We love a challenge. And have we got an epic one for you this spring!


Waves Mud and Mountains is our first ever ‘challenge’ event and it will be taking place on Sunday 26 March 2017, right here in the heart of beautiful North Wales.

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 short but intense, but this little number is going to 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 and it’s agility-test time as you take on our Wipeout-style Crash& Splash obstacle lagoon.


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 over 300 metres to get you 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 dirt and a variety of creative obstacles. The slip & slide, tyre pit and log run are just a few of the challenges you’ll be taking on.


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!

After you’ve made it to the finish line, relax. We’ll bus you back to Surf Snowdonia for some post-race R&R in our surf-side bar. There will be a complimentary beer or soft drink for every competitor, with post-race celebrations and DJ into the evening.

Need to know

Registration fee per person: Early-bird entry starts at £30 and will rise to £45 from 27 February. Entry on race day (assuming there are still places) will be £55 per person. When the event reaches 500 entries, registration will automatically close.


What do you get for your money: Bragging rights for finishing this fierce and unique event, an event t-shirt, beer, soft drink and a place in history.


Age restrictions: this is for over-18s only

Registration time: 9am

Race time: First wave will start at 10am

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: Spot prizes will be provided on a purely random basis. This event is about the experience and satisfaction of conquering the elemets of this uniqe facility in a demanding but controlled environment.

Staying on site

There’s B&B 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. The bar, café and restaurant will all be in operation for the duration of the event.


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 info@surfsnowdonia.com.

[toggle title=”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.
[toggle title=”How old do I have to be to take part?”]This year’s race is for over-18s only.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Can I enter a group?”]Yes, you can enter as many people as you like! We have 500 race places.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”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 [/toggle]
[toggle title=”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.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”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. [/toggle]
[toggle title=”What is the race distance and what is the average finishing time?”]The distance is just shy of 5k. Depending on your pace the race should take anything between 30 and 90 minutes.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”How much will it cost to take part?”]We have a staggered ticketing schedule.
Tickets bought before 26 February: £30.
Tickets bought between 27 February and 25 March: £45.
Tickets bought on the race day: £55 and will be dependant on spaces being available
[toggle title=”Can I get a refund on my entry if I change my mind?”] No, sadly we cannot offer any refunds.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Do I need to sign a waiver to take part?”]Yes, you will need to sign a waiver. We will email you the waver out with your designated starting wave time. You will need to print, sign and return the waiver when you register with us on race day.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”What shower facilities are there?”]Surf Snowdonia has plenty of hot showers for all competitors so make sure you bring a towel and warm clothes to change into afterwards. lockers are available but these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”What parking facilities are there?”]There is plenty of FREE on-site parking at Surf Snowdonia.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Do spectators have to pay?”]No, this is a free-to-view and free-entry event. Our café and deli will be serving hot drinks and snacks all day.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”What facilities are there for staying over?”]We offer heated B&B glamping pods from £25 per night (based on four sharing, one small double bed and two single beds).
*Please note we do not supply bedding so you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. Book online.
We also have a limited number of camper van hook up pitches from £20 per night. Please call us on 01492 353 123 to book your pitch.
All our accommodation guests have access to our hot tubs and steam room.
On site restaurant, deli and bar.