Escape From Marsden Stocks

You’ve made it this far. So why not come a little further…

The stocks stand in the centre of Marsden. It has stood for 500 years. The luddites will gather around the stocks, late into the night. At 19:00, the raven will release you. Then, you must Escape from Marsden…

Use any route you dare, and run. Run as far away, and as fast as you can, for 24,12 or 6 hours, till the sands of time run out.

The Raven will be watching all of the luddites as they escape, using the miracle of event tracking technology. The Raven will judge how far the shadows have run, and reward them. Make a feeble attempt to escape, and receive just clothing. Venture further and claim silver. Further still and take Gold. If your flight takes you 100 miles then The Black Raven will be yours. Be assured, few black Ravens will be claimed, if any. There’s a twist…The miles are measured “as the crow flies”, not miles travelled.

There is a little more to tell you

  • You can escape only on foot. The Raven knows how fast you travel
  • You can attempt escape solo for 24 hours, either female or male
  • If you are scared of the dark, you can escape for 24 hours as a pair
  • You will be given no advice on where to run, or hide
  • You make your own route. Use any means you wish to wayfind
  • You obviously can’t use private land or anything illegal (motorways etc).
  • Your route choice is your own choice and risk. We recommend strongly that you stay off roads that have no pavement
  • There are no checkpoints. Use your wit and guile to feed yourself. Call for your mother if you must
  • The World will keep an eye on you from afar using tracking technology

All proceeds go towards Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

Entry Options

24 Hour

Price rise 25/07/2019

12 Hour

Price rise 25/07/2019

6 Hour

Price rise 25/07/2019


There are no refunds for this event 


  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit at a cost of £5.00 until 20/08/2019.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.

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Instalment Plan

  • You may pay in equal instalments up to a either a maximum set by the organizer or monthly up to one month before the event, whichever is less.
  • There is an additional fee of 1% + £0.50 (inc VAT) for each instalment.
  • You are responsible for ensuring payments are made, missing payments may mean removal from the event and loss of any monies paid to date.
  • For more information on instalment plans see here.

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