Snowdon SkyRace® named in world series line up

Snowdon SkyRace 2019
Snowdon SkyRace 2019 (Image credit: Ian Corless)

Latest news from the Snowdon SkyRace® is that it will be part of the Skyrunner® World Series this year.

The Welsh mountain running event, which launched in 2004, joins the 2021 Skyrunner World Series as one of 14 races that will play out in 11 countries.

The Snowdon SkyRace weekend takes place in October and has attracted some of the world’s most technically adept Skyrunners.

They will compete to win World Series points, as well as a 3D printed dragon trophy and a share of a cash prize pool.

The Snowdon SkyRace follows a figure-of-eight route that explores iconic ridges and Grade 1 scrambles, including Crib Goch and Tryfan North Ridge, as well as an array of technical trails in between.

Race director Michael Jones said: "The Snowdon SkyRace is without doubt set to become an international skyrunning classic.”

He added: “Since 2018, it has been our goal to host a round of the Skyrunner World Series here in North Wales and to show the skyrunning world what Snowdonia has to offer."

The 2020 edition sold out months ahead of the race date last May, before it was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

Praise for Snowdon SkyRace

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The Snowdon Skyrace was last played out in 2019 (Image credit: Ian Corless)

Snowdon Skyrace

Snowdon Skyrace joins world series (Image credit: Ian Corless)

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The race is described as technical, tough and stunning (Image credit: Ian Corless)

Damian Gielty, Skyrunner UK & Ireland series & 2019 Snowdon SkyRace champion describes the course as "a true mountain athlete's dream".

He said: "The technical, tough and stunning route really should be celebrated. The Snowdon SkyRace and its special course should attract runners from all over Europe to come and experience our weather, culture and unique mountains."

The Skyrunner World Series is supported by Merrell. The brand is also the presenting partner of the Snowdon Skyline weekend.

Georgia Tindley, a Merrell athlete, said: "I'm so excited that the Skyrunner World Series is coming to the UK this year. We've got some really exciting routes and terrain available here. I can't wait to race against some of the best runners in the world and show them what the UK has to offer."

Entries have opened for the Snowdon SkyRace.

Fiona Russell
Outdoor writer

Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favorite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing (both downhill and backcountry). Aside from her own adventures, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy getting outside and exploring, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.