Sunday 21st May 2017
THE UK’s TOUGHEST HALF MARATHON
A scenic but tough Half Marathon set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, starting and finishing in the village of Llanrwst which played host to the World Trail Running Championships in 2013. The park is a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.
2017 sees the 6th running of this very scenic race, there were 600 runners who took part in the 2016 race, feedback suggests everyone enjoyed the race with lots of comments about the tough hills, but they said that it made the course a challenge and gave them a sense of achievement.
This year we intend to make this Half Marathon not just a great race but a great event, we are working with the local community to ensure your race day or weekend is memorable and encourages you to return year on year. RunWales are proud of the events we organise, with the emphasis on the runners enjoyment of the whole event, this is what we expect as runners and so will provide for you.
Feedback from runners suggested it should be a little more challenging given the name “Snowdonia Half Marathon” so in 2016 listened and oh yes it is now more challenging, we have taken out the road to and from the village of Trefriw and re-routed you straight up to Lake Geirionydd, then up and over to Lake Crafnant and back down Trefriw and then up the 1:7 hill (Forest Hill) and back down to the finish via Gwydyr Castle, good luck guys, you’ll need it!!!
You will leave Llanrwst on 20th May 2017 and tell your Family, Friends and Colleagues “I did it, I completed the Snowdonia Half Marathon”
Race Hq: is now at the start/finish
Race starts: 10am
Cost: Affiliated £30 Unaffiliated £32 (YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YRS OLD ON RACE DAY)
Includes a Quality bespoke medal and Tshirt.
Entry fee now includes vat.
No Fun Run at this event due to unsafe ground after recent floods, sorry.
Race HQ closes 9:45am
*Please note that it is NWRAC policy that headphones must not be worn during a race, RunWales do not encourage participants to wear them whilst taking part.
http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/rules/ and is Rule 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT HEADPHONES.
For more info on where to stay:
Check out the Half Marathon video below: