Love SwimRun Llanberis event June 2016

Love SwimRun Llanberis, North Wales, UK

24th June 2017

The original Welsh SwimRun event!

Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn and run beneath the majestic summit of Snowdon – Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales!

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The Course

Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The multi transition course at Llanberis in North Wales will involve a total of approximately 3.5km of swimming and 12.5km of running. The running route will take in some of Snowdonia’s most stunning scenery and views on mainly off road terrain, including beautiful woodland, a historic monument and a tough climb up into the old slate quarries that tower above the valley. The swim sections will all take place in Llyn Padarn, entering and exiting the lake at various locations, so by the time you reach the finish line you will have swum the entire length and explored every corner!

The course will be fully marked.


  • location: Y Glyn (The Lagoons) Llanberis, North Wales. LL55 4EL. Map
  • Total course distance: Approximately 16km (3.5km of swimming and 12.5km of running)
  • Longest run: Approximately 8.3km
  • Longest Swim: Approximately 1.1km
  • Transitions: 4 swims, 4 runs
  • Elevation gain: 375m
  • Cut off: 2 hours to finish swim 2.
  • Aid stations: 2  (you are advised to carry water and a gel)


  • Online entry opens: 18th July 2016.
  • Online entry closes: 5pm on Tuesday 20th June 2017.

You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter the event.

Entry prices

EARLY BIRD OFFER! On or before 1st Jauary 2017

  • Team of 2: £150
  • Solo: £75

From 2nd Jauary 2017

  • Team of 2: £170
  • Solo: £85

From 1st April 2017

  • Team of 2: £180
  • Solo: £90

Entry fee includes: 

  • Event bib
  • Event swim hat
  • Use of electronic timing chips
  • Fuel and hydration during race
  • Post-event refreshments
  • Race medal
  • Free event photos
  • Prize for winners in each category – supplied by Zone3


Mandatory equipment for team and solo participants

  • There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.
  • 1 wetsuit per participant suitable for water temperature of 12-14 degrees Celsius
  • 1 pair goggles per participant
  • 1 pair trainers per participant
  • 1 whistle per participant

Additional mandatory equipment for solo competitors only

  • 1 Tow float (any type)

Mandatory equipment that Love SwimRun will supply

  • Race bibs – must be worn at all times during the race and must not be modified
  • Timing chip
  • Swim caps – must be worn during all the swims

Strongly recommended equipment

  • Hydration system
  • Emergency food
  • Mobile phone in waterproof case

Training Plan

You can find lots of information about training for swimrun on this website under the ‘Useful Info’ tab. We also have a training plan available here.

Water temperature

Going on average water temperatures for the end of June over the last few years, we expect the water temperature in Llyn Padarn to be between 14°C and 16°C for our Love SwimRun Llanberis event. The temperature in the lake can vary quite a lot depending on the amount of rainfall and sunshine we have but we will keep you updated on the water temperature in the run up to the event. 


Registration and kit inspections take place on Saturday 24th June 2017 from 07:15 at Surflines, Unit 3, Y Glyn, Llanberis, LL55 4EL, UK. Please arrive as early as possible and ensure you have your mandatory equipment with you – your kit will be checked! Teams will be issued with their race bibs and hats during registration. Registration closes at 09.00.

Route and safety briefing The briefing will be held at 09:20 on Saturday 24th June 2017 at Y Glyn (The Lagoons), Llanberis. Teams who have not attended the brief will not be allowed to start.


Schedule of events

  • 07:10  Registration opens
  • 08.30  Registration closes
  • 08:45  Route and safety brief
  • 09:00  Arrive at start line
  • 09:05  Race start – Solos
  • 09:10  Race start – Teams
  • 13:30  Zone3 Prize giving

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  • Entries of 200 taken 198%

Official nutrition partner

Wild Trail will be helping to fuel you on our events this year as our official nutrition partner! Their all natural fruit and nut bars are made with just 5 simple ingredients you’ll know and love, see them at They are gluten free, dairy free, have no added sugar, are high in fibre and suitable for vegetarians and vegans! Best of all, Wild Trail bars are inspired by Snowdonia and are made locally in Wales.

Wild Trail Ad for website

Event Sponsor

We are super exited to have Zone3 on board as our SwimRun event sponsors. They will be suppling the winners of each category with a prize of £50 vouchers to spend at, plus there will be a few spot prizes given out at random. Zone3 are also offering all Love SwimRun participants a 15% discount on their range including the SwimRun specific wetsuit, the Evolution! You will receive a special discount code once you have registered.

zone3 swimrun wetsuit

See Swim are offering Love SwimRun participants their tow float bag at a special price of £25, including postage. You can see it here: You will receive a special link to purchase it at the reduced price once you have registered. see swim swimrun tow float


 Prizes & party!

Prizes will be supplied by Zone3 and will be given at our Love SwimRun after race party that will take place at a pub TBC.  Food will be available and the bar will be open! All competitors will receive a race souvenir. Prizes will be awarded to the first team/solo in each category, with a special Love SwimRun trophy going to the overall winner. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. Zone3:

Parking & toilet facilities

There is plenty of parking within the parking bay areas of Y Glyn (The Lagoons). Please do not park on the road. There are public toilets at the end of the road leading into Y Glyn.


By car: Llanberis typically is 5 hours from London by car, 2 hours from Manchester. To access Llanberis turn off at Junction 20 of the M6 onto the M56, follow signs for NORTH WALES to reach the A55. Use post code 1155 4EL in your Sat Nav. Public transport: The closest train station to Llanberis is in Bangor. Buses run from Bangor to Llanberis.


See our list of accommodation providers here.

Spectator info

Spectators are welcome at Love SwimRun events. Please park considerately and use the parking bays in Y Glyn. Please do not park on the road. There are plenty of good spots from which to support your friends. After seeing the race start at Y Glyn, we recommend that you walk down to the south end of the lake where you’ll be able to see them finishing the first long run and setting off on the second swim. You’ll have plenty of time to walk back to Y Glyn to see the race finishers. If you are feeling energetic you could even walk all the way around the lake! We would advise you to dress warmly and wear suitable footwear for walking on rough ground. If you take any photos or videos we would love to see them! If you are interested in volunteering on the day, please get in touch!


Charity partner

snowdonia-givingLove SwimRun are supporting Snowdonia Giving during this event. Snowdonia gives a lot to us… we need to give a little back.

Snowdonia National park is seeing increasing numbers of visitors meaning that the area is more than ever in danger of becoming a victim of it’s very own success! To ensure that Snowdonia retains its beauty, natural diversity and unique appeal we need to ensure that it’s environment, wildlife and and community are not degraded or destroyed in anyway. Snowdonia Giving is a way of us all easily donating a small amount of money to help save this precious place  through projects such as path maintenance, new path building, improved accessability, tree planting, invasive rhododendron clearance, and litter picks.

You can make a voluntary donation when you enter any of our events or you can donate on line at Thank you!