Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge

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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.
Day 1 - Marathon, Full 5 Days, Day 2 - Marathon, and 3 more
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Wed 11th Nov 2020 - Sun 15th Nov 2020
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Heath Charnock, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bibbys Farm, Back Ln, Heath Charnock, Chorley PR6 9DL, UK
Start times
Wed 11th Nov 2020
Day 1 - Marathon:
9:00am |
Full 5 Days:
Thu 12th Nov 2020
Day 2 - Marathon:
Fri 13th Nov 2020
Day 3 - Marathon:
Sat 14th Nov 2020
Day 4 - Marathon:
Sun 15th Nov 2020
Day 5 - Marathon:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge
Day 1 - Marathon
£36 - £38
Day 2 - Marathon
£36 - £38
Day 3 - Marathon
£36 - £38
Day 4 - Marathon
£36 - £38
Route information
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.
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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
How to get there
Bibbys Farm, Back Ln, Heath Charnock, Chorley PR6 9DL, UK
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Address: Bibbys Farm, Back Ln, Heath Charnock, Chorley PR6 9DL, UK
Car Park:
Free for Runners and their Support Crew (Spectators must pay £2.50 at Race HQ, but in return they get access to the site and all facilities)
Accommodation inside the Building is Available
  • Tent Camping: £5.50 per Person per Night
  • Caravan/Motor-home: £5.50 Per Night (There is no Electric Hook Up , Hard Standing is on the Farm Car Park Approach)
  • There are Showers and Toilets available to all Runners
  • Race HQ is Located in the Kitchen/Canteen
  • 24 hour access to showers, toilets and washing up facilities for All Campers
The nearest pub/restaurant is The Black Horse Inn, which is approximately 0.5 miles from RaceHQ.
Event day 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.
Spectator Info
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.
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.
4 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
ThumbsUpWell organized
Did the race 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 race in 2019
Great organised event.Very tough course.Fantastic Marshals who motivate youall the way round, and look after you at the finish.
Sarah O
Did the race in 2018
Brilliant course with challenging ascents and descents, wonderful support staff and nutrition and friendly organiser - highly recommend!
Sophie B
Did the race 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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