Gwybodaeth Diwrnod y Ras / Race Day Information

Ras Copaon 1000m Cymru – Welsh 1000m Peaks Race

Saturday 1 June 2024
Advance entry online ONLY – via Fabian4

  Distance Ascent WFRA Categories * Entry Cost
Long Course – Five (5) 1000m Peaks 32.5 km / 20 miles 2870m AL / SER / NS / LK £29 Solo Adult (£27 WFRA Member)
£28 Pair Adult ** (£26 WFRA Member)
Short Course – Three (3) 1000m Peaks 13km / 8 miles 1550m AM / SER / NS / LK £23 Solo Adult (£21 WFRA Member)
£22 Pair Adult ** (£20 WFRA Member)
£15 Junior *** (£13 WFRA Junior Member)

** Long and Short Course allows for any Adult PAIR of competitors to run together; where only one competitor is required to meet all Previous Experience Requirements upon entry. The Adult PAIR must stay together at ALL times on the course.
*** Short Course allows a SOLO Adult (parent/legal guardian) to run with 1 Junior competitor (over 14 yrs); where only the parent/legal guardian is required to meet all Previous Experience Requirements upon entry. The ADULT/JUNIOR pair must stay together at ALL times on the course.

Race Entry Costs cover the following:

  • Professional digital timing and tracking with Race Day Support
  • Water/squash/sweets at Ogwen Valley and Pen y Pass Checkpoints
  • One-way transport from Main Race Registration to Long/Short Course starts
  • Post-race hot and cold drinks/hot chips at Padarn Hotel (+ food/drink discounts available)
  • Various category prizes
  • Discount Codes for books, kit and more upon online entry
  • Commemorative Finishers Medal for all
  • Transport from Ogwen – Pen y Pass for competitors outside Cut Off
  • Additional ‘North Race Registration’ facilities/toilets at Long Course start
  • Essential Radio/Repeater hire for Race Marshals/Race Event Base

Welsh 1000m Peaks Race Day

Friday 31 May 2024

Evening Race Marshal Briefing/Kit Organisation
No Race Registration on Friday evening

Saturday 1 June 2024

Main Race Registration - Padarn Hotel, Llanberis LL55 4SU
North Race Registration – Aber Falls Distillery, Abergwyngregyn LL33 0LB

When entering online, you will be asked where you intend to register (MAIN or NORTH Race Registration) and any known travel/parking plans.

0615 Long Course – Main Race Registration/Kit Check opens (closes 0715)
0730 Long Course – Coach departs Padarn Hotel
0745 Long Course – North Race Registration/Kit Check opens (closes 0815)
0830 Long Course – START
0915 Short Course – Race Registration/Kit Check open (closes 1000)
1010 Short Course – Coach departs Padarn Hotel
1100 Short Course – START

Welsh 1000m Peaks Race - Descent from Carnedd Llewellyn
Welsh 1000m Peaks Race - Glaslyn and Lliwedd
Welsh 1000m Peaks Race - Jenny H Race Finish © Al Tye

Toilet Facilities

Public toilets and inside space are available at Main Race Registration and North Race Registration. Public toilets are available near the start of the Short Course.

Travel to Llanberis – Main Race Registration

All competitors are recommended to attend Main Race Registration and board the coaches from Llanberis, to start the Long or Short Course. These key transport logistics are included in race costings, even if you choose to attend the North Race Registration location.

Please consider reducing car journeys and/or maximising passengers in vehicles when travelling to the race. Use of Sherpa’r Wyddfa buses is highly recommended. Competitors are encouraged to lift share with friends and other club runners. Please use the Welsh 1000m Peaks Race Facebook Page to communicate about potential lift shares. Bangor train station offers good links along the North Coast of Wales. If there’s demand, the race can help to coordinate group travel from Bangor Station on Friday 31 May, for anyone looking at train options.

Llanberis has a number of reasonably costed Gwynedd Council and privately owned Pay and Display Car Parks – please utilise the spaces here and avoid parking in residential streets or blocking access to private residences. There is NO parking available at Padarn Hotel itself (only for hotel guests).

Travel to Abergwyngregyn – North Race Registration

There is very limited parking at this location, in the Overflow Car Park area of Aber Falls Distillery. We expect most competitors wishing to register at this location to be ‘dropped off’ or arrive on foot etc. There is NO formal transport returning to Aber Falls Distillery at the end of your race, so please organise to be collected from Llanberis or any other logistics to ensure you can return to your vehicle, if you choose to park at Aber Falls Distillery.

Race Finish

The race finishes on the summit of Yr Wyddfa. Please note that Yr Wyddfa Visitor Centre Café is not always open. Competitors must have sufficient energy/water and the ‘Minimum Race Kit’ extra layers available at the summit, and for the descent from Yr Wyddfa. There should be no reliance on Race Marshals being able to provide food/drink/shelter by default. Provision is made for unforeseen circumstances, and this is very limited. Competitors are not able to purchase ‘single descent’ tickets from Snowdon Mountain Railway, descent is made on foot.

Race Wristbands MUST be handed to a Race Marshal at the finish on Yr Wyddfa. Race Marshals will also take Race Bibs/pins for recycling here, too. Please consider handing yours in for this purpose. You can also return Race Numbers/pins at Race Event Base for recycling.

Returning to Llanberis

The most straightforward route back to Llanberis is to descend the Llanberis Path on foot (4.5 miles descent). It is strongly advised to team up with other competitors for company on descent, the leg muscles will be tired and the weather may be very hot or very wet; look out for your fellow competitors! If competitors choose to use other routes (Pyg Track, Miners Track for example), please be prepared to pay for any public bus/taxi to return to Llanberis, as needed. It is not possible to be collected at Pen y Pass car park due to the congestion this causes – private cars are not allowed to ‘wait’ without booking parking in advance.

Please note the timing/tracking of competitors ceases at the summit of Yr Wyddfa and you are responsible for your descent from the finish location. Please use your personal judgement and experience to ensure sensible descent, based on your physical condition, the weather, time of day and be respectful of the energy you have expended during the race. An easy walk down is the best way to ‘cool down’, but keep muscles moving to avoid cramp.

Food and Drink at Race Event Base – Padarn Hotel

When returning to Race Event Base, competitors will receive a free hot/cold drink and generous portion of hot chips (V/VG/GF/DF). Further food and drink discounts will be available for competitors and families/friends. Come back and meet other competitors again, see the live race timing information and support those receiving any prizes. Stay a while and celebrate your achievements!

Prize Giving – approx. 1600 TBC

Please stay and support competitors in the Prize Giving. Various prizes will be awarded to:

1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female for both the Long and Short Course

1st, 2nd & 3rd PAIR for both the Long and Short Course

1st V40, V50, V60 & V70 Male and Female for both the Long and Short Course

1st Adult/Junior pair for the Short Course

1st Adult/Juniors Team for the Short Course

1st Mixed Team Prize for both the Long and Short Course – highest 3 results from the same team/club to count and a ‘Mixed Team’ must contain at least 1 female in the highest 3 results