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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.

Timings for the Snowdonia Trail weekend

It usually takes two days to set up the event which will be spread between the field next to the community centre and Llanberis football club. Athletes will be on-site throughout the weekend. During unsociable hours all noise will be kept to an absolute minimum.

On Saturday there will be the:

  • Snowdon24

On Sunday there will be the:

  • Snowdonia Trail Ultra Marathon
  • Snowdonia Trail Marathon
  • Snowdonia Trail Half Marathon
  • Snowdonia Trail 10k

Llanberis football club will be the respite area for athletes participating in the Snowdon24 event. The event weekend is likely to finish at approximately 19:00 on Sunday.

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

Traffic Management & Road closures

In order to minimise disruption and to ensure competitors and spectators the best and safest experience, we will be requesting permission to implement two intermittent traffic management initiatives, but no road closures, as detailed below:

Saturday

  • implement a Stop/Go on the A4086 from outside the community centre to the mini-roundabout outside the Royal Victoria Hotel, for approximately 5 minutes.

Sunday

  • implement a 3-way Stop/Go on the A4086 outside the bus stop opposite the community centre, Electric Mountain, and at the high street / Capel-Coch Road junction. The duration of this will be for approximately 10 minutes at the start of each race.

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.

Car 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 are sent out ahead of the event. This includes:

  • promoting car-sharing for athletes.
  • details on how to travel to Llanberis by public transport.
  • signposting to the nearby park-and-ride.
  • detailed information on any pre-agreed designated event parking areas.
  • information on responsible overnight parking.

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.

All the race action can be enjoyed on the event field, next to the community centre in Llanberis.

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

Always Aim High Events have always had a zero-tolerance to litter policy; any athlete found to have intentionally littered will be disqualified and could face a lifetime ban from our events. 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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