Snowdon Challenge for OcuMel UK

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-----Snowdon Challenge -----

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As part of our IPatchFor campaign, OcuMel UK are calling upon volunteers to take part in our charity trek up Mount Snowdon in North Wales on Saturday 11th May 2019.

This will be an amazing family friendly challenge involving completing a 9-mile round hike in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, whilst raising money for a those affected by ocular melanoma.

Our planned route will take us along The Llanberis Path, which is a popular ‘first time’ path providing a gradual climb up to the summit. This pathway will give everyone the opportunity to really take in some of the wonders of Snowdonia whilst offering a chance to reflect, remember and celebrate friends and family affected by this rare type of eye cancer.

It will be a hard climb but it’s part of the adventure and every step of your climb will be in the knowledge that your fundraising will be making a real difference to the future of ocular melanoma.

Join now and get started!

Distance: 9 miles - 14.5Km (there & back)

Ascent: 3,199 feet - 975 metres

Time: About 6 hours (there & back)

Grade: Hard Strenuous Walk

Start/Finish: Far end of Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, off the A4086. Far end of Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, off the A4086.

Parking: Car parks in Llanberis itself

Post Code: LL55 4TD

Relevant Map: OS Ordnans Exp OL17 (Snowdon & the Conwy Valley)

After registration you can expect the complete support of our Challenge Events team and a fundraising pack with everything you’ll need to raise money. Including:

Pre challenge support:

  • How to set up a fundraising page
  • Pre-event training guide
  • Event clothing & equipment check-list
  • Medical & next of kin forms
  • Accommodation/ celebratory meal options

Your registration fee not only includes your very own OcuMel UK T-shirt/ Vest, but you will receive an invitation to join our exclusive online running team Facebook group, so you can chat to your fellow runners to share training tips and words of encouragement.

On the day support:

  • Registration
  • Itinerary, including route plan
  • Risk assessment
  • Name badge
  • Health & Safety de-brief, including an intro to 1st aiders
  • Motivational talk led by the route leader

You won’t be on your own on the day either. You will be supported in smaller groups by route leaders that have previously climbed Snowdon and have the motivation to spur you on and reach the summit as a team!

Your registration fee, will also include and cover the cost of:

  • OcuMel UK T-Shirt
  • OcuMel UK literature
  • OcuMel UK merchandise
  • Bespoke completion medal & certificate

For your information:

Travel & Parking:

There is sufficient parking available in Llanberis village. Code for Sat Nav: LL55 4TD


For those that would like to take the opportunity and have a weekend break, there are many places to stay. However, Snowdonia is a popular place for other charity events and so we advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

Celebration Dinner:

After the trek you are invited to join us for a celebratory meal, giving everyone the chance to relax, unwind and share the days experiences.

Please note that early notification of interest will ensure that we are able to secure a venue to accommodate everyone. The cost of travel/ parking/ accommodation and dinner is not included in your ticket and all of which will need to be booked independantly.

This hike is suitable for anyone who can independently walk this distance ordinarily. There are no huge climbs, but it is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs. Children over 10 years of age are welcome to join with the full support and guidance of their responsible adult.

For more information please contact sonya@omuk.info

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