Waves, Mud & Mountains 2020


Waves, Mud & Mountains

Saturday April 25th 2020

Waves Mud and Mountains is back! Following a superb turnout for our winter edition in November 2019, your favourite multi terrain obstacle race event is back for its spring outing on SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2020.

Our challenging circuit will pit competitors against the legendary natural elements of the majestic Conwy Valley – its waves, mud and mountains!

Distance-wise, it’s around 8.5km, but this intense little number is going to test your stamina, agility and mental strength to the max.

Stage 1: WAVES

Unless you know how to walk on water, you’re going to be running through our wave – and that means pushing against the power of 6 million gallons of watery opposition over 300 metres to get you to the other side of our lagoon.

Stage 2: MUD

This is where things get a bit messy. Once you’ve made it across our lagoon you can warm up with a short run through our forest trail to our obstacle field. You’ll be faced with a whole lot of mud and a variety of challenging obstacles.


Brace yourself. This is where you’re going to need a bit of grit to get you over the finish line. The last stage of your race is a run up the notoriously steep Dolgarrog Water Pipe incline. Just don’t look up. But rest assured you’ll enjoy looking down (once you’re at the top). It’s just a short and scenic downhill run back to the lagoon-side finish line. What a triumph!

Once you’re over the line you can join us for some post-race R&R in our surf-side bar. There will be a complimentary beer or soft drink for every competitor and our usual buzzing post-race atmosphere!



Ticket Pricing

Entry fee per person: Early bird entry is always the cheapest, starting at £40 per person. As always, our entry fees will increase incrementally as race date approaches. Team entry is discounted, as per below. When the event reaches 500 entries, registration will automatically close.

Early bird entry fees:

Single Person Entry: £40
Team of 4: £140
Team of 6: £210

What do you get for your money?

Bragging rights for finishing this fierce and unique event, chip timing, event t-shirt, beer, soft drink, heated changing rooms, showers and a well-earned place in Waves Mud and Mountains history.

Important Information

Age restrictions: this awesome race event is for over-16s only.
Race date: Saturday 25 April, 2020.
Registration time: From 9am.
Race time: First wave will start at 10am, we anticipate our last runners to finish by 5pm latest.
Appropriate kit: Running shoes or trail running shoes (no metal spikes). The water and mud will be cold, we suggest base layers for top and bottom and gloves are recommended. Bring a smile and some grit.
Prizes: We have prizes for fastest female, male, team of 4 and team of 6.

Stay with us

Book now for comfortable heated glamping accommodation*. Each of our glamping pods is heated, with one small double bed and two singles. £85 per night, per pod.

*Please note we do not supply bedding so you need to bring you own sleeping bag and pillow. Breakfast is served at our deli from 8am.


This is a free-to-watch event. Entry and parking to Adventure Parc Snowdonia is free. Our surf side bar, kitchen and deli will be serving up tasty food and drinks as usual.


Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If there is anything that we haven’t managed to answer, please feel free to drop us an email on [email protected].

Registration and start time

Registration is from 9am and the first race group will start the race at 10am. Each competitor will be assigned a start wave time, look out for your email from us with your specific instructions.

How old do I have to be to take part?

This year’s race is for over-16s only.

Do I need to be able to swim?

We recommend that you have a basic ability to swim. However you will only be running through the water at waist to chest height. All water elements of the course will be well lifeguarded.

What if I can’t complete one of the stages?

This is about having fun and enjoying the challenge! You can miss out any part of the course you don’t feel confident with.

What should I wear?

Running shoes or trail running shoes (no metal spikes). The water and mud will be cold, we suggest base layers for top and bottom and gloves are recommended. Bring a smile and some grit.

Where does the race take place?

It all takes place in and around our adventure parc in the magnificent Conwy Valley, North Wales, LL32 8QE

Wave forecast: perfect - every 90 seconds!

What people think of us?

4.5/5 – Trip Advisor

4.5/5 – Facebook reviews

4.6/5 – Google reviews

8.6/10 – Booking.com


Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE

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