Scottish Mountain Marathon

Following the deferral of the new Kong Mountain Marathon from 2021 to 2022 due to Covid, we have had numerous conversations with the landowners, National trust for Scotland and NatureScot and have now received permission to hold the first Kong Mountain Marathon 2022 on 27/28th August on the Isle of Arran. The weekend of 27/28th August is of course the bank holiday weekend in England, ideal to make it a long weekend to beautiful Arran!

We have spend many weeks now on Arran planning for the event and the natural beauty of the island keeps surprising us. The combination of high mountains, ridges and moors and the view of the sea wherever you go is simply stunning! And don’t forget the wildlife on Arran; Red deer, Seals, Hen Harriers, Golden Eagles and much more. We cannot wait to show you the island.

We hope to see you on the start line in August!

What is a Mountain Marathon?

The Kong Mountain Marathon is designed to test both orienteering and fell running skills in extreme wild country terrain in Scotland over a two day period. Each team of two navigates their way over the Scottish hills aiming to find a series of checkpoints as quickly as they can.

Each team has to be self-sufficient and carry all their gear including equipment and food for an overnight camp. None of the courses or the overnight remote campsite location are disclosed until the team actually starts on Day 1.

The competition has a range of courses to suit different levels of fitness and navigational expertise. After your weekend adventure you will be able to share your experiences with fellow competitors at a hearty meal and prize giving .

 

If the Scottish Mountain Marathon is your challenge for Alder Hey, here's the four key steps you should take now:

  1. Email us or call us on 0151 252 5716 with your name, address and details of your charity marathon running event.
  2. Help friends, family and colleagues support you easily by sponsoring you online. Set up a free online donation page with JustgivingVirgin Money Giving or My Donate - they all automatically transfer the money you've raised to us after your charity running event.
  3. Check out our downloads page for a fundraising pack and an offline sponsorship form. 
  4. Spread the word and start preparing! Use your social networks and community organisations to let people know what you're doing - you can share your online donation page really easily on Facebook and Twitter.
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