Info for locals

Always Aim High Events is an independent Welsh company created to showcase the beautiful surroundings of our home country to athletes from across the globe. We work closely with the communities that live in the places our events are hosted to minimise any disruption and maximise opportunities for local businesses to benefit.

We work with local authorities and safety advisory groups and have all of our events permitted by the relevant National Governing Bodies; this ensures that they meet the highest standards of safety and are professionally run with minimum impact on the local area.

As members of the Snowdonia Society, we actively volunteer to maintain environmental standards as well as being part of and supporting local community groups and charities through donations, made possible by our event entry fees. We respect our culture and language, all of our event signage and website are available in Welsh. Our products and services are all locally sourced.

The information below provides specific information for local people on how this event will run.


The event village will be built from mid-morning on Saturday.

Usually, the first race begins at 09:00 on Sunday with athletes starting to arrive on-site from 08:00. The last race is expected to end around 12:30 and the event village will close at 14:00. Specific race start times are changeable and will be detailed in the Final Instructions on the website, available 10 days prior to the race.

Traffic Management & Road closures

In order to minimise disruption and to ensure competitors and spectators the best and safest experience, we will be requesting permission to temporarily close some roads, this will be confirmed closer to the time.

There will be a fully signed diversion route and access to Gallows Point will be maintained.

If unforeseen circumstances (e.g. severe weather, course obstructions) deem it necessary to divert the runners course we also apply for permission to close the following roads between 08.00 and 13.00. Depending on the circumstances, not all the below listed roads may need closing. If the need for a diversion of the route is required, a decision about which ones are will be made on the day.

  • Cichle Hill, Llandegfan
  • Lon Ganol, Llandegfan (To the top of Allt Goch Bach)
  • Allt Goch Bach, Beaumaris

We will be conducting a letter drop to all affected residents prior to the event date.


In order to reduce congestion around Menai Bridge, we have event-specific car parks. Full details of these can be found on our Travel & Accommodation page.


Spectators are welcome at our events to cheer on everyone taking part! We pride ourselves on an exciting and positive atmosphere at all of our events, and we would love you to come along to add to the warm Welsh welcome that our local communities offer.

Spectators will need to use the appropriate Pay and Display facilities when parking. Council wardens are likely to ticket poorly parked vehicles as they present a real risk to the safety of all competitors.

  • The Texaco garage at gallows point is a great place to watch the runners of the Half Marathon
  • The high street also provides a great spectating position on the final approach to the finish line

You are welcome to enter the event village enjoy the atmosphere and visit our trade stands.

Getting Involved

We are always on the lookout for people to join our awesome team of Marshals and Volunteers and it is a great way to raise funds for your local community group or charity. If you are a local business and have offers over the event weekend please contact us so we can include you in our communications with our athletes. There are also opportunities for stands in our Event Village.

Signage and Litter

All our signage is removed immediately after the event and we conduct a full litter pick as stated in our environmental policy. We will respond to any reports of left signage or litter immediately so in the unlikely event of this please contact us.