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Test yourself across all disciplines in this sensational event set at Abersoch Beach and Snowdon Massif. You'll swim, bike and run across a staggering 115k. The ups and downs of a journey like this will create unforgettable moments you’ll want to share with everyone.
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Where and when
1 Benar Bungalow, Abersoch, Pwllheli LL53 7DP, UK
Start times
Sat, 14 May 2022
The ROC:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for THE ROC Wales
£200.00 - £225.00
Route information
Commencing on the golden sands of Abersoch beach THE ROC WALES starts with a 1.5k sea swim in the idyllic bay before heading off on a 50k fast and progressively undulating bike route into the Snowdon Massif.
The race then heads on foot via the toughest route up Wales’ highest mountain along The Watkin Path, 6k of 3,330ft formidable ascent to the summit where you can absorb those exceptional panoramic views before heading 6k back down, 50k return cycle, culminating with an 11k run along Abersoch beach before crossing the finish line.
A truly irresistible mix of tough racing, inspiring terrain & memorable rewards and a well-deserved after-race party to celebrate what you’ve achieved.
Drinks and Recharge Stations
  • Criccieth
  • Haford Y Llan
  • 4k Snowdon Checkpoint
  • Summit
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What's included
  • Bespoke ROC race medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Prizes for M/W 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st M/W 40+, 50+, 60+
  • Drink and Recharge stations with snacks and drinks
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
1 Benar Bungalow, Abersoch, Pwllheli LL53 7DP, UK
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There is parking available at Abersoch Village Hall Car Park, located 0.4 miles away, which should take roughly 7 minutes to walk.
By Train & Bus
Pwlleli is the nearest train station to the start location, situated 6.8 miles away. From here, ride the number 18 bus (towards Mynydd Cilan), for 20 stops, alighting at Stryd Fawr. The start location is a short 5 minute walk from here.
Event day logistics
07:40 Safety Briefing
08:00 Race Starts
12:00 Snowdon 4k Cut-Off
Please arrive 45 minutes before the race starts to prepare for the race.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.
Race Packs
You will receive a Pre-Race Pack 4 weeks in advance of the race and then the main Race Pack 1 week before the race. These are only sent out via email containing all the information & instructions you need in preparation for race day.
It includes will include details of where to register and to collect your race bibs, timing tags, transitions etc.
Registration will be open the evening before the race. If, for some reason, you cannot arrive until the morning of the race you must book an emergency registration slot.
Cut-off Time
Competitors who do not reach the 4k checkpoint in Snowdon by the cut-off time will be instructed not to head to the summit but to turn around and finish the remainder of the course.
This is a non-drafting event.
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What to bring
All participants must wear a wetsuit for the swim portion of the race.
Mandatory kit list for Snowdon portion of the race:
  • Full waterproof body cover of hooded jacket and trousers (taped seams is recommended)
  • Hat/buff
  • Gloves
  • Water bottle/carrier
  • High Energy Snacks
  • Foil Blanket
  • High Factor Sun Cream
Mountain bags will be checked at registration
Your Mountain bag, along with your trainers and any additional items you include, will need to fit into a ROC bag provided to you with your race number on it. This will be taken to T2 at Hafod y Llan below Snowdon.
Outside your Mountain Kit Bag
  • Appropriate running/trail shoes
  • Change of clothes (optional)
Do I need insurance to enter The ROC - Spring?
Unless you are an affiliated member of the British Triathlon Federation you must purchase a Day License Membership at registration. This gives you third part liability insurance and will be valid on the day of your competition. It is non-transferrable.
Is there an age requirement to compete in the ROC - Spring?
Yes, competitors must 18 and over to take part.
Will temperature determine the swim distances for the The ROC?
Yes, in accordance with the British Triathlon Federation's rules, should the sea temperature drop below 11 degrees then a 3km trail run will replace the swim.
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