Man vs Mountain is a epic mountain adventure race starting at sea level in the stunning Caernarfon Castle and twisting and turning for 22 miles its way to the summit of Snowdon in the United Kingdom and down the other side into Dinorwic Quarry where they have put together an array of punishing obstacles such as the 25m river swim, a jump into a disused quarry lake and an abseil down the side of a sheer rock face, and don’t forget about the infamous Vertical Kilometre, for you to tackle before you can cross the finish line victorious.
The intense mountain race for Man Vs Mountain is a touching and inspiring event. Not only will this race push runners to their limit but along the journey, money is raised for the Children With Cancer UK charity. So far, the race has managed to raise over 1million pounds for this deserving charity and children throughout the UK suffering from cancer have hugely benefitted. The charity raises funds to put towards type specific and specialty treatments so that the brave children battling cancer can finally start living.
‘The Man Vs Mountain race is not for the faint-hearted, this race will require endurance, strength, and dedication to complete the run and crush the challenges Snowdon will throw at you.’
The venture starts at Caernarfon Castle and snakes its way up the side of the glorious Snowdon mountain right to the summit. From there you will have a long sprint back down overcoming obstacles left, right, and center until you finally, triumphantly, cross the finish line. The average length of time to complete the 22mile race is 5 and a half hours. As you climb you will reach an ascent of 5055ft but not before a short pit stop for water and snacks. Brand new for 2018 there is now live satellite streaming where your supporters can cheer you on all the way from anywhere in the world.
The event is well equipped with directional signs throughout the route along with paramedics and mountain safety support on hand. All participants will be awarded a medal upon successful completion of the race. Following on from the race there will be an afterparty in which all racers will be entitled to a hard-earned free beer.
The starting point for Man Vs Mountain is in the town of Caernarfon in north-west Wales. The closest airport to Caernarfon is Chester Airport which is 64miles away. Other options include Liverpool John Lennon Airport at 89miles and Manchester airport at 98miles. For transport from any of the airports to the town, you are able to get buses and trains, or if you prefer you can hire a car.
Registration for the race will cost between £155 and £175 for a solo racer. Discounts are available for a group of 2 or a team of 5 registration and the price of a GPS tracker hire is included in the price. The date for this year’s Man Vs Mountain race is Saturday the 7th of September 2019, so plan your training wisely.
The picturesque town of Caernarfon offers a wide range of accommodation options for your stay. There are many characteristic Inns and B&Bs in the area offering cozy bedrooms with private bathrooms and a fully cooked breakfast in the mornings. The town has a fairly large Premier Inn where you can often bag yourself a great deal. There are stylish, modernized hotels available one of which has an indoor pool and a gym. For budget travelers, there is also a hostel in the area.
North Wales is without a doubt, a very beautiful part of the UK. The town of Caernarfon is both coastal and countryside, offering a range of outdoor activities and water sports. Snowdon is obviously a huge tourist attraction but around the town, you can also enjoy hiking, cycling, paintballing, golf, and many woodland adventure activities. Moving towards the waterfront there are opportunities for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and canyoning. Around Caernarfon and surrounding areas, there are ancient castles and historical ruins to explore along with national parks and several museums. Staying in Caernarfon will provide breath-taking views and an abundance of activities suited for the whole family.
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