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, and all of our event signage and website are available in Welsh. Our products and services are locally sourced.
The information below provides specific information for local people on how this event will run.
Timings for the Snowman weekend
It usually takes two days to set up the event. Athletes will start arriving at approximately 05:30 on both Saturday and Sunday, with staff on-site approximately 2 hours before them. During unsociable hours all noise will be kept to an absolute minimum.
On Saturday there will be:
- Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
- 3 distances of open water swims
On Sunday there will be:
- Standard Triathlon and Duathlon
- Legend Triathlon
The event village is likely to close at approximately 17:00 on Saturday and 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
There will be no road closures, but please be aware there will be cyclists on the roads so plan extra time for your journey.
In order to reduce congestion in Capel Curig, we have an event-specific car park in the field located next to the Moel Siabod Cafe.
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.
You are welcome to enter the Event Village enjoy the atmosphere and visit our trade stands. There is no charge to enter.
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 happening please contact us.