Info: New entries for this event closed on Friday 17th November 2023.
This is a hard winter race. Let's just get that out of the way before you read any further. You will have to prepare physically and mentally for the big day. In return, if you complete it, it'll be the experience of a life time. Only enter this event if you have ultra-running experience and are well aware of how to deal with winter conditions.
Cold Brew Events in partnership with MONTANE® bring you a true challenge. This 55-mile (ish) winter ultra-run will test all your abilities as both your mind and body are placed under stress in this unforgiving environment.
Supported by our event team you will traverse a loop of the largest hills in the border region. This is a time when most livestock are brought off the tops and only the hardy feral Cheviot goat is left to fend for itself. Please note that due to the variables involved on the course, we often can’t confirm the final route until a couple of weeks before the event.
Every runner gets a GPS tracker for us to monitor progress and you've got 24 hours to get to the finish. The outright winner receives the Edwin Nelson Cup. Prizes for top finishers and a t-shirt and medal for all taking part. Once you've signed up, we'll send you a confirmation email that will also contain a single-use discount code that offers you 20% off any purchases made online at Montane.co.uk.
Camping is available on the field next to Event HQ. The cost is £20 per tent/van.
You also have the opportunity to make an optional donation for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team who provide vital safety cover for the event.
If you want to know more about the race and the experience then read our reviews on Facebook or just do a search for videos or race reports and judge people’s feedback for yourself.
Please be aware that under NO circumstances are refunds or deferrals available and you cannot substitute your entry so please make sure you are available to run before entering. This is non-negotiable due to the huge workload and costs attached to making this event as safe as possible in this extreme wilderness. Also, being a marshal at this event will get you a free entry to the following year.
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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.