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



Parking in Llanberis is available and there are multiple car parks that can be utilised within a few minutes of the Bus pickup location, this is where you will finish after walking or running off the summit so is the best place to park. Cost will vary between £5 and £10 and is an unavoidable part of competing in the race.

For those not utlitising the Coach service you are responsible for finding your own local parking whether it be Ogwen or Aber Falls

Race Day Itinerary

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

We will have a map of the route up on display and the Race Director will be available to chat to about the event, route etc

Whilst not suitable for everyone, anyone who registers on the friday night would relieve some of the morning race day congestion.

Race Day Registartion Times

Aber Falls Long Early Start 6.30-7am

Aber Falls Long Start Late 7.30-8.45am

Ogwen Short Course 10-10.45am

At all Registrations you will recieve

  • Welsh 1000m Map
  • Welsh 1000m Buff
  • Race Number
  • Dibber
  • Note - Tshirts can be collected only from the Siabod Cafe at anytime from registration to the awards ceremony

Note - Dibbers will be issued but if you forget it for the race youll be charged £5 for another one, also please ensure you have your dibber collected from you at the Summit of Snowdon at the end of the race.

Buses (£5 on the day fee - Please to help us out bring a £5 note and payment goes to the Bus Marshall not the driver)

Bus Schedules

Bus 1 - Early start Race Leaves Llanberis at 6am to arrive at Aber Falls approx 6.30am

Bus 2 and 3 - Late Start Race Leaves Llanberis at 7am to Arrive Aber Falls approz 7.30am

Bus 4 - Short Race Leaves Llanberis at 9.30am to arrive Ogwen approx 10am

There will be 2 Bus Marshalls in Llanberis from 5.45am with a list of people for the buses

The Bus collection point is the large Bus stop that is adjacent to the Llanberis community centre, across the road from the mountain railway station, please look out for our marshalls that will be wearing high viz vests.

Race Starts

Early Long Race Start - 7.15am (Aber)

Main Long Race Start - 9am (Aber)

Note. There will be Portaloos at the Aber Falls Start but not at Ogwen

Short Fell Race Start - 11am (Ogwen)

There will be a 5minute brief just before each of the starts including a demo of the new dibbing system for the event which most of you will be very familiar with anyway

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

Prizes for the following will be given out at the Event Awards at 5pm

1st and 2nd Senior Male and Female for the Long Course

V40,50,60,70 1st for Male and Female Long Course

1st and 2nd Male and Female in the Short course

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.

Gribin Ridge
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 (easiest grade) scramble.  There are marshalls in place here for safety and will offer guidance on the starting point for the ridge


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.

On the Day Kit Requirements

  • Full Waterproof Cover (taped seams)
  • Spare warm top 
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Route Map (provided by race organiser)
  • Quality Plate Compass
  • Carbohydrate Based Snack (energy bar)
  • Capacity to carry a minimum 500ml water
  • Mobile Phone with Race Organisers Tel No - 07540470631
  • Whistle
  • Survival Bag (not foil blanket)
  • £5 in cash to cover Sherpa bus back to Llanberis if needed if you miss the 3pm cut off

We reserve the right to do a Kit check on any runner randomnly at the start or end of the event

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.

We will have made every effort to have water and a small snack available to all runners at the finish on the summit but these have to be rationed to ensure there is enough for everyone in case of hot weather

IMPORTANT - Any runner who decided to withdraw from the event must see a marshall to be retired and also inform the race director by phone that they have not only retired but are safe and off the mountain.

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

This is a north wales champioship fell race and anyone seen or observed utilising digital guidance for route choice will be disqualified, this is a navigation race

Any competitor seen littering on the course will be disqualified 

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




+ Drinks / Sweets

Road Crossing




Ogwen Start




Gribin Ridge




Glyder Fawr




Pen Y Pass




+ Drink & Sweets


Carnedd Ugain




Snowdon Summit - FIN





There are two checkpoints on the course where water, flat coke, jelly sweets will be available this will be at Bryn Poeth and Pen Y Pass both manned dib stations and here you will have the oppurtunity to fill your water bottles.

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 which they will be carrying money for as per the kit requirements.

(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)


Bad Weather Route

Whilst every effort will be made to keep the route on the main route, if the weather is seen to be to severe and to much of a risk, the bas weather route can be utilised and will be avilable to be marked on all maps, a decision on this would be made the day before the event and not race morning.

Bad Weather Course

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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