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image for Sporting Event item typeSnowdonia Marathon Eryri at Llanberis - Snowdon

Sporting Event, Sat 27 Oct 2018

Snowdonia Marathon

Snowdonia Marathon

Details

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.

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.

Our race HQ is in Electric mountain, Llanberis; the start is just outside the village on the A4086.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 Oct 2018 10:30

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 Oct Snowdonia Marathon Eryri

Address

LLANBERIS,
Gwynedd,
LL55 4EU

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 577603  Lat: 53.12084 Long: -4.12784

From Caernarfon take the A4086.