OMM50: Final Details


Are you ready? We’re ready! The hill team have prepped the 140 checkpoints and are eager to get them set on the course. The event centre team have everything packed and are ready to go. See you at Stool End Farm next week!

Here’s your final details. The event programme has everything you need to know about the event in. Also, if you haven’t done already you can check your start times.

FRIDAY EVENING at the event centre.

15:00 Registration and parking opens

17:00 Hot Food (Pasta party)

18:00 History Room.

Adjoining the main marquee will be a display or memories, maps, letters & reports from the 50 year history.

20:00 „The evolution of the event“ discussion panel.

Claire Maxted from Trail Running Magazine hosts a panel representing all sides of the OMM. They’ll be discussing their favourite memories & challenges and also their thoughts on how the race has evolved over the years. They’ll be answering any questions you might have.

  • Steve Birkenshaw (7 time Elite Winner)
  • Wendy Dodds (47 completed OMM races)
  • Stuart Hamilton (OMM Event Director)
  • Stuart Smith (Mountain Guide & long time competitor)

22:00 Catering closes

23:00 Bar closes

23:00 Registration closes

Kit declaration. Please save yourself time at registration by arriving with a completed kit check and declaration sheet (one per team). You can download the kit declaration form.

Safety.  This is our main concern. Please make sure you have read the ‘Event Safety and Emergencies’ Section in the Event details. This includes how to register for 999 by text which we’d advise you all do as if you have a weak signal a text may get through when a voice call will not. You need to register for this before you want to use it.

Course/Team Amendments. Any team changes/amendments should now be done at registration. We have some availability to change the course you are on but this cannot be guaranteed, any requests to change your course now also need to be done at registration. Head straight to the Team changes desk when you arrive and ensure you give yourself extra time to do this. 

Refunds/deferments of Entry.  Refunds/deferments are no longer available.  Partner dropped out? If you need a replacement team mate or a whole team to replace you at the last minute why not try posting on the 50th OMM competitors page here. You can make the name/details change at registration.

Event Shop/Catering. There will be an event shop for those last minute purchases of forgotten items (including camping gas) or a present to yourself for getting through the weekend and also catering and a bar to fill up from before and after the race. The internet signal is intermittent for card purchases so the best idea is to bring some cash along

Family Generation Team. A family team consists of 2 members who are closely related and from a different generation e.g. father and daughter, grandmother and grandson. If you are in this category please check at registration that we have this recorded.

Bio-Security. Help to protect our freshwaters from the spread of invasive non-native species! Even though this is not a water-based event, believe us there will be plenty of water around (hopefully it will stop raining soon!). Please arrive with clean clothing and trainers and use the wash down point when you return.

See how everyone is training for this years race on Strava.

You can arrange lifts and ask advice in the Competitors Group.

Questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for please email See you in Great Langdale!