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The 5th Rab Mountain Marathon - The Rab MM 2011

We are moving our online entry to Fabian4 please use the link below
For venue details go to our Mountain Marathon page or see the News item on our Home Page. **THE EVENT IS NOW FULL AND ENTRIES ARE CLOSED*

Event News

The 5th Rab Mountain Marathon - 24th/25th September 2011

Rab Mountain Marathon latest news - 24/3/11
The official short film of the 2010 NE Lakes event is now released.....take a look......

Rab Mountain Marathon - Offers
Here are some of the offers we have for the event

Rab Mountain Marathon - Event Tee Shirt
They have been printed in limited numbers- first come, first served

Rab Mountain Marathon - 24th/25th September 2011 - Snowdonia
The start location for the 2011 event is announced plus the final entry list is published

Rab Mountain Marathon 2011 update - 10 days to go....
Directions to the event centre and updated event information

Rab Mountain Marathon - 5 days to go - Part 1
The final start list is now up on the website. Please check your entry is correct

Rab Mountain Marathon - 5 days to go - Part 3
The competition area and the ground underfoot. Photographs and litter.

Rab Mountain Marathon - 5 days to go - Part 2
Doctors, camping, parking and food at the venue

2011 Rab Mountain Marathon - Day 1 - race report
Wet Wales to start......then Stunning Snowdonia to finish......

2011 Rab Mountain Marathon - Day 2 - race report
The second part of the race report including blogs, results & photo links.

Event Date

24 September 2011

Event Duration

See entry pack for full details

Last Entry Date

17 September 2011


Bethesda, Gwynedd (click for map)

Event Type

Mountain Marathon

Team Size

1 - 2

Pricing Info

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Sponsored by Rab ( & run under Fell Running Association rules, Dark & White Events are organising the fifth two day mountain marathon. Run along similar lines to the previous very successful events in the Lakes & Howgills, the courses in 2011 will all be planned in a score format - this avoids snakes of runners going from point to point & will consequently test your navigation skills more. There will be a simple rolling start on each day i.e. within the start periods you can set off when you are ready. SPORTident electronic timing will be used. We are inviting entries from solos & teams of two; in addition to runners class options there is also a walkers class for those who want a bit of an easier weekend.

Final event details & directions to the Event Centre will be published on the website 1 month before the event on the Diary of Events page. Final race information will be handed out to entrants upon arrival at registration.

Event Centre/Format

The Event Centre will open from 7pm to 10pm on Friday & 7am to 9.30am on Saturday. Camping will be made available either on site or nearby plus Wilf’s Café will be in attendance at the event over the weekend.

You will be able to register any time from 7.00pm – 10.00pm on the Friday & from 7.00am - 9.00am on Saturday. You can choose your own start time (Day 1 between 9.00am & 10.00am, Day 2 between 7.00am & 9.00am) but please note the Saturday start will be approximately a 30 minute walk from the Event Centre & registration etc will take a some time to sort out (so don’t be late arriving!!). If you have your own dibber you will be allowed to use the rapid registration form/table - all you need do on the morning is to sign-in to confirm that your entry details are correct (letting us know of any team/class/dibber number changes), hand in your kit list form & then clear your SPORTident dibbers before heading to the start.

The event time limits on each day will be: 6hrs Saturday & 5hrs Sunday for the standard course; for the hardier runners there is a longer Elite course of 7hrs on day 1 & 6 hours on day 2. Each checkpoint out on the course will have a specified points value – you will need to consider your ability & aim to collect as many points as possible on each day within the time allowance. If you are late, penalty points will be deducted. Strategy & route planning therefore are as important as fitness. Both days points totals will be combined & overall results produced on this basis.

Each competitor will be issued with a bagged map AT THE START. The map will be either 1:30,000 or 1:40,000 scale & approximate size A3. It will be pre-marked with all controls but not all the controls will be active on each day. The same map will be used on both days so please take care of it. At the start on each day you will be given a control description sheet & a list of the active controls to allow you to plan your strategy/route.

Before the start on the Saturday, you can view a Master Map of the competition area which will give a full overview of the event area being used plus provide details of all rights of way, out of bounds areas, map corrections; the event Master Map will not be over-printed with any control points.

Overnight camp on Saturday night – precise details of this will be given on the control description sheet handed out at the start on Saturday morning. Broad details of the site i.e. whether high/low, isolated etc will be given out in the event details on the website 1 month before the event.

Very Important

Event numbers will be strictly limited - maps are being produced for the event only. Pre-entry is advised. If considering entering late it is vital that you contact us to check there is map available. There will also be an additional £7.50 charge for late entry i.e. early entry saves money!! Closing date for entry – 5 days before or when the event is full.

There is a equipment list & guidance notes here

Competitor classes & other event details can be found here

Finally the event rules can be found here

If in doubt please email us

Event sponsors


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