Entries are now open for the 2018 SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon – and a massive 60km ultra distance has been added to the event for the first time.
Taking place on Sunday 15th July, the SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon has rapidly become one the biggest, challenging and most popular events of its kind in Europe. In 2017, nearly 2,000 runners took on the challenge across the marathon, half marathon and 10km routes.
Competitors in 2017’s race called it ‘unquestionably the toughest race in Europe – 10km included!”.
Runners interested in taking on this race in 2018 are urged to do quickly as entries are expected to sell out in record time. Places for the Ultra are disappearing quickly!
The marathon and half marathon distances of the race take in huge sections of the area surrounding Wales’ highest peak with the marathon featuring over 5,000 feet of ascent. Both races converge 100 metres from the summit of Snowdon – the half taking on the challenging Snowdon Ranger path, and the marathon climbing Pen y Pass and the PyG track – and descend down the Llanberis path, following the world famous Snowdonia Mountain Railway back to the finish.
New for 2018, the ultra marathon distance builds on the marathon’s reputation as one of the toughest in the UK by incorporating everything that makes the route so challenging, and adding a stunning section through the hills and valleys surrounding Moel Hebog (2,566 feet) and Moel yr Ogof (2,149 feet). This extra section increases the overall ascent to nearly 7,800 feet across the incredible 60 km lap. The race will finish by following the 10 km route through Padarn Country Park, following in the footsteps of the infamous Slateman Triathlon run route.
Entries for the 2018 SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon are now open. For more information, visit alwaysaimhighevents.com
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