The Montane Winter Spine Race: 12-19 January, 2025

Welcome to the official Montane event hub for the 2024 Spine Race. Your one-stop-shop for all things related to Britain’s most brutal race. With several races to watch, here are the starting times to be aware of this year (more info, including how to track each race can be found below):

Spine Challenger South: 8:30AM 11th January
Spine Sprint: 12PM 11th January
Winter Spine Race: 8AM 12th January
Spine Challenger North: 8AM 13th January

Spanning the entire Pennine Way, the MONTANE® Spine Race is a challenging 268-mile, non-stop, winter expedition race based in the North of England. Completing the Spine requires pushing your limits further than ever before.

2024 will see several races take place - with some of #TeamMontane competing, looking to achieve Spine glory. Keep reading to discover more about the individual races, to learn about the origins of the race and our race kit recommendations...

Spine Race: 268 Miles

The original race features the full length of the Pennine Way.

Spine Challenger: 108 Miles

Takes on the first section of the PW: Edale to Hawes.

Spine Challenger North: 160 Miles

Takes on the last section of the PW: Hawes to Kirk Yetholm.

Spine Sprint: 42 miles

‘Entry-level taster’ of the Spine, from: Edale to Hebden Bridge.

Celebrating over 10 years of the Spine Race

Celebrating over 10 years of the Spine Race

The Spine has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Since those early days, the race has gained global recognition as one of the toughest ultras going.

Eager to find out more, we caught up with the people that developed the race, to learn more about where it all began and what their highlights of the Spine have been!

Watch the Winter Spine Race come to life...