50fed Ras Copaon 1000m Cymru

The 50th Welsh 1000m Peaks Race

6th June 2020

Courses

Navigation

This is a navigational race so, for the most part, route selection is up to the competitor to decide.

The entry fee includes a map of the route area. The map will be marked with checkpoints and out of bounds areas. Maps will be displayed on at registration and checkpoint locations are included in the information for competitors.

If you would like a map in advance of registration, then please contact harveynullrichlloyd@gmail.com to arrange postage.

Long course

The long course route starts at sea level near at Abergwyngregyn (652728), near the shore of Conwy Bay. It climbs to the summits of Carnedd Llewelyn and Carnedd Dafydd before a fantastic descent to Ogwyn Valley. The climb to Glyder Fawr is rewarded by flying down to Pen-y-Pass Youth Hostel, then up again to the summit of Garnedd Ugain to finish on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), at 1,085m.

Long course map

The long course takes in three challenging climbs covering approximately 32km with a total ascent of 2,800m

Long course elevation profile

Short course

The short course starts at Ogwen Cottage (650604) and goes via the summit of Glyder Fawr, Pen-y-Pass Youth Hostel, the summit of Garnedd Ugain to finish on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

Short course map

The course takes in two challenging climbs covering approximately 12km with a total ascent of 1,400m

Short course elevation profile

Terrain

This event takes place over some of the most rugged terrain in Britain. There are significant risks of injury or loss which can arise from:

  • Steep and rocky ground (including cliffs and ravines) where a slip or fall could result in serious injury or death
  • Weather extremes (wind, precipitation or hot sun) leading to hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • Crossings of major roads

Whilst the race organisers take all reasonable measures to ensure your safety, you must only enter this race with a full knowledge and understanding of the risks involved. All courses ascend the Gribin Ridge in the Ogwen Valley. Ascending this part of the route requires a head for heights and use of hands for support, it includes a grade 1 (the easiest grade) scramble and is waymarked.