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Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge

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Try to complete 5 consecutive marathons around one of the UK's toughest 26.2 mile routes in 5 consecutive days. Not for the faint hearted, this gruelling ultra includes 30,000ft elevation gain and tough terrain running in Winter conditions, this will test your resilience.
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Time2Run Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Wednesday 11th Nov 2020 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

Review summary

4 Reviews
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Terry P
"<br />Great organised event.<br />Very tough course.<br />Fantastic Marshals..."


"It was a personal challenge to myself and I'm so glad I chose this event. Well..."


Sarah O
"Brilliant course with challenging ascents and descents, wonderful support staff..."
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Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge routes

The course starts and finishes outside Race HQ at Bibby's Farm. The feed station is located 3.5 miles away on a trail/country road route. You then do 5 laps of 3.85 miles over Rivington Pike, with a water/food station at the end of each lap. You then return along the original 3.5 miles back to Race HQ. Every day sees you climb over 4,000 feet.

At the water/food station you will receive cake, sweets, electrolyte drinks and water from the event organisers. You will also have packed your own nutrition, which will be taken in the kit vehicle before the race starts each morning.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal for each marathon completed
  • Professional chip timing and online live tracking
  • Anyone who completes the 5 in 5 gets a special award
  • After the race in Race HQ you will receive hot soup and beans on toast, and drinks
  • Personal baggage transportation
  • Clearly marked and marshalled race course
  • Showers/Toilets are provided at Race HQ
  • Feed stations stocked with cakes, tea/coffee, electrolytes and other race nutrition


  • 1st 5-in-5 Finisher (Male/Female) receives £100 Time2Run Cash
  • 1st Marathon Finisher Each Day (Male/Female) receives £25 Time2Run Cash
Raceday Logistics

Daily Schedule:

  • 7:00am - 8:45am: you must register every day at Race HQ (new clean chip every day)
  • 8:45am: the vehicle transporting kit to the feed station departs. Make sure your kit is in the buckets by this time. Please label your drinks and bags.
  • 3pm: From this time, head torches must be worn while on the course.

Sunday 5pm (or when the last runner finishes): After race party at Race HQ

Please note that you leave any valuables/clothing/drinks at your own risk, and there is no liability for any lost property.

Since the event takes place in November in exposed terrain, there is the potential for extreme weather. In previous years, the event has seen strong winds, flooding, snow, and extremely cold weather. If as a result or for any other reason it is decided that the event needs to be cancelled, all entries will automatically go into the next time the event is held. Every day at Race HQ you will receive a weather update and report along with the results at the end of each day.


Support crew can park at Lower House Car Park (which is public and free) 3.5 miles from the start/finish/RaceHQ.

Spectators can park at RaceHQ for £2.50, which gives them full access to the site and facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my race pack for the Hell of a Hill Marathon Challenge?
Race packs will be posted out to you in advance.
What is the cut-off time for the Hell of a Hill Marathon Challenge?
This event has over 4000ft of climbing every day for 5 days. There'll be a strict 9 hour time limit to each day.
Can I just enter for one of the Hell of a Hill Marathon Challenge days?
Yes, you absolutely can. You can book onto a single day very easily, or go the whole hog and do all 5.
Can I camp overnight at the Hell of a Hill Marathon Challenge?
Absolutely, camping is organised by Time2Run Events. You can tent camp for £5.50 per person per night. All campers have access to showers and toilets. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed in the campsite.

Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge weather forecast

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Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge reviews (4)

5 out of 5 stars

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    Did the Day 5 - Marathon in 2019

    It was a personal challenge to myself and I'm so glad I chose this event. Well run and great volunteers will help your challenge go amazingly well.
  • Did the Full 5 Days in 2019

    Great organised event.
    Very tough course.
    Fantastic Marshals who motivate youall the way round, and look after you at the finish.
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    Sarah O

    Did the Day 4 - Marathon in 2018

    Brilliant course with challenging ascents and descents, wonderful support staff and nutrition and friendly organiser - highly recommend!
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    Sophie B

    Did the Full 5 Days in 2018

    Such a challenging event! But that's what make hell of a hill so special! Great set up! Lovely touch that everyone can have some breakfast together before the race starts. Tough but excellent course!
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