Man V Horse, one of the world’s most legendary off-road races, is making its return after a two-year break on Saturday.

Running for over 40 years, the marathon event – sponsored for seven consecutive years by the UK’s number one peanut butter brand, Whole Earth – is an epic 22.5-mile challenge which pits humans against horses across a multi-terrain course.

Located in Llanwrtyd Wells, Man V Horse draws hundreds of runners and athletes annually with a jackpot prize available for the person who beats the first horse and rider.

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Whole Earth will be sponsoring Man v Horse this year.

Organiser Bob Greenhalgh said: "This year we’re back with a bang after various lockdown restrictions - with tickets selling out.

"Man V Horse has gained legendary status amongst endurance runners and riders as the first, longest standing and now internationally acclaimed event of its kind.

"The last time a runner beat the first horse and rider in the race was in 2007 when Florien Holtinger crossed the line in two hours, 20 minutes, and 30 seconds.

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Past action from Man v Horse.

"Fifteen years later, can a running competitor do it again in 2022? We have 1,200 participants ready to try."

Previous years of Man V Horse have seen the likes of British Ultra Marathon runner Robbie Britton, and endurance athlete Susie Chan leading Team Whole Earth as the event’s returning headline sponsor.

For 2022, its stellar squad line-up includes Team GB Olympian and silver medallist within pentathlon, Heather Fell.

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A past race start.

Nicola Turner, of Whole Earth, said: “We can’t wait to come together again for this year’s race, and we’re excited for all competitors to take on this completely nuts challenge.

"What better event for Whole Earth to be a part of - one that celebrates fun, embracing the outdoors and staying healthy.

"As passionate champions of biodiversity in nature, it’s fitting that the race take place in the beautiful Welsh countryside too.”

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A past race start.

Whole Earth Drizzler, the first squeezy peanut butter to hit UK supermarkets, will be served up to race goers at the end of the course.

Visit for more information on Whole Earth and Man V Horse.