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One of the toughest in the UK although suitable for all abilities with a generous 8 hour time limit the Bolton Hill Marathon route follows some of the most beautiful trails and Country Roads on the West Pennine Moors taking you up and over Winter Hill, past White Coppice and along the famous Anglezarke Reservoir, past Rivington Pike and Barn and through Barrow Bridge village.

The route has changed from 2015 and is 50% Country road and 50% Trail, It is advisable to carry a map of the course although it will be fully marked. The course is hilly with a total ascent of 3700 feet. It is a lolypop course which starts and finishes in Moss Bank Park. There are 8 feed stations at 4 Mile, 7.5 mile ,9 miles, 12 miles, 14 mile ,17 mile, 18.5 mile and 22 mile. All feed stations are stocked with cup water and with High5 energy gels, Electrolyte, Haribo and Jelly Babies. Some roads along the route have very light traffic so please take extra care on these roads and keep to the pavements when available remembering to give way to all pedestrians.

Bolton Hill Marathon

Bolton, Greater Manchester, GB
1 race

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!.

Hell of A Hill Marathon 5 Day Challenge

Heath Charnock, Lancashire, GB