Housebuilder Mountain Marathon 2018

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Friday 21st September - Sunday 23rd September - Snowdonia National Park 

The marathon distance has long been held as the pinnacle of challeng and endurance.  This event, specifically for the Housebuilder industry is a marathon with a distance and will challenge teams of between 4 and 6 people to hike the distance of a 26.2 miles over two days in the beautiful surroundings of Snowdonia.  The first day will be approximately 14 miles hiking the iconic Mount Snowdon, the third highest mountain in the UK.  The secon day will be be approximately 12 miles.

Friday 21st September

7pm - Teams arrive at the Llyn Gwynant campsite for registration.  Teams to arrange their own evening meal.

9pm - Safety briefing - all team members must attend this essential safety briefing which covers details about the route and mountain safety procedures.

Saturday 22nd September

6am - Breakfast

7am - Teams depart from the campsite for the first 14 miles of the challenge.  Approximate hiking time is between 7 - 9 hours.

A hot dinner will be provided at the campsite

Sunday 23rd September

6am - Breakfast

7am - Teams depart from the campsite for the second stage - 12 miles.  Approximate hiking time is between 7 - 9 hours and teams return to the campsite.

PM - teams return to the campsite and head to their hotels in Conwy

7pm - After party at The Quay Hotel & Spa, Conwy
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The start and finish points are at the campsite for all elements of the challenge so a support driver is not essential. All teams must have at least one person who is able to navigate/map read - a mountain awareness day will be scheduled for people to learn these skills before the challenge.


  • Challenge Base: Llyn Gwynant, Nant Gwynant
  • After-party: Quay Hotel & Spa, Conwy


  • Pre-pitched tents Friday and Saturday night
  • Hotel accommodation in Conwy on Sunday night.  There are plenty of accommodation options available ranging from the local youth hostel, bed and breakfast to the Quay Hotel & Spa itself.


  • £3,600 minimum sponsorship target - this is the cost for one young person to attend the Youth Adventure Trust 3 schoold year programme.
  • Each team to set up an online fundraising page through Virgin Money Giving.  

Housebuilder Mountain Marathon 2018 FAQs

If you have any questions about the challenge before you register then the answer may well be here, and don't forget we'll give you lots more information once you have registered.

Read more: Housebuilder Mountain Marathon 2018 FAQs


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