Snowdon Trail Running Challenge

We are very excited to be visiting Snowdonia for our first Snowdon Trail Running Challenge. Snowdon is one of the prime areas of the UK for the wonderful sport of Trail Running and we are really pleased to be able to add it to our series of events.

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Trail Running

750
Competitor Limit

Llwyn Celyn Bach
Llanberis
Snowdonia National Park
LL55 4SR

Event Stats

Distance

12 KM

7.5 Miles

Elevation Gained

913 Meters

2995 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 28

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Start Time: 10:30 am

Registration: 9:30 am

Briefing: 10:15 am

Cut Off Time: 6:30 pm

Distance

23 KM

14.3 Miles

Elevation Gained

1836 Meters

6024 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 38

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Start Time: 9:30 am

Registration: 8:30 am

Briefing: 9:15 am

Cut Off Time: 6:30 pm

Distance

43 KM

26.7 Miles

Elevation Gained

3986 Meters

13077 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 48

Difficulty: Strenuous

Start Time: 7:30 am

Registration: 7:15 am

Briefing: 6:45 am

Cut Off Time: 6:30 pm

Distance

52 KM

32.3 Miles

Elevation Gained

4441 Meters

14570 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 58

Difficulty: Strenuous

Start Time: 7:00 am

Registration: 6:15 am

Briefing: 6:45 am

Cut Off Time: 6:30 pm

We are very excited to be visiting Snowdonia for our first Snowdon Trail Running Challenge. Snowdon is one of the prime areas of the UK for the wonderful sport of Trail Running and we are really pleased to be able to add it to our series of events.

Based at the Llwyn Bach Campsite in Llanberis, we have direct access onto the famous Llanberis Path and the foothills of Snowdon itself.

The Llanberis Path takes you around Snowdon joining the Rangers Path, the views on this trail run are phenomenal, you’ll definitely have to stop and take a picture or two on route.

Heading out of Llwyn Bach Campsite and onto the Llanberis Path you turn left following the path on a tough trail. There are a number of checkpoints (number will vary depending on your distance), fully stocked to keep you fuelled.

You’ll be heading around the summit taking in a 360 degree journey around this wonderful mountain.

This is a tough course as you would expect with some series climbs and some technical sections all mixed in.

You finish off coming back to the campsite, where you’ll be warmly greeted and receive your much deserved bespoke medal and refreshments, plus a much needed cup of tea.

It’s certainly not an event to miss and ultimately will be one of the toughest in our series.

Canicross Friendly.

The Route

Leaving the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with some magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis path and the Snowdon mountain railway line- keeping the Llanberis path to your left you enter the Maesgwrn valley. You will then be greeted with waterfalls and breath-taking scenery. Reaching the summit of the valley you will encounter Ariel views of the Snowdonia National Park. Taking a right turn, you then climb to summit Foel Goch – following the ridge whilst taking in the views of Llyn Dwythwch and un-derlating hills that lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path you then take a right turn into a gentle and fast decent with forests on your left, you then approach Bwlch y Gores – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Leaving the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with some magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis path and the Snowdon Mountain Railway line- a sharp left turn towards the railway track takes you under the bridge and onto the base of this famous Llanberis Path- heading up you once again run under the railway- facing Garnedd Ugain with the famous Crib Goch looming in the distance to your left – reaching the Rangers Stone you then turn right and continue down with Cwm Clogwyn to your left – in the distance you then have views of Llyn Cwellyn Lake and Beddgelert Forests – on reaching the base of the Rangers Path you turn around and retrace your steps to reach a left turn heading back towards Llanberis- after a slight climb you will reach the end of the Maesgwrn Valley after left turn , once again you have a climb to Foel Goch – you then follow the ridge taking in views of Llyn Dwythwch to your right. U Un-derlating hills then lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path you then turn right turn into a gentle and fast decent with forests to your left you then reach Bwlch y Groes – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Starting at the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis Path and the Snowdon Mountain Railway line- a sharp left hand turn before the railway track takes you under the bridge and onto the base of this famous path- within a few minutes you take a small track left leaving the path running over headlands and dropping down through the ancient Victoria Woods. A right turn takes you onto a small drive will then follow an ancient trail through the woods whilst skirting the Llyn Peris lake to your left and the famous Slate Mines. The track takes you up and over headland where you go through a sheep hole or over a wall, following the track you pass over hanging cliffs towards Nant Peris by crossing a large slate bridge – turning left you cross the road and head up a short lane taking you to a right-hand stile and to the start of the approach to Y Garn. Reaching the Bwlch Brecan ridge you will follow the Afon Dudodyn with stunning views and waterfalls. Following the ridge right to summit Y Garn – turning left to descend to the beautiful Ogwen Valley with magnificent views of Llyn Idwel to your right. At the base you then take a path up towards Llyn Bochlwyd with the impressive Tryfan looming to your left. The Glyders are in view to your right – you go over the mountain to descend to the Pen y Gwryd Hotel – crossing the road you then take a right turn up to the infamous Pen y Pass. Following the famous Pyg track to finally summit just below Snowdon at the Rangers Stone - you then turn left and continue down the Rangers Path with Cwm Clogwyn to your left – in the distance you then have views of Llyn Cwellyn Lake and Beddgelert Forests – on reaching the base of the Rangers Path you then turn around and retrace your steps to reach a left turn heading back towards Llanberis- after a climb you will reach the end of the Maesgwrn Valley. Turning left you once again climb to Foel Goch – you then follow the ridge taking in views of Llyn Dwythwch to your right – un-derlating hills then lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path, you then turn right into a gentle but fast decent with forests to your left you then reach Bwlch y Groes – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Leaving the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with some magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis Path and the Snowdon Mountain Railway line- a sharp left hand turn before the railway track takes you under the bridge and onto the base of this famous path- within a few minutes to take a small track left leaving the path over headlands dropping down through the ancient Victoria Woods. A right turn onto a small drive will lead you to an old trail through woods whilst skirting the Llyn Peris lake to your left and the famous Slate Mines. The track takes you up and over headland where you go through a sheep hole or over a wall. Following the track and over hanging rocks to approach Nant Peris by crossing a large slate bridge. Crossing the road, you take a left turn up a short lane where a right-hand turn takes you over a stile which leads you to the start of the approach to Y Garn – whilst reaching the Bwlch Brecan ridge you will follow the Afon Dudodyn with stunning views and waterfalls. Scaling the ridge turning right to summit Y Garn, then a left to descend to the beautiful Ogwen Valley with magnificent views of Llyn Idwel to your right. At the base you then take a path up towards Llyn Bochlwyd with the impressive Tryfan looming to your left. The Glyders are in view to your right – you go over the mountain with some sections of rocks to scramble to descend to the Pen y Gwryd Hotel over mountain terrain – crossing the road you then take a right turn up to the infamous Pen y Pass. Leaving here you descend left towards Bwlch y Gwyddel, following Afon Glaslyn leading through the forest’s trails to Llyn Gwynant to your left - this beautiful path will lead you into Hafod y Llan – running through the farm you approach the impressive Watkin Path … running through a beautiful forest you start the climb up through stunning scenery with waterfalls and rolling hills. Approaching the summit with impressive views of the south ridge to your left – you arrive at Snowdon. Heading south from the summit you finally reach the Ranger Stone - you then turn left and continue down the Rangers Path with Cwm Clogwyn to your left – in the distance you then have views of Llyn Cwellyn Lake and Beddgelert Forests – on reaching the base of the Rangers Path you turn around and retrace your steps to reach a left turn heading back towards Llanberis- after a slight climb you will reach the end of the Maesgwrn Valley-a left turn you once again have a climb to Foel Foch – you then follow the ridge taking in views of Llyn Dwythwch to your right. Un-derlating hills then lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path, you then turn right into a gentle but fast decent with forests to your left you reach Bwlch y Groes – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Checkpoint Info

