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Snowdonia Quarter 2017

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Relay Team of Four

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Relay Pair

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1900, Friday 23/06/17: Participant Update email distributed (all events). If you have not received this please check your SPAM box or click here to see an online copy (NB formatting of the document may not render correctly in all browser windows).

1400, Friday 16/06/17: Mandatory Kit list updated. To view please access Participant Manual. Further updates to the manual will be made next week.

1000, Wednesday 31/05/17: Leg one of the course map updated (including .GPX file). 


Introducing the latest, most demanding and toughest event of the quarter series yet; The Snowdonia Quarter. 

The Snowdonia Quarter boasts a breathtaking 44 mile route from the West coast of Wales, through the Snowdonia National Park, over Mount Snowdon to the North coast of Wales. 

The challenge can be undertaken as a solo, relay team of two, or relay of four.

The task is brutally simple: To run non-stop from Borth-y-Gest on the West coast of wales, to Conwy on the North coast of Wales. Not forgetting the relentless 3,329 ft ascent to the summit of Mount Snowdon and the undulation of the Snowdonia National Park. This is the ultimate trail runner's rush; with spectacular exposure, challenging terrain and an immense total ascent. Each participant must be prepared both mentally and physically for the tenacious challenge ahead. 

The Facts

Saturday 1st July 2017
Borth-y-Gest, Wales, UK, LL49 9TR
Conwy, Wales, UK, LL32 8BE
Snowdonia National Park, Mount Snowdon, Llyn Cowlyd, Carneddau mountain range, Conwy Castle 

4 Points (new)
2 Points (old)
46.8 mi. 
9039 ft. 


£ (GBP)
Discounted Solo
Relay Pair
Disc. Relay Pair
Relay of Four
Disc. of Four

Entries close three weeks before event date or when the event reaches capacity, whichever is sooner.

Solo and Relay Pairs must be 18 years of age or over on the event day, Relays of Four must be 16 years of age or over.


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Navigation Aids

Detailed Route (Mapometer)

Participant Map Booklet PDF (Click the link, then "Download")

.GPX Data File (Download)

Course Information

Terrain Difficulty
1. Borth-y-Gest to Nantgwynant 12.4                  1,744               50% Trail, 40% Moorland, 10% Road    Moderate
2. Nantgwynant to Pen-y-Gwryd
9.1 3,329 100% Trail Extreme
3. Pen-y-Gwryd to Carnedd Llewelyn 12.1 1,976 50% Trail, 40% Moorland, 10% Road Strenuous   
4. Carnedd Llewelyn to Conwy Quay   
13.2 1,990 90% Trail, 10% Road Strenuous

*For more detail on Checkpoint / Transition locations see the Participant Manual (above).

An optional bus service is available to transport solo participants from the finish location to the start location early on the event morning. This enables solo participants to take part without having to bring a driver or support person. When you get to the finish your car will be waiting for you - a big bonus after a tough day.

Booking for the bus will close at midday on Monday 1st June, or sooner if capacity is reached. Please do not delay in making your plans.

This service is an optional extra and costs £19. It is highly recommended and will improve your event experience. 

To Book:
Log on to your Endurancelife Account
Click: My future events
Click: My Add-ons

For more information on departure times, etc. Please refer to the Participant Manual.

Charity Entries

There are concessionary entry rates of 50% available if you pledge funds (minimum £300) for a registered charity of your choice. 

By opting for the fundraising route we will be in touch with you before and after the event to keep track of your progress. 

Getting There

The event is not well served by public transport. We recommend lift sharing and the Endurancelife Facebook page is a good medium for this.

Closest transport links:

International airport: Liverpool John Lennon Airport. 

Main line train stations: Conwy Train Station (finish), Porthmadog Train Station (start). 
Main line bus stations: Conwy Bus Station (finish), Porthmadog Bus Station (start). 

Plan your journey with:



Travelodge (Porthmadog) 


By booking a place in the Snowdonia Quarter you agree to Endurancelife standard T&Cs. A summary of the most important points is provided here:

Event Cancellation Policy
If the event is cancelled for any reason (whether force majeure or not), no cash refunds will be made. In the first instance the event will be re-scheduled, and if this is not possible participants will be entitled to discounted entry of selected future Endurancelife events within a 10 month period.

Date and Format Changes
The organisers reserve the right to change the date, location and format of the event if necessary.

Participant Cancellations
The Endurancelife Personal Account System has been designed so that you are able to easily manage your own entry. If you need to change category or cancel a booking you can do so yourself by logging onto your personal account. There is no fee for making changes yourself.

>30 days from event day: you are are able to get a credit voucher for the value of your entry, redeemable against selected future Endurancelife events within a 10 month period.

<30 days from event day: no transfers, rollovers, refunds or credits of any description are available for cancellations made 30 days or less prior to an event.

Personal Liability
You will have personal liability insurance in place for the duration of the event.