A non-stop, 160 mile Mountain Rescue Team race along the Pennine Way
Age 21 & over
New to the Montane Summer Spine Races for 2024 will be the MRT Challenge North. A special edition of the Montane Spine Challenger South and North has been created exclusively for active Mountain Rescue members. It provides the MRT an event where team members can compete against each other along the Pennine Way. The creation of the race allows serving members to have their own race and receive a subsidised entry (to cover costs for food and tracker hire) and in return a number of MRT provide vehicles and crew along the race route. The MRT Challenge North follows the same 160 mile route and races under the same conditions as the Challenger North. Beginning from Hardraw in North Yorkshire, competitors have a time limit of 90 hours to get to the finish line at Kirk Yetholm. The trail crosses some of the most beautiful and difficult terrains in Britain including; the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Cheviots; finishing at the Scottish Borders. This race is open to those who wish to test themselves and compete in a truly demanding race.