This is one tough Half Marathon with over 1192m of ascent most of which is up Wales’ highest peak. The hills start almost immediately as you climb up through Llanberis and then Maesgwm, also known as Telegraph Valley. Turning left onto the Snowdon Ranger Path you have a further steep climb up before crossing the railway, reaching the Finger Stone and starting your descent down the Llanberis Path. The views are incredible all the way to Anglesey, but don’t get complacent you haven’t finished yet. Once back down at the road in Llanberis you are diverted through the woods past Dolbadarn Castle with the sting in the tail being the final climb up the infamous Zig Zag path and into the quarries. Reaching the top of Vivian Quarry you’ll be able to see the event village and the finish line down below and better yet, its pretty much all down hill to the finish from here.
You must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.
Registration will take place during the day on Saturday and before the race on Sunday morning. It is usually located on the event field in Llanberis situated next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR**
On the morning of the race, registration closes no later than 15 minutes before the race start*.
Confirmed weekend timings and locations will be detailed in your final instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
*Dates and timings subject to change.
**Location subject to change.
The Half Marathon will start at 09:45* on the Llanberis Event Field (LL55 4TD).
*Timings subject to change.
Cut Off Times
Half Marathon runners will need to finish within 6 Hrs 30 Mins. This is to ensure the safety and well being of Volunteers and Runners.
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 Snowdonia Trail Half Marathon are (for both men and women)
Open: Top 5*
V40: Top 3
V50: Top 2
V60: 1st runner
V70: 1st runner
All prizes must be collected on the day.
* If any runner places in Open and Vet then a drop down system will occur.
All competitors must carry the compulsory kit listed below. This kit is for your safety due to the often unpredictable and quickly changing mountain conditions and isolated nature of the route.
Spot checks will be in place and anybody found without the required kit will not be allowed to race.
- Wind proof full body cover - windproof jacket windproof trousers with full lengths arms and legs
- Suitable off road running shoes - fell/trail shoes
- Hat and gloves (head and hand cover)
- Emergency food
- Bumbag/race vest
- Foil blanket
- Spare water
- Suntan lotion
ADDITIONAL / ADVISORY KIT:
- GPS device (watch with route downloaded)
- Mobile telephone
- Extra long sleeved warm layer
- Compass & map (If you know how to use them)
- Poles (we permit people to use poles)
Please see our Covid-19 updates for information on how we are delivering COVID safe events.
We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.