World's Steepest Street Run

  • 4 April 2020

Harlech, LL46 2YL

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Not many 5km runs can boast a record breaking section! With a 37.45% maximum gradient Ffordd Pen LLech in Harlech shot to fame when it 'stole' the title of 'World's Steepest Street' from Baldwin Street in New Zealand.

There are ten criteria a street must meet to be in contention with being named the steepest, including having to be a public thoroughfare and being fully surfaced, as well having buildings alongside the road. The awarding of the Guiness World Record to Ffordd Pen Llech and the response from the previous holders in New Zealand has captured imaginations world wide and people have flocked to Harlech to walk, cycle or even roll down the street - you just can't beat a bit of Welsh pride mixed with a sprinkling of the eccentric.

With Harlech already on the Always Aim High Events map as the location for our much loved sprint triathlon, people started to ask and we just had to deliver; if you're reading this then you have been invited to take part in the first World's Steepest Road Run!