Welcome to Marmot Dark Mountains

Early-bird entries are now available until the end of June, after which the price increases by £20 per team to the standard entry fee: www.marmot-dark-mountains.com/enter-now The 2017 event was quite extraordinary with its 37% (linear course) completion rate. What will 2018 have in store? There's only one way to find out!

Posted by Marmot Dark Mountains on Day o' the Moon, Month o' showers 3, 2017
Marmot Dark Mountains 2017 ©iancorless.com

Date of next event

27-28th January 2018


The Forest of Bowland

How to enter?

Entries are open!

Visit the event website to find out more

Event Description

Marmot Dark Mountains™ takes the classic two-day mountain marathon format and gives it a dark twist. Rather than two days of running with an overnight camp in between, everything is packed into one winter’s night! The event is renowned for wintry weather and as the supreme mountain navigation challenge.

This challenging event takes place on the last weekend of January each year (27-28th January in 2018) and, like most regular mountain marathons, is a pairs event.

The Event is based on a mountain marathon format with Elite, A, B, C, Long and Short Score courses.

Starting on the Saturday evening, the longest courses set off first for dusk-to-dawn racing. The shorter courses set off later in the evening with the aim of most competitors finishing within an hour or so of each other the following Sunday morning. This makes for an exciting finale as all the competitors converge on the finish as dawn breaks.

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