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WAVES, MUD & MOUNTAINS – WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE RACE EVENT OF THE YEAR

8th November 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

You mean you haven’t registered yet? This Saturday 23 November it’s only the best multi-terrain race event of the year…

Waves Mud and Mountains is a unique fitness challenge with added good vibes and a party in our bar when you finish. Happening right here in the heart of North Wales, in and around our beautiful Conwy Valley adventure parc. There’s still time to register. You can do that here.

WHAT’S THE COURSE LIKE?

Apart from a huge amount of fun? There are three main stages to the course which take in the kinds of challenges that the title suggests. Distance-wise you can expect to cover just under 10k.

STAGE 1: WAVES

Yes, it’s a big ‘wave’ off from the start line. Your first challenge will be to power through 300 metres of ‘em in our world-first inland surf lagoon. That’s 6 million gallons of watery opposition. You can freestyle this bit – run through the shallows, power through waist-high, or just swim your way to the other side. Up to you.

Once you’ve made it across our lagoon it’s a quick run through our woodland and along our old railway track to our chunky muddy battlefield.

STAGE 2: OBSTACLES & MUD

This is where things get a little messy. You’ll be taking on a whole lot of mud and a series of interesting obstacles including log runs, combat nets, water jumps and tyre pits.

STAGE 3: MOUNTAINS

Brace yourself. This is where you’re going to need a bit of grit to get you over the finish line. Your mountain stage is an infamous killer pipeline of pain – the notoriously steep Dolgarrog Water Pipe incline. How many steps is it? We’re not telling. Just don’t. look. up.

By the time you’re at the top, you might want to pause to take in the view before your cross-country descent down to the finish line.

FINISH LINE:

Your finish line is back at Adventure Parc Snowdonia. Once you’re there, it’s time to enjoy the celebrations with your supporters and give yourself some post-race R&R! There will be a free beer or soft drink for every competitor, with post-race celebrations in our bar & kitchen.

REGISTRATION

(LIMITED AVAILABILITY – THESE PRICES ARE SET TO RISE!).

SINGLE PERSON ENTRY – £35

TEAM OF 4 – £120

TEAM OF 6 – £180

You can register here.

EVERYBODY WILL RECEIVE:

  • A cool WM&M T-Shirt
  • Free drink (beer or soft drink)
  • Chip Timing

THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR:

  • Fastest Solo Male
  • Fastest Solo Female
  • Fastest Team of 4
  • Fastest Team of 6

Your team time will be registered when the last person in your team crosses the finish line. We have some beaut little prizes from our sponsor Animal.

 APPROPRIATE KIT: 

Trail running shoes (no metal spikes). The water and mud will be cold, we suggest base layers for top and bottom and gloves are recommended. You’ll have access to our showers and changing rooms after the race.

EAT AT OUR BAR & KITCHEN:

Our bar & kitchen will be serving food until 9pm. If you’d like a table, we recommend you book ahead. You can do that here. Last orders for drinks is 11pm.

STAY OVER:

If you’d like to make a night of it, book a glamping pod! Each cosy heated pod sleeps up to 4 guests for £65. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. Breakfast is served from 8am. Book here

SPECTATORS:

This is a free-to-watch event. Entry and parking to our adventure parc is always free. Our deli will be open all day, serving hot drinks, light meals and snacks.

FAQ

See below for some of our most frequently asked questions.  If there is anything that we haven’t managed to answer, please feel free to drop us an email on [email protected]

“Registration and start time”

Registration is from 9am and the first race group will start the race at 11am. Each competitor will be assigned a start wave time, look out for your email from us with your specific instructions.

”How old do I have to be to take part?”

This year’s race is for over-16s only.

“Can I enter a group?”

Yes, but to register as a group you must all book together on one booking so we can ensure you’re all put together on the same wave. If you hit any snags just email us on [email protected] or call 01492 353 123.

“Do I need to be able to swim?”

Yes, you should be able to swim confidently for at least 25 metres. All water elements of the course will be well lifeguarded.

“What if I can’t complete one of the stages?”

This is about having fun and enjoying the challenge! You can miss out any part of the course you don’t feel confident with.

“What should I wear?”

Trail running shoes (no metal spikes). The water and mud will be cold, we suggest base layers for top and bottom and gloves are recommended. Bring a smile and some grit.

“Where should I change?”

Probably easiest to store your kit in your car, but you will have access to our showers and changing rooms after the event! Don’t forget your towel.

 

Wave forecast: perfect - every 90 seconds!

What people think of us?

4.5/5 – Trip Advisor

4.5/5 – Facebook reviews

4.6/5 – Google reviews

8.6/10 – Booking.com

 

Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE

© Adventure Parc Snowdonia Ltd trading as Surf Snowdonia and Adventure Parc Snowdonia. Adventure Parc Snowdonia Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 8220978. Registered office: 21 Oakland House, Hope Carr Road, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 3ET

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