Directions & Location

Our race HQ is opposite Snowdon Mountain Railway station, Llanberis LL55 4TU, the race start is just outside the village on the A4086. The race finishes in Llanberis High Street, all of which is located 66 miles from Chester, 103 miles from Manchester and 270 miles from London.

Getting to Llanberis

Access to Llanberis is easy. It’s only about one hour from the M56 which joins the A55 and it’s less than 15 minutes from the A55 itself.

Just follow the A55 west along the North Wales coast. There are substantial white on brown signs marking the Llanberis turn off (Junction 11). From here turn left onto the A5 and then sharp right onto the A4244. From the Midlands travel along the historic A5 from the M54. From the South you can take the scenic A470.

Travelling by car

As part of our Green Initiative we want to encourage all visitors to reduce their carbon emissions by decreasing the cumulative amount of miles driven to our event. One way of this is to share a lift with a fellow runner or spectator. Thanks to the wonders of the web you can now find fellow travelers at and Just post a listing to share space in your car or look for space if you need a ride.

Carbon Offsetting

If you can not organize are car pool it would be fantastic if you could “off set” the carbon emissions from your journey. For example if you are travelling by car from Manchester it will cost your just 75p and from London £3.50. A great website for off setting your emissions is:

Public Transport

To help us in our aim to be as green as possible, it would be great if you could try and arrive on public transport.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Llanberis is Bangor. There is a frequent bus service between Bangor and Llanberis and also between Caernarfon and Llanberis. We appreciate that this is not always easy in the more remote areas of the UK but here are some links that might help:

Bangor Train Station – click here for more information

Local Bus and train information: click here


Ferry Information into Hollyhead: click here

By Air

The nearest airports to Llanberis are Liverpool and Manchester, both approximately 2 hours away by car.