Since its launch in 2007, the event has proved a popular choice with mountain marathon competitors. Its score only format minimises the chance of ‘snakes' of runners all heading to the same control, maximises route choice and offers a more personal mountain marathon experience.
Famously relaxed and welcoming, the fun and friendly atmosphere of the Rab Mountain MarathonTM is epitomised by the lack of prescribed start times, the wide spread of prize categories (including Veteran and Super Veteran) and the opportunity for younger competitors (aged 14+) to participate.
The score courses - choice between Long Score and Short Score - put the competitors in control of how long they spend out each day, and also provide an almost unlimited challenge for the leading elite runners.
This year, the Rab Mountain Marathon will be returning to the Lake District, but in a new area that has never hosted a Mountain Marathon before. Go to http://www.rabmountainmarathon.com/news/2014/08/27/Rab_Mountain_Marathon_2014_Location/ for further details.
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