The appeal of some of the best views Wales has to offer plus the prospect of a testing trail run has clearly sparked the interest from those across the globe with organisers of the Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon confirming that entries for the marathon and half sold out in record time, leaving just the 10k open.
Registrations for the event, due to take place on Sunday 23 July, have come from as far and wide as Russia, China, Venezuela and New Zealand. The races have become synonymous with the tough climbs Llanberis, the country’s adventure capital, has to offer.
The Snowdonia Trail 10K, priced at £22, will offer a tough task for runners but with stunning views throughout. The course incorporates many of the sights around Llanberis including Padarn Country Park, Dolbadarn Castle and the Snowdon Llanberis Path, starting and finishing in the centre of Llanberis. The half, meanwhile, takes in some of the same fantastic trails as the full marathon as well as Padarn Country Park in the heart of the famous Dinorwig slate quarries.
On the registration levels and international field set to compete in July, marketing manager Adam Lemalle commented: “We are delighted to welcome a record number of runners from over 40 countries to the Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2017, making it a truly international running race. The number of runners across the three distances now makes this one of the best attended trail races in the UK.”