XTERRA Snowdonia Trail 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Llanberis, United Kingdom

Sun 10th July 2022

Starting at 06:30

4 races

£29.99 - £82.99

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2022, a stunning Trail Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k, starting and finishing in Wales' outdoor capital, Llanberis. Entering the XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon is your ticket to compete in one of the UK's most challenging trail races.

The incredible routes explore the trails, gorgeous panoramic views and tough climbs that make Snowdonia National Park such a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Visiting Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and Snowdon, there surely can't be a more striking trail marathon route in the UK!

The Ultra Marathon and Marathon have also been recognised as UTMB qualifying races. The Ultra will earn finishers 3 ITRA points and the Marathon 2 ITRA points.

Races

  • 10 Km

    £29.99

  • Half Marathon

    £39.99

  • Marathon

    £49.99

  • Ultra

    £82.99

Book

  • 10 Km

    £29.99

  • Half Marathon

    £39.99

  • Marathon

    £49.99

  • Ultra

    £82.99

What's Included

LIVELY EVENT VILLAGE
Music, commentary, shopping, food, secure bag drop and toilets

FAMILY FRIENDLY VIBES
Family finishes and plenty to see and do

ON COURSE SUPPORT
Friendly marshals, signage, energy stations and support vehicles

UNIQUE FINISHER MEMENTOS!
Beautifully designed to reflect our event locations and local history.

SPECTACULAR SCENERY
Unbeatable views across Snowdonia

PROFESSIONAL TIMING
Chip timing, live tracker and online results

registration

Registration will take place during the day on Saturday and before the race on Sunday morning. It is usually located on the event field in Llanberis situated next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR**

On the morning of the race, registration closes no later than 15 minutes before the race start*.

Confirmed weekend timings and locations will be detailed in your final instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

*Dates and timings subject to change.

**Location subject to change.

10K

ROUTE
This beautiful 10k has something for all runners. The first 5.5k has a mixture of road, track and trail and takes in the beautiful lower slopes of Snowdon. It then passes across the valley dipping into the beautiful woodlands around Dolbadarn Castle before taking on the gruelling Zig Zags that take you to the top of Vivian Quarry. Once here it's down hill on stunning forest trails all the way to the finish line.

AGE
You must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.

START
The 10k will start at 10:15 on the Llanberis Event Field (LL55 4TD).

CUT OFF
10k runners will need to finish this race within 2Hrs 30Mins. This is to ensure the safety and well being of Volunteers and Runners.

PRIZES
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 10k 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.

half marathon

ROUTE
This is one tough Half Marathon with over 1192m of ascent most of which is up Wales’ highest peak. The hills start almost immediately as you climb up through Llanberis and then Maesgwm, also known as Telegraph Valley. Turning left onto the Snowdon Ranger Path you have a further steep climb up before crossing the railway, reaching the Finger Stone and starting your descent down the Llanberis Path. The views are incredible all the way to Anglesey, but don’t get complacent you haven’t finished yet. Once back down at the road in Llanberis you are diverted through the woods past Dolbadarn Castle with the sting in the tail being the final climb up the infamous Zig Zag path and into the quarries. Reaching the top of Vivian Quarry you’ll be able to see the event village and the finish line down below and better yet, its pretty much all down hill to the finish from here.

AGE
You must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.

START
The Half Marathon will start at 09:45* on the Llanberis Event Field (LL55 4TD).

CUT OFF
Half Marathon runners will need to finish within 6 Hrs 30 Mins. This is to ensure the safety and well being of Volunteers and Runners.

PRIZES
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 Half 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.

COMPULSORY KIT
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.

Wind proof full body cover - windproof jacket windproof trousers with full lengths arms and legs
Suitable off road running shoes - fell/trail shoes
Hat and gloves (head and hand cover)
Whistle
Emergency food
Bumbag/race vest
Foil blanket
Spare water
Suntan lotion
ADDITIONAL / ADVISORY KIT:

GPS device (watch with route downloaded)
Mobile telephone
Extra long sleeved warm layer
Compass & map (If you know how to use them)
Poles (we permit people to use poles)

marathon

ROUTE
Probably the biggest trail marathon in the UK, the Snowdonia Trail Marathon is a challenge in every sense of the word. Ascending 1,685 metres over 27 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, this epic race will circumnavigate and eventually climb Wales' highest peak - Snowdon. The incredible route explores the trails, gorgeous panoramic views and tough climbs that make Snowdonia National Park such a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Visiting Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and Snowdon (via the PyG Track to the Finger Stone) to then descend to the Finish Line via the Llanberis Path, there surely can't be a more striking trail marathon route in the UK!

AGE
You must be at least 18 years old to take part in this race.

START
The Marathon will start at 08:30* on the Llanberis Event Field (LL55 4TD).

CUT OFF
There will be staged cut-offs across the race to ensure the safety and wellbeing of volunteers and competitors. 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 £1.50* should you wish to use them.

Marathon Cut Off times

10:30* - Runners must get to the Rhyd Ddu feed station at mile 6.1 by 10:30. This allows an average speed of 3mph.


11:40* - Runners must get to the Beddgelert feed station at mile 11.4 by 11:40. This allows an average speed of 4.5mph.


14:20* - Runners must get from Beddgelert to Pen y Pass at mile 19.5 by 14:20. This allows for an average speed of 3mph.


18:30* - Runners must get from Pen y Pass to the Finish Line before 18:30. This allows for an average speed of 2pmh.

The Finish Line will close at 18:30*. This allows 10 hours for completion of the marathon route.

*All timings are subject to change.

PRIZES
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 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 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.

COMPULSORY KIT
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.

Wind proof full body cover - windproof jacket windproof trousers with full lengths arms and legs
Suitable off road running shoes - fell/trail shoes
Hat and Gloves (head and hand cover)
Whistle
Emergency food
Bumbag/race vest
Foil blanket
Spare water
Suntan lotion
ADDITIONAL / ADVISORY KIT:

GPS device (watch with route downloaded)
Mobile telephone
Extra long sleeved warm layer
Compass & map (If you know how to use them)
Poles (we permit people to use poles)

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Location

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

10 Jul 2022

£29.99 - £82.99