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Montane Spine Race

Quick facts

Location Edale, United Kingdom

Distance Ultra marathon - 429km

About Montane Spine Race

The Pennine Way is a National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland. The trail runs 267 miles (429 km) from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border. The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the "backbone of England".

The MONTANE® Spine® Race is a 268 mile, non-stop, uncompromising winter challenge encompassing the entire Pennine Way. Widely recognised as one of the most demanding National Trails in Britain. The Pennine Way crosses some of the most beautiful and, at times difficult terrain found in England, including; the Peak District, Cheviots, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park, finishing on the Scottish Borders. It’s not just the conditions that are against you, your own body could become your worst enemy with tiredness, fatigue, sleep deprivation, exposure and the general pains of wear and tear playing havoc with your performance. To finish you must be prepared and willing to push yourself harder than ever before.


Montane Spine Race

  • 431.30312km

Montane Spine Challenger

  • 173.80872km


Aid Stations

There are 5 main checkpoints (CPs) along the route where hot food, drinks, snacks, medical attention and resupply are available. In addition to these we also utilise a series of smaller stopping points available such as Malham Tarn, Dufton and Forest View (Byrness).

Equipment Storage

Drop Bags available at CP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & Finish.

Maximum Time

7 Days

Montane Spine Race Route Map

Montane Spine Race Route Map





Kirk Yetholm





Yorkshire Dales 

Northumberland National Park

Pennine Hills

Pennine Way


The race starts at the beginning of the Pennine Way in Edale and finishes at the end of the trail at Kirk Yetholm. Expect to race through extreme weather, deep snow, ice, mud, bogs, strong winds and rain in a gruelling non-stop, 7 day race from Edale to Kirk Yetholm.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.