THE Man versus Horse Marathon will certainly live up to its full title this year after organisers announced the distance.

The quirky and hugely popular annual race takes place on Saturday, June 8, and will see runners complete more than 24 miles – which will be one of the longest distances in race history.

The total distance for those completing the entire Man v Horse race will be 24.3 miles – with those on horseback completing a 24.33-mile course.

The route, which sees competitors start and finish in Llanwrtyd Wells, takes them out high into the hills surround the town. It has been lengthened by around 3 miles after last year’s race was just over 21.5 miles.

County Times:  The elevation profile for each of the three legs. The elevation profile for each of the three legs. (Image: Man vs Horse Community)

The cut-off time of 6 hours has been extended to 6 hours 30 minutes this year.

Runners completing the whole race, taking place for the 43rd time, will take in 4,590 feet of elevation. For those running the race as a relay team of three, the sections will be 8.62 miles, 7.86 miles and 7.82 miles.

For the 60 or so horses that enter the race, the distance from the start to vet check will be 11.61 miles and 12.72 miles from there to the finish.

“Here it is, the distance and profiles for this year’s race,” said Bob Greenough, of organisers Green Events, on the Man vs Horse Community Facebook page.

“The runners, as predicted, will run around 24 miles, well a tad over to be truthful.”

County Times:  Man v Horse will run for the 43rd time next month. Man v Horse will run for the 43rd time next month.

Although entries sold out – there are around 1,200 places for runners in total between individual and relay entries – soon after they went on sale in January, Bob said there are still places available, due to withdrawals.

“If there are any runners who would still like to take part could they please let me know,” he said.

“We are receiving a number of withdrawals and the reserve list has been exhausted, so we may be able to connect you to one of these unfortunates who cannot now participate.”

If you’d like to enter Man v Horse this year, email