Scramble through the Dinorwic Slate Quarry with this unique 5k. Great for those of all levels, the race involves some challenging climbs which will be made well worth it by the panoramic views over to Snowdon. Come to soak in the atmosphere of the Slateman 10 weekend or for the epic surroundings.
The Quarryman 5k run is in conjunction with the Slateman weekend which plays host to a triathlon, duathlon, and swim events. This is a perfect opportunity for those supporting the above races and who wish to get in on the action with a smaller race.
From the get-go this race takes runners on some tough climbs. Starting with the infamous 'zigzags', runners are taken up a slate mountain to some incredible views.
From here the route tackles forest trails to the top of the main climb at Vivian Quarry, where the picturesque views will help you forget your tired legs. Back along some exciting steep descents, runners will head past the Old Quarry Hospital and onto the final stretch for that photo finish.
Afterwards, enjoy the evening celebrations with all the weekends athletes.
Direct services (including Virgin Trains from London to Bangor) take you to the popular North Wales coastal destinations from most parts of Britain. Make inland connections via the Conwy Valley Line which runs through the Snowdonia National Park to Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Services from the Midlands through Shrewsbury and Machynlleth link up with the Cambrian Line.
The closest station to Llanberis is Bangor, which is just under 10 miles away. A taxi from here will cost approximately £20 or the number 85 bus will take you from the station and cost between £3-£5. It is possible to cycle.
The Bangor to Llanberis bus timetable can be viewed here.
There's easy access from the North West along the M65 and A55. Motorway links with the Midlands are good too, and the same roads – the M6, M5 and M1 – also bring Snowdonia within easy reach of the South of England.
Parking information will be available in the final raceday instruction pack sent out before the event.
There are ferry services which run regularly from Holyhead to Dublin. Please make your own arrangements if you plan to travel by ferry.
Transfers from the international airports of Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham take less than 2 hours. Please make your own arrangements when travelling this way.
There are a number of accommodation options in the area surrounding the event. Always Aim High recommend The Royal Victoria Hotel which is within easy walking distance of the event site.
The Padarn Hotel is also a short walk from the event and is just 100m from the lakefront.
It is recommended that entrants book their accommodation early and mention the Slateman Triathlon when booking their stay.
Event day logistics
17:15 5k Race Starts
All entrants must be 15 and older to enter this event.
Registration for this event will take place on Saturday afternoon before the race. Registration is normally located on the event field in Llanberis next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR.
Exact timings and specific details will be available in the final race day instructions emailed to participants and posted on the event site 10 days before the race.
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!