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British Mountain Marathon Calendar

We take a look ahead at the 2021 Mountain Marathon line-up.

GREAT LAKELAND 3 DAY

Event: Great Lakeland 3 Day
Date: 1st – 3rd May 2021
Location: Lake District
More informationwww.greatlakeland3day.com

Overview:The SILVA GL3D™ is an adventurous three-day mountain marathon with a unique, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that attracts both runners and long-distance walkers. Over the years the event has built up a dedicated following of participants who enjoy the challenge of three long, consecutive days in the hills. The start and finish is in the same location so that participants can get maximum enjoyment, with competitor’s overnight kit transported between each camp.

KONG MOUNTAIN MARATHON

Event: Kong Mountain MArathon
Date: 5th – 6th June 2021
Location: Isle of Arran, Scotland
More information: www.kongmountainmarathon.org.uk

Overview:ALL NEW FOR 2021! The Kong Mountain Marathon is designed to test both orienteering and fell running skills in extreme wild country terrain in Scotland over a two day period. Each team of two navigates their way over the Scottish hills aiming to find a series of checkpoints as quickly as they can. Each team has to be self-sufficient and carry all their gear including equipment and food for an overnight camp. None of the courses or the overnight remote campsite location are disclosed until the team actually starts on Day 1. This promises to be an absolute stunner!

SAUNDERS LAKELAND MOUNTAIN MARATHON

Event: 43rd SLMM Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon
Date: 3rd July – 4th July 2021
Location: North West Lake District
More informationwww.slmm.org.uk

Overview: The Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM) is a two-day mountain navigation competition (or race) that is held annually in the Lake District for pairs and experienced solo entrants. The event comprises 8 courses of which 6 are solely for pairs of runners, one is exclusively for solo competitors and one course is open for both pairs and solo entrants. After expertly pivoting to a virtual course in 2020, it will be great to get back out on the fells with this excellently run event.

MOURNE MOUNTAIN MARATHON

Event: 42nd Mourne Mountain Marathon
Date: TBC September 2021
Location: The Mournes, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
More informationwww.mourne2day.com

Overview:The Mourne Mountain Marathon is Ireland’s only two day endurance and navigation event held each year in the beautiful mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland.  It is run entirely on a voluntary and non-profit basis by a team with many years experience of organising and competing in this type of event.

OMM – ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN MARATHON

Event: 53rd OMM Original Mountain Marathon
Date: 30th – 31st October 2021
Location: Argyll & Bute
More informationwww.theomm.com/the-omm/

Overview: The daddy of Mountain Marathons and the one that started it all. The UK’s biggest mountain race has shaped the UK outdoor community for over 50 years. Since 1968 the UK’s greatest running legends, product creators & influential people have stood on the start line. 2020 was the first time in 53 years that the OMM didn’t go ahead so we’re all chomping at the bit to get back out there in the rain and the clag and bog!

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