The heart of the challenge

115km and 3,560ft elevation with a total ascent of 5,825ft. A totally unique race from sea level to the top of Wales’ highest mountain and back again.

A unique opportunity to focus your physical & mental strengths by indulging your competitive impulses in this inspiring new race. From the start line on Abersoch’s stunning beach you can see Snowdon’s imposing summit and for those ambitious adventure driven individuals who have yearned for the chance to race from the country’s most revered beach to the top of the country’s highest most famous mountain & back, this challenge is for you.


It's more like a story with 5 chapters!

Commencing on the golden sands of Abersoch beach the race starts with a 1.5km sea swim in the villages idyllic bay before heading off on a 50km fast and progressively undulating bike route into the Snowdon Massif.

Once you’ve reached T2 the race then heads on foot via the toughest route up Wales’ highest mountain along The Watkin Path, 6km of 3,330ft formidable ascent to the summit where you can absorb those exceptional panoramic views before heading 6km back down.

A 50km return leg on the bike, culminating with a 1km run along Abersoch beach before crossing the finish line.

You must reach the 4km checkpoint up Snowdon by 12 noon in order to continue to the summit. Failing to do so will mean you have to turnaround and complete the race from there.

You must also finish the whole race within 9 hours.


Some quotes from those who have conquered THE ROC

“Thank you for a brilliant race yesterday. I race a lot on the domestic circuit and this was truly top notch. The little things that guys at the pointy end of racing really long for; marshaling, staffing, route choice etc – it was all faultless.” CONOR BARRASFORD (2019 winner)

“Thanks again for SUCH a fantastic event on Saturday. My friend and I had the BEST time. It was so well organised from start to finish and the staff/volunteers/supporters were next level. Probably the most fun I’ve had while ‘racing’” LUCY CRAIG (3rd Woman & Ironman Partnerships Manager, EMEA)

“I loved this race because it is an epic adventure: you feel like you’ve gone on a journey as you emerge from the sea and conquer the highest mountain in Wales, all by your own steam. Furthermore, the event was well organised, the atmosphere friendly and there was a huge camaraderie among the competitors.” CATHERINE CONNELL (2019 Women’s winner)