Ras Copaon 1000m Cymru/Welsh 1000m Peaks Race
The Welsh 1000m Peaks Race, the Snowdonia Summits Marathon, takes place each year usually on the first Saturday in June.
The race starts at Abergwyngregyn, near the foreshore of Conwy Bay, and finishes on the summit of Snowdon (1085m) and includes the ascent of the five 1000 metre peaks of Snowdonia. From the windswept wilderness of the Carneddau, over the rugged, rocky landscape of the Glyderau and finishing on the tourist paths of Yr Wyddfa steeped in its mining history, the long course covers a distance of about 32 km with 2500 metres of ascent.
It is a gruelling event, even in fine weather and is the supreme test of fitness, endurance and navigational skills amongst some of Britain’s finest mountain terrain. The long Fell Race is considered to be one of the most arduous events in the UK fell running calendar.
There are courses for both fell runners and mountaineers, and there is a short course for those who prefer a lesser (but still significant!) challenge. There is a team class for both military and civilians and the opportunity to enter as a pair in the mountaineering classes.