Date Fri 3rd-13 June 2022 5am from Ben Nevis visitor centre car park (10+ days)
This will be an extremely difficult challenge to complete and I expect only a few finishers.
The approximate total distance will be around 430-450 miles and you should prepare to tackle this in a hard almost self supported style.
It will be classed as a non-stop event (the clock keeps ticking), however you need to treat it like a stage race and get plenty of rest at indoor CP’s. We cannot guarantee support to runners pushing beyond a sensible pace of around 50 miles per day.
Support is limited with one main indoor CP per day and between the main CP’s we will offer a basic water/snack/energy bar stop approximately every 20-25 miles. You should carry money to subsidise this at shops.
Main indoor CP’s will be every 50-65 miles, where you can access one medium sized drop bag.
You will be allowed one hot meal per main CP (something like jacket potato, pasta, soup etc)
Each indoor CP will have a strict cut-off time for ENTRY and EXIT to keep the race moving forward. These closures will not be flexible.
The terrain will mainly be the shortest route between the peaks by road/cycle path, but the first 100 miles will be off-road on the West Highland Way.
Indoor CPS will be at Tyndrum, Milngavie, Beattock, Rosley (Carlisle), Borrowdale, Langdale, Carnforth, Preston, Runcorn, Denbigh then to Snowdon.
You will have mountain safety at Ben Nevis ensuring the correct route.
You will be accompanied by a mountain guide to the summit of Scafell (you will not be allowed to tackle this alone) The climb will be the corridor route from Borrowdale to summit then off eastwards to Langdale.
Snowdon will be the tourist (train route) from Llanberis.
Your journey ends when you return to the base of Snowdon.
We will supply a GPX of the route. This file should be used as a GUIDE ONLY. Other than the climbs, we cannot refine a GPX to be accurate for every twist and turn over this distance. It is YOUR responsibility to check this GPX and guide yourself with the aid of your own maps. We strongly recommend you plan each section and purchase maps such as West Highland Way.
Most of the route will be on paths and roads. You MUST be FULLY visible for the duration of the race with high viz AND front and rear lighting.
You will be instantly eliminated from the event if you are deemed a risk in ANYWAY including visibility, exhaustion, not following near the suggested route.
We CANNOT accept responsibility for your road safety and you MUST adhere to the highway code at all times and not take unnecessary risks.
You MUST get personal insurance for the event. We cannot cover you for this distance.
Registration/briefing/kit check will be in Fort William Thursday late afternoon time TBA at the Alexandra Hotel PH336AZ. *THERE IS NO REGISTRATION ON THE DAY*
Indoor CP approx every 50-60 miles
Water/energy bars/snacks every 20-25 miles
Support team/Mountain guides/safety
Drop bag transport between main CP’s
Hot meal per main CP
Live Track Trail tracking
Bespoke finishers award
Unique chance to officially complete the National Three Peaks on foot