FIND AS MANY CHECKPOINTS AS YOU CAN AROUND THE GRASMERE FELLS

MOST POINTS WINS

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explore the lakeland trails
Explore stunning trails
explore the lakeland trails
GRASMERE GALLOP TRAIL RACES
A weekend of stunning scenery
A weekend of stunning scenery

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for those who love the outdoors
For those who love the outdoors
an event for everyone
Run, Walk, Explore.......you choose.
Local beer
Local lakeland food and drink
Evening at camp is the best
Evening at camp is the best
Fuel up
Lovingly made healthy food
Relive the day
Relive the day in the huge marquee
camp with family & friends
Camp with family & friends
Camp with friends
Camp with friends
Compete as a team or solo
Compete as a team or solo
kit workshops
Kit workshops
Explore with friends
Explore the Lakeland trails with friends
choose your route
Choose your route
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COMPLETE AS A TEAM OR SOLO

CLIMB THE PEAKS OR STAY IN THE VALLEY – YOU DECIDE!

THE CHALLENGE IN DETAIL

At the startline you will be given a map of the Grasmere trail network with the checkpoints marked on. Each Checkpoint is worth a certain number of points. The challenge for you or your team is to choose a route that visits the most checkpoints & then return to the event centre in the time allowed.

On the Short Course you have up to 5 hours & on the Long Course up to 7 hours to collect as many checkpoints as you can but its up to you if you spend the whole time on the run or head back early for a cool down in the on-site bar. Some teams run hard all day others stop for lunch and taking in the views along the way. It’s up to you!

The team that collects the most points wins!

EVENT DETAILS

OMM Lite Competition Rules and Code of Conduct

We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe weekend whether you are running for fun or in it to win!   To ensure fairness and equality for all participants, it’s necessary to apply rules. These rules, which are set out below will be STRINGENTLY enforced.

Follow the rules – everyone has a great weekend.
Don’t follow the rules – be automatically disqualified from the current event and potentially banned from future events.

1. THE GOLDEN RULE – Once registered, competitors must report to the Event HQ at the end of each day and download by 17:00 hours whether they have completed the course or not.  If this is not done the team is deemed missing and will be searched for!

2.  Age limitsU18s in a team only with a combined min. age 35yrs.  Minimum age is 14yrs old.  U14 and feel you have enough experience to compete?  Parent/guardian contact emma@theomm.com.     Any competitor under the age of 18 not in a team with their parent/guardian must complete a parental consent form.

3. Teams.  Teams of 2 (or 3 – contact emma@theomm.com) are allowed if not running solo.  Teams must stay close enough to be able to talk to each other.   All team members must visit each control site together carrying all their equipment.   If one member of the team cannot continue (e.g. injured/exhausted) the other team member must ensure that they get safely back to the Event HQ, the 2nd team member may then be able to continue as a solo.

3.  Emergencies – If you have a medical emergency you should call 999 where possible, for more minor issues or if you need to retire you must contact Event HQ on the emergency number provided on the map.   If you come across an injured competitor you should assist in any way you can, please inform us on your return and we will ensure that a time adjustment is made where necessary.

4. Navigation – Solo competitors and at least one in each team must be able to read a map using a compass, without the aid of GPS devices.

5.  Mobile phones/GPS – You must carry a fully charged mobile phone for use in an emergency and you may also wear or carry a GPS device (i.e. watch) to track your run/ride (for your use after the event) but these must not be used for navigation.  We rely on the integrity of our competitors to follow this rule – unless we remove all electronic devices from every competitor there is no other way for us to enforce this.

7.  Routes – This is NOT an open access event.  All competitors must keep to public or permissive rights of way (as per event map). Out of Bounds areas and compulsory crossing points are also marked on the event map and must be respected.

8. Kit – Competitors must carry or wear the equipment and clothing on the official kit list. This is the absolute minimum for safety. Kit checks may be carried out by race officials at any time.

9. Conduct.  Competitors who, in the opinion of the organisers, act in such a way to bring the event into disrepute or unnecessarily endanger other competitors or race officials will be disqualified and may be banned.

Event Site Rules

10.  Dogs – Well behaved dogs are welcome but are NOT allowed to accompany competitors on the course or be inside the Event HQ Marquee or be left unaccompanied in tents/cars.  They should be kept on a lead at all times.

