Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AW, UK


WANT TO LEARN TO NAVIGATE BETTER - Mountain training hill skills courseS

Navigation training by Ian Winterburn - CLICK HERE

start venue



Registration is at the Tebay Sports & Social club, Church Street, Tebay, Penrith, CA10 3SP in the Lake District.  Look out for white and black Kong directional signs on the day. Registration opens at 7:30 am and closes at 10:30 am. You need to select a start time in SI Entries to enable social distancing at the start. Try to arrive at least 30 mins before you chosen start time. At the start you will be given a map and a control description / value sheet. 

We have arranged parking nearby locally at postcode CA10 3XR. The cost of parking is £3 per car - please bring exact change. Please DO NOT PARK in the village. Please follow instructions from our marshals. 

  • Sorry no dogs for this race 

  • Navigational skills are required for this event. GPS watches are allowed as route tracker devices, but not to check distance, altitude or to navigate. Best to be kept in your rug sack. A barometric altitude meter is allowed. 

  • The start is close to the centre of the village - please keep the noise down early in the morning

  • We will provide our famous homemade soup and cakes again for this race!! I believe there is even a bar with beer (paid for of course)!!

  • Steve Wilson from Grand Day Out Photography will be out on the fells again to capture your exploits and some of the scenery out on the course. Given the nature of the event, it is impossible for Steve to photograph everybody (not everybody is following the same route), but Steve is brilliant in choosing the best positions to photograph as many people as possible. Photographs can be purchased after the event from so you will be able to show your family and friends your experience of running over some of the UK's finest fells. Please support Steve - his photos are only £3.99 - we don't don't get any commission or anything. 

  • We are working with our ecologist David Broom to ensure we deliver sustainable events - please read his ecological assessment for the Howgills event - interesting and important - STILL TO FOLLOW - 

  • We are running our Mini Mountain Marathon under the rules and regulations of the Fell Runners association (FRA). Have a look on their website for requirements for runners.

    Also read the FRA Covid guidelines please - click here

Due to the nature of these events and potential weather conditions in the fells, you MUST wear/carry the following items:

  • Boots or fell running shoes that in the organisers opinion are fully suitable for the type of rough terrain;
  • WATERPROOF whole body cover. 'Waterproof' means with taped seams, and not 'windproof';
  • Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions;
  • Hat and Gloves;
  • Survival bag (it MUST be a bag and not simply a blanket), plastic or foil;
  • Compass suitable for navigating the course;
  • Whistle;
  • Watch;
  • Sufficient coins for telephone calls or a mobile phone;
  • A plentiful supply of liquid and food;
  • Race number - will be supplied on the day and need to be worn and visible!

​Please do not skimp on equipment - Hypothermia is dangerous, it is not worth it !! Event marshals will not let you start or disqualify anyone who does not meet the equipment criteria. 

Postal entries download below & complete please
In by latest Thursday 26th August 2021

We have relexad our Covid rules from previous races, but still have additional measures in place - please follow these!

To allow for a speedy registration process - for teams, please come together to registration


  1. Your team member (if you run in a team) - PLEASE BRING YOUR TEAM NUMBER (SEE SI ENTRIES)
  2. Please ensure your emergency details are up to date in your entry in SI entries (otherwise EDIT YOUR ENTRY)
    If they are not up to date on the day of the race disclaimer forms will be available (but not preferred)

  3. If you have your own dibber, bring it to registration (You still have to REGISTER AND CLEAR!!)
  4. Bring your kit to registration as there will a mandatory kit check at registration

At registration you will receive your number and hire dibber. If you have your own dibber, this will 
​be cleared and connected to your number at registration. You will receive the map at the start 

kit list

Online entries via SIENTRIES 
Until Thursday evening 26th August 2021






The race is 4 hours of superb Open Access fell / trail running with navigation in a Mini Mountain Marathon type score format. Food (soup, bread and cakes) & hot drinks after the race are hopefully back, but this is COVID rules permitted of course. Enter as solos or pairs in a variety of age categories.

Prices are £24 per person via on line pre-entry for FRA (Fell Runners Association) members (click here for website,  membership is only £16 per year). Non FRA members prices are £27 per person online pre-entry.  This includes water-resistant, full colour map, SPORTident chip timing and a hearty lunch (COVID permitted). An electronic dibber can be hired for £2 per person if you don't own one yourself. There will be limited entries on the day, but please contact us beforehand via facebook, email or phone before you come as there are limited maps and dibbers available. 

terms and conditions

Weather conditions/postponements/entry fees: in the event of inclement weather, we will do our utmost to run the events but safety will not be compromised under any circumstances. Should we have to postpone an event all entries and fees will be transferred to a re-scheduled date; if you cannot make this date then entry fees will be held over as a credit towards future Mini Mountain Marathons OR refunds will be given less a 25% admin fee (to cover our ongoing event costs). 

Cancellations or transfers for injuries or other reasons: We don’t provide refunds and cancellations for any circumstances. Up to two weeks before the race it is possible to request a transfer to a future event in the same series (same year). After two weeks we can not honour transfers as most of the cost for the race will have been made.  

If you hire a dibber from us you are responsible to return it unharmed. If you loose a dibber we will have to charge you the replacement cost of one - £30. If you break a dibber we will charge half the cost of a replacement - £15. 

The category you fall in is determined based on your age on the first of January or the oldest runner in your pair. We also have an Under 23 category (based on the youngest runner in a pair), but the SiEntries system cannot apply more than one age rule. Therefore please let us know at registration and we will change the category for you.



The Kong Mini Mountain Marathon series 2021 comprises of four x 4 hour fell running & navigation events in North Wales, the Peak District and the Lake District (x2). Best 3 results count towards a final league score with great prizes (vouchers from our sponsor Kong Adventure). Each event is a challenging and testing event across moorland, fell or mountainous terrain. As it is a score event everybody can set out a route that matches their ability. Strong walkers are welcome. After the race there is plenty of time to share your stories with your fellow competitors over a hearty lunch with hot/cold drinks. Our homemade soup and specially the homemade cakes are well known (COVID permitted).


For the second round of the 2021 Kong Mini Mountain Marathon Series 2021, we are going to a new area the Howgills! If you're wanting to escape the Bank holiday crowds, the next event in the Howgills is the answer. It's a great area of grassy runnable terrain (maybe not the leg burning ascents!). Registration is from the Tebay sports and social club. Soup and cakes will hopefully be back!