OMM has released the event location as the Howgills in the north of England on 27/28 October 2012 with online entries closing 1st August.
The event headquarters will be working from Sedburgh School.
This years event returns OMM to an area of stunning natural beauty which is often overshadowed by its better known neighbour, The Lake District. Matt Williams, Event Director said "The terrain allows for a stunning backdrop to what should be a fantastic race with both significant navigational challenges as well as a good hard fitness test. I am incredibly excited about the location."
The event, which is in its 45th year, will have 3000 runners competing within eight different classes presenting the ultimate in self-sufficiency challenges and a great community to share it all with.
The Howgills was last competed across in 1998 and holds a deserved reputation of a tremendously challenging area in which to compete. Its mix of wonderful views and combination of complex terrain make it an ideal location for good competition that will see only the strongest and best skilled teams being in contention to win. The fact that it is just off the M6 motorway also means it is significantly easier to reach than some of the areas that have been used previously.
The competitors will include top adventure racing teams from around the globe such as Team Thule so the standard is expected to be better than ever. Despite this the event continues to attract people from all walks of life and ages who wish to take on the challenge and enjoy it.
The growing community of OMM is helping the expansion of these kinds of activities and with quickly disappearing places on this year's event it is set to continue its growth. Will it be Howling Howgills this year?
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