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Marathon comes to Snowdonia for 32nd year running


Tomorrow, on October 25th, over 2500 runners will pound the pavement on a 26-mile course encircling Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. The race kicks off at 10.30am from just outside Llanberis, not far from our Borth y Gest holiday cottages, so why not head down and give them your support?

Snowdonia Llanberis marathon runners running | North Wales Borth y Gest | Quality Cottages Holiday accommodation

Crowned the best UK marathon in 2011 despite its challenging terrain, this marathon has taken place for 32 consecutive years, with thousands are expected to line the streets to cheer on the runners. One of the more rural UK marathons, but one of the most scenic, the course takes in some of the most stunning scenery that Snowdonia has to offer. Leaving from just outside Llanberis, the marathon passes through the villages of Bethania, Beddgelert, Rhyd Ddu, Betws Garmon and Waunfawr before the big finish in Llanberis High Street. The marathon is one of the toughest in the UK, with its often uneven terrain and two great climbs in the 1100ft Llanberis Pass and the 1200ft Bwlch y Groes, which are sure to push runners to their limits. footprint-50 With 2013 winner Rob Samuel, who has won the marathon three times, unable to compete due to injury, there are a number of contenders for the winners' crown this year, with runners from all over the world taking part, with one coming from as far as Minnesota in the USA. One of the main contenders is Welsh international runner Alun Vaughan, who hails from Llanberis, who is competing in the Snowdonia marathon for the first time.

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