Snowdonia Challenge 2017

Are you ready for the journey?

30th June – 2nd July 2017

100 km – 3 Days

The Snowdonia Challenge

A brand new and unique event coming to North Wales in 2017. The only event of its kind in the UK!

Not for the faint hearted, to take on the full challenge you will need commitment and determination to prepare for and complete this event.

The Snowdonia Challenge is a test of mental and physical resilience and team work and will take you on a journey of self discovery. It is inspired by multi-day challenges used as military training events in Europe.

This is not just about challenge and adventure though.  Taking part in the Snowdonia Challenge you will be part of an amazing experience where you will explore parts of Snowdonia you’ve never been before. In the evenings you will get to hear the stories of adventurers from across the UK while sharing your own with others.

Full event – 3 day walking event – 100km over 3 days

Or if you’d like to be a part of it but can’t commit to the full 3 days then join us for 1 or 2 days.

Taking part

Each morning we will start from the beautiful village of Betws-y-coed. On each day we follow a different route through the stunning Snowdonia mountains and forests starting from and returning to the same place each day.

Routes will be marked, marshalled and guided along the way.


As a community event 15% from each registration will be donated to charitable and community causes within Snowdonia National Park.

You can take part in this event for a charity of your choice either as an individual or as part of a charity team.

If you have not yet chosen a charity you can join one of our partner charities when you book.

More information is available when you click on the ‘Book Now’ link.

What you get

Pre Event During Event
Training & Kit Advice Registration from Thursday pm
One to One Telephone Support Three stunning fully marked and marshalled routes
Fundraising Advice & Support Professional support along each route
Full Support throughout Your Challenge ‘Ground’ support teams
 Special Entry Price to our Training Walk 27 May 2017 First Aid and medical support
Entry to speakers and workshops
Tshirt and medal (3 Day entries)

Special Guests

We are delighted that these special guests will be taking time out from their own adventures to join us. In the evenings they will be sharing their stories of adventure, adversity and inspiration with you.

  • Jason Rawles
    Jason Rawles

    Jason Rawles is a #GetOutside Champion for Ordnance Survey, an Adventure Ambassador for Ellis Brigham and a Brand Ambassador for Keen Footwear.

    Jason will be telling us about his new book and inviting you to join him for a ‘Wild Night Out‘ after his talk.

  • Kelda Wood

    Kelda started her sporting career playing netball at a national level as a teenager. Sport very quickly became the thing that defined who she was and the person she wanted to be.

    Kelda will be telling us about her latest ‘Row to Raise’ challenge to row the Atlantic ocean.

  • Alex Staniforth

    Alex Staniforth is a 21-year old endurance adventurer, motivational speaker and author from Cheshire. Author of Icefall.

    Alex joins us half way through his Climb The UK challenge during which he is aiming to climb the highest peak in 100 UK counties.

Booking Details

Entry Fees

Early Bird

1 day £40
2 Days £75
3 Days £100

Team Entry (4 people – 3 days) £360 + £90 per person for additional team members

Early Bird Entry will be available until 28th February 2017 or until designated spaces have been filled.

Full Entry Fees

1 day £45
2 days £85
3 days £120

Team Entry £400 (4 people – 3 days) + £100 per person for additional team members

Deposit of £25 per person will be required to secure your place


15% of your entry fee will be donated to charity and community organisations within Snowdonia National Park.

Here are some of the organisations that will benefit.
Snowdonia Society
Snowdonia Giving
Snowdonia National Park
Local Area

These two websites will tell you all you need to know about Betws-y-Coed and the local area including how to get here, where to stay, where to eat and a huge variety of local attractions from castles to extreme adventures!



Snowdonia Challenge Flyer
Snowdonia Challenge Flyer

Fundraising Teams

These amazing charities and fundraising organisations all have team places available for you to join.

If you are a charity or fundriasing organisation and would like to enter your own team please contact us.

Empathy for special children
Keep Wales Tidy
ABF - The Soldiers Charity
Wales Air Ambulance
North Wales Dragons
Climbing Out
Awe Project
PHASE Worldwide
River & Sea Sense
The Owls Trust
Tenuous Cancer Care
Iridaceae Foundation
Prince of Wales Hospice
Snowdonia Society
Welsh Hearts
Ape Action Africa


Thank you to these local organisations for supporting this years event.

Snowdonia Pass
Vagabond Logo
Pen and Ink
Royal Oak Hotel
Y Stablau Bistro
Cotswold Outdoor