Up to 2,500 runners are expected to descend on Snowdonia in just over two weeks to compete in what is regarded as one of the finest marathons in the UK. The Snowdonia Marathon Eryri, which will celebrate its 33rd year on Sunday 24 October, is known for its picturesque and challenging course and seen as the jewel in the crown of Welsh racing.
The event once again sold out in a matter of days and race co-ordinator Jayne Lloyd is confident the race will once again showcase all that the Snowdonia National Park has to offer: “It’s a fact that the visitors who come to the event year on year do so for more than just the marathon.”
“Snowdonia’s beauty is a big attraction to people, from across the world, and the fact that we are able to show this off by coupling it with a race is fantastic. This is my 11th year of organising the marathon, and I can honestly say that my enthusiasm for that role gets stronger with every year that passes.”
“Once again this year we are at capacity with 2500 entrants; places were snapped up in just a few days at the turn of the year. This continues to be seen as one of the premier marathons in the UK now, and demand for places is getting higher every year."
New for 2015 is the headline sponsor of the event. After three years as a support partner, Brooks has entered into a long-term partnership with the race and this year will see them having principal partner status at this iconic event.
Last year's race saw Welsh victories in both fields for Alun Vaughan and Andrea Rowlands. While Vaughan will sit this one out, Rowlands is back to defend her title. Looking to upset the party will be 2011 winner Kelly Morgan who returns to the place of her dramatic victory some four years ago.