Behind the Scenes: The Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

Behind every great race is an even greater event team… this is their story.
The start of the 2019 Berghaus Dragon's Back Race in Conwy Castle ©No Limits Photography



Ben Pritchard


Rich Heap, Ben Pritchard



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33 minutes

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Our Judges say:

A behind the scenes look at what it takes to organise the world's toughest ultra distance race, the Dragon's Back

Anna Paxton

An interesting insight into the behind the scenes world of ultra distance stage races.

Jimmy Hyland

In part an ode to the a characters of the race community, the Welsh landscape, and in part a pretty honest depiction of the highs and lows of, not the hero's of the race, but those picking up the sheep poo before putting out 80 tents a day....

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

The legendary Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race® follows the mountainous spine of Wales from north to south. This incredible 5-day journey is 315 kilometres long with 15,500 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is the toughest 5-day mountain race in the world. Behind every great race is an even greater event team… this is their story. Follow the journey from their HQ in Kendal to Conwy Castle and onwards through Wales, as they venture to mountain peaks to place check points, move the event campsite through rural wales, and deal with incidents out on the course. Through all the highs and lows it’s the dedication, energy and passion of the event team that really brings the race to life, making it a truly memorable and special adventure for all involved.