The OMM Mountain Marathon

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The OMM Mountain Marathon
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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.
ELITE Course, A Course, B Course, and 4 more
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Sat, 26 Oct 2019
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Moffat, United Kingdom
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Where and when
39-41 high streets peterport, Moffat GY1 2JT, UK
Start times
Saturday, 26 Oct 2019
ELITE Course: TBCA Course: TBCB Course: TBCCombined Course: TBCLONG Score: TBCMEDIUM Score: TBCSHORT Score: TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The OMM Mountain Marathon
ELITE Course
£75 - £90
A Course
£75 - £90
B Course
£75 - £90
Combined Course
Route information
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.
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How to get there
39-41 high streets peterport, Moffat GY1 2JT, UK
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If required we will arrange coach transfers from the nearest main transport hub. Details to follow after the location is announced.
The closest airport is Glasgow.
There are public transport options to within 2 miles of the Event HQ. More details once the location is announced.
If you are looking to car share or offer spaces in your vehicle you can leave a post on the OMM Competitors Facebook page
Parking will be on grass (tractor available in case of rain!)
Car parking is always at a premium at the remote locations we choose for the OMM, so we would ask that you travel at least 2 per vehicle.
If arriving on a coach/minibus then please get in touch with emma@theomm.comExternalLink for details of where to park or drop off.
You are welcome to bring your campervan but please be aware that this will be parked on the parking field (NO facilities, hardstanding or hookups) but the event HQ is only a few 100m’s walk.
There are several accommodation options for Friday and/or Sunday night within a few miles of the event HQ. Book early once the location is announced!
Event day logistics
On the Friday
15:00 Registration and parking opens
16:00 Hot Food (Pasta party)
22:00 Catering closes
23:00 Bar closes
23:00 Registration closes
On Saturday, Race Day 1
06:00 Registration opens
06:00 Catering opens
08:00 All starts open (except short score)*
09:00 Short score start opens*
On Sunday, Race Day 2
Start times from 0700*
13:00 Hot food and bar open
14:00 B, Combined + Short Score prize giving**
15:30 Elite, A, Long + Medium score prize giving**
*Start times allocated prior to event
** Approximate timings for prize giving
For all competitors arriving by coach or public transport, baggage can be left at the Event Centre Information Desk. Please ensure it is labelled with Name and Team number. Bags are left entirely at the owner’s risk and no liability will be accepted by the Organisers in the event of any damage or loss howsoever arising.
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