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£80 - £595
Tackle Snowdon up the toughest path and plunge into the clear waters of Abersoch Bay at THE ROC Wales. Covering 115k with 5,825 of total elevation gain with extraordinary views, this is the ultimate bucket list event.
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Sat, 11 May 2024
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Abersoch, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Abersoch, UK
Start times
Saturday, 11 May 2024
8:00 am |
THE ROC Trilogy:
8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for THE ROC Wales
£80 - £230
THE ROC Trilogy
£216.67 - £595
Route information
For those looking for a challenge, this endurance triathlon is ready to test your physical abilities. The course starts on the beautiful Abersoch Beach with a 1.5k swim in the sheltered waters of the bay, which loops back to the start point.
The next phase of the race is a 50k cycle from Abersoch into the Snowdonia National Park. The route takes participants through the stunning seaside towns of Pwllheli and Criccieth, before heading inland towards Prenteg hamlet, where you'll start your ascent into the Snowdon Massif. This cycling section is a mixture of long, fast stretches and more challenging technical sections.
The running portion of the Roc Wales is comprised of 12k on foot. Runners will follow The Watkin Path, one of the six main routes to the summit of Yr Wyddfa, the highest mountain in Wales. The first section is an 6k run up to the summit, with an elevation of 3,330ft and steep ascent at for the final kilometre. Runners have to reach the 4k checkpoint up Snowdon before 12pm to be able to continue their race. After reaching the peak, the second leg of the course involves a fast run back down the trail.
After their run, entrants will tackle a 50k return bike back to Abersoch, absorbing the stunning scenery as you cycle along open roads through the Welsh countryside. The event culminates with a final beach run of 1k, allowing runners to soak in the atmosphere before they cross the finish line.
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
  • £1,000 of prize money and prestigious ROC trophies to the first man and woman
  • Drink and recharge stations with snacks and drinks
  • Post-race refreshments and snacks
How to get there
Abersoch, 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.
Relay Teams
It is possible to enter the ROC Wales event in teams of two or three members. Each member will compete one leg of the race, either swimming, cycling or running.
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 and contain all the information and 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.
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
Your Mountain bag, which will be checked at registration, 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)
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.
The ROC Trilogy
Take on and conquer all 3 ROC locations, including Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in one year to complete THE ROC TRILOGY and take claim of the exclusive ROC Gold Print Hoodie.
Covering 300KM with a total ascent of 20,615ft including each of the highest mountains of Great Britain, this is the UK’s freshest and most progressive triathlon series challenge.
Do I need insurance to enter THE ROC?
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?
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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