Snowdonia Challenge, 25-27 June 2021

Snowdonia Challenge weekend each year sees individuals and teams of walkers from all over the UK (and further afield) challenge their mental, physical and emotional resilience in the beautiful surroundings of Snowdonia National Park.

Three days, three stunning but challenging routes and some of the best views Snowdonia has to offer. 

Snowdonia Challenge routes take you away from the busiest areas of the national park. All routes are signed (no need to navigate) and you’re fully supported along the way. Not for the faint hearted this challenge will take you on a journey of self discovery. It is inspired by multi-day challenges used as military training events in Europe.

Snowdonia Challenge is based in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales. The perfect base to explore some of the less visited parts of Snowdonia with some of the best views the national park has to offer. Taking part in Snowdonia Challenge you will be part of an amazing experience where you will make new friends and explore parts of Snowdonia you’ve never been before.

The first Snowdonia Challenge was held in 2017. Created by our good friends at Breese Adventures and inspired by an event in Holland which started in 1909 as a  military training event and now attracts 46,000 military and civilian participants each year.

Taking part

Each morning we start nice and early (7am) 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 start and finish on Cae Llan which is the green in the centre of the village. The whole event takes part over 3 days and 3 different routes totalling 100km.

Route support

Routes will be well marked and marshalled the whole way by qualified Mountain Leaders and first aiders. There’s no needs to navigate, just enjoy walking, chatting and the stunning views!

Training

Our Training plan are specifically designed for this type of event. We recommend you are at ‘Tough’ or ‘Challenging’ level for this event, but even if you don’t feel fit enough yet you can start with the ‘Beginners’ plan and work your way up.

Dates 

The dates for the Snowdonia Challenge is 25th -27th June 2021. The deadline for booking is 30 April 2021.

Demand is likely to be very high due to the success of previous challenges.

Snowdonia Challenge

Why ABF The Soldiers’ Charity?

Taking part in the Snowdonia Challenge will help us raise vital funds so that all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families can have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity.

The overall scale, breath and range of the charity’s support is vast. We help serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss; provide wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come; provide help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages; we are there for older veterans and their widows or widowers when they find themselves lonely or isolated.

Interested in entering as part of a corporate or work team?

Do you know four people or more interested in entering a team from your company? If so, contact the team or call 07392 081 730 to find out more.

Online fundraising

To do so, please set up your Just Giving page by clicking on this link. We are here to support you every step of the way. Check out our Facebook page to meet and connect with your fellow trekkers.

Fundraising support

We have got lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid. We can also post you resources such as sponsorship forms, collection tins, and posters and balloons for your fundraising events.  If you need anything simply contact the team or call 07392 081 730.

Registration

You can register for the 3 days Snowdonia Challenge for just £45! All we ask participants is to commit to raising £250.

If you’d like to self-fund the cost of the event yourself, then all we ask is that you commit to raise a minimum of £150 for our charity. Fundraising options are available on the sign up process.

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Your Privacy Matters

Of course, we will need to communicate with you about this event, after that it is up to you. Registration allows you to choose how (or if) we communicate with you in the future. We value your privacy; our full privacy statement can be found here.

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