Adventure Championships Triathlon

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£178.99 - £436.99Free injury protection
About
The Adventure Championships consists of 3 unforgettable mixed terrain triathlons on 3 separate dates: The Slateman, The Snowman and The Sandman. All the races take place in stunning Welsh scenery, and completing the series is a tick that every triathlete wants and a once in a lifetime experience.
Participants
Sprint, Standard, Savage, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sat 11th Jun 2022
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Location
Wales, UK
Start times
Sprint:
7:00am |
Standard:
7:00am |
Savage:
7:00am |
Legend:
7:00am |
Super Sprint:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Adventure Championships Triathlon
Super Sprint
RaceTypeSwimming
0.4km
RaceTypeCycling
12km
RaceTypeRunning
3km
£178.99 - £184.99
Sprint
RaceTypeSwimming
0.75km
RaceTypeCycling
74km
RaceTypeRunning
17.3km
£220.99 - £226.99
Standard
RaceTypeSwimming
1.5km
RaceTypeCycling
177.4km
RaceTypeRunning
29.7km
£236.99 - £242.99
Savage
RaceTypeSwimming
1.5km
RaceTypeCycling
177km
RaceTypeRunning
30km
£393.99 - £399.99
Route information
The Adventure Championships Triathlon offers entry into 3 amazing triathlons throughout the year, in 3 totally different locations.
  • 11th June: The Slateman
  • 30th July: The Snowman
  • 10th September: The Sandman
Super Sprint
Slateman Swim 400m, Cycle 10.5k, Run 2.6k
Swim in Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon, then cycle alongside Snowdon, towards the famous Llanberis mountain pass and alongside the historic Dinorwic Slate Quarry, before running past Vivian Quarry and enjoying some downhill sections through beautiful forests and through fields to the finish.
Snowman Swim 400m, Cycle 12.8k, Run 2.5k
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. Then the bike section climbs steadily up the Nant-y-Gwryd valley to reach the turn around point outside the famous Pen y Gwryd Hotel. Before finally then run takes on the lower slopes of Moel Siabod which at 872 metres, is the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range.
Sandman Swim 400m, Cycle 11k, Run 2k
With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Newborough beach is an unforgettable feeling. From transition in Newborough Forest, the cycle route takes you up to the village of Newborough before flying back down for the run. The run takes place on the rugged trails of Newborough Forest. Running through the trees and down along the sand dunes is both wonderful and gruelling.
Sprint
Slateman Swim 750m, Cycle 20k, Run 5.8k
Swim in Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills. Then Cycle alongside Snowdon, climbing up the famous Llanberis mountain pass. You will also climb Pen y Pass and there will be fabulous mountain views throughout. During the run you’ll go past Vivian Quarry, and head towards Dinorwic, there will be beautiful forest sections and glimpses of Snowdon.
Snowman Swim 750m, Cycle 31k, Run 6.1k
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. The bike section flows out to Capel Curig and down past Pont Cyfyng waterfall. You will enjoy the stunning Conwy Valley and will negotiate the historic bridge in the centre of Llanrws and head up towards Betws y Coed from the side of the Gwydyr Forest. The run includes a tough 2.3k climb up the beautiful rocky paths of Moel Siabod before you reach the turning point and run back down again towards the finish.
Sandman Swim 750m, Cycle 22.9, Run 5.4k
With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Newborough beach is an unforgettable feeling. From transition on Newborough Forest, the cycle route takes you up to the village of Newborough, then through sweeping bends towards LLangaffo then through the marshlands towards Malltraeth and the final transition. The run takes place on the rugged trails of Newborough Forest. Running through the trees and down along the sand dunes is both wonderful and gruelling. The last 1.5k is almost entirely on sand but it only makes the accomplishment all the more rewarding.
Standard
Slateman Swim 1500m, Cycle 49.6k, Run 11.9k
Swim in the incredible fresh water of Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills. The iconic bike route Begin by climbing up the famous Llanberis Pass to Pen y Pass alongside Snowdon and there will be stunning views of Llyn Mymbyr and Moel Siabod. You pass many of Wales' most famous and iconic peaks; Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Fawr and the start of the Carneddau mountain range before heading back to Llanberis for the run. After a steady start to the route, as you run past Llyn Peris at the foot of the Dinorwic Slate Quarry, you will see what awaits, a 2k climb up the zig zags through the quarry. After the striking quarry landscape you will head through wonderful forest and beautiful trails of Parc Padarn into the finish.
Snowman Swim 1500m, Cycle 69.2k, Run 8.4k
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. The challenging bike route takes in most of North Wales' most iconic climbs. Having headed down the Nant Gwynant Pass you will climb up to Tan y Grisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog and on up the Crimea pass. After some descending you will climb up to Capel Curig and the Plas Y Brenin mountain centre before you reach transition. This brutal run takes you up Moel Siabod, the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. Ascend up 3.5k of beautiful rocky paths to summit at 872m before flying down through the forest to the finish.
Sandman Swim 1500m, Cycle 58.6k, Run 10k
With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Newborough beach is an unforgettable feeling. Starting in the heart of Newborough Forest, early in the ride you will go past the famous village of llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. You will fly past traditional villages and stunning views of the coast. You will descend down through the forest to transition. Running through trees and catching glimpses of the sea and marshland within this forest is just magical. The last 1.5k is almost entirely on sand, which makes the accomplishment of becoming a Sandman all the more rewarding.
Savage
Competitors doing the Savage Triathlon will complete the Sprint Triathlon on the Saturday and the Standard Triathlon on the Sunday. Please see the descriptions above for the two routes.
