2023 will see our event change its name to Marathon Eryri. Formally known as Snowdonia Marathon Eryri, the 26.2 mile race is one of Wales’ most iconic and challenging sporting events.
There are few marathons in the UK that can claim to have the same history, which traces back to 1982. The race proudly boasts to have had some of the greatest battles and performances over the years, from some of the UK’s top mountain and marathon runners, and each year almost 3000 runners, of all standards from across the globe, enter the event.
Jayne Lloyd, who has been the event’s race co-ordinator since 2004, commented:
“In 2023 it will be the same awesome race, same fantastic views, same incredible participants, with a new authentic name. We have always referred to ourselves as Marathon Eryri locally and the branding over the last few years has very much reflected this through our name Snowdonia Marathon Eryri.
“We discussed as a race committee and organising team when we should go about the change to Marathon Eryri and have decided that the time is now right to do so. It seems logical at this point in our history to be now known as Marathon Eryri and this is in-line with the National Park Authority having voted to refer to the national park and Wales’ tallest mountain by their Welsh names – Eryri and Yr Wyddfa.
“People travelling to our event really appreciate the language and the culture of the area and it’s really important that they know Welsh is a thriving language and culture and we can’t wait to welcome all of our fantastic community to Llanberis once again this October!”
The 2023 event takes place on Saturday the 28th of October at its regular start-time of 10.30am