MINI enthusiasts from across the UK will be descending on Builth Wells next weekend for the Elan Valley Run 2021.

The three-day event is being held from July 30 to August 1, with organisers keen for Mini drivers and lovers to join them on a fun-filled weekend in the heart of Wales with hundreds of other mini owners.

The event is back after last being held in 2018 and will be based at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, and will include the famous Elan Valley Run on the third and final day.

Mini Run UK, organisers of the event, said on their Facebook page: “We are also pleased to announce our new venue is well equipped and designed to hold big numbers as this run is getting bigger every time; our last Elan Valley run in 2018 had just shy of 500 minis attend.

“The new venue is located at the Royal Welsh Showground campsite and benefits from indoor arenas providing shelter, a large stage, excellent toilets and shower facilities, concrete roads through the site, onsite catering and bars on site.

“As usual you can expect the traditional fun treasure hunts and new team games/competitions.

“There will also be live music, amazing driving roads and the famous Elan Valley Run on the Sunday where we do the biggest convoy of minis Wales has ever seen with thousands of spectators waving you on through the valleys.”

Camping is available from Friday, July 30, with gates open at 1pm. A drivers weekend pass with run plaque and camping is £45. An adult passenger weekend pass is priced at £38. Children aged 11-16 tickets cost £20 and children under the age of 11 are free. The Sunday run only with plaque is £15 per car. 2020 tickets are valid for 2021.

Gates open on July 30 at 1pm. Have your tickets ready upon arrival so organisers can get you checked in swiftly. Wristbands, run plaques, itineraries and run sheets are given upon arrival.

“It is crucial that you arrive with a full tank of fuel as it will be chaos the following morning if everyone decided they needed to refuel their cars, so please ensure you fill up before you arrive, you’ll need no more than half a tank of fuel for Sunday’s run,” added organisers.

“If you are attending the Sunday run only then please be at the campsite by 9.30am at the latest with tickets ready as we’ll be leaving camp shortly after.

“If you are attending the event as a group then please try and arrive at the same time to ensure we can keep you all together. Upon arrival you will be sorted into groups which you need to be in on the Saturday.

“If you are arriving on the Saturday you will need to be on site by 10am to join in the group runs.

First group are leaving at 8.45pm Saturday morning.”

Bars on site will be open from 6pm-1am on Friday and Saturday evening. Saturday evening entertainment, including Ska fancy dress, kicks off with Catch 22 from 6.30-7.45pm, Trojan beats from 8-9.30pm and a disco from 10pm-1am.

Due to restrictions not being lifted in Wales the indoor arena has to be seating only, there are enough benches to cater for everyone but it’s strictly seating only with table service. Face masks are still required indoors.

For more information on the event, see the Mini Runk UK Facebook site and send them a message, visit or email