11.  Fires – No open fires or charcoal BBQs permitted at the Event HQ/camping field.

12.  Noise – No private generators or sound systems. No unnecessary noise after 11pm.

13.  Illegal drugs – Illegal drug use will not be tolerated at the OMM Festival. Please do not bring and/or take drugs.  Any drug use will be reported to the police.

14.  U18s. Children must be accompanied by a suitable and responsible adult guardian.  The guardian is responsible for the welfare of the child.

EVENT HQ LOCATION

We’re delighted to be having this year’s OMM Lite back in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

The Show Field
Stock Lane
Grasmere
LA22 9SL

Access to parking, camping and the Event Centre opens at 3pm on Friday and will be clearly signposted.  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE THIS TIME.  Parking closes at 1030pm , if you arrive after this time please follow the instruction posted on the gate.  Parking opens again at 7am on Saturday morning.

Our friendly volunteers will meet you on arrival and show you where to park (parking is included in your entry).

Camping or arriving in a vehicle you will be sleeping in?  You must also read the section below ‘Camping, Campervans and accommodation’

HOW TO GET THERE

By Car. 

The Event HQ is located just off the A591 at Grasmere.

By Public Transport.

The nearest train station is Windermere approx 10 miles from Grasmere.    From here you can travel by taxi or bus to Grasmere.

Link to national rail timetables here

Link to bus timetables here

REGISTRATION AREA

You should complete the online registration form before arriving at the Event.

Desks open from 15:00 to 22:00 on Friday and from 07:00 to approx 09:30 on Saturday and Sunday

  • Queries Desk.   For any last minute changes to your team.
  • Timing Tag Collection Desks.  Hire of timing cards is included in your entry.   You must have completed online registration BEFORE arriving at the event.   Teams should register together.   Collecting Sat am? Arrive early to ensure you don’t miss your start window (start times were emailed to all competitors on 13 May 22).   There is no kit check at registration.
  • Safety Trackers.  This year we are trialling safety trackers which will be attached to you shoulder strap – please bring your bag to registration (only 1 per team required).  
  • Car Key Drop-off.  Keys can be dropped off at the registration area.
  • Baggage Drop.   Travelled by public transport?  We can store your baggage.

[We will do our utmost to look after your keys and baggage but cannot not be held responsible for any loss or damage]

EACH COMPETITOR MUST WEAR OR CARRY THE FOLLOWING:

OMM LITE

  • Taped seams waterproof jacket (with hood) and trousers
  • Clothing suitable for mountain running and walking
  • warm layer top
  • Hat (this can be a buff) and gloves
  • Footwear suitable for trail use
  • Whistle & Compass
  • Map (as supplied)
  • First aid equipment
  • Emergency food (this is something to keep you going in an emergency – you must have these when you finish) 
  • Water carrying capability
  • Fully charged mobile phone

This list should be seen as a minimum requirement only. Check the weather forecast, use any previous experience and sound judgement for the kit you should be wearing and carrying for a day in the mountains/hills.  The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any competitors who, in their opinion, do not have the necessary kit to cope in an emergency situation.

Any decisions to reduce the amount of kit you need to carry (e.g. in exceptionally warm weather) will be posted at Registration and on the information board on the morning of the event.

You do not need to bring all your kit to registration for checking, however random kit checks may be carried out at any point during the event.

Is camping included in my entry fee?  One tent OR campervan OR caravan pitch per competitor (for Friday and Saturday night) is included in the entry fee for 2 day OMM entries.  This is on a 1st come 1st served basis as space is limited.  Pitches should be booked on the entry form.  If you are competing for a single day in the OMM Lite, entering the Grasmere Gallop races or need an extra pitch for friends/family supporting you they can be booked here for a small additional fee of £10 per person (U18s free) for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) 

Can we bring campervans, motorhomes or caravans?  Yes.  Be aware that you may be parked on grass and there are no electric hook ups.  Space is limited (particularly for larger vans) so book early.

What time does camping/parking open and close?  Camping and parking open at 15:00 on Friday and close at 18:00 on Sunday (we are not able to offer camping on Sunday night).   You will be met by our friendly volunteer marshals who will guide you to your parking and/or camping space.  Please follow their instructions.  If you arrive after 22:30 on Friday you should follow the instructions posted on the main entrance gate.

