The Original, Unique, Welsh 1000m Peaks Race

Conquering Snowdonia’s 1000m peaks for more than 40 years

Founded in 1971, the long course starts at the sea and after crossing the windswept wilderness of the Carneddau and the rocky moonscape of the Glyderau, it finishes on Yr Wyddfa the highest mountain in England and Wales. The route takes in the five peaks of Snowdonia exceeding one vertical kilometre.

Are you ready to face this gruelling challenge which at 30 km and 2500 metres of climb is a tremendous test of strength, endurance and navigational skills?  If you’re not sure, we have the shorter “half” route starting in the Ogwen valley and visiting three 1000m peaks.

The race  has been chosen to be one of the races contributing to the WFRA Welsh Open and the North Wales Serieschampionships.  It will also be the championship race for the local Eryri Harriers.

The Welsh 1000m peaks race is held in accordance with the rules and safety requirements of the Welsh Fell Runners Association (, takes note of their kit requirements and operates a safety policy.

See you on June 2nd 2018!