Entries go live on March 1st. Traditional St David’s Day opening will see scramble for precious places at Wales’ premier mountain race. Llanberis, Wales – The first batch of the 650 places for the Tyn Lon Volvo International Snowdon Race / Ras-yr-Wyddfa go on sale in less than 4 weeks on Sunday March 1st at 00.01, as 250 runners who have previously run the race in the last 5 years will be able to apply for the event which takes place on the 18th July.
A further 400 runners will then be invited to apply from the 15th of March. Entries will once again be via a link on the race website www.snowdonrace.co.uk
Race organiser Stephen Edwards, is organising the event for the seventh year which sees a week-long festival in Llanberis to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic mountain race, and stated:
“We are all set for the deluge of enquiries that will happen when the entries open. It will be the same procedure for entry that has taken place in the previous years, which we feel works well. Those 250 runners who will bag a place will have to have completed the event in the previous 5 years. The remaining 400 places go to the ‘open market’ a couple of weeks later, however those runners must also have experience of mountain running to be able to enter.”
Now in it’s 40th year the race is considered as one of the greatest in the world of mountain running, and attracts some of the best racers in Europe. With names such as Kenny Stuart, Fausto Bonzi, Carole Greenwood, Andi Jones, Ian Holmes and Angela Mudge on the role call of winners, this famous mountain really has been graced by some of the world’s great mountain runners. However, the event has grown over the last four decades to be one on the bucket-list of mere mortals, as just completing the 10-mile race from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon and back is something thousands aspire to, but only hundreds achieve, year-on-year.
“As far as the race is concerned the anticipation and buzz surrounding the event gets better every year, and this year will be something very special. We are planning some great community-based activities including a new 5km race in Llanberis, music concert, junior events throughout the week, firework displays and we are hoping to welcome back a number of past winners of the race.
“All of our major sponsors and partners are on board and we have terrestrial television highlights confirmed once again for 2015. More importantly we really couldn’t put the race on without the continued support of the likes of Snowdon Mountain Railway, First Hydro and all of the Llanberis committee and community and I suppose that’s what makes this race so magical – it’s an international event, with a local feel, and long may that continue!”
For further race information visit www.snowdonrace.co.uk