With over 800 registrations already, the upcoming edition of the Snowdonia Half Marathon is well on course for a sell-out and organisers are encouraging prospective runners to commit before it is too late.
Sunday 19 May will herald the 8th staging of this exceptionally scenic race, which is set in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Starting and finishing in the village of Llanrwst, the course offers a vista of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests.
The race, organised by Run Wales, is part of the Three Castles Series, which also includes the Bangor Half Marathon (Sunday 6 October) and Conwy Half Marathon (Sunday 17 November), a trio of events that offers competitors the opportunity to take part in three of the country’s most popular races.
2018 saw 850 participants head to Llanrwst for what was a record-breaking day. North Wales Roadrunners Martin Green was a convincing champion in 1:22:54, followed by Team Derby’s Christopher Millet 1:27:16. Lawley RC’s Tracie Truman (1:41:46) opened up a massive gap on Iona Roberts (1:44:21) to claim top spot in the female field.
Entry for Snowdonia Half Marathon remains open and is priced at just £32 (or £30 for affiliated runners). Further information is available here.