Running and Endurance

Snowdonia Half Marathon – April 2014running in snowdonia

A scenic 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.

2014 sees the third running of this very scenic race, there were 700 runners who took part in the 2013 race, feedback suggests everyone enjoyed the race with lots of comments about the tough hill in the middle, but they said that it made the course a challenge and gave them a sense of achievement. Oh and the special medal went down well. (Forrest Hill Non Stop)

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.

A slight change to the course this year following feedback from runners, its seems it should be a little more challenging given the name “Snowdonia Half Marathon” so we have listened and oh yes it is now more challenging, we have taken out the Betws y Coed section and re-routed you after Lake Geirionydd back down to near Gwydyr Castle and then back up to the top and down the hill you get a medal for, good luck guys, you’ll need it!!!

You will leave Llanrwst on 6th April 2014 and tell your Family, Friends and Colleagues “I did it, I completed the Snowdonia Half Marathon”

Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon Sunday 17 May 2014 

The Slateman triathlon is a classic and iconic race. There are very few events which can offer this unique mix of incredible countryside and scenery, the awesome challenge of rugged Snowdonia, the genuine warmth of the Welsh welcome as well as the amazing triathlon carnival for everyone to enjoy.  We don’t only claim to deliver all of this…we do deliver! Don’t just take our word for it though, read some 2013 testimonials here. We are proud to have been shortlisted for Best Welsh Event 2013.

New for 2014, the Slateman Slatefest will be delivered over two days, with the two tri options of the Slateman Sprint on the 17th May and the full Slateman on the 18th May. Team relay categories are also available for both distances.

The race venue is the stunning village of Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon.  Llanberis is now firmly recognised as the unofficial adventure capital of Wales, the surrounding scenery and challenge from the triathlon routes are unparalleled. This will be the first in the 2014 Always Aim Tri Series which will also include the Sandman Tri and Snowman Tri.

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The North Wales Half Marathon – 3 August 2014

set betwixt the mountains & sea near Conwy, this incredible race starts and finishes on the beach next to the Mulberry marina and

crosses into the Snowdonia National Park along the way. This half marathon may not be the easiest, but one of the most stunning you will ever do!  For further details click here. North Wales Half Marathon

Snowman Triathlon 2014Sunday 5 October 2104

The 2013 Snowman Triathlon was a truly epic event. This is undoubtedly one of the toughest triathlons in the whole of the UK, but is also almost definitely the most stunning!

So, if you are a triathlete and think you are tough then the Snowman is for you!  The run up Moel Siabod is possibly the most incredible run on any triathlon route in the country.  The setting at Plas y Brenin is truly iconic, this is possibly the most beautiful view in the World!

The Snowman trail triathlon will be held on Sunday 5th October 2014, it will be the third in the Always Aim Tri series that starts with the classic Snowdonia Slateman, then the beautiful Anglesey Sandman  and culminating with the amazing Snowman.

The Snowman race venue will be Plas y Brenin in Capel Curig, the start and finish set in the awe inspiring Snowdonia National Park , the surrounding mountain scenery along the race route is stunning. This event offers a challenge for everyone!

You can compete in the Snowman as an individual or as a relay team of three.  We can’t guarantee snow…..but maybe!

 Snowdonia Marathon – October 2014

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.
In a 2011 poll by Runners World Magazine, the Snowdonia Marathon was voted the best Marathon in the UK for the second time. This is somewhat ironic since it is also regarded as one of the most difficult! Our success has been credited to three things; the beautiful scenery, the runners that organise the race and the hospitality of the local people. The 2012 race will be the 30th Snowdonia Marathon and the biggest so far – little did we realise in 1982 how popular the event would become. For further details click here. Snowdonia Marathon

Conwy Half Marathon – Sunday 23 November 2014

Voted in the top 5 most scenic Half Marathons in the UK by Readers of Runners World”, This GREAT Half Marathon now in its 6th year and “Already being regarded as a classic” The start & finish is on the quayside in front of the 700+ year old Conwy Castle. 2013 Saw almost 3,000 runners take part on a glorious clear and chilly day when many PB’s were achieved.

The route runs along the road adjacent to the Conwy River as it proceeds towards Deganwy beach and the West Shore Llandudno, from there it goes along church Walks towards Llandudno Pier, then around the Great Orme taking in views of the Isle of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the surrounding North Wales coastline, then back to Conwy and the finish line.  For further details click here Conwy Half Marathon