General information on the MONTANE® Spine® MRT Challenge including dates, application guidance and entry criteria.

Event Dates: 14-16 Jan 2017, Start Time: 1200hrs
Start Location: Edale Village Hall, Map

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The MONTANE® Spine® MRT Challenge is a non-stop, 108 mile race between Edale and Hawes with a time limit of 60hrs. Exactly the same route, rules and conditions as the MONTANE® Spine® Challenger. This race was created in conjunction with active members of the Mountain Rescue teams that support the walkers, runners and public who use the Pennine Way. Participants are raising vital funds for their respective teams so your support is greatly appreciated.

The Pennine Way is one of the most demanding National Trails in Britain, and certainly the most iconic. The trail crosses some of the most beautiful and at times difficult terrain found in England, including; the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall and the Cheviots; finishing at the Scottish Borders.

The MONTANE® Spine® MRT Challenge is open to active volunteers from Mountain Rescue England & Wales and the Scottish Borders. Not only do these individuals volunteer their time, expertise and their own safety; they are prepared to take on one fo the world’s toughest endurance challenges to raise essential funds! They know better than anyone the intensity of the winter weather along the Pennine Way, and we wish them the best of luck.

The MRT Challenge is a gruelling 60hr, non-stop race from Edale to Hawes.

There is very little hand holding on this race. We expect participants to travel with a degree of self-sufficiency and skill which sets this race apart from others. Why? You should never embark on an adventure of this magnitude without the appropriate knowledge and skill to make yourself safe in a time of need. There is nothing more personally reassuring than being secure in your own abilities. That said, we still attach a GPS tracker to you with an emergency button just in case!

In addition to the MONTANE® Spine® Team, crews from MREW will support their colleagues and participants in the MONTANE® Spine® Race & Challenger during the duration of this event.

For media and press enquiries related to this event, please contact:

Matt Torr (Chair, Oldham MRT) Tel: +447779252588 Email: Chair OMRT

If you are an active MREW volunteer please contact Matt Torr for entry requirements and click the Race Documentation link for our Terms and Conditions of Entry.

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