This year Wrexham Football Club celebrate its 150th Anniversary, and the club is organising a number of events to celebrate this occasion, as well as raising much needed funds for the club. The club is 100% owned by its fans.
For the past three years Wrexham fans have climbed to the highest point in Wales, Snowdon, as a fundraiser, raising close to £40,000. However, this year we are limiting the number of Wrexham fans making the walk to just 150.
The reason for this limit is that we are looking for 150 other Supporters Trusts or Supporters groups across the country to join Wrexham fans on the walk to raise funds for their own organisation.
Wrexham Supporters Trust Chairman, Peter Jones, invited fans from across the UK to join the Wrexham walk this year, saying “We believe strongly in the fans-ownership model for football, and want to help other supporters trusts to share in the historic anniversary that Wrexham Football Club is celebrating this year. Walking up Snowdon has become a landmark event in our recent journey as a supporters trust, and we would be delighted if 150 other groups could join us this year”
The walk is to take place on Sunday 29th June 2014, and the ascent will start from the Pen-Y-Pass car park up the Miners Track route at 10am. Wrexham Supporters Trust will put on coaches departing from Wrexham at 8am, as there is minimal parking at the Pen-Y-Pass car park.
Those taking part will need to be reasonably fit and healthy. However, please remember that this is not a race to the top! And we encourage everyone to take there time walking up; and stopping to have rests when needed. Please note that at times you are required to scramble up rocks! The walk takes between three and four hours to reach the top, and between two and a half and three hours to descend.
As well as wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear, we would ask that everyone wear the football shirt of his or her team for an unforgettable photograph opportunity at the top of Snowdon.