Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge

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Hell of a Hill Marathon is arguably the toughest 26.2 miles in the UK, and the toughest 5 consecutive marathons in 5 days in the World - only the toughest dare to challenge the Hill for 5 consecutive days! The mighty Rivington Pike stands 1,191ft tall on the West Pennine Moors, and runners have to pass over the summit a massive 40 times to complete the challenge of a lifetime. A total of 30,000ft of elevation gain (Mount Everest!) and 131 miles of tough stone and mud trail running in the cold Winter months!.

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Sarah O
"Brilliant course with challenging ascents and descents, wonderful support staff..."

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Sophie B
"Such a challenging event! But that's what make hell of a hill so special! Great..."
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How to enter the Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge

  1. Day 1 - Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £36–£38
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  2. Day 2 - Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £36–£38
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  3. Day 3 - Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £36–£38
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  4. Day 4 - Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £36
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  5. Day 5 - Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £36–£38
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  6. Full 5 Days

    Run 130mi
    £170–£180
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Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge routes

Starting and Finishing on the Grass outside Race HQ, this is a 3.5 mile trail/country road run. Complete 5x 3.85 mile laps over Rivington Pike. Runners will then proceed back along the 3.5 mile route to the finish outside Race HQ.

Event Details

What’s Included
    A Bespoke Medal Each Day
    Chip Timed Race/Split Lap Timing
    All 5 in 5 Runners Get a Award on Completing
    Hot Soup/Beans on Toast & Drinks After Race in Race HQ
    Personal Baggage Taken to Feed Station
    Fully Signposted Route
    Showers/Toilets at Race HQ
    Free Cake/Electrolyte/Water & Sweets at Feed Station
Raceday Logistics

All runners must register each day at Race HQ from 7:00am until 8:45am, remember the feed station kit vehicle leaves at 8:45am each morning, if your kit is not in the buckets by then it isnt going!

5 day challenge runners must also register each day at Race HQ (new clean chip each day is given out). Put all Kit for feed station in the RACE SUPPORT VEHICLE VAN for your own drinks/day kit/bags to be put in that you will require for the lap part of the course and can be accessed every 3.80 miles (Vehicle leaves Race HQ at 8:45am so please ensure you have put your stuff in before this time as the vehicle will not wait).

A water/feed station will be available every 3.80 miles stocked with bottled water/Cake/Sweets/electrolyte and other nutritional goods for all runners.

Please note that you leave any valuables/clothing and drinks at your own risk, we will not be responsible for any loss of property.

If the event needs to be cancelled due to bad weather or any other reason then all entries will automatically go into the next staging of the event. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for what the conditions are likely to be and keep checking the forecast days before the event. Weather reports are updated daily at Race HQ along with latest results.

Please remember from 3pm each day of the marathon it is mandatory to have a head torch!!

Kit List

In previous years it has been common to see strong winds, snow, floods and extreme cold weather. Please dress sensibly as the conditions can be extreme at this time of year and change within minutes (in 2014 we had 70mph winds on the top of the Pike).

Waterproof clothing can be stored at Race HQ.

Spectators

Supporters can park at the public and free car park on the lap route at Lower House Car Park (3.5 miles from the start/finish line) (Car Park Closes at 7pm)

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.
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Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

10°C
Predicted highs
6°C
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
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Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Challenging course

Well organized

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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!