Montane Spine Race

Is the Montane Spine Race Britain’s most brutal race? It is the longest non-stop foot race in the UK, set against the unforgiving British winter. 268 miles of ice, snow, cold and savage winds. You have 7 days to complete the race from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. Find out for yourself.

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Montane Spine Challenger

The Challenger is a notoriously difficult event in its own right. It’s not just the little brother to the Montane Spine Race, but a serious winter race. 60h for 108 miles may sound like generous time, but believe us and those who have attempted it; it is extremely tough.



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2014 Spine Race Winner, Pavel Paloncý

“In the race description it says, that it is “the most brutal race in Britain” and this probably is the most accurate description you can get. It is brutal.

By its length, because it is a foot race, due to its weather, cold, this all makes it brutal. Despite all these things, the memories I have from this race, are in many respects special and way more positive than “brutal”.”

Read Pavel’s story here


Spine Race Finisher, David Lee

“This was it the last CP. Usual things, shoes off at the door, get drop bag and sort out what is required for the next stage, then get showered and get some food down. Everyone recalled the awful mud lane in the forest, which soaked up so much time and effort just to get through.”

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Spine Racer, Mimi Anderson

“It’s like no other event out there. A brutal course, wet feet, rock climbing, getting lost, sections where there is no path, bogs, marshland, slippery slabs, you name it this race has it, but I absolutely loved the experience.”

Read Mimi’s story here


BSARUWe are happy to announce that the BSARU are the official charity of the Spine Race. Border Search and Rescue Unit provide mountain rescue cover in the south east of Scotland. All members of the team are volunteers who live and work in the local community. They are on call to provide emergency assistance 24/7/365. Border SAR is affiliated to the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland.