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The Snowman Triathlon

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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.

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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

  1. Legend 71.6

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 91km, Run 21km
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  2. Standard Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 70km, Run 10km
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  3. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 30km, Run 5km
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  4. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 2.4km, Bike 31km, Run 5km
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  5. Savage Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 2250km, Bike 100km, Run 15km
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  6. 1000m Swim

    Swim 1km
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  7. 2000m Swim

    Swim 2km
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  8. 2.4 Mile Swim

    Run 2.4mi
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  9. Standard Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 70km, Run 10km
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The Snowman Triathlon 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

What’s Included
  • 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
Raceday Logistics

Registration will take place on Friday and Saturday evening and Saturday and Sunday morning.


08.00 Sprint Triathlon
08.05 Sprint Duathlon Start
12.00 1000m Swim
13.00 2000m Swim
14.30 2.4 mile Swim


07.00 Legend Triathlon
08.30 Standard Triathlon

Please arrive at well in advance of your start time in order to warm up and rack your bike if necessary.
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.
  • 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.
Do I need to be a BTF affiliated member to compete?
You do not need to be a member, however, those who are not will have to pay a £5 licensing fee on the day. If you are a BTF member, please bring your license with you to registration.
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The Snowman Triathlon reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • 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.