What is Snowdonia for Science?
Snowdonia for Science is the revitalization of our Snowdon 500 and Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge events. A combination of all the much loved elements of our previous events, whilst adding in a longer, flatter route so that there’s something for everyone. Despite its revamp, this event still takes place in memory of Matt Rannamets, a prostate cancer sufferer who started up this inspiring event over 10 years ago, in order to get people walking and climbing for prostate cancer research.
What do I receive for taking part in Snowdonia for Science?
All adventurers, whether at Snowdonia or taking on the challenge from home, will receive:
- A PCR buff,
- A map of your route,
- A digital fundraising pack (printed and posted on request),
- Walking training plans,
- Finisher medals,
- A Snowdonia for Science 2021 sew-on patch,
- Entry to competitions and incentives for smashing your fundraising target,
- Invitation to a ‘Meet a Scientist’ virtual event,
- Access to free fundraising materials and merchandise.
Our friendly Fundraising team will also be on hand with top training and fundraising tips, and provide all the necessary planning and safety requirements to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience.
When does Snowdonia for Science take place?
The virtual Snowdon Climb can be completed anytime throughout June!
How much does taking part cost?
The Virtual Snowdon Climb has a $14 registration fee and you are invited to set your own fundraising target. We recommend setting a target of around $350 but if you’d like to set a higher or lower amount, it’s completely up to you!
Our dedicated events team will always be on hand to give you tips, and help you reach and surpass your targets.
How difficult are the challenges?
We have different challenges, each with its own level of difficulty. Each will have its own level of challenge so afterwards you will feel you have achieved your goal, whether that is taking on the distance, the altitude, or both! Taking on both the distance and the altitude will be the toughest, covering 17.5km and climb 361 flights of stairs anytime throughout June. It is achievable with some training and determination though!
What level of fitness is required?
For our virtual option, you set the pace. Whether you want to complete the entire challenge in a day or if you want to spread it out over a few weekends, the choice is yours!
You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete for any of the routes but be able to walk for around 4-6 hours, with breaks, as training will help you. The more training you are able to do before the event the more fun the day will be! Small changes like not taking the lift for a few floors at work; take the stairs at lunch time to get outside for a stroll to the nearest park; take the dog for a longer walk on Sunday or treat the family to lunch at a restaurant if they walk there with you; get off the underground a stop early and walk the extra which often only adds 10-15 minutes to your but helps the body and mind. So start getting ready now and you will have an amazing day on Snowdon!
You’ll also have access to walking training guides to get you completely prepared for your adventure.
What about Covid-19 safety requirements?
PCR are keeping up to date with the latest Covid-19 government safety restrictions and will comply with any guidance throughout. Whilst we hope that the situation will have improved by June, our top priority is keeping our incredible supporters safe and happy as they take on their challenges.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with our Fundraising Team!
What happens if the event is cancelled or postponed because of Covid-19?
It won’t be! As you are entering the virtual challenge! Take on the Snowdon Climb from home and receive all the same support and benefits as your initial ticket, including a finisher medal and Snowdonia for Science 2021 patch!
How many people take part in the event?
The number varies year on year, but this year we are hoping for around 300 participants.
Can children participate?
Yes, secondary school aged children are welcome to participate on the virtual Snowdon Climb! All children must be supervised by an adult.
Where does all the money I raise go?
All funds raised will go towards research into finding treatments for advanced prostate cancer, through the Prostate Cancer Research. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer killer in men, killing around 93 men a day. If breakthroughs are not made, it could kill 120 men a day by 2035. However, research into prostate cancer continues to be underfunded. These men are someone’s father, grandfather, brother and son, which is why we must do better.
This is where the Prostate Cancer Research Centre (PCR) comes in. We focus on science, research and innovation, concentrating on developing novel and effective treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer. This is because whilst prostate cancer is treatable in the prostate, it become incurable and life-limiting when it spreads. We may be small, but we are ambitious and our sights are set high for the future. We want to provide a better future for men and their families affected by prostate cancer, all of which wouldn’t be possible without the help of our amazing supporters, so thank you.
Find out more about our research at pcrus.org/our-research/
Need more information?
We’re always happy to answer any questions, so please get in touch with our friendly Fundraising Team!
Email [email protected]
Address: Prostate Cancer Research, 8 The Grn, Ste 8450, Dover, DE 19901
Prostate Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.