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The Welsh 1000m Peaks Race, the Snowdonia Summits Marathon, takes place each year on the first or second Saturday in June. We are most grateful for First Hydro Company’s sponsorship of the 2013 race and the generous donation of prizes from Buff.
This arduous event starts at Abergwyngregyn, on the shoreline of Conwy Bay, and finishes on the summit of Snowdon (3560 ft). Traditionally it has included the ascent of the four peaks over 1000 metres high in Snowdonia: Carnedds Llewelyn, Dafydd and Ugain; this year, we are planning to include Glyder Fawr (the newly measured Welsh 1000 metre peak!) in the Mountaineers Elite class as well as the long Fell Runners.
The total distance that the competitors have to travel is about 32 Kilometres with approximately 8000 ft of ascent.
The full race from Aber is a gruelling event, even in fine weather. It is a test of fitness, endurance and orienteering skills and the terrain is wild and remote. The A Class Fell Race is considered to be one of the most arduous events in the UK fell running calendar.
To broaden the appeal of the event to less adventurous competitors and juniors, a
short course race is also organised at the same time, starting in the Ogwen valley.
There are prizes for men, women, veterans (men and women over 40, over 50 and over 60) and for declared teams.
The Welsh 1000m Peaks Race is held in accordance with the rules and safety requirements of UK Athletics and WFRA and operates a safety policy.
The Welsh Fell Runners Association () is an independent organisation providing services for Fell Running in Wales. This race counts towards the WFRA North Wales Series.
Date for 2014:
Caffi Hanner ffordd yr Wyddfa
The Snowdon Half Way Cafe
Galwch i mewn i'n gweld ar eich ffordd o'r copa.
Please call in on your descent from the summit.