Waves, Mud and Mountains race event at Surf Snowdonia

Conwy Road, Colgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE, Wales

Waves Mud and Mountains is set to be a challenging circuit which will pit competitors against some of the abundant natural elements of the North Wales landscape, recently named by Lonely Planet as #4 on its global list of Top Regions to explore in 2017.

The distance covered by the course comes in at 5k, but organisers promise that it will test competitors’ stamina, agility and mental strength to the maximum.

Andy Ainscough, managing director of Surf Snowdonia said: “This is going to be a totally unique and exhilarating event.

“We’ve put a lot of thought into designing a course that will be challenging, entertaining but – most importantly – a huge amount of fun. There’s a strong chance that our spectators will enjoy it just as much as our competitors!”.

The event starts with an agility test on the infamous Surf Snowdonia blob and Wipeout-style Crash & Splash obstacle lagoon.

Once clear of the Crash & Splash, competitors will take on Surf Snowdonia’s wave – by running through it. This section will see them pushing against the might of 6 million gallons of watery opposition over a distance of 300 metres.

A mud-based assault course is next on the agenda with a slip & slide, log run and a variety of obstacles that are set to challenge competitors’ strength, agility and determination.

Waves, Mud and Mountains will then conclude with its grand finale - a run up the notoriously steep Dolgarrog Water Pipe incline. Once at the finish line triumphant competitors will enjoy sweeping views of the Snowdonia mountains, Conwy Valley and surf lagoon below. They will be transported back to Surf Snowdonia in buses.

Everyone who takes part will receive an event t-shirt and there will be a post-event celebration in the Surf Snowdonia restaurant and bar with a free beer or soft drink for every competitor. DJ entertainment will continue into the evening.