With fewer than 80 days to go until the 46th International Snowdon Race, event organiser Stephen Edwards has announced the renewal of the sponsorship deal with long-term headline partner Castell Howell, which will see one of the UK’s leading independent food wholesalers continue to support the race through to 2025, which will also be the 50th anniversary of this iconic event on the Welsh sporting calendar.
2023 also sees leading running and cycle brand SCOTT Sports come in as apparel and footwear sponsor with a brand-new 3-year deal which will see them as the headline partner at the uphill-only Twilight Race in June.
Now in its 48th year the Snowdon International is considered one of the greatest in the world of mountain running and attracts some of the best racers in Europe, and will be televised on terrestrial TV via S4C and also be available on the BBC iPlayer, with the highlights programme once again produced by North Wales-based production company Cwmni Da.This year’s race will take place on Saturday 15th of July and will play host to the British Home Countries International championships where senior men’s and women’s teams from Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland’s go head-to-head, adding to the global flavour of this race which can trace it beginnings back to 1976.
The newly-titled SCOTT Sports Twilight race takes place on Friday 23rd of June and entries will go live on the 24th of April for this uphill-only race which takes runners from the centre of Llanberis to the 3560ft summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). Thanks to Snowdon Railway as well for their support every year.
Stephen Edwards is obviously excited at the prospect of what is to come this year, and says: “We have so much positive news in 2023, it’s hard to know where to start! We are extremely grateful to Castell Howell for putting their faith in the event again this year and to have them on-board for another 3 years is fantastic. I’m also so pleased to have SCOTT Sports joining us in a 3-year deal across the International and Twilight races. They have some of best premium running products on the market and their expertise and vision in the world of mountain and trail running is a perfect fit with our race.
“It’s also great to have the British Home Countries International championships within the event too, as this will bolster still further the elite fields in the men’s and women’s races.”
Other features of the 46th Castell Howell International Snowdon Race will be the traditional junior races starting ten minutes after the main race at 2.10pm on the Saturday for 10-18 years, these will once again be support by the Eryri National Park and will be organised by the Byw Iach, Cyngor Gwynedd Council team.