The idea came to create a similar event for scouts, to challenge them to survive 2 days carrying all they need and navigate a route against the clock, from this the Haltemprice Scouts Fells Marathon was born.
The event has now run for over 40 years and has changed with the times but still carries it original ethos. The event now has an average of 30 teams from both Scouts & Explorers.
Originally the event was organised by both John and Dave. Today The Fells Marathon is run by the FELLS MARATHON COMMITTEE a group of 20 scouters headed by Neal Ingram.
The maximum entry is 35 teams. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis with entry fee and ALL forms securing places.
The event is open to both Scouts 10yrs-14yrs and Explorer Scouts 14yrs-18yrs with separate routes for each age group. The scouts walk 30km and explorers 43km over the 2 days, with a remote camp at the end of Saturday. The event is split into 3 categories as shown below:
Note: Participants must have reached the category age on the date of the event. Participants must be below the maximum age at the start of the event. Where a birthday takes place on the Saturday or Sunday of the Fells weekend they are considered below the age cut off for the whole event. (POR 4.7.L refers)
The Fells Lite category is aimed at younger Scouts who struggle with or may be injured by heavy
loads but are capable of walking and navigating the route.
The route and rules for the category are the same as for the Scout event with the exception of
More information will be available nearer the time