Trail Running | Quarryman 2021
Quarryman 2021 Trail Running 5K
The 5km Quarryman route oozes atmosphere as you run through the moody surroundings passing the relics of tunnels, terraces, inclined planes and abandoned machinery. There is no other run where history and industrial archeology meet such incredible views with the outlook stretching down to the lakes and across to Snowdon.
This is not your average 5km! Before you even get the first Kilometre under your belt you are faced with a steep climb up the infamous 'zig-zags' as you make your way up a slate mountain. It’s tough on the legs and lungs but it's worth it for the incredible views. Moving on through ancient forest trails you finally reach the top of the main climb to emerge victorious at the top of the famous Vivian Quarry. With a couple of exciting steep descents and loads of quarry history and industrial relics to run past, you’ll have loads to motivate you as you push on to complete this stunning race. Run past the Old Quarry Hospital and onto the finish stretch where you can let your legs go and sprint for the finish.
You must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
Registration for the Quarryman will take place before the race on Saturday afternoon. Registration is usually located on the Event Field in Llanberis situated next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR
Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
The race will start at 17:15*
*Timings subject to change.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for information on any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the Quarryman 5k are (for both men and women):
Additional prizes may be added in events where participation numbers warrant extra recognition.
Please see our Covid-19 updates for information on how we are delivering COVID safe events.
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We are proud that all our events are bi-lingual. Signage, registration and commentary is available in both English and Welsh.