Dear Competitors, Sponsors, Supporters and Volunteers of the Snowdon International Race.
We sincerely hope that you have all remained safe and well in the difficult and dark times we have faced over the last two years.
On behalf of the volunteers, organizers and Directors of the International Snowdon Race and especially on behalf of our main sponsor Castell Howell and all other sponsors, we are very happy to announce that the Snowdon Race will take place July 16th 2022
Although the COVID-19 situation is still with us, the Race Directors, the Race Organiser have come to the decision that holding the Snowdon Race in 2022 is essential. We all need to be careful, common sense needed, so we place our competitors, supporters, volunteers, our main sponsor Castell Howells, and our community in a very safe environment.
We as race organiser must carry on with the aim of ensuring the safety of everyone.
We inevitably place your safety, the safety of our volunteers the safety of our supporters and of course the safety of our community as a priority. Common sense is needed but we shall carry on.
We can assure you that all of our volunteers and organisers will work hard to ensure the success of the Snowdon Race in 2022 and we are all looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Llanberis.
Race Runners – you will not need to re-register. Your entry will be automatically moved from 2020 to this years race in 2022. Our volunteers will ensure that your entry to the competition will automatically transfer to the Snowdon Race Registration which will be held in the Sant Padarn Church and no additional payment will be due.
As the entire Snowdon Race is organized by volunteers from the local community, we kindly request that you support the Race and reduce our workload. If you are not able to compete in the 2022 Snowdon Race, then of course the name transfer window will be open for you until June.
Transfer will be a process of you finding a runner that will take your place, liaise with each other regarding the financial side. Following this, you are required to email the entries secretary with your details together with the new runner details. PLEASE REMEMBER all runners must have mountain experience. This is not a Fun Run.
Few things will be different in this years race in 2022. Two things that are out of our hands as a community organisation.
1 – The Summit – The Summit Café will not be open throughout the Summer therefore Snowdon Mountain Railway will not be travelling to the summit. This means all water will be at Clogwyn for the ascent up and the decent. Warning in advance, you will need to carry water if you need it. Water will be available at Halfway House and Clogwyn Station but will not be handed out to you, they will be place on a table for or you to pick up.
2 – Event Village. The race will not start on the usual field for 2022. The race will finish in a different location on the adjoining field. All events within the village including Snowdon Race, have been given a new “event site”. The 2022 race will be similar to 1992 race. We will start the race on the main road 100 yards down towards the village. A plan of the site will be sent to you at a later stage.
We will again for 2022 provide a Park and Ride option for you. Parking charge will be £6.00 with the parking area being on the outskirts of Llanberis. A gentle jog into the village or arranging local taxis will be available.
Finally, we urge everyone to follow Government guidelines and to protect our National Health Service when visiting the community of Llanberis.
We hope you will be able to continue training and will continue to enjoy mountain running where possible – remember, our mountains will be there again in the future.
We would like to thank everyone for their support and we send our best wishes to you all
With sincere thanks for your generous support.
See you all in June for the Twilight UpHill or in July for the main Event.
Snowdon Race Team