What is the camping are like?  The Showfield at Grasmere is grassy and mainly flat.   This is a ‘pop-up’ campsite, we provide water, portaloos and hand sanitizer (and amazing views!).  Please don’t expect indoor toilets, showers, sinks, pot wash area or hairdryers!

Can I park next to my tent?   Smaller tents – yes.  If you have a larger tent or want to camp in a group you will be parked no more than about 50-100m away.  To keep the camping area safe, once you have parked up for the weekend, we ask you not to move your vehicle.

Can we camp or have our campervans in a group?  We recommend you arrive at the same time if you want to stay in a group.   It is not possible to reserve spaces.   Be aware that motorhomes over 6m are in a separate area (no tents).   Space dependent, it may be possible to camp next to a campervan under 6m.   Wherever you camp or park it’s unlikely you’ll be more than 200m from your family or friends!

Can we stay off site?  Yes, if you’d like to sleep in a little more luxury then you are welcome to stay in one of the many B&Bs or hotels in the area.  Lots more information here. 

EVENT SITE RULES

Dogs – Well behaved dogs are welcome but are NOT allowed to accompany competitors on the course or be inside the Event Marquee or be left unaccompanied in tents/cars.  They should be kept on a lead at all times.

Fires – No open fires or charcoal BBQs permitted at the Event HQ/camping field.

Noise – No private generators or sound systems.  No unnecessary noise after 11pm.

Illegal drugs – Illegal drug use will not be tolerated at the OMM Festival. Please do not bring and/or take drugs.  Any drug use will be reported to the police.

U18s. Children must be accompanied by a suitable and responsible adult guardian.  The guardian is responsible for the welfare of the child.

WHO CAN ENTER

Solos and teams of two (or three – contact emma@theomm.com).  U18s in a team only with a combined min. age 35yrs. Minimum age is 14yrs old. But if you are U14 and feel you have enough experience to compete ask your parent/guardian contact emma@theomm.com.    We recommend the Short Course for younger competitors.

THE START

Head to the start line within your allocated start time window which will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the event.   You will be given any final information before being asked to ‘dib’ your timing tag in the START box.  Your time will begin and you will then be given your map, showing all the checkpoint locations available for that day and how many points they are worth.  You then move away from the start line and plan your route.

WHAT TO DO AT EACH CHECKPOINT

Each checkpoint will have the standard orienteering orange and white sign with control box attached to it.   Your timing tag (this is included in your entry fee and attached to your wrist) should be placed into the hole in the control box to register you have visited the location; it will bleep and flash to confirm that this has been successful.

In the unlikely event that the control box doesn’t work, please record your visit writing down the 3 letters shown on the control box (you can also take a photo if easier) and report this when you download at the finish so your score can be updated.

THE FINISH

If you are in a team you must finish together.  After finishing all competitors must go straight to the download desk where you will be given a print out showing the controls you visited with points and split times.  Make sure to keep your tag on overnight on Saturday to use on the second day.   At the finish on Sunday follow the same procedure, your SI timing tag will be removed.   You can then make your way to catering, show them your results printout and you will be given some well deserved hot food and drink!

SI-TAG AND SAFETY

The timing tag will be attached loosely to your wrist at registration.  This must remain attached all weekend and will be removed either when you finish or if you retire by event officials  at the Event centre.

As well as for timing your tag has an important safety role – it’s how we can confirm who is still out on the course.  Because of this all tags MUST be downloaded on Saturday and returned to the event centre by 17:00 on Sunday before you leave the area.

Missing tag = Missing person = Search party.

If you retire you must inform Event HQ as soon as possible (emergency numbers are on the map) and return your timing tag.  If you think you are going to be more than 30 mins late please inform Event HQ via the number on your map.

You will quickly get used to having the tag on your wrist. Wrists do swell during exercise and providing it has been attached loosely; you will hardly notice that you are wearing it overnight. If you lose, break or take a tag home with you the charge will be £30.00.  The use of your own SI-tag is not allowed.

THE COURSES

OMM Lite competitors will be given a map at the start line, on it are all the checkpoint locations available for that day and how many points they are worth.   The aim is to collect as many points as you can in the time allowed.

