The 2016 Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri will again host the Welsh Masters Marathon Championships.
Competitors pictured before the start in 2015
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’ ad 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.
Registration will take place in the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre (LL55 4UR) from midday until midnight on Friday 28th October 2016 and again from 6am until 9am on the morning of Saturday 29th 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.