The Welsh 3000's Run Challenge

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Reach some of the highest summits in Wales with this challenging mountain run. A great way to experience the dizzying heights and views that Wales has to offer. Test your endurance as the qualified mountain guide keeps you going at pace to cover over 27 miles and 12,000ft elevation in 17 hours.
The Welsh 3000’s – Run Challenge
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Sat, 3 Jun 2023
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass, A4086, Caernarfon LL55 4NY, UK
Start times
Sat, 3 Jun 2023
The Welsh 3000’s – Run Challenge:
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The Welsh 3000’s – Run Challenge
Route information
Distance: Over 27 miles
Elevation: 12,000 ft.
Scrambling: Some Grade 1
This is a challenging route suitable for runners with previous mountain running experience. The qualified guide will take the group out at a swift walking pace and running where the terrain permits it.
There will be some Grade 1 scrambling on the route and participants will have to pay special attention to Crib Goch as the exposure is significant and participants must have a good head for heights and be comfortable in the mountain environment.
Fully Qualified Guides
The guides will be looking after you on the hill itself and also at the end of each section where the support van and team will meet you with replenishment and your drop bags. Leading you every step of the way, providing medical cover and helping with transportation – you’ll have no worries about getting lost, just relax and enjoy your surroundings and the challenge!
There will be a maximum of 8 persons per guide.
What's included
  • Certificate of completion
  • Finisher's memento
  • Fully supported run
  • Qualified guides
  • Checkpoint support
  • Food and drink
  • First aid
How to get there
YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass, A4086, Caernarfon LL55 4NY, UK
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Mini Bus
A mini bus can be arranged to take participants from the finish back to Pen y Pass and Llanberis.
Event day logistics
04:00 The Welsh 3000’s – Run Challenge starts
Age Restrictions
All entrants must be aged 18 and over in order to participate.
Checkpoints & Aid Stations
There will be 3 aid stations where you'll be able to replenish your drinks and snacks. The support team will be able to bring your nutrition to the aid stations if you pass it on to them before starting.
The support team will also be able to bring any spare gear that you'll require including dry clothes!
Outfit Member Entry
The Outfit Member entry does not secure a place in the event and should not be used to enter. Please select 'Standard Entry' for a ticket and secure your place.
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Kit List
Due to the demanding nature of the event in terms of distance and terrain, all runners must be prepared to run with the following:
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Spare base layer top
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Map (provided)
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Start with 500ml of water
Will there be refreshments on The Welsh 3000's Run Challenge?
Yes, there'll be 3 aid stations along the route stocked with vegan friendly drink and nutrition to help you keep going to the finish.
What is Outfit Member Entry for The Welsh 3000's Run Challenge?
The Outfit Member entry does not secure a place in the event and should not be used to enter. Please select 'Standard Entry' to for a ticket and secure your place.
What kind of support will there be at The Welsh 3000's Run Challenge?
This event is very well supported. There will be a qualified guide on the course with you to take you along the route. There will also be 3 support stations with first aid, food and drink and bag drop along the route.
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