The idea of finding 500 people to climb Snowdon to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research was dreamed up 10 years ago by Prostate Cancer sufferer Matt Rannamets, who wanted to give something back to the Doctors and Researchers who were helping him. His idea proved successful – the event has since raised over 1 million pounds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre!
The event starts at the Royal Victoria Hotel. There will be a 15 minute bus drive to the official walking start point at the bottom of Pen Y Pass. This is where your journey begins, you can either take on Pyg Track or the Miner’s Track depending on ability and fitness, you are able to choose on the day of the event but both have equally stunning views and allow you to reach the summit of Snowdon. Once you have reached the summit you can sit down and relax taking in the scenery and there is even a café at the top for refueling. You will then return down Llanberis Path to the finish at the Royal Victoria Hotel.
Snowdon 500 has an amazing community feel about it. 250 walkers all walking for the same reason, to help beat advanced prostate cancer! Everyone is so supportive and you get to understand why everyone is taking part. If you need motivation or some support there will be someone willing to help. It is a wonderful event to be a part of.
On the Saturday evening, for the price of £10, there is a buffet dinner for all the walkers in the Dinorwig Room at the Royal Victoria Hotel, you can bring along friends and family too! It gives you the opportunity to properly talk to all the other walkers and find out about their stories while sharing your own. It is such a great community feel event that is one not to miss!