Signing up for the MdS is a serious commitment, so no ifs, no buts – you must have insurance for this event.
Repatriation (within Europe) is included in your entry fee, but the overall cost of this challenge is significant and if you have to cancel, you will want to be covered.
Each year, there are a significant number of cancellations. Some of them are last minute – illness and injury are major causes.
You are therefore required to take out suitable, event-specific insurance prior to payment of your second instalment (due 1 September).
The required ECG and Medical Certificate (issued not more than 4 four weeks before the event) can also identify potential problems which can prevent you running.
The following companies may offer insurance for UK-based MdS competitors. Please research them carefully to ensure they offer you cover that is appropriate to you.
Please be aware that we do not endorse, recommend or have any financial incentives from these insurers. Other insurers may be available.
The British Mountaineering Council (will also cover Republic of Ireland)
True Traveller (You MUST call them direct to discuss your requirements.)
*Please ensure that any policy meets your requirements. Check exclusions and excesses carefully.