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The Snowdonia Challenge

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Experience the beautiful Snowdonia National Park on this amazing one-day team event, cycling 40 miles, summitting Snowdon and canoeing Llyn Gwynant.
C-19 Plan
Dream Challenges has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 25th Jun 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the The Snowdonia Challenge

  1. Llanberis - Snowdon

    Bike 20mi
    £195
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The Snowdonia Challenge route

All participants will pay an initial deposit of £195 per team of four, before either self-funding the full £700 cost per team of four or raising a minimum of £1,500 per team of four for a charity of their choice. See below for more information.

Teams meet early at the challenge base in Llanberis and kick off for a stunning cycle to the foot of Mount Snowdon. This 20-mile route is clearly signposted and marshalled and will feature some steep climbs.

Next, you swap bikes for boots and conquer Snowdon via the Rhyd Ddu trail. This climb is as scenic as it is challenging and in clear weather, you can even see Ireland across the sea.

Descending the mountain, you’re back on your bikes to cycle another 10 miles to Llyn Gwynant. Teams now head towards the buoy-marked course for a quick briefing before canoeing the course on a still, freshwater lake. No canoeing experience is needed.

Following the canoe course, participants will mount their bikes for a final 10-mile push to summit Pen Y Pas and a hair-raising descent back into Llanberis.

The two funding options for the event are as follows:

Self-Funded:

Upon registration, each team of 4 will pay the non-refundable registration fee of £195 which is used to secure your spot. You then have until 6 weeks before the event to pay the event cost of £700 per team. You can then choose to fundraise as much as you would like with no minimum target.

Sponsorship:

Participants will pay the non-refundable registration fee of £195 per team of 4 upon registration. This is used to secure your spot on the adventure. You then will raise a minimum amount of £1,500 per team of 4 for your chosen charity.

In order to be confirmed for the event, your team must have £1,000 of the funds 6 weeks before the challenge. Providing you have raised £1,000 6 weeks before the challenge, the charity you have chosen will pay the £700 challenge cost on your behalf. Your team then has until one month after the challenge to raise the remaining £500 for your charity.

*Please note that not all charities are happy to commit to the minimum sponsorship option. If you choose this option, Dream Challenges will contact the charity you want to support on your behalf and explain the process to them. If they are not happy with the minimum sponsorship option, you will be notified as soon as possible, so you can choose whether to self fund for the same charity or choose another charity to fundraise for.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Fundraising advice
  • Route cards
  • Refreshments
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Prize for winning teams
  • Life vests
  • Canadian canoe
  • First aid support
  • Qualified event marshals
Raceday Logistics

Friday 25th June 2021

5pm: Event registration opens in Llanberis

8pm: Safety and challenge briefing for all participants

Saturday 26th June 2021

Race start time to be confirmed - early morning.

Kit List
  • Bike helmet
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Cycling clothes
  • Fell running shoes or walking boots
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Hybrid or mountain bike
  • Energy drinks and food
Spectators

This event is open to spectators.

For more information on Dream Challenges COVID-19 Health and Safety measures see here: https://www.dream-challenges.com/covid-19-keeping-you-safe/

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a team of four ready when registering for The Snowdonia Challenge?
No, participants can register now for The Snowdonia Challenge and then send details of other team members later.
Do I need canoe experience for The Snowdonia Challenge?
No canoe experience is needed for The Snowdonia Challenge.
Do I need to carry my equipment for The Snowdonia Challenge?
No, there will be a team ready to transfer all equipment for The Snowdonia Challenge.
Do I need special equipment for The Snowdonia Challenge?
It is imperative that all participants come prepared with the correct equipment. Cycling helmets, walking boots/fell running shoes, a map, compass, and appropriate waterproof clothing are essential. Trainers are not allowed.

The Snowdonia Challenge weather forecast

16°C
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12°C
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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