The Snowdon 500 Challenge 2017
The next Snowdon 500 Charity Challenge will take place over the weekend of Saturday 13th /Sunday 14th May 2017. You can choose either of those days to climb to the summit of Mt. Snowdon, the highest mountain in England & Wales.
To take part you must register in advance and pay a non-refundable registration fee of just £35. Your registration fee goes towards the costs and expenses of staging the event and ensures that all sponsorship funds raised will go directly to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. You can register now and secure your place by competing the on-line registration form and pay your £35 registration fee safely and securely by debit / credit card.
This unique charity challenge event can be completed successfully by anyone of average fitness willing to put a little preparation and training in the weeks leading up to the event day next June. We will have a team of highly experienced safety marshals deployed on the mountain to keep everyone on the right path and help ensure everyone gets to the finish line safely.
Snowdon 500 raising vital funds for prostate cancer research
Over the past 8 years participants taking part in the annual Snowdon 500 Challenge have helped to raise £1M for prostate cancer research, making a huge contribution to research projects being carried out by a dedicated team of scientists and research assistants at the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
Whether you or your family / friends have been directly or indirectly affected by cancer there is no time like the present to show your support and you can do this by taking part in this years Snowdon 500 Challenge.
Dr Heather Payne (Consultant Clinical Oncologist at University College Hospital, London) said....
"In the last 10 years we have seen very significant advances in the detection and treatment of this cancer. This is encouraging but 10,000 men a year continue lose their lives to prostate cancer and this means that there is still a long way to go before we can beat this disease. The vitally important work at the Prostate Cancer Research Centre is helping us to understand prostate cancer more fully. The developments and discoveries made at the Research Centre are very exciting and represent part of the future for defeating this dreadful disease and improving the quality of life and outcome for men with prostate cancer.
The Snowdon 500 Challenge and more recently the PCRC Welsh 3 Peak Challenge has been a huge success raising more than £1M in the last 8 years and I would strongly encourage you to participate in the next events taking place in May 2017 to support this very worthy cause. Thank you so much to all the brave souls who tackle the mountain and also to those who support them in their endeavors and to our amazing and generous fundraisers."
Rebecca Stephens the first British woman to climb Mt Everest said....
"When someone is diagnosed with cancer the news is devastating for the individuals concerned and their family and friends. I´m thrilled to be supporting the Snowdon 500 Challenge because it provides an opportunity to do something positive about it. The Snowdon 500 Challenge is all about bringing people together to take part in what is an exciting and unique Charity Challenge. And of course for some climbing the mountain will be their personal Mt Everest."
On the 17th May 1993 Rebecca Stephens became the first British Woman to climb Everest and subsequently also the first British woman to successfully climb the "Seven Summits" − the highest mountain on each of the world´s seven continents. She has sailed the Southern seas to the South Pole and competed in an eight day eco-challenge with polar explorers Ranulph Fiennes and Dr Mike Stroud. Most recently Rebecca crossed the Island of South Georgia in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
For more information about the important work being done by the Prostate Cancer Research Centre click here.
For more information about prostate cancer and its symptoms click here.