Long Course – Saturday 7 hours, Sunday 5 hours

Short Course – Saturday 5 hours, Sunday 4 hours

You do not have to stay out on the course for the whole time – you choose when you finish.   But if you go over the time allowed penalty point will be accrued as follows:

1 to 5 minutes late – lose 1 point per minute
5 to 10 minutes late – lose 2 points per minute
10 to 15 minutes late – lose 5 points per minute
15 to 30 minutes late – lose 10 points per minute
Over 30 minutes late – lose all points

If you manage to clear the course (i.e. visit every checkpoint) you will be awarded 2 bonus points per minute remaining of your time allowed.

We will be using Ordnance Survey 1:25000 maps

Example Map:

We have a full range of extra activities for you and/or your family and friends to take part in over the weekend.

Remember Saturday’s Teddy Dash is open to teddies of all ages accompanied by children aged 5 or under, just pop along and enter on the day! And there will be Face Painting available all weekend!

Fri 27 May 22

19:45

Q & A – Kit for Mountain Marathons
£Free

Do you want to run a mountain marathon but don’t know what kit you need? Rebecca from Peak Confidence will go through the kit needed for the OMM, what you probably already have, what you might need to get, what is essential and what is a luxury extra.

Rebecca from Peak Confidence
20:30
Q & A – How to train for your 1st Ultra
£Free

Choosing your first race/ putting together a training plan/kit choice/fuelling strategies.   This is your chance to ask the expert all those questions!

Mags May from Play in the Wild

Sat 28 May 22

10:00-12:00
Trail Running Workshop
£15.00 Book Here

This trail running workshop is designed to get you trail ready with a focus on specific areas of technique, fuelling, preparing for races and kit.  These workshops are vital for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned runner or new to trail running, you can educate yourself further so your time on the trails is even more fun.

We work on key areas like; uphill and downhill technique, how to run efficiently, power hiking technique, when and how to work your nutrition and what kit is best for various terrain. This will support you with becoming stronger on the trails and understanding how to work in races and training runs.

We will get to explore the trails around Grasmere so you can put your technique into practice, the distance will be between 5-8km – this is not a full run as we will be stopping to talk and work on technique, please be mindful this is a workshop and an opportunity to learn and practice.

Max of 12

Mags May and team from Play in the Wild
10:00-13:00
Navigation Workshop
£15 – Book Here

A hands on workshop introducing you to navigation techniques for mountain marathons and self navigation races.

In the workshop Rebecca will go through the types of map you’re likely to encounter, cover the skills you need to navigate successfully including some tricks to get ahead of other competitors, then you will have the opportunity to put this all into practice in the local area

max of 10

Rebecca from Peak Confidence

From 14:00
Yoga Sessions
£4.00 – Payable on the day

From 2 pm on Saturday, LK Yoga will be hosting a number of 30 minute drop in yoga sessions for £4 a person. LK Yoga mats will be available to hire at a small additional charge or feel free to bring your own along.

Each session will be suitable for all abilities and ages, just join in with as much or as little as you would like!

Lara from LK Yoga
20:00
Q & A – Marathons and beyond…
£Free

The inspirational Kate Jayden!  What it really means to be an endurance athlete. Setting and achieving your goals, from training to racing.

Kate will be finishing 100 marathons in 100 days on 9 Apr 22 (an official Guinness World Record)!

Kate Jayden Endurance Athlete and World record breaker

Sun 29 May 22

09:30-11:00
or
12:00-13:30
Nordic Walking for the fells – Taster Session
£15.00 Book Here

When, how and the most efficient way to use Nordic Walking poles in the fells.

Join our 90 minute session introducing you to the very basics, understanding the magic of the nordic straps and understanding how the magic comes from your own core and the power of the poles… all with a relaxed arm swing and powerful push off through the poles tips and your own toes!  There will be a introduction to the basic techniques, and a demo of using poles for propulsion uphill in the fells and protection of the knees for the downhills too.   Walking reduces the pressure off your lower limb joints by up to 40% with the correct techniques.

With efficiency and etiquette – yep, say goodbye to those poles flying everywhere and not really knowing where to put them, plant them and ‘do I really use them like crutches’?

