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The Snowman Triathlon & Duathlon

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Push your limits with one of the toughest physical challenges in the UK. Great for those looking for that little something extra, the course takes athletes from the waters of Llyn Mymbyr to the summit of Moel Siabod.
C-19 Plan
Always Aim High Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 30th Jul 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

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Alexander P
"I completed the snowman legend 71.6 on Sunday August 5th. It was my first half..."
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How to enter the The Snowman Triathlon & Duathlon

  1. Legend

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 92km, Run 21.1km
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  2. Standard Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 69.2km, Run 8.4km
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  3. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 31km, Run 6.1km
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  4. Savage Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 31km, Run 6.1km
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  5. Standard Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 4.2km, Bike 69.2km, Run 8.4km
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  6. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 2.4km, Bike 31km, Run 6km
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The Snowman Triathlon & Duathlon routes

The races will start from the ground of the scenic Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Centre.

Competitors will complete the swim in the waters of Llyn Mymbyr in the shadows of the awe-inspiring Snowdon. From here, competitors will complete a series of hill climbs over Snowdonia's mountain passes as they tackle the bike section. As the athletes finish the bike, they will be faced with an incredibly tough mountain run to the summit of Moel Siabod before descending back to Capel Curing.

Throughout this race, there is truly no rest for the wicked.

For the Savage Triathlon, runners will compete in both the Sprint and Standard Triathlon events.

Event Details

  • Access to the Event Village with food and drink, massage tent and family entertainment
  • Full route marking
  • Marshalled course
  • Refreshment stations
  • Aid stations
  • Event photography
  • Good bag at registration
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Live bilingual commentary
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Finish line food feast

Registration will take place on Friday and Saturday evening and Saturday and Sunday morning. Final registration timings will be included in your race instructions given 10 days prior to race day.


08.00 Sprint Triathlon
08:05 Sprint Duathlon


07.00 Legend Triathlon
08.30 Standard Triathlon
08:35 Standard Duathlon

Please arrive at well in advance of your start time in order to warm up and rack your bike if necessary.

  • 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.
  • Competitors are expected to provide their own bike in good working order
  • Helmets are compulsory

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find my results?
Results will be posted shortly after the race on
Is there a bag drop available?
There is a bag drop service in the Event Village. Runners are advised to bring as little baggage as possible.
How will I know which way to go?
The route will be fully signposted and there will be marshals around the course to help guide you.
How old do I have to be to race?
Competitors must be 18 years old to race.
What is the Savage event?
The Savage event will have participants competing in the Standard event and the Sprint event, one on each day.

Meet the 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!


The Snowman Triathlon & Duathlon reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Legend 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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