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Most Frequently Asked Questions
Each race has it’s own entry requirements which can be found on the individual race pages, but overall our aim is to make sure you are safe and experience of similar challenges will make you safer.
Experience can be drawn from other events such as mountain marathons, orienteering events, fell races or expeditions. The more a challenge features conditions like the race you have chosen the better.
If you’ve got questions, we are very happy to advise on what races, challenges or experiences you need to gain entry to the race you are interested in.
We would always highly recommend that every runner purchases appropriate insurance to cover the costs of your entry fee and your participation in any Montane Spine event should you not be able to take part.
Our races have enormous infrastructure costs, most of which are fixed and committed up to twelve months in advance, which unfortunately prevents the option of a full refund. We want to be as fair as possible though, so while your entry fee includes a non-refundable deposit, if you notify us 100 days before the race, you will get a partial refund. Please read the T&Cs before you make your payment.
To enter, you must be aged 21 years or over at the time of the race.
For the Winter and Summer races held in the UK, your GPS needs to be configured as follows:
Position Format: British Grid/British National Grid
Map Datum: ORD SRVY GB
Your GPS will report your position with a high degree of accuracy. For simplicity we shorten this to a six digit reference in most instances. Please ensure that you understand the BRITISH GRID system on your paper maps. BRITISH GRID uses a combination of letters and numbers to signify your position.