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Marathon de Ben Nevis

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Welcome to the No Fuss Ultimate MTB challenge for endurance athletes and people with a sense of adventure. Now a mainstay of the No Fuss calendar the Tour de Ben Nevis in 2018 stays true to its word of ‘bringing mountain biking back to the mountains.’ A 72km circumnavigation of Ben Nevis from Fort William, the Outdoor Capital of the UK. This is one of the country’s longest point-to-point events; an MTB endurance, enduro and mountain marathon event all rolled into one.

We must stress this is more of an event than a race. Those that are super fit and want to race hard will not be disappointed and the 4 special timed sections will spice it up a bit and really bring out the competitors from within however those who see this as a major personal challenge will be able to pace themselves and enjoy the adventure and wilderness of this remote area.

The course will not be littered with signage and support people, it will be left as untouched as possible to allow you to enjoy this environment in its natural state. With this comes some personal responsibility, which is a big part of the event ethos. We are taking the bubblewrapping away and letting you take on this event knowing that you will need motivation and tenacity to get to the finish line.

2018 will be the eigth year that we have run this event, those who rode in 2016 will remember the weather. In 2016 we were unable to safely manage the river crossing a Luibelt and the race format was changed to an out and back, we are delighted that in 2017 the route was managable in its entirity, although for many the river crossing was memorable.

How to enter the Marathon de Ben Nevis

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Marathon de Ben Nevis route

Event Details

What’s Included


Registration will be held on Friday the 21st September at (Venue to be confirmed) from 18.30 until 21.00.  If you cannot make it registration, do not worry, we will be doing registration on Saturday morning before the race.  This will be from  5:00 am until 5:30 am – this is a strict cut off time to ensure we get everyone set up and ‘dibbed in’ for a prompt race start at  6 am.


At the registration you will receive:

• Race briefing, safety information and the latest course changes/information. This will include the confirmation of check-in points and  Feed stations.

• Your personal race number and pins to attach your number. The number must be attached securely to the entire event. Do not alter or cut the number plate in any way.

• Timing chip – timing chips MUST be returned after the race.  Please don’t forget as that little piece of plastic is very expensive to replace -there will be a £20 charge if the timing chip is not returned. NB All participants must check in at all dibber stations this is for your safety.

Kit List

Daysack or equivalent
Full waterproof body cover including hat and gloves
Long trousers/tights
Survival Blanket
Head Torch/spare batteries
OS Map of route or download
Compass/ GPS
Mobile Phone
Personal First Aid Kit
Personal emergency rations (2 chocolate/cereal bars min)



First aid will be provided out on the course at Feed Stations 2 & 4.  Muddy Medics will be providing cover at the transition and will have mobile trained First aiders out on the course throughout the event.

There will be a dibbing station at each feed stop. At each food stop, you will be required to place your timing chip on the station. This will enable splits to be produced for the results BUT more importantly, it will tell us exactly when you were at that feed station in case of emergency.

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