Ras Copaon 1000m Cymru/Welsh 1000m Peaks Race
The long course route starts at sea level near at Abergwyngregyn, GR 652728, near the foreshore of Conwy Bay, and goes via the summits of Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Glyder Fawr, Pen- y- Pass Youth Hostel, the summit of Garnedd Ugain to finish on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon, 1,085m) that is, the ascent of the five 1000 metre peaks of Snowdonia.
If you are an experienced fell runner, capable of navigation and running confidently over rocky and rugged terrain, the fell races are for you. Other competitors should consider the challenge events, choosing short or long to suit your fitness and experience.
The short course starts at Ogwen Cottage, GR 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).
The elevation profile for the long course.
The elevation profile for the short course.
The elevation profile for the short course
This is a navigational race so, for the most part, route selection is up to the competitor to decide. However, some areas are out of bounds and certain sections of the course are marked. Competitors must follow the marked sections for their own safety
The entry fee includes a map of the route area. This map does not contain any route markings, so each competitor will need to mark it themselves. Checkpoints and out of bounds areas will be displayed on maps at registration and are included in the race information pack.
If you would like a map in advance of registration, please send an A5 stamped, self addressed envelope, with your competitor entry number, to H Lloyd, 37 Stockleys Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9RH, who will send you one by return. If you would like more than one map, please include a cheque for £3 per map, made payable to H Lloyd.
Location and Transport
The Event centre is located in the Llanberis Community Centre, LL55 4UR, which is open on Friday evening, 18:00 - 19:00 for Registration and all day Saturday from 06:00 to 19:00 for competitors, friends and families.
Car parking is available at the event centre for approximately £5 per day. Please have pound coins ready for the machine. The monies from this car park go to the community.
There is additional car parking at the Dolbarden car park, which is linked to the event centre by a footpath, for approximately £5 per day.
Bus transport is available for and additional £3 to take competitors from registration at the Event Centre in Llanberis to the starts at Aber (Long Course) and Ogwen Cottage (Short Course).
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:
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. This section of the route requires a head for heights and use of hands for support; it is a short section of a grade 1 (the easiest grade) scramble. Part of this section is waymarked.
The Gribin Ridge is an unavoidable but enjoyable part of the course!
Registration will take place at the Event Centre in Llanberis on Friday evening and Saturday morning, there is no facility for registration at the start.
Long Fell race entrants are required to give details of two recent category A fell races or similar events of at least 16 km distance and requiring navigation when completing the entry form.
Short Fell race are required to give details of two recent category A fell races or similar events of at least 8 km distance and requiring navigation when completing the entry form.
Long Challenge Race and Short Challenge Race entrants must give details of recent experience which demonstrates
All entrants must meet the stated experience requirements for the course they are entering except where a less experienced person is entering as a pair with someone who does meet the experience requirements.
Service personnel are welcome but it is important to remember the navigational skills required are beyond those covered in basic army training.
If you are unsure about your experience please contact the Entries Secretary. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Welsh 1000m Peaks Race is held in accordance with the rules and safety requirements of the Welsh Fell Runners Association and operates a safety policy.