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The inaugural Snowdonia Marathon was held in 1982, and was conceived as a dramatic alternative to the numerous city and town races becoming so popular. The demanding and spectacular route, encircling Snowdon, Wales’ and England’s highest peak, has given the event a unique place in the annual marathon calendar ever since.

Route and Profile

Race start time is 10.30am from just outside Llanberis. The route follows the A4086 and climbs to the top of the Llanberis Pass (Pen y Pass 1.100ft). Dropping down to the Pen Y Cwyryd junction, the race then follows the old road along to the campsite until it joins the A498. This 2km section is farm track, downhill, then the surface returns to the tarmac. There is a short, sharp uphill back up to the main road at the campsite. The route then continues to the Beddgelert (200ft) and then continues along the A4085 to Waunfawr. From here it is a rapid climb to about 1,200ft at Bwlch y Groes (a short length is unmetalled) and then downhill to the finish in Llanberis.

2018 Course Map (pdf)2018 Course Profile (pdf)


Raceday Information

Registration will take place in the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre (LL55 4UR) from midday until midnight on Friday 26th October 2018 and again from 6am until 9am on the morning of Saturday 27th October. This is when you will be given your race pack.

Runners can park at any one of a number of Pay Display car parks around the village. All are within easy walking distance of registration. Please be environmentally aware and try to share transport to the race wherever possible.

Please be aware that the weather at this time of year can be quite challenging and you are advised to carry some sorts of body cover with you whilst running.


Directions

Our race HQ is in Electric mountain, Llanberis, the start is just outside the village on the A4086. The race finishes in Llanberis which is located 66 miles from Chester, 103 miles from Manchester and 270 miles from London.

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Full travel information and trains available here