Support Us

Our teams main fund raising event organized and run by the team. Come and support the team as well as having a day out enjoying the stunning scenery of the Black Mountains. We have three routes to cover all abilities from serious runners to casual walkers.

Next BBMC - Saturday 18th May 2019

That's it for BBMC for another year. Thank you to everyone who took part and to all the volunteers who helped make it such a great day.


If you missed out this year, or are planning to do next years event, online entry for BBMC 2019 will open mid January 2019. Watch out for the announcement that online entry is open on this page and on social media.

Big Black Mountains Challenge

The event consists of a choice of three testing walks/runs of 50km, 27km and 17km between them taking in 15 summits over 660m around the breathtaking scenery of the Black Mountains. The event starts and finishes at LLanthony Priory located in the Honddu Valley in the Vale of Ewyas.

BBMC Routes

The links below display maps of the routes, the first link is to Google maps, this only shows the checkpoints not the route to them, but gives a visual idea of the terrain you are going to cover. The second link is to a .pdf file containing a map displaying the route with checkpoints and direction of travel.

Note:- For safety reasons the checkpoints and routes may vary slightly on the day, only the checkpoint card and route issued on the day is to be used. Printed copies of the routes below are not to be used for navigation purposes and are provided for information only.

Changes for BBMC 2018. Whilst the challenge of the longest route (Route A) will remain unchanged from recent years, we have made a change to the other two routes. Both Routes B and C will be run in the opposite direction from usual this year, a return to an older tradition of alternating the direction of the routes each year. So this year the routes will start with the climb of Loxidge Tump before heading off down the Offas Dyke path towards Hay Bluff. To achieve this Route B will be shortened to 27km and Route C increased slightly to 17km.

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How to Enter

To enter BBMC please read the conditions of entry contained in the event information pdf below before clicking on the link which will direct you to the online booking website. You and your friends can enter either individually, or as a team. However, each participant must complete a form. Please enter as soon as possible as there is a limit on the number of entrants to the event. If you require further information or help please contact us by ringing 07766 669598 or email us at bbmc@longtownmrt.org.uk

Entry fee: Adults - £20, Under 16s - £8, T-shirts - £15

Entry Form

Due to the use of the online booking system you will be allocated your BBMC number on the day. There will be no entries on the day and all information about start times, registration etc is contained in the event information document below.

Before you proceed to online booking please note that in the interest of safety and for insurance purposes places are not transferable. We also cannot offer refunds if you are unable to attend.

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