Snowdon Race Snowdon International Race The Snowdon Race takes places at the end of July each year. The Snowdon Race - or by it's official title, the Snowdon International Race - is an annual fell-running event, in which 500 participants race from Padarn Park in Llanberis, to the peak of Snowdon, and back again. Not to be confused with the Snowdonia Marathon, which takes it's route in a circle around Snowdon, the Snowdon Race is 10 miles long, and is touted as one of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges. Very important locally, promoting Llanberis and the local area, and boosting tourism, the Snowdon Race is broadcast on Channel 4 Wales. In 1980 Llanberis twinned with Morbegno, creating a connection between the Snowdon Race and Italy's Trofeo Vanoni mountain race. The top few runners from the Snowdon Race are invited to compete in the Trofeo Vanoni each year.