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Quarryman Run 5KM

Safety measures in place ·
Event postponed from Sat Jun 12 2021 until Jun 11 2022
Event postponed
Event summary

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.

Your organiser

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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How to enter

Tickets available until Tue Mar 30 2021

What's included:

  • Unique slate coaster
  • Chip timing
  • Distance marked
  • On-course refreshment stations
  • Official event photography
  • Post-race food
  • Medical aid
  • Great event village with food and drink
  • Free massage
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Route description
Route description

The Quarryman 5KM 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.

The route puts you in the shoes of North Wales Quarrymen, as you race around the historic Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Llanberis. During the course, you will experience all of the quarry's key sites such as tunnel relics, terraces, inclined planes and derelict machinery.

Despite a few tough climbs, once you are at the top you will behold panoramic views across the lakes and over to Snowdon.

Afterwards, enjoy the evening celebrations with all the weekends athletes.

Logistics and schedule

Further race day information will be sent out to those registered.

17:15 5KM Race Starts


This event is great for spectators who can soak in the over-arching atmosphere of the Slateman weekend.

Equally, if you are down supporting the athletes in the triathlon or duathlon then this is a great race to sign up for.


If you would like to find out more about volunteering at this event, please get in touch with: [email protected]

How to get there

Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK

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Address: Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Llanberis, LL55 4UR

Car: The event village is located just off Junction 11 on the A55 Expressway.

Accommodation: Always Aim High recommend staying at the Royal Victoria Hotel, which is within walking distance of the race or the Padarn Hotel - equally close. Links to their website's can be found below.

Frequently asked questions
When does the race take place?
This event will take place on the Saturday afternoon and lead into the evening celebrations with all the athletes for across the events.
Is there a bag drop?
There will be bag storage available at the event village.
How do I receive my results?
This race is chip timed and all results will be uploaded online after the event.
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5:15pm Sat 12th Jun 2021
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