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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.

Covid-19

The safety of local communities and all who attend our events is our utmost priority; please go to our Covid-19 page to see the most up-to-date information on how we will be delivering a covid secure event.

Timings

The race usually begins at midday with athletes starting to arrive on-site from 10:00. The race is expected to end at 14:00 and the event village to close mid afternoon.

Event-specific timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions available on the website 10 days prior to the race.

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 roads and implement traffic management as detailed below:

  • road closure on Church Walks.

These roads will be reopened as early as possible and there will be a fully signed diversion route in place.

We will be conducting a letter drop to all affected residents six weeks prior to the event date. A copy of that letter will then also be available here.

Parking

We know that car parking for our athletes can put pressure on the limited spaces available for local homes and businesses, and we make this clear to our athletes. As well as detailed signage at the event, we communicate the importance of considerate parking in our Final Instructions, which is sent out ahead of the event. This includes:

  • promoting car-sharing for athletes.
  • details on how to travel to Llandudno by public transport.
  • signposting to pay and display car parks.
  • detailed information on any pre-agreed designated event parking areas.

Spectating

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.

We advise spectators to spread out along the course.

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.

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