A rough guide to Mountain Marathons
1) Enter, Register, START!
Find an event (if pairs only, find a partner too!) - registration typically opens the evening before or the morning of the event - get ready to cross the start line!
'Marathon' is a bit of a red herring - you can choose to run much less or much more (depending on your choice of course)! Expect generally off-trail/off-path terrain and there'll be plenty of (or exclusively) walking involved too.
Checkpoints are revealed after you cross the start line. Spend 5 minutes to plot your route now or do it on the fly? You'll need a map and compass for this bit (and the knowledge of how to use them)!
Pack as light as you are safe & comfortable with (naturally observing mandatory kit requirements). Camps are typically remote. *Marmot Dark Mountains is exempt!
5) Repeat 2+3, FINISH!
Bask in the glory of having been on a true adventure. Many events include a hearty finishers' meal, and the opportunity to chat over where you gained or lost time with fellow competitors. Queue the prize giving.