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 and diverting towards transition.
The cycle route takes in some of the most iconic views in North Wales. Begin by climbing up the famous Llanberis Pass to Pen y Pass alongside Snowdon, before turning left and heading towards Capel Curig, the home of the Plas y Brenin Mountain Centre. With views of Llyn Mymbyr and Moel Siabod the views on this section are not to be missed! At Capel Curig you’ll turn left again and cycle towards Bethesda going through the mountainous paradise of the Ogwen Valley. You pass many of Wales' most famous and iconic peaks; Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Fawr and the start of the Carneddau mountain range. Before getting into Bethesda proper, you’ll turn left towards Tregarth and make your way along the less hilly, but still challenging lower flanks back towards Llanberis.
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.
Standard Price - Individual
Early Bird - Individual
Early Bird - Team
Standard Price - Team
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 18 years old to take part in this race.
Registration for the Standard Duathlon will take place on Saturday afternoon and also before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Registration is usually located in Llanberis, on the field situated next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR.
Wave Start Times
The first wave usually starts at 09.30. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.
You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.
Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place. A confirmation of specific cut off times will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
You have a total of 55 minutes to complete your first run.
You have a total of 3 hours and 10 minutes to complete your bike.
You have a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete your second run.
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 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 Standard Duathlon are:
Individual (for both men and women)
Open - Top 3
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Adventure Championships Duathlon 2022
07 May 2023
Weston Park Duathlon 2023
25 Jun 2023
Cardiff Duathlon 2023
30 Jul - 31 Jul 2022
Craft Snowman Duathlon 2022
10 Sep - 11 Sep 2022
Superfeet Sandman Duathlon 2022
26 Mar 2023
Harlech Duathlon 2023
18 Sep 2021
Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 8
18 Sep 2021
Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 9 & 10
18 Sep 2021
Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 11 & 12
18 Sep 2021
Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 13, 14 & Youth
We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.