OMM Running & Camping Festival

On the 4-5th May OMM are hosting a Running & Camping Festival at Cannock Chase aimed at inspiring people to explore the UK’s amazing wild spaces. OMM, better known for the iconic Original Mountain Marathon event said: “We created the running festival to give those who love the outdoors an opportunity to spend the weekend exploring the trails with friends & family”.  During the weekend there are a number of different races & events on for all abilities. Last year the Running Festival saw 2000 attend and complete the marked 21km and 42km courses and this year see the addition of a 10km marked course or try the ‘route finding courses’ which challenged competitors to find a series of checkpoints using the map.  Free camping is included with every race entry. OMM said “Last year's running festival attracted a complete mix of people, families and groups of friends. It was great to see first-time trail runners camping alongside the Mountain Marathon runners. It’s a fantastic atmosphere.”  The 50m festival marquee will provide food & drink all weekend as well as free skills workshops to learn about wild camping, navigation & kit selection for different types of races.  The Festival will be held on the first May Bank Holiday at the Tackeroo Campsite, Cannock Chase. To enter choose an event, bring your friends and explore the trails all weekend.  More information on the OMM website. https://theomm.com/omm-festival/