Ready for a Challenge?

Llanberis, home to Crashpad Lodges is recognised as the adventure sports capital of Wales and with many people’s new years resolutions to get fit, why not enter one of the amazing sporting events taking place this year.  From the Rat Race, The Scott Snowdonia Trial Marathon to The Brutal Extreme Marathon in September, there is something for everyone with some races for ages 10+.

Crashpad Lodges is based at the foothills of Snowdon, very near the race path for many of these sporting events making it a great base for you and your fellow participants or supporters.  It also makes a great place to stay and watch the event take place if that’s more your idea of fun.  Either way Llanberis is full of energy with a great atmosphere and will leave you with fond memories of North Wales. To find out more about Llanberis and its surrounding areas visit:-

See the list below for our pick of the top sporting events taking place in Llanberis 2019 but enter quickly as they tend to book up fast!

The Slateman Triathalon.

May 19th/20th (133 days left)

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An awesome trail triathlon at the foot of Snowdon. The Slateman Classic route comprises a 1000m open water swim, 51km road ride on amazing mountain roads, and an 11k trail run through the incredible Llanberis slate quarries. There is also a sprint distance, equally as mind blowing, distances are 400m swim, 20k bike and 6k run, and new for 2018 a Sprint Duathlon race.

Love SwimRun Llanberis 2019.

June 21st (166 days left)

Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn in Llanberis and run beneath the majestic summit of Snowdon – Love SwimRun will take place in Padarn Country Park, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales! The multi transition course will involve a total of approximately 3.5km of swimming and 12.5km of running with a new 5.5km course open to ages 10+

Scott Snowdonia Trial Marathon

July 14th   (189 days left)

The SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon is a challenge in every sense of the word. Ascending 1,685 metres over 26 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, this epic race will circumnavigate and eventually climb Wales' highest peak - Snowdon. The incredible route explores the trails, gorgeous panoramic views and tough climbs that make Snowdonia National Park such a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Visiting Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and Snowdon, there surely can't be a more striking trail marathon route in the UK!

The Brutal Extreme Marathon

August 31st    (237 days left)

After The Snowdonia Trial Marathon, August brings The Brutal Extreme Marathon. This is 'The World's Toughest Triathlon' (as voted for by 220 Triathlon in 2017) but it is renowned for it's low-key and friendly vibe. Every athlete, whether it's your first triathlon or 21st, will feel the massive support from not only the event crew, but the other competitors too. The challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery creates an awesome experience that will stay with you long after the aches and blisters have gone! Starting in the beautiful (and slightly chilly) Lake Padarn, the bike course goes through stunning scenery and over some challenging hills. And finally, the run takes you on an undulating trail round the lake and up and down Wales' highest mountain, Snowdon, right past Crashpad Lodges.

The Rat Race Man Vs Mountain.

September 7th (244 days left)

Image from Man Vs Mountain 2018

Image from Man Vs Mountain 2018

This legendary mountain adventure race starts at sea level in the stunning Caernarfon Castle and weaves its way to the summit of Snowdon and down the other side into Dinorwic Quarry which includes an array of punishing obstacles, including the infamous Vertical Kilometre, for you to tackle before you can cross the finish line victorious. 22 miles, 5055ft Ascent with an average finish time of 05:33 hours, The Rat Race is not only a great event but also raises huge amounts of money for the charity Children with Cancer UK.

Snowdonia Marathon 

October 26th (293 days left)

To finish we have the original Snowdonia Marathon on October 26th which has been voted best British marathon twice and being so popular is fully booked for this years event. The demanding and spectacular route, encircling Snowdon, Wales’ and England’s highest peak, gives the event a unique place in the annual marathon calendar.

 Good Luck and hope to see you, if not at Crashpad then wizzing past!