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Survival 2019

One of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team’s major fund raising events, the Cleveland Survival is now open for entries for 2019. The event involved competitors (walkers or runners) navigating their way around a circular route across the North York Moors. The event starts from a different location every year and the entrants can select from a short or long about course.

Event Description

The Survival is a friendly event open to runners and walkers based on an orienteering course of approximately 26 miles or a shorter course of approximately 15 miles, to be completed within the 12-hour time limit. 

The event can be completed as an individual or as part of a group. (An important detail for young entrants is that there is a minimum age of 12 years.  Any entrant who is under the age of 18 on the day will need the permission of a parent and by accompanied by a parent or person with parental responsibility all the way to the end of either the short or long route.  So youngster, pick your adult with care!)

There will be a series of checkpoints identified by a grid reference and description. Your aim is to visit each checkpoint or via point in the order given on the route card.

As its name suggests this is not an event to be taken lightly. The time of year means the weather can be inclement, the route takes in the highs and lows of the North York Moors and requires you to be able to navigate and take care of yourself.

Checkpoints are manned by Search and Rescue personnel with drinks available at some. We ask that you bring a mug with you to reduce our landfill!

All competitors will be provided with a hot meal at the end of the event.

Essential Kit

The following kit is considered essential; map and compass, emergency food, survival bag, whistle, windproofs and full waterproofs. You will also need a mug for your drinks at pit stops! There will be a limited supply of these available to purchase at event control if you forget to bring yours.

The event is one of the major fundraisers for the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team. This event is widely embraced by the local community as a way of funding a voluntary organisation which benefits the public.

Take a look at our previous events;



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Applications can be made to join the team in a support role (Operational Support) or as a hill going (Search and Rescue) member.

Applications for either role can be made at any time. Intakes for Operational Support members occur at various times of the year. There is one annual intake for Search and Rescue normally each September.

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