A MARATHON has decided to drop its English title.

Snowdonia Marathon will now be known as Marathon Eryri.

The name change comes after Snowdonia National Park Authority voted to use the Welsh name for both the mountain and the region in both Welsh and English contexts. This followed a five-thousand strong petition calling on the National Park Authority to formalise the authority’s use of the Welsh names Eryri (Snowdonia) and Yr Wyddfa (Yr Wyddfa).

Marathon Eryri posted on social media: "It’s bye bye Snowdonia Marathon and hello Marathon Eryri.

Following the recent decision to refer to our National Park only by it’s Welsh name, we will now only be known by our Welsh name.

"Same awesome race, same fantastic views, same incredible participants, new authentic name."


Marathon Eryri is described as a "demanding and spectacular" route which encircles Yr Wyddfa – the highest peak in Wales.

The 2023 event takes place on Saturday, October 28 at 10.30am.