Race organisers Always Aim High have announced a new event for 2020 that is sure to see interest of ultra runners across the country. The Snowdon24, described as the “ultimate endurance event”, will challenge competitors to ascend and descend Snowdon as many times as possible in 24 hours.
Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa, is the highest mountain in England and Wales and peaks at an impressive 1,085 m (3,560 feet). Based in Llanberis village the route will take you up and down the Llanberis Path; a 15km out and back route taking you past the legendary Half Way House, Allt Moses, Clogwyn Bridge and ultimately on to the summit before heading back down.
Starting and finishing at the foot of this iconic mountain, you will be challenged either as an individual, or part of a team to ascend and descend Snowdon as many times as possible in 24 hours.
To add to the excitement individuals and teams will be able to claim the following classifications: 3 times ascend and descend – Snowdon Triple Award; 5 times or more ascend and descend – Mont Blanc Award; 7 times or more ascend and descend – Kilimanjaro Award; 10 times or more ascend and descend – the ultimate Everest Award!
The event comes from established race organisers Always Aim High, who are also behind Anglesey Half Marathon, Snowdonia Trail Marathon and the recently launched Sandman Torch Light Trail.
Further information, including registration, is available here.