The 2022 Welsh 1000m will be on Saturday 28th May

***This is not yet a finalised document and will be updated before being confirmed as final***

Race Day Itinerary

Friday Night Registration at Moel Siabod Cafe between 5pm and 7pm

(Note - Dibbers will be issued but if you forget it for the race youll be charged £5 for another one)

Aber Falls Registration 6.30am - 8.30am

Ogwen Registration 10am - 10.45

Buses (£4 on the day fee)

Buses from Llanberis to Aber Falls

Early Buses at 6am for the Early Start & from 7am for the Main Start (more details on this soon)

Buses to Ogwen for the Short Race will be 9am

Race Starts

Early Long Race Start - 7am (Aber)

Main Long Race Start - 9am (Aber)

Short Fell Race Start - 11am (Ogwen)

Awards Ceremony will be at Moel Siabod Cafe 5pm where hot food and drinks will be available (Not full Menu)

More information Below


About The Route

Founded in 1971, the long course starts at the sea and after crossing the windswept wilderness of the Carneddau and the rocky moonscape of the Glyderau, it finishes on Yr Wyddfa the highest mountain in England and Wales.

The route takes in the five peaks of Snowdonia exceeding one vertical kilometre. Are you ready to face this gruelling challenge which at 30 km and 2500 metres of climb is a tremendous test of strength, endurance and navigational skills? If you're not sure, we have the shorter “half” route starting in the Ogwen valley and visiting three 1000m peaks

The Welsh 1000s remains one of the most challenging races in North Wales and in the UK crossing some very technical terrain.  This race remains a navigation race where different race lines can be taken apart from certain areas where there is a defined route to take.


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- yPass Youth Hostel, the summit of Garnedd Ugain to finish on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon, 1085m) that is, the ascent of the five 1000 metre peaks of Snowdonia.

The short course starts at Ogwen Cottage, GR 650604 and goes via the summit of Glyder Fawr, Pen-yPass Youth Hostel, the summit of Garnedd Ugain to finish on the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). If you are a fell runner with experience of running Class A fell running events over rocky and rugged terrain, the fell races are for you.

The route has to be followed in the following areas

  • Gribin Ridge Ascent
  • Descent from Carnedd Dafydd (marshall will be at the drop point)



There will be a main registration at the Siabod Café on the Friday evening at 7pm-8pm and we would ask wherever possible that people come to register here.

There will also be 2 mini registrations one at Aber Start which will open at 6.30am and close at 8.30am with there being an early start of 7am and then a main race start at 9am

The second mini registration will be at Ogwen Start which will open at 10am for a race start at 11am

At registration you will be collecting your number, dibber and Map.  Anyone who has ordered Tech Tshirts will need to collect them from the Siabod Café registration or at the awards presentation on the saturday





There will be buses provided from Llanberis as usual outside the community centre where  there will be some bus marshalls to organise everyone onto the right buses.  You must have pre registered via the entries to confirm your place and there will be a £4 fee on the day payable to the bus driver.

  • Early Start Bus will leave for Aber at 6am Sharp
  • There then we will buses leaving between 7am for the 9am start
  • There then will be buses leaving at 9am to drop people in Ogwen for the short race


On the Day Kit Requirements

  • Full Waterproof Cover (taped seams)
  • Spare warm top (RD Discretion)
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Route Map (provided by race organiser)
  • Quality Plate Compass
  • Carbohydrate Based Snack (energy bar)
  • Capacity to carry 500ml water
  • Mobile Phone with Race Organisers Tel No
  • Whistle
  • Survival Bag (not foil blanket)
  • £5 in cash to cover Sherpa bus back to Llanberis if needed

The race finishes on the summit of Snowdon. Please note that the café is not always open. Ensure you have sufficient food and warm clothing for the summit and descent to Llanberis. You will not be able to travel down by train.


Use of GPS

GPS devices for navigational purposes are not permitted in the 1000 metre Peaks Race in line with WFRA rules for competition.

Explanatory Note: You will be allowed to:

  • wear a watch/ carry a device with GPS functionality
  • record your route using such a device
  • have distance travelled displayed
  • use an altimeter

In an emergency: you are, of course, allowed to use a GPS device to navigate yourself to safety, but must declare yourself as a ‘non-competitive’ participant at the finish.

 You will not be allowed to:

  • follow a pre-loaded GPS (‘breadcrumb’) route
  • use a GPS device which displays a map
  • load checkpoints onto the GPS device



If you are found not following the RO’s minimum kit and equipment requirements, you will be disqualified and may be subject to further disciplinary procedures by WFRA


On the day tracking

Tracking on the day will be provided by Fabian4 / RaceTek giving us a live feed of all of our competitors start to finish knowing exactly where abouts on the course you are and there will be a constant live feed all day in the Race Control in the Siabod Café.

Below is shown the Dibber that you will see with each marshall at the check points that you will need to scan your dibber onto.



Below is the Silicon Wristband that each runner will have for dibbing in.





There will be a demonstration of the equipment at all 3 starts of the race.

Checkpoints & Control Points


Race Control Sign

Grid Ref


Aber - Start




Yr Aryg




Carnedd Llewelyn




Carnedd Dafydd




Derelict Wall




MR Centre – Bryn Poeth




Road Crossing




Ogwen Start




Gribin Ridge




Glyder Fawr




Pen Y Pass




Carnedd Ugain




Snowdon Summit - FIN





There will be one checkpoint that offers the chance to fill up with water from the Hostel which is at Pen Y Pass there will also be boxes of sweets & sugar based snacks here available to all runners who may need them.


There will be a strict cut off at 3pm at Pen Y Pass and this will be adhered to and anyone arriving at Pen Y Pass after 3pm will be retired from the event and they will have to hand in there number and dibber.  They will then be responsible for getting themselves back to Llanberis via bus.

(The will be a safety vehicle if there are issues with people getting a bus or are in any kind of stress making it not viable to travel on the bus)


Awards Presentation

Awards presentation will take place at 5pm at the Moel Siabod Café, there will be hot food and drinks available and we will have the café open until 8pm so that all the marshalls can also gather after the race for food and drinks.

Prizes will be awarded to All age Categories in the Long Race & Short Race









Bad Weather Course

Severe weather Over the week before the race, the Race Organiser and Race Executive will watch the weather forecast as no doubt you will too. In the rare case of severe weather, which incurs high risk to marshals and competitors on the mountains, we have prepared a severe weather route for leg one from Abergwyngregyn to Ogwen. This is the map of the route.

If there is need for a severe weather route for leg 2 from Ogwen to Pen Y Pass it will follow the route by Llyn Bochlwyd, Bwlch Tryfan and down to the Miner's Track and on to Pen Y Pass. Dependent on the state of the river, that route will either cross high up direct to Pen Y Pass or avoid the river by going down to the A4086, turn right along this road past the Gwesty Pen Y Gwryd Hotel and then the road becomes the A498. Turn right, off the road and onto the footpath, which runs parallel to the road, up to Pen Y Pass.






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