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SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon

15-Jul-2018 Snowdonia National Park, Conwy, UK (Wales)

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60KM / 37Miles
1 Day - 2,200 Runners

Alternate Distances: 42KM/26M 21KM/13M 10KM/6M

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Entry From £55 GBP

Welcome to the SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2018, a stunning trail Marathon, Utra Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k, starting and finishing in Wales's outdoor capital, Llanberis.

The SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon is a challenge in every sense of the word. Ascending 1,685 metres over 26 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, this epic race will circumnavigate and eventually climb Wales' highest peak - Snowdon.

The incredible route explores the trails, gorgeous panoramic views and tough climbs that make Snowdonia National Park such a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Visiting Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and Snowdon, there surely can't be a more striking trail marathon route in the UK!

The half marathon option takes in many of the fantastic routes and trails as the half marathon, but ascends Snowdon via the Snowdon Ranger route, rather than the PyG track. The 10k skirts the base of Snowdon before returning past Dolbadarn castle and into Padarn country park and the heart of the Dinorwig slate quarries.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Rickt

10:24 18-07-18

2016,2017 & 2018.
I love this race, it's beautiful but brutal. In my opinion the marathon is worthy of an "ultra" badge and this year(2018) the addition of a full ultra made it a complete event. There are 4x distances 10k, 21k, 42k and 60k.
Always Aim High events really nail it every year, their organisation and enthusiasm is terrific. The marathon is my particular favourite. If you are looking for a true test and a real trail/ mountain experience then the Scott Snowdonia trail does not disappoint. There is a full ascent of Snowdon via the Pyg track at 19miles ( marathon) or approx 29 for the ultra.
The aid stations are well organised and there are plenty en- route. I have seen this race go from strength to strength over the past few years and can highly recommend it. The scenery is amongst the best that the UK has to offer. There are some very fast runnable sections to suit the speed merchants.
To put times into perspective I've run Snowdon road marathon in 3.45 and flat road races in 3.30. This years event took me just over 6 hours. I've just entered for the fourth time - enough said. Good medal, nice T shirt and well supported by the locals.

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