Local Upcoming Events
We aim to provide you with regular events lists & updates to help both promote them & provide you with information that may encourage you to either participate in them or simply spectate.
There are regular Fell races, other Sports Events, Arts Festivals, Music events etc. throughout Snowdonia, hopefully this information will help you to enjoy them & possibly even encourage you to take part in them.
If you are organising or interested in an event not listed please feel free to contact us for it’s inclusion.
May 5, 2018:
May 18, 2018:
One of my staple races having now run it for the last 7 years but could be missing from the field this year due to it’s move into May this year & clashing with the Two Lakes Half Marathon which I’ve already pre-entered, decisions, decisions………
However this is a classic route that shouldn’t be missed if possible with several gripping climbs & descents along the way.
16.9K with 853 metres of ascent.
Registration via Fabian4.co.uk for £8 or on the day for £10.
May 26, 2018:
Enjoy 3 days of superb guided walks exploring the stunning landscape in & around Trefriw in the heart of Snowdonia’s Lakes.
A great selection of walks over 3 days, ranging from easy strolls to more challenging routes which celebrate the wonderful scenery, wildlife & history of this part of Snowdonia.
This year there will be several walks with a ‘watery’ context, to celebrate Wales’ Year of the Sea, & finish on Sunday with their famous Cakefest in the village hall.
Full details on their web-site.
A fell race covering some 12.8K with an impressive 915 metres of ascent & some testing descents too.
Minimum entry donation on the day of £5 with all monies going to Tenovus, registration at Padarn Lake Hotel opens at 11:00.
June 2, 2018:
Join us once again for a relaxed evening of Music hosted by local singer-songwriter Alan Mannouch. Feel free to bring your instruments & voices to join in. Drinks licence extended until 11:00 pm.
June 23, 2018:
Classic race starting near the North Wales coastline north of Abergwyngregyn & finishing on the summit of Snowdon. There is also a shorter race which is still demanding starting from the Ogwen valley. Various classes including Fell Runners, Mountaineer’s & Team entries.
The full race covers 32K with 2,440 Metres of ascent, the short race a ‘mere’ 13K with 1,220 Metres of ascent,remember with both you have to drag yourself back down Snowdon after the finish too!
Entry on line, start times vary on race/route options, expect a kit check so carry what is asked for.
July 7, 2018:
We are pleased to confirm this year’s charity event will be 23rd June 2018.
Below is the current list of Events planned for the day itself but keep coming back to this page as we expect more events to be added over coming weeks.
- Ian Draisey’s Cycle Sportif with a target of raising £2,000, they will call in at the cafe so please give them a great cheer if you see them.
2. Paul’s ‘Siabod Triple Challenge’ – Join Paul for one or more parts of his triple challenge, Part 1 – The Siabod Challenge (6 Mountains, 23 Miles, 8,800′ of ascent, approx. 7/8 hours). Part 2 – The Siabod Half Round (4 Mountains, 15 miles, 5,400 metres of ascent, approx. 4/5 Hours). Part 3 – Moel Siabod (5.6 Miles, 2,330′ of ascent, approx. 1.5/2 Hours). To help you decide what bit to join & what time to be at the Cafe my plan is:-
Part 1 – Start at 5:00 am.
Part 2 – Starts approx. between 12:00 & 1:00 pm.
Part 3 – Starts at approx. between 5:00 & 6:00 pm.
Clearly starts for parts 2 & 3 are a bit un-predictable but with modern phone technology I will be updated the cafe as each route progresses.
If you can’t take part your sponsorship (form at the Cafe counter) would be much appreciated.
3. Twiggy’s Craft Sales in our Cafe.
4. Nepalese Memorabilia & Artefacts for Sale.
5. Gaby’s take on Dal Bhat will be available throughout the day with all proceeds to ROFN.
6. Mike Lees’ Cafe games during the afternoon.
7. Auction, to take place at circa 7:00 pm.
8. Mike Lees’ Quiz Night.
If you want to be involved in any of the above or want to add something yourself simply contact me by e-mail at email@example.com.
November 10, 2018:
Held in conjunction with the Capel Curig Village Show this is an ideal introduction to Fell running in one of Snowdonia’s classic races.
8.7K with 700 metres of ascent, registration opens within The Moel Siabod Cafe at 12:00pm with Gaby’s Goulash included within the entry fee & served to all runners at the finish.
There is also a Junior’s race at 14:05 for Over 10’s, Under 14’s & Under 16’s.
Small charge to park on the Show Ground going to the Village fund.
Post race tug of war between the runners & locals as ever brings the event to a fun packed climax.
Entry on the Day.
We are delighted to welcome Doug Scott OBE back to the Cafe again this Autumn. Doug will be presenting ‘The Hard Road to Everest’ covering part 1 of his Autobiography ‘Up And About’ which was published in 2016 a book which I read avidly & was seriously marked by his recollection of detail & candid telling of his motivations, experiences & personal relationships with those he came into contact with, I was left itching for the second volume to come along soon. The presentation will cover Doug’s formative years up to & including his ascent of Everest (the hard way) in 1977 with Dougal Haston. We are also delighted to welcome back Paul Braithwaite who will add contributions within the presentation itself to help offer further insight into some of the experiences they shared.
During the evening Doug will be selling signed copies of the book together with copies of his latest book ‘The Ogre’, another riveting read which almost sadly for me has delayed the publishing of the 2nd Volume of his Autobiography. He will also have other Nepalese artefacts available for sale too.
The last two years we have sold out so to be sure of a seat please book early, payment is required in advance & as ever all proceeds from our ticket sales will be going to Doug’s charity Community Action Nepal. Tickets are also available through Eventbrite with a small additional booking fee applicable.
Please note that for those seeking food last hot food orders will be 18:00, drinks license extended until 10:00 pm.