The Snowman Duathlon

Betws-y-Coed

Plas y Brenin - The National Mountain Sports Centre, Betws-y-Coed, Capel Curig LL24 0ET, United Kingdom

Sat 30th July 2022 - Sun 31st July 2022

4 races

£65.99 - £80.99

Organiser's Description

The Snowman Duathlon is the perfect option for competitors who want to experience a multi-activity race combining running and cycling at one toughest multi-terrain events in the UK!

The Snowman encompasses all that the North Wales playground has to offer! Just when you think you’re done there is a challenge you weren't expecting. Exciting, adrenaline-fuelled, and a truly epic and unforgettable experience, completing The Snowman is a tick that every Duathlete wants

Races

  • STANDARD Duathlon

    £70.99

  • Standard Duathlon Team

    £80.99

  • Sprint Duathlon

    £65.99

  • Sprint Duathlon - Team

    £75.99

Book

  • STANDARD Duathlon

    £70.99

  • Standard Duathlon Team

    £80.99

  • Sprint Duathlon

    £65.99

  • Sprint Duathlon - Team

    £75.99

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
Snowdonia's awe-inspiring scenery is the backdrop to your race

PROFESSIONAL TIMING
Chip timing, live tracker and online results

SPRINT

ROUTE
Short and sharp, your first run starts just across the wooden bridge and follows the forest track along to a sharp hairpin where you start to climb up the flanks of Moel Siabod. This time it’s not too far until you descend down the rocky path to transition and out onto your bike.

The Sprint bike section flows out to Capel Curig before turning towards Llyn Ogwen and Bethesda, a town that grew around the slate quarry industry. After negotiating some quick winding bends down towards Bethesda you’ll turn left and start making your way back up the valley on a road known locally as the Roman road, a road that runs along the steep-sided glacial Nant Ffrancon valley. You’ll tackle a steep climb at the end before re-joining the main road at Llyn Ogwen. From here it’s a nice gentle open road all the way back to Plas y Brenin. This is an exceptionally stunning route, dwarfed in its entirety by two of Snowdonia’s mountain ranges; the Carneddau and the Glyderau.

Running shoes on, head back over the bridge. There is a reason that the Snowman Triathlon regularly gets called the toughest multi-terrain triathlon in the UK and that’s because the run includes a mountain, Moel Siabod which at 872 metres, is the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. Sprint athletes don't need to reach the summit but it's still a tough 2.3km climb up beautiful rocky paths before you reach the turning point and run back down again. To get to the finish you must turn right and run through the forest, then back along the fire road towards the lake. The finish line framing Wales' most famous peak Snowdon awaits.

AGE
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Sprint Duathlon will take place on Friday evening and also before the race on Saturday morning. It is located at Plas Y Brenin - LL24 0ET

On the morning of the race, registration closes no later than 30 minutes before the closure of transition.

Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

START TIME

The first wave usually starts at 08:05. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 15 minutes before the first wave starts.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

Saturday: 06:00 - 07:45*

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

CUT OFF

In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.

You must leave T1 (swim/bike) no later than 08.35*

You must leave T2 (bike/run) no later than 10.15*

*Timings are subject to change, confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

COMPULSORY KIT

All competitors must carry the compulsory kit listed below on the second run of this sprint duathlon race. 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)

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 Sprint Duathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 1

STANDARD

ROUTE
This Duathlon is not for the faint-hearted. You get the grueling 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 will involve ascending up the beautiful rocky paths of Moel Siabod for 2.7km before turning around and running back down again towards the lake to reach 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 Snowdon awaits.

AGE
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Standard Duathlon will take place on Saturday afternoon and also before the race on Sunday morning. It is located at Plas Y Brenin - LL24 0ET

On the morning of the race, registration closes no later than 30 minutes before the closure of transition.

Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Please note that registration has set times for specific distances.

START TIME
The first wave usually starts at 08:35. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 15 minutes before the first wave starts.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

Sunday: 05:30 - 08:15*

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

CUT OFF
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.

You must leave T1 (swim/bike) no later than 09.35*

You must leave T2 (bike/run) no later than 13:35*

*Timings are subject to change, confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

COMPULSORY KIT
All competitors must carry the compulsory kit listed below on both Run 1 and Run 2 of this standard duathlon race. 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)

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 Standard Duathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 1

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Betws-y-Coed

30 Jul 2022

£65.99 - £80.99