The 2016 Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri presentation evening took place on the 18th of May, as over a dozen local community groups and good causes benefitted from the annual funds raised from this iconic marathon.
Since 2007 the race has made a policy of putting its profits back in to the local area, and 2015’s race was no exception giving over £16,000 to community groups and causes.
As each year passes so many local group’s funds are bolstered by the income that the Marathon generates from the 2500+ runners that enter the event. The money from the 2015 race will help to fund a wide variety of projects such as IT equipment for Ysgol Rhostryfan and helping to fund a trip for local Girl Guides who will be traveling to Mexico later this year.
Donations will also help to fund some of the vital environmental work in Snowdonia undertaken by The Snowdonia Society, meaning that runners and their families can continue to enjoy the incredible natural environment that the race inhabits.
Race Coordinator Jayne Lloyd said:
“Marathon Eryri has community at the heart of all we do. These donations help community groups do all kinds of things from Girl Guides going to Mexico to buying laptops for local schools. It’s great that runners can come here, enjoy our warm welcome and fantastic scenery and leave a legacy like that”.
The presentation saw over 60 attendees from such beneficiaries as Llanrug Football Club, Cymyned Sport Llanberis and the Llanberis Army Cadets gathered at the new Lodge Dinorwig facility overlooking Llanberis and Llyn Padarn, and the mighty Snowdon massif that provides much of the majesty of this event.
”We are extremely proud of the work that we do here at Marathon Eryri. We rely heavily on the hard work of volunteers from within the community so it’s fantastic to be able to give something back to them. Our race is organised with very high sustainability credentials and supporting those that support us is the best form of sustainability we can think of”.
Event Charity Partner Tenovus is also one of the many causes that benefit from the event funds. In the last 5 years the Welsh cancer charity has been able to carry out their vital work with some of the £40,000+ that has been collected through charity places and collections on race day.
Jayne was also joined by organising team members Phil Jones, Matt Ward, Anthony Rogers and race treasurer Cllr. Trefor Edwards, who commented:
“Marathon Eryri has brought so much to the lives of so many over the years, and I am proud to be able to count this event as one of the many things that makes the Llanberis community so great. Thousands of lives are touched by this event every year and long may it continue”.
This 2016 Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri will take place on October 29th. Race entries are already full, however if you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please contact Jayne Lloyd via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07786223763