It’s back – and it’s longer, harder and muddier than 2017! If you love a challenge, then we have an epic one for you this spring!


Waves Mud and Mountains will return for the second year and will be taking place on Saturday 24th March 2018, right here in the heart of beautiful North Wales.

Each participant will be challenged against the legendary natural elements of the majestic Conwy Valley – the waves, mud and mountains! Distance-wise, it’s close to 10km so it will test your stamina, agility and mental strength to the max.


Stage 1

A short sprint from the start line will take you to your first challenge: a ladder climb and 4-metre drop down onto our infamous blob. A short swim across the pool (doggie paddle is fine) and it’s agility-test time as you take on our Wipeout-style Crash & Splash obstacle course.


Stage 2

Blimey. 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 for over 300 metres in order to get to the other side of our lagoon.

Stage 3

This is where things get messy and downright dirty. Once you’ve made it across our lagoon it’s another short sprint to our muddy battlefield. You’ll be taking on a whole lot of mud and a variety of creative obstacles including a slip & slide and log run.


Stage 4

Brace yourself. This is where you’re going to need a bit of grit to get you over the finish line. You’ll end the race with 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). What a triumph!

It will be longer and harder than 2017 plus it will have new features to be announced soon!

Once you’re at the finish line, it’s time to enjoy the celebrations with your supporters and have some post R&R! There will be a complimentary beer or soft drink for every competitor, with post-race celebrations and DJ into the evening.

Need to know

Entry fee per person: Early bird price = £35, but prices will rise. So, register early! You can do that here.


Age restrictions: this is for over-18s only


Registration time: 9am


Race time: from 10am (wave times will be given nearer the event)


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.


Groups: If you wish to enter as a group and run at the same time you MUST book on together in one booking e.g. a group of 10 must all go through the same transaction

Staying on site

There’s glamping accommodation available on site from £25 per person per night (based on 4 sharing). Each of our glamping pods is heated, with one small double bed and two singles. Guests staying in our glamping accommodation have complimentary access to our hot tubs and steam room.

* Please note we do not supply bedding so you need to bring you own sleeping bag and pillow.



This is a free-to-watch event. Entry and parking to the Surf Snowdonia Adventure Parc is free.


Want to know what you’re in for?

Check out our video from 2017!


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 at n.jones@surfsnowdonia.com

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. Each wave will begin on the hour from 10am. Within each wave, competitors will start every 30 seconds. Members of the same team will be assigned consecutive 30 second starts.

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not contact us requesting a time change.


How old do I have to be to take part

This year’s race is for over-18s only.


Can I enter a group?

Yes, but to register as a group you must all book together on one booking so we can ensure you’re all put together on the same wave

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, you should be able to swim confidently for at least 25 metres. 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). 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.