Snowman Triathlon

Betws-y-Coed, Conwy Principal Area

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

8 races

£70.99 - £199.99

Organiser's Description

The Snowman is well known as the toughest multi terrain triathlon in the UK. The second instalment of the Adventure Championships, the Snowman Triathlon is ultimate challenge and not for the faint hearted.

The Snowman encompasses all that is the adventure playground of North Wales offers and is infamous for a reason - just when you think you’re done there is a different challenge you’re not expecting. Exciting, adrenaline-fuelled and a truly epic and unforgettable experience completing The Snowman is a tick that every triathlete wants.

Races

  • Super Sprint Triathlon - Individual

    £70.99

  • Sprint Triathlon - Individual

    £89.99

  • Sprint Triathlon - Team

    £99.99

  • Snowman Savage - INDIVIDUAL

    £152.99

  • Standard Triathlon - Individual

    £94.99

  • Standard Triathlon - Team Entry

    £104.99

  • Snowman Legend - Individual

    £173.99

  • Legend - Team Entry

    £199.99

Book

  • Super Sprint Triathlon - Individual

    £70.99

  • Sprint Triathlon - Individual

    £89.99

  • Sprint Triathlon - Team

    £99.99

  • Snowman Savage - INDIVIDUAL

    £152.99

  • Standard Triathlon - Individual

    £94.99

  • Standard Triathlon - Team Entry

    £104.99

  • Snowman Legend - Individual

    £173.99

  • Legend - Team Entry

    £199.99

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

super sprint

ROUTE
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. Exit the water and cross the wooden foot bridge for the first time in to transition.

Turning left out of Plas y Brenin, the Super Sprint bike section climbs steadily up the Nant-y-Gwryd valley to reach the turn around point outside the famous Pen y Gwryd Hotel, where Hilary and Tenzing trained to take on Mount Everest. Taking in the spectacular views of Moel Siabod and the Glyders is well worth it on the way up, for as soon as you make that turning point it’ll be one quick ride back down to transition.

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. Super Sprint athletes don't need to reach the summit but rather keep to the forest on it’s lower slopes. A short, sharp, yet tough climb up through the trees before you can start to stride out on the fire road to bring you round 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 Super Sprint Triathlon 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.

Please note that registration has set times for specific distances.

WAVE START TIMES
The first wave usually starts at 08:00. 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 TIMES
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
We would advise that you wear trail shoes with good aggressive grip.

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 Super Sprint Triathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 1

SPRINT

ROUTE
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. Exit the water and cross the wooden foot bridge for the first time in to transition.

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 which 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 Triathlon 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.

Please note that registration has set times for specific distances.

WAVE START TIMES
The first wave usually starts at 08:00. 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 during the run section of the 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 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 Sprint Triathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 3

STANDARD

ROUTE
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. Exit the water and cross the wooden foot bridge for the first time in to transition.

The Snowman Bike route is famous for being one of the best triathlon cycle routes in the World. It takes in most of North Wales most iconic climbs and routes and is a challenge in it's 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 you must make the climb up to Capel Curig and the Plas Y Brenin mountain centre before you reach transition.

There is a reason that the Snowman Triathlon regularly gets called the toughest multi terrain triathlon in the UK. That’s because to complete this race you must first summit a mountain; Moel Siabod, the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. Ascend up 3.5km of beautiful rocky paths before reaching the summit at 872m above sea level and turning round to 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 17 years old to take part in this race.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Standard Triathlon will take place on Saturday afternoon and before racing 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.

WAVE START TIMES

The first wave usually starts at 08:30. 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 for the run section of the 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 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 Standard Triathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 3

LEGEND

ROUTE
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. Exit the water and cross the wooden foot bridge for the first time into transition.

The Snowman Legend Bike route is famous for being one of the best triathlon cycle routes in the World. A single loop, it takes in many of North Wales most iconic mountain passes and routes and is a challenge in its own right. Start with the climb up to the famous Pen y Pass; the gateway to Snowdon. Mountains tower all around you with views all the way to Anglesey as you flow down into Llanberis and on 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 you must make the climb up to Capel Curig and the Plas Y Brenin mountain centre before you reach transition.

There is a reason that the Snowman Triathlon regularly gets called the toughest multi-terrain triathlon in the UK. That’s because to complete this race you must first summit a mountain - but not before you have run 12km out and back down the stunning Nant Ffrancon Valley with the formidable rocky ridge of Tryfan looking down on you. Don't let this relatively flat section lull you into a false sense of security, Moel Siabod, the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range is waiting for you. Legend athletes must ascend up beautiful, but grueling rocky paths for 3.5km before reaching the summit at 872m above sea level. Here you will turn around 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 18 years old to take part in this race.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Legend Triathlon will take place on Saturday afternoon and before racing 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.

WAVE START TIMES
The first wave usually starts at 07:00. 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 - 06:45*

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

CUT OFF TIMES
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

08.10*

You must leave T2 (bike/run) no later than 12.35*

Legend runners will not be allowed on to the mountain stage of the run after 14.30*

*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 run section of the 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 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 Legend Triathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 3

SAVAGE

ROUTE
For full descriptions of each race please see the Sprint and Standard races.

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 Savage Triathlon 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.

Please note that registration has set times for specific distances.

WAVE START
On Saturday the first wave usually starts at 08:00 and on Sunday at 08:30. 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*

Sunday: 05:30 - 08:15*

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

CUT OFF TIME

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

Saturday

You must have left T1 by 08.35*

You must have left T2 by 10.15*

Sunday

You must have left T1 by 09.35*

You must have left T2 by 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 the run sections of this 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
Results for the Savage will be determined on the combined time of the two races. Entrants are also eligible for places and prizes in the individual events so you could podium three times over the weekend.

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 Savage Triathlon in addition to those awarded on each day for the Sprint and Standard events are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 1

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Betws-y-Coed, Conwy Principal Area

30 Jul 2022

£70.99 - £199.99