The HOTH - Hell On The Humber Night Endurance Race 2022

The HOTH - Hell On The Humber Night Endurance Race 2022

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The Humber Bridge

Ferriby Road


HU13 0JG

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The HOTH - 6 & 12 Hour Night Endurance Race 2022

About this event


Hell On The Humber is an endurance event series like no other, and each year on the third weekend in August (otherwise known as HOTH weekend), hundreds of runners and walkers from across the UK and Europe descend on the world famous Humber Bridge to test themselves in running, walking, shuffling, and crawling over it.


This year, as we return to in person races, The HOTH will see participants taking on the tough and demanding Hell On The Humber route on the Humber Bridge for 6 or 12 hours, as they push themselves through the night to try and complete as many 4 mile laps as possible in that time. There's no upper mileage limit, though there are some long standing and pretty impressive course records. All we ask is that participants complete a minimum of one 4 mile lap every 3 hours.  How hard could it be???


The HOTH is a NIGHT race, and if we can guarantee one thing, it's that you'll get all seasons while you're up on the bridge in the dark. We're also pretty sure that there'll be no sunrise more beautiful than the one that heralds the end of your race after a night in hell... We also order pizza at midnight, just because. Bring a tent, bring all your kit, and bring a sense of humour. This one is going to mess with your head!

The Ouzo - New for 2022

The Ouzo is the reincarnation of the 20kg weighted race from HOTH of old, which sees participants carry a 20kg pack for the duration of the 12 Hour HOTH event (all usual HOTH rules still apply!).


About HOTH

You don't have to be an Ultra runner to take part in the HOTH Event Series, though many experienced long distance runners from across the country do return to the event year after year and rack up some impressive distances. You don't even have to be a runner to take part, walkers are always welcome.  All we ask is that you complete the minimum number of laps, you're 18 or over for the 12 hour races and 16 and over for the 6 hour (under 18's require parental consent), and that you be part of the event with the right attitude, that being one of enjoyment, personal challenge, inclusion, and support. Egos aren't welcome.  Every finisher receives the coveted finisher's shirt, and there's also a very bling finisher's medal! 

Event Timings

6 Hour: 18:00 Saturday - 00:01 Sunday

12 Hour: 18:00 Saturday - 06:00 Sunday

12 Hour Ouzo: 18:00 Saturday - 06:00 Sunday

6  & 12 Hour Races - Covid Deferrals

If you entered the 6 or 24 in 2020 and didn't convert to the virtual race in 2021, please email me to collect your deferral code so you can enter 2022. Email:

24  & 36 Hour Races - Covid Deferrals

The 24 and 36 hour races will return, but not this year. As we work back into 'in person' events following the restrictions of the Covid Pandemic, we need to build slowly and make sure we get everything right. This means getting back to basics and getting the 6 and 12 hour races right, before we bring the 24 and 26 back next year.

If you have a 24 or 36 entry, these will be deferred to the return of those races next year, or you can use it towards your 2022 entries. Please email me to discuss:

Charity Runners

Many HOTH runners take part in the events to raise much needed funds for charities and good causes, and we encourage this and support the runners where possible.  Unfortunately, we're not able to offer any free races for these charity runners, as all of our free charity places are currently donated to the Ellie Penrose Fund.  The fund is a charity set up by the family of Ellie Penrose, a close friend, HOTH crew member and runner, and the youngest ever HOTH competitor, to allow them to support young people in their sporting endeavours.  To take one of the five free charity places you should contact the race director -


The number of HOTH Event entries is strictly LIMITED, and once sold out we will NOT operate a waiting list.



While all event dates are agreed in principle approximately one year in advance, they retain their provisional status due to the nature of the course.  It is possible that urgent engineering works or other unforseen challenges may force the bridge management to ask us to reschedule.  Should this highly unlikely scenario take place, the event will be rescheduled to the next available date in the same year, and all entries will be moved to this event.  

Furthermore, as we experienced through the Covid restrictions of 2020 & 2021, we're not immune to global, national, or local events which can prevent the race from going ahead. Where this is the case, all entries will be deferred to a future race, or offered in exchange for virtual race entries.

Due to the costs incurred throughout the event planning phase, HOTH has a strict no refund policy.

By entering a HOTH Event you are agreeing that you understand and accept these contingencies.

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