Sat 15 Jun 2024 Hope Valley, Derbyshire, UK

Montane Summer Spine MRT Challenge South

A non-stop, 108 mile Mountain Rescue Team race along the Pennine Way

  • Sat 15 Jun 2024
Edale, Hope Valley

Montane Summer Spine MRT Challenge South



Age 21 & over

  • 108 miles multi terrain running


New to the Montane Summer Spine Races for 2024 will be the MRT Challenge South. A special edition of the Montane Spine Challenger South and North has been created exclusively for active Mountain Rescue members. It provides the MRTs 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 MRTs provide vehicles and crew along the race route. The MRT Challenge South follows the same 108 mile route and races under the same conditions as the Challenger South. Beginning from Edale, competitors have a time limit of 60 hours to get to the finish line at Hardraw. The race covers a beautiful section of the trail which features the iconic moorland of the Kinder Plateau, numerous National Parks, Malham Cove and Pen-y-Ghent to name a few. This challenging and technical section of the Pennine Way is a physically and psychologically demanding route that requires concentration, good physical fitness, resolve and respect. This is a notoriously difficult event in its own right and should be considered as having a similar degree of difficulty as the Montane Summer Spine.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers


  • Check points


  • Age 21 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online