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The Snowman Triathlon

Sat 27th Jul 2019
70 A4086, Betws-y-Coed LL24, UK

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Will you conquer 'the toughest physical challenge in the UK' - the Snowman Legend 71.6 this year?

This epic race holds a special place in the hearts of everyone who has experienced it and features everything that makes this Always Aim High event one of the 'must do' races of the season!

Featuring a breathtaking swim in Llyn Mymbyr at Plas y Brenin (the national mountaineering centre), the competitors then take on a truly epic cycle through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

For competitors taking part in the Legend 71.6 and Full distance races, the Snowman offers one of the toughest 'runs' the UK has to offer - to the summit of Moel Siabod and straight back down to the finish line at Plas y Brenin! Sprint runners will race on a much flatter, but equally stunning course.

Distances in this event

  1. Legend 71.6

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 91km, Run 21km
    Sun 28th Jul 2019
    £150–£175
    Tickets available
  2. Classic

    Triathlon: Swim 1km, Bike 70km, Run 10km
    Sun 28th Jul 2019
    £83–£99
    Tickets available
  3. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 30km, Run 5km
    Sat 27th Jul 2019
    £77–£88
    Tickets available
  4. Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 2.4km, Bike 31km, Run 5km
    Sat 27th Jul 2019
    £65
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

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What’s Included

Age Limits: Competitors must be 18 years or over on race day to enter and take part.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Event Village facilities including toilets, showers and parking
  • Full route marking
  • Drinks station around course
  • Mechanical support
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Family entertainment
  • Web results service
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Emergency support
  • Bespoke finishers memento for all competitors
  • Top 5 overall and age category (male and female, all distances) prizes!
  • Free goody bag given at registration!!
Travel

Car Parking:

There will be no parking available at Plas y Brenin. The race pay and display car park is approximately 250 metres along the road towards Capel Curig.

Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig is situated just off the A5 through North Wale and is incredibly easy to find. Use the postcode: LL24 0ET to locate the Event Village.

By Road:

Easily accessible from many of the main motorways, the race is located just off junction 11 on the A55 Expressway, and can be reached within a couple of hours if you’re travelling from the North West.

Kit List

On the mountain run you MUST carry windproof upper body cover. This is mandatory whatever the weather. You may also be required to carry full bottoms, hat and gloves at the discretion of the organizers on race weekend. You will not be permitted to continue onto the run section if your kit is deemed insufficient.

FAQs
  1. We cannot allow any accompanying dogs, unless for reasons of registered disability.
  2. Event organizers are able to amend the course route at any time and without prior notification.
  3. Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory.
  4. Any irresponsible littering along the route will result in disqualification.
  5. On the mountain run you MUST carry windproof upper body cover. This is mandatory whatever the weather. You may also be required to carry full bottoms, hat and gloves at the discretion of the organizers on race weekend. You will not be permitted to continue onto the run section if your kit is deemed insufficient.
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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Legend 71.6 in 2018

    I completed the snowman legend 71.6 on Sunday August 5th. It was my first half iron man triathlon and my first time to Wales. I travelled from Norfolk 300 miles away opposite side of Country. When I signed up initially I did not realise the physical toughness of the event I just wanted to take the next step up from Olympic distance. The final 5 miles run up and down Moel siabod was a real test of mental strength. I finished in 23 rd position, and sub 7 hours so I was very happy. I am proud to be a snowman legend and Snowdonia has a piece of my heart. Alexander pennington.

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