Check out the International Snowdon Race 2013 this July!

On July 20th, runners from across the world will compete in one of the most unique and challenging races of the UK’s running calendar.

Considered one of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges, the 10-mile race involves running from the edge of Lake Padarn in the village of Llanberis, North Wales to the highest summit in Wales and England (mount Snowdon) and back down.


Registration is open online and will automatically close when the limit of 600 runners is hit. Before you register, you must understand that the Snowdon Race is not a fun run and requires certain experience before you enter (see website). The race makes it clear that you must have experience on the mountain and compete in race, with fitness, mentally and physically essential. Registration is also open on the morning of the event at the Electric Mountain, First Hydro, Llanberis. From 9.30am to 1pm, you can go along and register for senior and junior races.

The Route

On leaving the starting area, runners follow the A4086 towards Capel Curig and turn right opposite the Royal Victoria Hotel, before continuing over the cattle grid and up the tarmac road, before joining the main Llanberis to Snowdon footpath.

Follow the well defined path under the Half Way and Clogwyn bridges and continue to the summit of Snowdon Mountain. Take extra care when you run close to the railway line for obvious reasons and follow the in and out system to the summit, ensuring that your number is recorded when you pass over the electronic timing mat.

Continue with the exact same route back to Llanberis, taking care with road crossing and then finish along the main road finishing line. Any competitor that retires must report to the nearest Marshal and at the finish.
Compete and enjoy the region

For those that compete, or for supporters that are hoping to go along and watch, the opportunity to stay at the Oakeley Arms hotel is here, located within the Snowdonia region, offering you the chance to enjoy the region and its stunning offerings under self-catering Snowdonia facilities. From majestic scenery to a vast array of activities, there is a spectacular range of things to see and do, while preparing to experience this world class event in Snowdonia, North Wales.