefing at 9:40am. The big race starts at 10am

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Are there any age restrictions?

Only persons over the age of 18 may participate in the event, unless consent has been given by a parent or legal guardian in which case the minimum age is 12.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon What happens to the money I raise?

The money you raise will help our Bristol city centre hospitals and their staff to do even more to treat and care for patients and their families, wherever the need is greatest.

For more information or with any questions, please email [email protected] or call us on 0117 927 7120.