Trail Running | XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2022
XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2022 Trail Running Ultra Marathon
The Ultra encompasses 7000ft of climbing over 57km and visits the beautiful Cwm Tresgl and Cwm Pennant before rejoining the Marathon Route to ascent Snowdon.
The Ultra Marathon will earn finishers 3 ITRA points.
The Ultra route takes the Marathon route up Maesgwm with views of Snowdon, then it drops down towards Rhydd Ddu. Upon reaching Beddgelert Forest the Ultra route breaks away from the Marathon route to explore the beautiful Cwm Tresgl and Cwm Pennant before rejoining the Marathon Route again and working its way along the Afon Glaslyn and Llyn Gwynant to the ascend up Snowdon to the Finger Stone via the PyG track. Once at the Finger Stone runners will descend Snowdon by the Llanberis Path all the way to the Finish line. This route is a trail running enthusiasts paradise, with mountain, forest, stone path, slate quarries and tracks it isn’t hard to keep motivated the whole way around.
Early Bird Price
You must be at least 20 years old to take part in this race.
If you opted for a postal entry there is no need to register in person before the event. Your Final Instructions will be printed on the back of your bib, and they will also be available on the website 10 days prior to the race.
If your bib is not being posted you will need to collect it from registration. Registration will take place on Saturday afternoon and 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 on the event field in Llanberis situated next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR
The Ultra Marathon usually starts at 06:30 though this is subject to change. The race start time will be confirmed in your Final Instructions which are available to view on the website 10 days prior to the race.
Cut Off Times
There will be staged cut-offs across the race to ensure the safety and wellbeing of volunteers and competitors.
- Runners must get to the Beddgelert feed station at mile 21 within 5 hours and 10 minutes of the race start. This allows an average speed of 4mph.
- Runners must get from Beddgelert to Pen y Pass at mile 29 within 7 hours and 20 minutes of the race start. This allows for an average speed of 3.6mph.
- The Finish Line will close 12 hours after the start of the race. Runners must get from Pen y Pass to the Finish Line within this time frame, which allows for an average speed of 2mph.
Runners arriving after these times will be offered the choice of returning by foot to the event village or waiting for an event shuttle vehicle. Public buses to Llanberis are also available from Pen y Pass for £2* should you wish to use them.
*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 Snowdonia Trail Ultra 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.
- Waterproof whole body cover - with taped seams and integrated, attached hood.
- Suitable off road running shoes - fell/trail shoes
- Hat and Gloves (head and hand cover)
- Emergency food
- Foil blanket
- Drinking water
- Mobile telephone
ADDITIONAL PERMITTED / ADVISORY KIT:
- GPS device (watch with route downloaded)
- Extra long sleeved warm layer
- Compass & map (If you know how to use them)
- Poles (we permit people to use poles)
- Suntan lotion
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.