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Snowdon Trail Running Challenge

Camping In Llanberis

Organiser's Description

We are very excited to be visiting Snowdonia for our third Snowdon Trail Running Challenge.

Snowdon is one of the prime areas of the UK for the wonderful sport of Mountain Trail Running and we are really pleased to be able to add it to our series of events.

Based at the Llwyn Bach Campsite in Llanberis, we have direct access onto the famous Llanberis Path and the foothills of Snowdon itself.

The Llanberis Path takes you around Snowdon joining the Rangers Path, the views on this trail run are phenomenal, you’ll definitely have to stop and take a picture or two on route. It’s certainly not an event to miss and is one of the toughest in our series with difficult, technical, rocky and slatey trails.

* THIS IS A MOUNTAIN MARATHON AND SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED IF YOU SUFFER FROM VERTIGO

Canicross Friendly.

Distances

Ultra Marathon (52K), Marathon, Half Marathon & 12K

Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance
Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
Fully Signed Course
Chip Timing
Free Professional Race Photos
Trail Events Co Snood

Total Elevation - 776 Meters / 2546 Feet

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Leaving the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with some magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis path and the Snowdon mountain railway line- keeping the Llanberis path to your left you enter the Maesgwrn valley. You will then be greeted with waterfalls and breath-taking scenery. Reaching the summit of the valley you will encounter Ariel views of the Snowdonia National Park. Taking a right turn, you then climb to summit Foel Goch – following the ridge whilst taking in the views of Llyn Dwythwch and un-derlating hills that lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path you then take a right turn into a gentle and fast decent with forests on your left, you then approach Bwlch y Gores – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Total Elevation - 1682 Meters / 5518 Feet

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Leaving the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with some magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis path and the Snowdon Mountain Railway line- a sharp left turn towards the railway track takes you under the bridge and onto the base of this famous Llanberis Path- heading up you once again run under the railway- facing Garnedd Ugain with the famous Crib Goch looming in the distance to your left – reaching the Rangers Stone you then turn right and continue down with Cwm Clogwyn to your left – in the distance you then have views of Llyn Cwellyn Lake and Beddgelert Forests – on reaching the base of the Rangers Path you turn around and retrace your steps to reach a left turn heading back towards Llanberis- after a slight climb you will reach the end of the Maesgwrn Valley after left turn , once again you have a climb to Foel Goch – you then follow the ridge taking in views of Llyn Dwythwch to your right. U Un-derlating hills then lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path you then turn right turn into a gentle and fast decent with forests to your left you then reach Bwlch y Groes – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Total Elevation - 3496 Meters / 11470 Feet

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Starting at the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis Path and the Snowdon Mountain Railway line- a sharp left hand turn before the railway track takes you under the bridge and onto the base of this famous path- within a few minutes you take a small track left leaving the path running over headlands and dropping down through the ancient Victoria Woods. A right turn takes you onto a small drive will then follow an ancient trail through the woods whilst skirting the Llyn Peris lake to your left and the famous Slate Mines. The track takes you up and over headland where you go through a sheep hole or over a wall, following the track you pass over hanging cliffs towards Nant Peris by crossing a large slate bridge – turning left you cross the road and head up a short lane taking you to a right-hand stile and to the start of the approach to Y Garn. Reaching the Bwlch Brecan ridge you will follow the Afon Dudodyn with stunning views and waterfalls. Following the ridge right to summit Y Garn – turning left to descend to the beautiful Ogwen Valley with magnificent views of Llyn Idwel to your right. At the base you then take a path up towards Llyn Bochlwyd with the impressive Tryfan looming to your left. The Glyders are in view to your right – you go over the mountain to descend to the Pen y Gwryd Hotel – crossing the road you then take a right turn up to the infamous Pen y Pass. Following the famous Pyg track to finally summit just below Snowdon at the Rangers Stone - you then turn left and continue down the Rangers Path with Cwm Clogwyn to your left – in the distance you then have views of Llyn Cwellyn Lake and Beddgelert Forests – on reaching the base of the Rangers Path you then turn around and retrace your steps to reach a left turn heading back towards Llanberis- after a climb you will reach the end of the Maesgwrn Valley. Turning left you once again climb to Foel Goch – you then follow the ridge taking in views of Llyn Dwythwch to your right – un-derlating hills then lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path, you then turn right into a gentle but fast decent with forests to your left you then reach Bwlch y Groes – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Please note the following cut off times for checkpoints (CP):
CP1: cut off 9:00
CP2: cut off 11:00
CP3: cut off 13:00
CP4: cut off 16:00
CP5: cut off 17:00