No Checkpoints On 12K Distance

Half - CP1

8KM From Start

5.9KM To Next CP

14.8KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.07269 -4.07976

Half - CP2

13.9KM From Start

8.9KM To Next CP

8.9KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.07336 -4.14447

Marathon - CP1

6.6KM From Start

6.4KM To Next CP

35.4KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.10526 -4.08391

Marathon - CP2

13KM From Start

9.7KM To Next CP

29KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.1231 -4.0195

Marathon - CP3

22.7KM From Start

4.8KM To Next CP

19.3KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.08039 -4.02011

Marathon - CP4

27.5KM From Start

5.9KM To Next CP

14.5KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.07269 -4.07976

Marathon - CP5

33.4KM From Start

8.6KM To Next CP

8.6KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.07336 -4.14447

Ultra - CP1

6.6KM From Start

6.4KM To Next CP

42.6KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.10736 -4.09545

Ultra - CP2

13KM From Start

7.9KM To Next CP

36.2KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.1231 -4.0195

Ultra - CP3

20.9KM From Start

13.1KM To Next CP

28.3KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.08039 -4.02011

Ultra - CP4

34KM From Start

5.9KM To Next CP

15.2KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.07269 -4.07976

Ultra - CP5

39.9KM From Start

9.3KM To Next CP

9.3KM To Finish

Coordinates: 53.07336 -4.14447

Event countdown

Kit List

  • Fully charged mobile phone – pre set numbers of HQ and Race Director (07729827952)
  • Water/wind proof jacket (taped seems)
  • Appropriate running attire and shoes
  • Water bottle / carrier
  • Foil blanket for Marathon and Ultra runners

Please check your runner information email for any updates on kit lists. Each distance is slightly different and in the case of Snowdon everybody needs a full kit list.

Extra items that could be on your kit lists

  • Spare Food
  • Spare Clothes
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Map (supplied on the day by us)

 

Parking

There is NO PARKING at Llwyn Celyn Bach Campsite - Unless you are camping there of course.

Everyone else has to park in Llanberis. Which is a 5/10mins walk to the start line.

There is a large amount of parking available in the town.

CAR PARKS in Llanberis
Parking For Snowdon Car Park
Llanberis Car Park
Llanberis Station Car Park
Snowdon Mountain Railway Car Park

There are 10 recommended car parks in Llanberis, which have been listed on your running information email.

Number & Timing Chip

Numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

For some of our events we provide maps of the route at the start of the event. You must keep these maps on you at all times, as a back up to be referred to if needed.

You can also download the GPX files to your device.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Also on offer:-
  • Physiotherapists and ‘K’ Taping
  • Technical Running T-shirt
  • GPS tracking units
  • Beer Tent
  • Pizza marquee
  • Camping spots available

What Do You Get
Camping

Camping

We have 100 camping spots available.

They are at the Llwyn Celyn Bach Campsite in the Start/Finish field of the event.

All campsite facilities are open for your use (Please note there is no electrical hook ups in the field).

Camping is available on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of October.

Cost is £7 per person per night.

Dogs welcome and must be kept on a lead at all times.

To book your spot write to
[email protected]

If you aren't able to get a spot with us then Llwyn Celyn Bach has more places available. You can contact them directly on :-
https://www.campinginllanberis.com

Other Campsites and YH
http://www.tyn-yr-onnen.co.uk
http://riversidecamping.co.uk

The 10 Best Hostel in Llanberis
https://www.booking.com/hostels/city/gb/llanberis.en-gb.html

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