The Fan Dance Extreme Gemini Edition

Take on The Fan Dance Extreme back to back and complete our Gemini edition.

You will undertake the 24km route on both the Saturday and Sunday to complete this test of endurance.  You can select the same category each day or choose a different category for each day depending on the challenge you wish to undertake.

The Fan Dance is a challenge that begins as soon as the race does with an immediate ascent of Pen y Fan which is 2,907 feet (886 m).  The route then descends on the other side of the peak with a pathed route to the halfway point before turning around and reversing the route.  The return leg provides an even tougher challenge with the evil ascent back up the Fan known as Jacob’s Ladder.

Once you have completed day one you will receive a custom TSFE The Fan Dance medal and certificate and then on completion of your second day you will receive a custom The Fan Dance Extreme Gemini medal and certificate. First place prizes are given for each category for both male and female participants and team entries on both the stand alone The Fan Dance event and for Gemini on the Sunday.

Forthcoming Events

Sat 18th – Sun 19th Jan 2020 💢 MEET JOHN ‘LOFTY’ WISEMAN


Sat 27th – Sun 28th June 2020


Compete In One Of The Below Categories


Clean Fatigue

  • For participants who wish to run or walk the route without a weight requirement.
  • A mandatory kit is required and a list is provided ahead of the event.


  • Minimum of 35lbs weight carried, excluding food and water.
  • Ankle supporting boots must be worn.
  • A mandatory kit list and guidance on what to pack for weight is supplied ahead of the event.

Over 50’s

  • Separate categories for those Over 50.
  • The same mandatory kit is required as for the Clean Fatigue and Loadbearing categories.
  • The Over 50’s Loadbearing is reduced to 25lbs.


Loadstone category is exclusive to those on the Loadstone Aptitude event, which encompasses three events in one series. Further details.

The Fan Dance Extreme

Where Is The Fan Dance?

Pont Ar Daf Carpark

The Brecon Beacons National Park lies on the border between Mid Wales and South Wales. It’s home to waterfalls, forests, market towns and the highest peak in southern Britain.


By bus: Take the T4 service between Cardiff and Newtown. For up to date local bus information call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 or use their online journey planner at TravelineCymru.

By train: The nearest train station is Merthyr Tydfil. The registration point (Pont ar Daf car park) is 11 miles (18km), 18 mins, by road.

By car: From the M4, follow the A470 north towards Brecon. There are large car parks at both The Storey Arms and Pont ar Daf. For more details, and to plan your journey from further afield, please use the Google Maps direction finder.

“Awesome!!! Tough Mudders, Spartan races do not come close. Nothing compares to the fan dance”

Dave, England

“Brilliant! Great that all the guys with the heavy stuff were so cheerful and shouting good luck”

Sally, North Wales

“Amazing. Very well organised with DS who obviously are committed to giving the runners the best experience possible. Well done. See you next year.”

Lee, Scotland