Total Elevation - 3844 Meters / 12612 Feet

Elevation ChartElevation Chart


Leaving the Llwyn Celyn campsite in Llanberis with some magnificent views over Snowdon you climb up onto an open trail turning left towards the iconic Llanberis Path and the Snowdon Mountain Railway line- a sharp left hand turn before the railway track takes you under the bridge and onto the base of this famous path- within a few minutes to take a small track left leaving the path over headlands dropping down through the ancient Victoria Woods. A right turn onto a small drive will lead you to an old trail through woods whilst skirting the Llyn Peris lake to your left and the famous Slate Mines. The track takes you up and over headland where you go through a sheep hole or over a wall. Following the track and over hanging rocks to approach Nant Peris by crossing a large slate bridge. Crossing the road, you take a left turn up a short lane where a right-hand turn takes you over a stile which leads you to the start of the approach to Y Garn – whilst reaching the Bwlch Brecan ridge you will follow the Afon Dudodyn with stunning views and waterfalls. Scaling the ridge turning right to summit Y Garn, then a left to descend to the beautiful Ogwen Valley with magnificent views of Llyn Idwel to your right. At the base you then take a path up towards Llyn Bochlwyd with the impressive Tryfan looming to your left. The Glyders are in view to your right – you go over the mountain with some sections of rocks to scramble to descend to the Pen y Gwryd Hotel over mountain terrain – crossing the road you then take a right turn up to the infamous Pen y Pass. Leaving here you descend left towards Bwlch y Gwyddel, following Afon Glaslyn leading through the forest’s trails to Llyn Gwynant to your left - this beautiful path will lead you into Hafod y Llan – running through the farm you approach the impressive Watkin Path … running through a beautiful forest you start the climb up through stunning scenery with waterfalls and rolling hills. Approaching the summit with impressive views of the south ridge to your left – you arrive at Snowdon. Heading south from the summit you finally reach the Ranger Stone - you then turn left and continue down the Rangers Path with Cwm Clogwyn to your left – in the distance you then have views of Llyn Cwellyn Lake and Beddgelert Forests – on reaching the base of the Rangers Path you turn around and retrace your steps to reach a left turn heading back towards Llanberis- after a slight climb you will reach the end of the Maesgwrn Valley-a left turn you once again have a climb to Foel Foch – you then follow the ridge taking in views of Llyn Dwythwch to your right. Un-derlating hills then lead you to Moel Eilio. Following the path, you then turn right into a gentle but fast decent with forests to your left you reach Bwlch y Groes – a right turn then takes you back to the original trail with a final left turn back to the finish.

Please note the following cut off times for checkpoints (CP):
CP1: cut off 9:00
CP2: cut off 11:00
CP3: cut off 13:00
CP4: cut off 16:00
CP5: cut off 17:00

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash.

There is NO PARKING at Llwyn Celyn Bach Campsite - Unless you are camping there of course.


Please only use designated event parking as shown on the runner information email. If you have not received this email please check your junk folders, and if it is not there you may have entered the incorrect email address when signing up. Please email us at info@trailevents.co for the image. It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the parking area to HQ.

Parking is £5 per car, payable in cash upon arrival.

NUMBER & TIMING CHIP
Numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.


SIGNAGE
We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

We have 100 camping spots available.

They are at the Llwyn Celyn Bach Campsite (a basic campsite) in the Start/Finish field of the event.

Camping is available on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of September.
ONLY TOILETS AND WATER - NO SHOWERS OR ELECTRIC HOOKS UP

Cost is £7 per person per night. Parking an additional £5 for event day. Cash only.

Dogs welcome and must be kept on a lead at all times.

To book your spot write to
info@trailevents.co

If you aren't able to get a spot with us then Llwyn Celyn Bach has more places available. You can contact them directly an :-
https://www.campinginllanberis.com

Other Campsites and YH
http://www.tyn-yr-onnen.co.uk
http://riversidecamping.co.uk

Or just hit the 'accommodation' tab to find hotels in the area!

MANDATORY KIT
Fully Charged Mobile Phone
Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
Compass
Foil Blanket
Whistle
Head Torch
Emergency Food
Hat
Gloves
Base Layer
First Aid Kit

ADVISED KIT
Reusable Cup

Llwyn Celyn Bach, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park, LL55 4SR

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