Snowdonia Slate Trail Challenge

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Snowdonia Slate Trail Challenge
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A privately guided run challenge on this spectacular route, which takes in some of Snowdonia's finest scenery and industrial heritage.
Full Trail, Day 1 Only and Day 2 Only
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Sat 25th Sep 2021
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bangor, UK
Start times
Sat 25th Sep 2021
Full Trail:
Day 1 Only:
Day 2 Only:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Snowdonia Slate Trail Challenge
Full Trail
Day 1 Only
Day 2 Only
Route information
Choose to go for the full 2 day challenge, or sign up for your preferred single day option...
This 83 mile circular trail contains 14250ft of ascent, and takes in some fantastic mountain and valley level scenery, and allows you to explore the industrial heritage of the slate villages throughout Snowdonia.
Upon completion, you’ll go away with a weekend’s worth of great views and memories- plus a SST specific memento.
The route starts at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor and ends at Bethesda and takes in villages such as Llanllechid, Bethesda, Dinorwig, Llanberis, Waunfawr, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Croesor, Ffestiniog and Penmachno. We'll be guiding you around over the 2 days, with each day being around 40 miles in length - and there'll be the usual checkpoint support and backup provided, as on the rest of our supported challenges.
At the halfway point at the end of Day 1, (Beddgelert) - we can have your tent pitched for you at the campsite at the end of the day, or alternatively you can arrange your own accomodation or other arrangements - and you can join up with us for the start of Day 2!
What's included
We are offering a limited number of spaces for this challenge, and will be providing the following, over the course of the 2 days, to make your journey along the trail, as safe, stress free and enjoyable as possible:
Fully Qualified Guides – Over 2 full days - leading you every step of the way – you’ll have no worries about getting lost, just relax and enjoy your surroundings and the challenge!
Checkpoint support – Each day is split into 6 sections – approximately 6-9 miles in length, and at the end of each one we’ll meet you with your spare gear should you wish to change your clothing policy, first aid provision and lots of food and drink to keep you going!
Safety and first aid cover – your in safe hands, your guides will be fully qualified when it comes to outdoor first aid, in addition we will have all the necassary skills and equipment to look after you if something goes wrong, at the end of each section.
Overnight camp - we'll have your tent pitched and ready at the end of Day 1, and the entry fee will cover the site fees, so we'll take care of that too.
Replenishment – Whilst it’s recommended that you carry some snacks and water on sections yourself, we’ll both provide and transport suitable foodstuffs and water/energy drinks and will have them waiting for you at the end of each section throughout the day.
How to get there
Bangor, UK
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Day 1 of the event will begin at Porth Penrhyn, Bangor, LL57 4FL, about 90 minutes west of Liverpool along the A55.
Porth Penhryn can also be reached by the Virgin Trains service to Bangor.
Day 2 will begin in Beddgelert, about two hours west from Liverpool along the A55.
Event day logistics
Day 1 - Bangor to Croesor (39.5 Miles) - Start 6.30 am
Day 2 - Croesor to Bethesda (43.5 Miles) - Start 6.30 am
Will there be water and food stations on the route?
Yes. The route is divided up into sections every 10-15km. Each section ends with a checkpoint where there will be ample food and water for everyone.
Will transport be provided back to the start of the race?
Yes there will be transport back to Bangor for those who have left vehicles there.
What sort of pace do I need to run at to compete in the Slate Train Challenge?
The race pace is dictated by the Run Leaders and will be around 4mph average. Obviously faster on the downs and slower on the considerable ups!
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