But how does it work…. Why not sign up to this introductory session to find out more!

A selection of demo Leki Nordic Walking and Running Poles are provided for this session.

Poles are available to purchase on our stand too, we will measure your optimum pole length on your session too and discuss which poles and why too.

The ideal footwear for Nordic Walking is a trail shoe with a good grip in which you can roll your foot, walking boots are also suitable.

This session is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Max of 12

Nicola Sproson from WALKX
10:00-12:00
Women’s Specific Trail Running Workshop
£15.00 – Book Here

This women’s specific workshop is focused on bringing females onto the trails to build confidence and to support and empower one another through their physical endeavours. This session is designed to get you trail ready with building confidence when out alone, how to route plan, how to train around your physiology and how to include specific training qualities like strength work, supplements and recovery methods.

We will discuss how your menstrual cycle effects your time out on the trails, how to keep the motivation, how to keep your body strong through increasing bone density and on key areas of running technique. We will also learn how to run efficiently, how power hiking technique makes you more efficient and when fuelling is key on your training days.

We will discuss all the above in a Q&A style workshop before heading out to explore the trails around Grasmere, where you can put your technique into practice, the distance will be between 5-8km – this is not a full run as we will be stopping to talk and work on technique, please be mindful this is a workshop and an opportunity to learn and practice.

Max of 12

Mags May and the team from Play in the Wild
12:30
Q & A – How to train as a female
£Free

Working with your physiology, building confidence on the trails/safety/route planning/ how to balance work, life, family time.

Mags May from Play in the Wild
13:15
Q & A – Training for Personal Challenges
£Free

Mags will offer advice and guidance on how she trained/prepared/completed her Everest Challenge last year

Mags May from Play in the Wild
  • In a medical emergency – call 999 where possible (ask for mountain rescue)
  • Minor accident/injury – call Event HQ when possible (number on map)
  • You should give assistance to other injured competitors – inform event HQ on your return and we will adjust your finish time if necessary.
  • Retiring – you must make contact with Event HQ in person where possible or by phone.  Do not contact the emergency services unless in a genuine 999 situation.
  • Never allow the pressure of competition to override your judgement.  The decision to start the event is yours and the decision to pull out must be yours.
  • Teams – if you are running in a team be sure to check each other for temperature related medical conditions.   In an emergency, stay with your partner to assist them whenever possible unless  circumstances dictate you must leave to get help (i.e. no mobile signal).
  • Finish and download – It is your responsibility to get back to the Event HQ finish line and download your timing card to let the event organisers know you are safe.   If you have not checked in by 17:00hrs,  a search by the relevant emergency services will be instigated.

Please read on for some useful articles on safety out on the trails:

999 by Text – Register for this important service before the OMM.  It allows you to contact 999 by text – very important when you may only have a week phone signal that does not allow for clear speech.  You must register BEFORE you need to use the service – it’s quick and easy.  Click here

Guide to calling in the Mountain Rescue

First on the Scene of an Accident? – a useful guide from the FRA

Hypothermia – Don’t get too cold!  How to avoid it and what to do if you get it

Hyperthermia – Don’t get too hot! How to avoid it and what to do if you get it

River Crossings – Top tips from the BMC if a river crossing is unavoidable

Ticks and Lymes Disease – All you need to know about Ticks the little blighters!

Taking Care Around Cows – Just in case you encounter cattle or other livestock

  • In a medical emergency – call 999 where possible (ask for mountain rescue)
  • Minor accident/injury – call Event HQ when possible (number on map)
  • You should give assistance to other injured competitors – inform event HQ on your return and we will adjust your finish time if necessary.
  • Retiring – you must make contact with Event HQ in person where possible or by phone.  Do not contact the emergency services unless in a genuine 999 situation.
  • Never allow the pressure of competition to override your judgement.  The decision to start the event is yours and the decision to pull out must be yours.
  • Teams – if you are running in a team be sure to check each other for temperature related medical conditions.   In an emergency, stay with your partner to assist them whenever possible unless  circumstances dictate you must leave to get help (i.e. no mobile signal).
  • Finish and download – It is your responsibility to get back to the Event HQ finish line and download your timing card to let the event organisers know you are safe.   If you have not checked in by 17:00hrs,  a search by the relevant emergency services will be instigated.

