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Adventure Series 2024 Duathlon Slateman Standard

What a start! The first part of the Adventure Championships, The Slateman Duathlon is the most Iconic Adventure Duathlon in Wales. Starting in Llanberis; the heart of Snowdonia’s industrial heritage this is an unparalleled race which combines stunning scenery with epic challenges. 220 Tri Magazine has listed the Slateman run course as one of the best in the world!


09 Jun 2024


Llanberis, Plas y Brenin, Newborough Forest


Opening Date: 06.10.2023


Route Description

With so much history your first tough 5.8 km run will have loads to keep you motivated as your legs complain. Starting under the Finish Arch to run on some of the best trails around, you’ll go past Vivian Quarry, and head towards Dinorwic, before taking a short section of road in the direction of Fachwen. You’ll then turn steeply downhill through beautiful forests, with glimpses of Snowdon, past the Quarry Hospital and back the way you’ve come, diverting back towards transition.

The cycle route takes in some of the most iconic views in North Wales. Begin the cycle by turning right out of transition and head towards Caernarfon. As you flow around the course towards Beddgelert make sure you keep an eye out on your left because you’re circumnavigating Snowdon! Once you’re through the beautiful, quaint village of Beddgelert, you’ve got one last challenge to come. You must now cycle up the narrow and winding Nant Gwynant Pass and return to the top of Pen y Pass. Make sure you take in some of the most spectacular views in the country, before you descent all the way back to Llanberis and transition.

The final run starts off relatively easy but no less beautiful than the rest of the route taking in the historic Dolbadarn Castle, but as you run past Llyn Peris at the foot of the Dinorwic Slate Quarry, don’t lose your nerve when you see what is to come. A 2km climb up the zig zags through the quarry takes your legs and your breath away. Carrying on through this most awesome man-made landscape for another 1.5km you then come to the descent into the forest. Head towards Fachwen and a short section of road, followed by a steep descent once more into the trees. You will then make your way along the beautiful trails of Parc Padarn and past the Old Quarry Hospital, as you make your final descent down to the field and the final straight to the finish line, you may, by now, have some idea of what it was like to be a real Slateman.


Tier 1 - Adventure Series Standard (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)

Ends: 08/10/2023

  • £179.98

Tier 2 - Adventure Series Standard (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)

Ends: 27/05/2024

  • £204.98

Tier 3 - Adventure Series Standard (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)

Ends: 05/06/2024

  • £229.98

Important Information

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Opening Date: 06.10.2023


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