The 33rd staging of the Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri has sold out in record time with the 2500 allocated spaces snapped up in less than two days. The event has established a reputation as one of the UK’s toughest yet most picturesque and friendly marathons on the circuit.
While organisers were anticipating a high level of demand when opening registration on 1 January (last year’s race filled its quota in around two weeks), it seems the two day sell out came as somewhat as a surprise.
Race co-ordinator Jayne Lloyd said: "Just incredible. The midnight entry opening point has always been popular, but this year the entries were literally flooding in, with almost 400 taken in the first two hours. It's testimony to the popularity of the race, which has really grown over the last 3-4 years, to now being one of the most iconic running events in the UK.”
"As an organising team we are still humbled by the popularity and the praise that the race gets from across the spectrum of runners, sponsors, partners and the local community. Social media is an ever important tool and has really helped us as we are in daily contact with our runners via Facebook, Twitter and our website.
This year’s race is due to take place on Saturday 24 October and will return to its traditional start time of 10:30am.