Legend
Slateman Swim 1900m, Cycle 92.6k, Run 23.1k
This epic challenge begins with a swim in Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills. Begin the cycle by climbing up the famous Llanberis Pass to Pen y Pass alongside Snowdon, before turning left and heading towards Capel Curig, the home of the Plas y Brenin Mountain Centre. You pass many of Wales' most famous and iconic peaks; Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Fawr and the start of the Carneddau mountain range. Once you’re through the beautiful, quaint village of Beddgelert, you’ve got one last challenge to come. You must now cycle up the narrow and winding Nant Gwynant Pass and return to the top of Pen y Pass. There will be stunning mountain views throughout.
The run is 2 laps of the Standard distance course. A challenging climb through the quarry is combined with a flowing descent through forest and back the the finish in Llanberis.
Snowman Swim 1900m, Cycle 92k, Run 21.1k
Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. The cycle route takes in many of North Wales most iconic mountain passes and routes. You will start with the climb up to the famous Pen y Pass; the gateway to Snowdon. You will flow down into Llanberis with stunning view all around before cycling alongside the Glaslyn river. You will then climb to Tan y Grisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog and on up the Crimea pass. Then after some fast descending you must climb up to Capel Curig and the Plas Y Brenin mountain centre before you reach transition.
The run takes you 12k out and back down the stunning Nant Ffrancon Valley, before summiting Moel Siabod, the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. Th challenging 3.5k ascent followed by the fast descent is a fitting way to complete the challenge.
Sandman Swim 1900m, Cycle 93k, Run 19.8
With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Newborough beach is an unforgettable feeling. Starting in the heart of Newborough Forest, early in the ride you will go past the famous village of llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. You will head along narrow coast road to Beaumaris, and pass through a number of villages including Brynteg, Rhosmeirch and Trefor continuing on towards the seaside town of Aberffraw with stunning views of the coast. Then finally descend the forest road towards transition and the run. Legend Triathletes complete 2 laps of the Standard run loop.
Running through trees and catching glimpses of the sea and marshland within this forest is just magical. The last 1.5k is almost entirely on sand, which makes the accomplishment of becoming a Sandman all the more rewarding.
What's included
  • Entry to 3 brilliant triathlons
  • Lively event village
  • Family friendly event
  • On-course support
  • Unique finisher's momentos
  • Spectacular Scenery
  • Professional chip-timing
  • Drinks stations
Train
How to get there
Wales, UK
Get full directions
The Slateman Address Llanberis Community Centre, Llanberis, Gwynedd. LL55 4UR
The Snowman Address Plas y Brenin - National Outdoor Centre, Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0ET
The Sandman Address Main Car Park, Newborough Forest, Anglesey LL61 6SG
Event day logistics
11th June: The Slateman
30th July: The Snowman
10th September: The Sandman
Here are the specific logistics for the 3 different triathlons for each distance.
Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Super Sprint
For all 3 triathlons registration will be available the Friday evening the day before the race and the Saturday morning, the day of the race.
Transition will be available early on the morning of the race.
  • Slateman Race Starts at 09:30
  • Snowman Race Starts at 08:00
  • Sandman Race Starts at 07:00
Sprint
For all 3 triathlons registration will be available the Friday evening the day before the race and the Saturday morning, the day of the race.
Transition will be available early on the morning of the race.
  • Slateman Race Starts at 09:30
  • Snowman Race Starts at 08:00
  • Sandman Race Starts at 07:00
Standard
The standard triathlons take place on Sundays so registration will be available the Saturday evening the day before the race and the Sunday morning of the race.
Transition will be available early on the morning of the race.
  • Slateman Race Starts at 09:10
  • Snowman Race Starts at 08:30
  • Sandman Race Starts at 08:00
Savage
Savage competitors will take part in the Sprint Triathlon on Saturday and the Standard Triathlon on Sunday each race weekend. Registration will take place the evening before each race and the morning of the race.
Transition will take place early on the morning of each race.
Slateman
  • Saturday Race Starts at 09:30
  • Sunday Race Starts at 09:10
Snowman
  • Saturday Race Starts at 08:00
  • Sunday Race Starts at 08:30
Sandman
  • Saturday Race Starts at 07:00
  • Sunday Race Starts at 08:00
Legend
Legend Triathlons all take place on Sundays so registration will be available the Saturday evening the day before the race and the Sunday morning of the race.
Transition will be available early on the morning of the race.
  • Slateman Race Starts at 08:00
  • Snowman Race Starts at 07:00
  • Sandman Race Starts at 07:00
Age Requirements
You must be at least 15 to enter the Super Sprint and Sprint, at least 17 for the Standard and Savage, and at least 18 for the Legend.
BTF Membership
If you are not a member of the British Triathlon Federation your entry will include a membership for these races, costing £6.
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Always Aim High Events
Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!
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FAQ's
Which events can I participate in if I enter the Adventure Championships Triathlon?
Whichever distance you sign up for involves each of the three triathlons. This means that you're signing up for 3 separate events throughout the summer.
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Can I enter all 3 races separately and still be included in the Adventure Championships Triathlon?
You will not be entered into the championships if you enter the events individually.
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When will I receive my final race instructions for the Adventure Championships Triathlon?
Race instructions will be sent out 10 days before each of the 3 events.
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What time does my event start for the Adventure Championships Triathlon?
Each of the 3 triathlons will have different start times. Please make sure you have the right start time and date for your chosen distance.
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Can I use headphones at the Adventure Championships Triathlon?
Headphones are not permitted at any of the events.
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Are wetsuits mandatory at the Adventure Championships Triathlon?
You should bring a wetsuit to every event to ensure you can race.
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