Glencoe – Scotland Trail Running Challenge

Set at the wonderful Glencoe Mountain Centre in the Scottish Highlands we are in the perfect place for trail running and our challenge will not let you down. Offering distances from 10K to the Ultra Marathon there is a trail run for everyone.

Sat 16 Jun 2018

Trail Running

1000
Competitor Limit

Glencoe Mountain Resort
Argyll
Scotland
PH49 4HZ

Event Stats

Distance

10 KM

6.2 Miles

Elevation Gained

480.7 Meters

1577 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 28

Difficulty: Moderate

Start Time: 10:00 am

Registration: 9:30 am

Briefing: 9:45 am

Cut Off Time: 7:00 pm

Distance

26.5 KM

16.5 Miles

Elevation Gained

892.5 Meters

2928 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 38

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Start Time: 9:30 am

Registration: 8:30 am

Briefing: 9:15 am

Cut Off Time: 7:00 pm

Distance

43 KM

26.7 Miles

Elevation Gained

2041 Meters

6696 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 48

Difficulty: Strenuous

Start Time: 8:30 am

Registration: 7:30 am

Briefing: 8:15 am

Cut Off Time: 7:00 pm

Distance

52 KM

32.3 Miles

Elevation Gained

2798 Meters

9180 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 60

Difficulty: Strenuous

Start Time: 7:30 am

Registration: 6:30 am

Briefing: 7:15 am

Cut Off Time: 7:00 pm

Set at the wonderful Glencoe Mountain Centre in the Scottish Highlands we are in the perfect place for trail running and our challenge will not let you down. Offering distances from 10K to the Ultra Marathon there is a trail run for everyone.

This is our hardest and most scenic mountain trail running challenge in the series and depending on your distance you will be running high in the mountains with breath taking views all around. Each distance takes in some of the West Highland Way and finishes with lots of steep climbs and descents .  The marathon and ultra runners head along mountain trails with tough climbs and tougher descents such as along the Buachaille Etive Mor ridge.

NB – This is a Mountain trail run and should be treated as such. Kit lists will be carried out at registration on all runners and random kit list checks will be carried out during the event itself.

* Each route gets fully loaded checkpoints to keep you energised through this mountain challenge.
* Fully marked course so no navigation is required, there are also marshals in tricky areas to make sure you    stay on the right path (and no signs go missing).
* There are back runners following each distance. So if required you can have support all the way around the course.
* Cut-off time is 17:30 for all distances.
* On your return you’ll get a Trail Events bespoke medal and an event technical
t-shirt worth £20.
* Award presentations for the first three men and ladies in each distance take part throughout the afternoon.

* Canicross Friendly- Please remember to take your dog’s training as seriously as your own.

* THIS IS A MOUNTAIN MARATHON AND SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED IF YOU SUFFER FROM VERTIGO –

The Route

Same route as last year but this time in reverse. Starting at the Glencoe Mountain centre you head straight up the path under the ski lift, right to the top.

You turn left at the top and pick up the old service track leading to the Old Military Road. A tough and heard section which will sap your energy levels.

This leads you to the West Highland Way where you turn left and follow the West Highland Way back to the ski centre and the finish.


Specific route description coming soon!

A serious mountain marathon, starting off at the Glencoe Mountain centre you begin with a long climb up under the ski lift to the top of the mountain centre. At the top of them join the old military road, which is rocky and boggy and can be very tough going.

You then get a bit of rest bite when you join the West Highland Way, turning left and following the Highland Way back past the mountain centre and out past the Kings House Hotel.

Following this path it leads to the famous Lanangarbh Climbers Hut and checkpoint one, which is the start of the second big climb. You then head up the Buachaille Etive Mor, this is where it gets serious, there is climbing and scree.

There will be marshals on this section, but it does get very steep at the top. We will have marshal at the top as well, as a few signs went missing last year. You then head along the top of Buachaille Etive Mor which is steep and care should be taken along here.

Head along the top past Stob na Doire, and down a steep decent. At the bottom of the decent you’ll turn right and take the long decent down to the valley floor of Lairig Gartain. You turn right at the valley floor and head back up to the A82. Once at the A82 you follow the path alongside the road back to Lanangarbh and checkpoint two. From checkpoint two you cross the road (A82) and head up West Highland Way and past a lovely section called the Devils Staircase, a tough and hard climb the last of the big climbs.

When you reach the top near River Leven you turn right and back on yourself to come back down the Old Military Road which a long hard decent on tough ground. When you reach the bottom you’ll be back at Lanangarbh, where you pick up the West Highland Way path you headed out on and follow it back to the finish at Glencoe Mountain Centre.

This is a serious mountain ultra marathon, starting off at the Glencoe Mountain centre you begin with a long climb up under the ski lift to the top of the mountain centre.

At the top of them join the old military road, which is rocky and boggy and can be very tough going. You then get a bit of rest bite when you join the West Highland Way, where you turn left and follow the Highland Way back past the mountain centre and out past the Kings House Hotel.

Following this path it leads to the famous Lanangarbh Climbers Hut and checkpoint one, which is the start of the second big climb. You then head up the Buachaille Etive Mor, this is where it gets serious, there is climbing and scree.

There will be marshals on this section, but it does get very steep at the top. We will have marshal at the top as well, as a few signs went missing last year. You then head along the top of Buachaille Etive Mor which is steep and care should be taken along here.

Head along the top past Stob na Doire, before turning right and head down a steep decent. At the bottom of the decent you’ll turn right and take the long path down to the valley floor of Lairig Gartain.
You head down the valley toward Dalness and checkpoint two.

Once here you then follow the Lairig Eilde path you follow this path all the way back to the A82, following the path alongside the road back to Lanangarbh and checkpoint three.

From checkpoint three you cross the road and head up West Highland Way and past a lovely section called the Devils Staircase, a tough and hard climb the last of the big climbs. When you reach the top near River Leven you turn right and back on yourself to come back down the Old Military Road which a long hard decent on tough ground. When you reach the bottom you’ll be back at Lanangarbh, where you pick up the West Highland Way path you headed out on and follow it back to the finish at Glencoe Mountain Centre.

Checkpoint Info

There are a number of checkpoints along the route. Each checkpoint will give you a chance to refuel. Checkpoints will contain water, squash, jelly babies, jelly beans, nuts, biscuits, salt and vinegar and ready salted crisps. There are bananas at the finish area. All checkpoints are accessible by car except for the Ultra checkpoint 4, so family and friends can bring you extra supplies if required!

Ultra Marathon:
5 checkpoints

Marathon:
4 checkpoints

Half Marathon:
One checkpoint

10k:
No checkpoints

Event countdown

Kit List

  • Fully charged mobile phone – pre set numbers of HQ and Race Directors (given on the day)
  • Water/wind proof jacket
  • Appropriate running attire and shoes
  • Water bottle / carrier
  • Foil blanket for Marathon and Ultra runners

Parking

Glencoe Mountain Resort
Glencoe
Argyll
PH49 4HZ
Scotland

Number & Timing Chip

These are to be collected on the day at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a white correx board with a black arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

For some of our events we provide maps of the route at the start of the event. You must keep these maps on you at all times, as a back up to be referred to if needed.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co bespoke finishers medal
  • Trail Events Co Technical T Shirt
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing

What Do You Get
Camping

Camping

Glencoe Mountain Resort
Kingshouse
Glencoe
Argyll
PH49 4HZ
Scotland

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