Welcome To The Toughest 5 Consecutive Marathons in 5 Days in the World
Hell Of A Hill Marathon
Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th November 2016
(9am Start Each Day)
(Voted the best race in the UK in November's Runners World)
2016 Entry Now Open!!
(50x 5 Day Places + 20 Single Day Places Each Day)
Congratulations to all 29 Hell of a Hill 5 in 5 Finishers 2015
(Above shows the 2015 5 in 5 Finishers at the Award Presentation on Sunday)
The New Hell of a Hill Medals (5 to Collect)
(Both Designs Available for 2015)
Merchandise is now is stock from our ebay shop, you can also purchase these at Race Hq on the day of your marathon. Hoodies priced at £20, Tech Shirts Long/Short Sleeve £10, Cotton Shirts £8, Mugs £8 and Beanie Hats £6.
Hell of A Hill Marathon Video
2015 Movie Clip
James MacKeddie Video on Conquering The 5 in 5 2014
6,000 foot Plus of Elevation Gain Each Day!
26.2 Miles of Tough Stone and muddy Trail Running Route in Cold Winter Months!
8 Laps over the Mighty Rivington Pike Each Day!
2,416 Steps Each Day!
9 Hour Time Limit Each Day!
(All Above Are Approximate)
Enter 5 of the Toughest UK Consecutive Official Marathons and Become A Hall of Fame Member!
Your Entry Fee Includes
A Unique Hell Of A Hill Medal Each Marathon Completed (Different each day)
Free Energy Gels/Electrolyte Drink
Free Hot Snacks in our Huge Heated Marquee After The Race
Free Cold Snacks throughout The Event
Own Runner Drinks and Bags Transported to Feed Station Each Marathon
Free Car Parking at Race HQ
Toilet/Shower and Changing Facilities at Race HQ
Additional Award for all 5 Day Marathon Runners
Fully Supported Marathon
Fully Marked Course
Click Here To View Newspaper Reviews of the Events
You don't have to be a fast or elite athlete to enter, you do need the ability to get round the toughest marathon course within a 9 hour time limit either once or a massive 5 consecutive times and conquer the hill. For the runners it is set to be 5 days of mental and physical hell but the rewards for finishing will last a life time!
5 Day Event: £160 Affiliated £170 Un-Affiliated
Single Day Entry £32 Affiliated £34 Un-Affiliated
(All entries will open 15th December 2015, we will accept transfers of numbers up to 1st October 2016, no deferrals and no refunds!)
Click Here To Enter Saturday (Full)
Click Here To Enter Sunday (Full)
Have You Got What It Takes?
Hell of a Hill Marathon is arguably the toughest 26.2 miles in the UK and welcomes only the toughest runners who dare take on such a challenge to conquer the hill for either 1 or 5 consecutive days of pure pain. The mighty hell of a hill (Rivington Pike) stands 1,191 feet tall on the West Pennine Moorland with runners who run the 5 days having to pass over the summit a massive 40 times to complete the challenge of a lifetime. Some come just for a personal goal, others come to raise huge amounts of money for charity but they all will surly never forget their 5 days of Hell.
5 Day Course Records
|Fastest Male Marathon||Rick Vercoe (100 Marathon Club)||Day 1- 2013||3:56:41|
|Fastest Female Marathon||Day 2-2015||5:26:18|
|Oldest 5 Day Finisher||David Brady (100 Marathon Ireland)||Age 63-2013||29:22:21|
|Fastest 5 Day Consecutive Time Male||Rick Vercoe (100 Marathon Club)||2013||20:03:59|
|Fastest 5 Day Consecutive Time Female||Cecily Shepherd (Kendal AAC)||2015||28:16:33|
|Youngest 5 Day Finisher||Fiona MacSweeney (Prestwich AC)||Age 24 -2013||37:10:42|
Single Day Course Records
|Fastest Male Marathon||Mark Ryall (Marshall Milton keynes)||Day 5 2014||3:51:20|
|Fastest Female Marathon||Catherine O'Dwyer (Bolton Harriers)||Day 5 2013||4:25:13|
(Transfers available until 1st October 2016, No Deferrals and No Refunds!)
15 minutes- £10
It is advisable that spectators watch and support from Lower house Car Park at the Feed Station and Loop section of the course, you can also see the runners set off each day and finish at Wilcocks Caravan Site.
We have a shop at Race HQ from Foot Traffic if you need any footwear/running kit during the event (Footwear can be ordered normally and delivered by them next morning).
Please remember from 3pm each day of the marathon it is mandatory to have a head torch!!
Bring some spare warm dry clothes in a bag to change into (the bag can be left at race HQ/at the water station, please don’t forget to label all bags/clothing and nutrition)
The Hill can be extremely windy and cold, please dress sensibly as the conditions can be extreme at this time of year and change within minutes (in 2014 we had 70mph winds on the top of the Pike).
Waterproof clothing (can be stored at race HQ/water station)
(Feeder Station Below)
Recce Morning to be announced
There will now be a recce morning meeting 11 am at Lower House Car Park (off Sheep House Lane),Rivington, Bolton BL6 7S? (signposted from sheep house lane lower house car park). We will have time for a chat and if you feel up for it will jog around the 3.1 mile loop as a group.