Duathlon | Craft Snowman 2024

Craft Snowman 2024 Duathlon Standard


04 Aug 2024


Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig


Closing Date: 24.07.2024


Route Description

This Duathlon is not for the faint-hearted. You get the gruelling challenge of running up Moel Siabod one and a half times! No doubt this is one of the toughest Duathlons that can be undertaken. Your first run involves a looped course of the beautiful forest trails on the Moel Siabod foothill, before crossing the footbridge bridge at the foot of the lake to return to transition.

The Snowman Bike route is famous for being one of the best cycle routes in the World. It takes in most of North Wales's iconic climbs and routes and is a challenge in its own right. Starting close to the base of Snowdon, flow down the Nant Gwynant Pass and towards Beddgelert. Here you will meet the Glaslyn river cycling alongside the whitewater rapids. Heading over to Maentwrog along the narrow, winding ascents and descents you will then start your climb to Tan y Grisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog and on up the Crimea pass. The equally steep descent flows down through Dolwyddelan and along the Lledr Valley to Betws Y Coed. From here, you’re almost back, but there is still one last climb up to Capel Curig and the Plas Y Brenin mountain centre.

To complete this race Moel Siabod, the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range once again looms ahead. This time you must ascend the full 3.5km to reach the summit at 872m above sea level before turning round to run back down again. To get to the finish turn right and run through the forest one final time before hitting the home straight back towards the lake. The finish line framing Wales' most famous peak, Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon awaits.


Tier 1

Ends: 03/09/2023

  • £75.99

Tier 2

Ends: 21/07/2024

  • £85.99

Tier 3

Ends: 01/08/2024

  • £95.99

Important Information

Minimum Age


Start Time


Cut Off Times

Compulsory Kit


Closing Date: 24.07.2024


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Final Instructions

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