19th-20th June 2021

We are organising something special. Snowdonia for Science is a challenge event with different routes to suite everyone’s abilities. Get away from the daily grind and experience the breath-taking beauty of the Welsh mountainside, while raising vital funds for prostate cancer research.

Total raised Over £1,000,000 since 2005

One Million Reasons to take part... But here’s a few

  • Challenge yourself physically and mentally
  • Raise money and awareness for an important cause
  • Get away from everyday life and clear your mind
  • Witness the natural beauty of the Welsh mountains
  • Meet and socialise with likeminded people
  • Build a bond with a cause close to your heart

Event History

Total raised Over £1,000,000 since 2005
Yr Wyddfa 1,085m elevation

Choose Between Three Different Challenges

Set over a June weekend, Snowdonia for Science brings you a selection of challenges open to different levels of ability. An event packed with camaraderie where all participants set off on their different routes and reunite together at the end of each day to debrief.

Take your time witnessing the breathtaking views of North Snowdonia on the Long Distance route or sign up for the Snowdon Climb, and take on the tallest mountain in England and Wales. Feeling brave? The Multi-Peak Challenge will take you over four peaks in the Snowdon Massif before reaching the famous Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) itself.

Yr Wyddfa 1,085m elevation

Snowdonia
For Our Dad

We’ve been supporting PCRC ever since our father Matt was first introduced to them in 2004. Matt worked with PCRC to start Snowdon 500, the event which has now evolved to become Snowdonia for Science. The event has become a firm fixture in our annual calendars and what matters most is that we are contributing to research into prostate cancer, helping men in the future have access to life-prolonging treatment. That was always the driving motivation for our father and we know he'd be proud that we continue to support the event he started.

Caroline and Gareth Rannamets
Proud children of founder Matt Rannamets

Snowdonia
For Matt

I came to know PCRC through my friend Matt Rannamets, who had been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and only given a short time to live. When the treatment kept him well he decided to give something back by devising an event. That first challenge raised almost twice the targeted amount. Unfortunately this terrible disease caught up with Matt and we lost him in 2016, however, we all agreed that the project was worth continuing.

John Harragan
Close friend of Matt Rannamets, Snowdon 500 founder

Snowdonia
For Jonathan

The walk up and down Snowden is invigorating and the place is stunning. Everyone involved was very approachable and friendly and we all got a tremendous amount of pleasure from meeting not just the people involved in our event, but also the other walkers on the trail. I was visited by prostate cancer eight years ago, and while treatment seems to have improved since then, in my opinion there is still a way to go. The sense of achievement is beyond belief and it is a really great way to raise funds to help eradicate prostate cancer.

Jonathan Chorlton
2-Time Snowdon Challenge Participant

Snowdonia
For Gareth

Each year I look forward to supporting Snowdon as a volunteer. What I always enjoy at the event is meeting the range of participants who take part: from experienced mountain walkers, to beginners who otherwise would only walk to where they parked the car; and from children as young as six to great grandparents. Most people have some personal connection with prostate cancer – a brother, or a son, or an uncle, or a father, so there’s always this sense of community. That’s one reason I keep coming back, waterproofs at the ready…

Gareth Rannamets
Son of founder and keen volunteer

Snowdonia
For Ralf

I found the experience of taking part in the event anxiety-filled but exhilarating. The support received before, during and after was very professional and friendly. My favourite part on the day was the camaraderie at the summit between all of the people taking part. I’m so proud that I was able to rise to the challenge, and was able to beat my vertigo! I would encourage anyone to come and join!

Ralf Arditti
Snowdon Participant and Keen Adventurer

Together we are #TeamPCRC

Take a step in the right direction and help us find a cure for prostate cancer.

Last year 56,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK. They are someone's grandfather, father, brother, or son. Whilst prostate cancer is treatable in the prostate, once it spreads to other parts of the body, it becomes incurable and life-limiting. Our aim is simple: to fund the ground-breaking research that will stop lives being needlessly lost to advanced disease.

Long Distance

  • Distance
    30.0km (18.6 miles)
  • Start times
    7am, 8am, 9am (Saturday or Sunday)
  • Total ascent
    959m
  • Walking time
    Approximately 10 hours

Snowdon Climb (via the Pyg or Miners Track)

  • Distance
    13-14km (8-8.5 miles)
  • Start times
    7am, 8am, 9am (Saturday or Sunday)
  • Total ascent
    940m
  • Walking time
    Approximately 6 hours

Multi Peak Climb

  • Distance
    21.6km (13.4 miles)
  • Start times
    7am, 8am (Saturday only)
  • Total ascent
    1,608m
  • Walking time
    Approximately 10 hours

Volunteering

There are many ways in which you can help through volunteering for this event. From the planning stages to event day support. Please do register your interest and book in a call with our events team.

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