Please read on for some useful articles on safety out on the trails:

999 by Text – Register for this important service before the OMM.  It allows you to contact 999 by text – very important when you may only have a week phone signal that does not allow for clear speech.  You must register BEFORE you need to use the service – it’s quick and easy.  Click here

Guide to calling in the Mountain Rescue

First on the Scene of an Accident? – a useful guide from the FRA

Hypothermia – Don’t get too cold!  How to avoid it and what to do if you get it

Hyperthermia – Don’t get too hot! How to avoid it and what to do if you get it

River Crossings – Top tips from the BMC if a river crossing is unavoidable

Ticks and Lymes Disease – All you need to know about Ticks the little blighters!

Taking Care Around Cows – Just in case you encounter cattle or other livestock

FOOD AND DRINK

The team from Barrett Events will be returning to this years OMM Festival with a wide selection of food and a bar.  Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be on offer.  Here’s the menu (which includes opening times) to get your taste buds going!  

All OMM Lite competitors have a hot meal and drink included in their entry fee which can be picked up from Barrett Event Catering in the main marquee after you finish on Sunday (Saturday for those competing on Saturday only).   If you have a serious allergy or concern please email barrettbarsandkitchens@gmail.com prior to the event.

We are also welcoming Joey’s Cafe to the OMM Festival.  Joey’s Café specialises in serving fresh, locally roasted espresso based coffees, as well as divine hot chocolate and spiced chai and the biggest selection of teas you could imagine. Their menu (coming soon!) celebrates local, hearty, sustainable food.

 

Joseph’s Ice Cream Van

We’ve ordered sunshine again for this year!  Joseph’s ice cream van will be happy to provide you with something ice cold!

We try hard to encourage recycling and sustainability and to this end a deposit of £1.50 for a reusable pint pot is now required when purchasing drinks from the bar. 

Please note that all rubbish placed in the on-site skip is recycled by the hire company so that the minimal amount is sent to landfill.

We are very pleased to have Carl and the team from Momentum Sports Injury Clinic, at the 2022 OMM Festival.  They will be available throughout the weekend for physio appointments including sports massage.  £20 for 20 minutes.

The OMM Lite is a not for profit adventure race and the purpose of the awards is to recognise outstanding achievement.  Only the 2 day OMM Lite (both long and short courses) are awarded prizes.   Teams and solo competitors compete for the same awards. 

We will award prizes* for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each of the following categories:

  • Overall
  • Female
  • Mixed
  • Family Team
  • Veteran
  • Special recognition

*As recognition of achievement an OMM Voucher (£30) will be given to all prize winners)

Family Team.  Consists of close family members from different generations one of whom must be under 18.

Veterans Handicap.  We are introducing a Veterans Handicap (as per the October OMM):

The calculation of the handicap was changed for 2018 following competitor feedback; now only the age of the older team member is considered, and woman are given an additional handicap equivalent to 10 years.

This is how the percentage handicap will be calculated:

  • A team is eligible for a handicap if both members are 45 or older on the Saturday of the event. This applies to both men and women.
  • To calculate the handicap, ten years is added to the age of women and then the greater of the team’s two ages is used as the handicap age.
  • The handicap percentage is then calculated as 1% for every year over 45.
  • Here are some examples:
  • A team of two men aged 50 and 55 has a 10% handicap.
  • A team of a man aged 55 and a woman aged 50 has a 15% handicap.
  • A team of a man aged 55 and a woman aged 44 is NOT eligible.
  • A team of two men aged 40 and 70 is NOT eligible.

This is how the percentage handicap is used:

  • For a linear course the total time over the two days is reduced by the handicap percentage.
  • For score courses the total points score over the two days is increased by the handicap percentage. If the total points score over the two days is negative, no adjustment is made.
  • Here are some examples:
  • If the total time over two days on a linear class is 8 hours 30 minutes and the handicap is 10%, the time used for veteran results is 7 hours 39 minutes.
  • If the total score over two days on a score course is 800 points and the handicap is 20%, the score used for veteran results is 960 points.

OMM Special Recognition Award.  If you know of someone taking part in the OMM Lite that deserves special recognition please get in touch with Stuart the Event Director (stuart@theomm.com).

