Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AW, UK

Registration is at the Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne DE6 2AZ. Look out for white and black Kong Mini Mountain Marathon directional signs on the day. Registration opens at 5 pm and closes at 7 pm. The start and finish are from Ilam hall. 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. 

There is public (paid) parking at Ilam hall. Please follow the signs and directions from the marshals. Please use these car parks and do NOT park in Ilam village. 

Online entries via SIENTRIES 
Until Thursday evening 6th May 2021

Due to the nature of these events 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';
  • 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;
  • Torch;
  • 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. If the weather is nice (and hopefully it is!) we will let you know what the reduced kit requirements are on the day. 





Changed registration process due to Covid-19

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. Because of Covid-19 you do not need to bring a disclaimer form as before, please ensure your
    emergency details are up to date in your entry in SI entries (otherwise EDIT YOUR ENTRY)
  3. If you have your own dibber, bring it to registration (You still have to register!!)
  4. Bring your kit to registration as there will a mandatory kit check at registration

At registration you will receive your number and pre-registered dibber in a plastic
folder. Please attach the dibber to your wrist with the wrist band provided
​(lost dibbers are expensive).

  • Sorry, no dogs as it is lambing season

  • Navigational skills are required for this event

  • 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. 

  • We can only organise these races in Dovedale because the National Trust and our local farmers give us permission. We had issues in the past with competitors leaving gates open and sheep escaping. Could you please close gates and please do not climb over fences / walls and do not damage them. And of course don not litter. You will be disqualified if you do

  • The course closes at 10 pm. Please call or text us (texting is often possible even if there is limited signal) if you will be late. If you are more than 1.5 hours late and it is after 10:30 pm we will call your emergency contact and call out mountain rescue 

  • 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. 

  • Due to Covid-19 there will be no prize giving and prizes this year. 

  • Please find the COVID-19 instructions - read them carefully please:

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 race day or the oldest runner in your pair. There is also an Under 23 category, but the SI Entries system only allows one age rule. If you are Under 23 or there is an Under 23 in your team, let us know at registration. 


On Saturday the 8th of May we are organising our annual Dovedale based evening Kong Mini Mountain Marathon. The evening race is a shorter two hour race combining superb fell / trail running & navigation in a Mini Mountain Marathon type score event.

Ideal as a training event, a nice active evening out in the outdoors or to try out the Mini Mountain Marathon format. As it is a score event everybody can set out a route that matches their ability. Strong walkers are welcome as well.

Dovedale is a beautiful dale with the river Dove and the famous stepping stones. An ideal location for an event like this and, depending on your route choice, can be surprisingly challenging. And for the runners who have done previous races here, we have found some new check points for you!

terms and conditions

Postal entries download below & complete please
In by latest Thursday 6th May 2021

start venue

kit list

The race is 2 hours of superb Open Access fell / trail running with navigation in a Mini Mountain Marathon type score format. Enter as solos or pairs in a variety of age categories. 

Prices are £12 per person for FRA members and £14 for non FRA members via on line entry only (no entry on the day due to Covid-19). This includes water-resistant, full colour map and SPORTident chip timing. Unfortunately we cannot provide our usual homemade cakes at the event due to Covid-19 protocols. An electronic dibber can be hired for £2 per person if you don't own one yourself. Please enter fast as we only have 125 places available for the race.