What is the Spine Race?
The Spine is Britain’s most brutal race. The longest, coldest and most demanding mountain marathon in Britain. 268 miles of ice, snow, cold and savage winds. Competitors have 7 days to complete the race. For more information click the link below.
Are you ready for the challenge?
There are currently 2 race distances the 108 mile, 60 hour Spine Challenger and the 268 mile, 7 day Spine Race. Entries close at midnight 1 November 2013 (GMT). For more information about applying, click the button below.
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We 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.
“I think I may have underestimated the race, terrain, conditions underfoot, the long hours of darkness; 15 LONG HOURS OF DARKNESS! Even navigation proved to be a real test over certain sections and particularly at night. ‘Brutal’ is one very appropriate word for the Race.”
“The support from everyone involved was amazing and very personal which helped. Experience of having raced multi day and 100 mile races is essential as you then know how your body reacts to situations. I think people who enter this event are already half way there as they have something about them which is driving them towards a challenge, and I think it’s this same thing which pushes you when it gets tough.”
“Other Ultras I have done before have been much more about the running, this felt like proper wilderness stuff. The solitude and the vastness of the landscape, literally as the field thinned out civilization seemed to be left behind on the later stages. ”