You’ve decided to take the tough route!
The next edition is 20th – 26th August 2021
Welcome to the latest race from veteran organisers Beyond Marathon.
Well, you already know the race is 235 miles, over six stages. It starts in Deadwater on the Scottish border, and it ends in Chester near the Welsh border. This is a not soft-option ‘holiday’ races where your bags are portered between, camps and they feed you hot food twice a day. You enter this race because it is hard. You are self sufficient, receiving only water from the organisers at checkpoints and at camp. Well. at least until the gala dinner at the finish line hotel.The feeling when you finish a race this hard is…well…see for yourself.
We can only accomodate 50 runners, because the campsites have a limited capacity. A field of 50 also fosters a great camp atmosphere. You will make friends here for life! The stage lengths are as follows:
You can find more the course and stage lengths on the Route page.
Deadwater is longer than your average multi-stage event, and so in the interests of promoting a good race, avoiding injury, we don’t want you to load you up like a pack-mule, so your provisions will be split. You will carry everything you need for stages 1-3, then you will collect a drop-bag on the finish line at the end of stage 3. That bag will have your provisions for stages 4-6. For this reason your pack weight should always be less than 5kg.
- Cold water at checkpoints and the finish
- Hot water at camp (for dehydrated meals and drinks)
- 4-8 man tents pitched for you at each campsite
- Paramedic support on the course, and medical tent at camp