Even though places for the Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon may have all been snapped up, those looking to take in some of the panoramic views of Wales’ outdoor capital will be boosted by the news that entries for the accompanying 10k and half marathon distances are still open.
Scheduled for Sunday 23 July, the event has become synonymous with the tough climbs Llanberis, the country’s adventure capital, has to offer. The Snowdonia Trail 10K will offer a tough task for runners but with stunning views throughout. The course incorporates many of the sights around Llanberis including Padarn Country Park, Dolbadarn Castle and the Snowdon Llanberis Path, starting and finishing in the centre of Llanberis.
The half, meanwhile, takes in some of the same fantastic trails as the full marathon as well as Padarn Country Park in the heart of the famous Dinorwig slate quarries.
News of the marathon sell-out, just over a month of entries going live, underlines the increasing popularity of one of the signature events in the Always Aim High portfolio. The 2016 edition of the trail marathon sold out in similarly swift time, with the 1600m ascent on offer (plus the remarkable views) a large draw for runners.
Registration for the Scott Snowdonia Half Marathon and 10K are priced at £25 and £19.99 respectively. Further information, including a short video of the 2016 race, is available at the event website.