Fifty years and over 100,000 entries later, the Original Mountain Marathon continues to go from strength to strength as an icon of the UK’s outdoor and running community.
The Original Mountain Marathon was created to give competitors’ an opportunity to test their abilities in the mountains. All within a safety net created by the most experienced event team in the UK.
50 years of the OMM: The UK’s biggest mountain race has shaped the UK outdoor community for 50 years. Since 1968 the UK’s greatest running legends, product creators & influential people have stood on the start line.
Teams of two receive a map with a series of checkpoints they must visit over the two days. Competitors must carry everything they need for the two days including an overnight wild camp at the end of day one. There are seven course options of varying distance and ascent to choose from.
How to enter the The OMM Mountain Marathon
- Run 85km
- Run 65km
- Run 45km
- Run 45km
- Run 13h
- Run 11h
- Run 9h
The OMM Mountain Marathon routes
On the start line you & your partner will receive a map of your chosen course. You must then a plan a route to visit the marked checkpoints spread across the 400Km2 course area and finish at the overnight wild camp on day 1.
You are expected to use your understanding of the terrain & conditions you’re heading into and make appropriate kit decisions and route choices accordingly. This includes the unsupported overnight wild camp.
Day 2 you receive a new map and choose a second route back to the event centre. The teams who visit the most checkpoints in the quickest time are the winners.
The OMM Mountain Marathon weather forecast
Possible light rain in the afternoon and evening.
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