Key Times for OMM Festival/Grasmere Gallop

Friday 

15:00               Registration, parking and camping opens
16:00               Food and bar available
19:45               Free Q&A – Kit for Mountain Marathons*
20:30               Free Q&A – How to train for your first ultra*
21:00               Catering Closes
22:00               Registration Closes
22:30               Parking closes (let arrivals follow instructions on gate)
22:30               Bar Closes

Saturday 

07:00               Registration opens
07:00               Food and drink available
08:00 – 11:00 OMM Lite Starts
10:00-12:00    Trail Running Workshop*
10:00-13:00    Navigation Workshop*
11:00                 Grasmere Gallop Trail races – warmup, brief and walk to start
11:30               Grasmere Gallop Trail races – Start
12:00              Teddy Dash!

12:00                 Food and bar available
13:30                 Grasmere Gallop prize giving (approx. timing)
14:00 onwards Yoga sessions
20:00                Free Q & A – Marathons and Beyond… *
21:00                 Catering closes
23:00                Bar closes

Sunday

06:30              Registration open
07:00               Food and drink available
07:30 10:30  OMM Lite Starts
08:00             Grasmere Gallop Marathon Start.
09:30-11:00    Nordic Walking Taster Session*
10:00-12:00    Women’s specific trail running workshop*
12:00-13:30     Nordic Walking Taster Session*
12:30                 Free Q&A – How to train as a female*
13:15                  Free Q&A – Training for personal challenges*
14:30               OMM Lite/Grasmere Gallop Marathon Prize giving (approx. timings)
16:00                 Catering closes
18:00                 Event site closes

*for more information and for pre-booking of workshops see ‘Talks, Workshops and other activities’ section above.

ENTRIES CLOSE ON WED 11 MAY OR BEFORE THEN IF ENTRIES SELL OUT (NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY)
NAME AND COURSE CHANGES

Up to 11th May 2022.  Changes to any of your entry details and to the course you have entered can be made by emailing emma@theomm.com

After 11th May 2021. Changes to any of your entry details and to the course you have entered can be made at registration.

CANCELLATION OR DEFERMENT OF ENTRIES

For any cancellations received up to 1 April 2021, a refund (minus 10% admin fee) is made.

AFTER THIS DATE WE CANNOT OFFER A REFUND OR TRANSFER/DEFER YOUR ENTRY

At this point we have already paid for your entry.  The event is run on a not for profit basis and one of the ways of keeping the costs low is to agree numbers as far in advance of the event as possible, hence why it usually becomes more expensive to enter as we get closer to the event.

COVID-19 ADDITION TO REFUND POLICY 

If we have to cancel the event due to COVID-19 we will offer each competitor the following options:   

  1. Exchange your entry fee for a voucher to the value of your entry to use on a subsequent event entry or OMM product. 
  2. Full refund on your entry. No fees.  

If you are unable to attend the event due to COVID-19 Government mandated restrictions beyond your control  we will offer you option 1. above.   

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Read our T & Cs here.

OMM EVENT TEAM AND CONTACTS

The emergency OMM Lite contact number will be available prior to the event.

The organisation of the competition is conducted by a small army of unpaid volunteer helpers drawn from a wide variety of clubs and organisations, including the many faithful stalwarts who help out every year and without whose experience it would not be possible to conduct such an event.  These teams of volunteers allow us to keep the entry fees as low as possible to benefit you.

The officials listed are the principal organisers and team leaders:-

Event Director: Stuart Hamilton stuart@theomm.com

Event Coordinator : Emma Gill emma@theomm.com

Race Planners: Sam and Graham Atkinson

Event catering: Matt and Fi, Barrett Events & Joeys Cafe

Infrastructure & logistics: Simon Peers and team.

Car Parking: Ryan Greenwood and team

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES

Entry into the event
Friday night camping pitch*
Saturday night camping pitch*
SPORTident timing chips
Event photographs
Bespoke OMM LITE maps
Hot meal after the event
Free parking at event centre

£50pp for 1 day*
£85pp for 2 days

*Single day and Grasmere Gallop entries do not include camping
Pitches available on a first come first served basis

OMM Festival is a not for profit event

All funds raised from ticket sales will be spent on the event and any profit will be donated to our chosen charities.