The Montane Summer Spine Race: 19 to 26 June

The notoriously challenging Spine race is back for another thrilling summer edition this June, hot off the heels of the 10th Winter Spine race anniversary event. For those unfamiliar, the Spine is a non-stop race which sees participants navigate the Pennine Way on a series of varying race options (scroll for more on those below).

Along the way racers battle extreme exposure to the elements, sleep deprivation and challenging terrain. Don’t be fooled that the summer edition is an ‘easier option’ than the winter race, the weather up north can be equally as changeable, even at this time of the year. The threat of hot weather on the trail also poses additional challenges for racers to negotiate…

3 Races to Watch

Summer Spine Race:
19-25 June

268 miles
Edale to Kirk Yethholm
The original non-stop Spine race covering the entire length of the Pennine Way.

Summer Spine Sprint:
18-19 June

46 miles
Edale to Hebden Bridge
An ‘entry level’ challenge that gives a flavour of the Spine race experience.

Summer Spine Challenger:
18 - 20 June

108 miles
Edale to Kirk Hardraw
Taking on the notoriously difficult and exposed northern stages of the Pennine Way.

WIN a waterproof jacket

In celebration of the Summer Spine, and the Pennine’s infamously changeable weather, we’re giving away a Minimus Stretch Ultra waterproof jacket. The perfect jacket for runners looking to hit the trail this season!

Watch Crash Course Video

In 2021 two mates documented the non-stop Montane Summer Spine from Edale to Kirk Yethholm. Set against the brutal exposed Pennine Way landscapes, watch how the 268 miles unfolded.

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