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 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

6.21 Miles

Elevation Gained

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Elevation Chart

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Entry Fee

£ 25

Difficulty: Moderate

Start Time: 10:00 am

Registration: 9:30 am

Briefing: 9:45 am

Cut Off Time: 7:00 pm

Distance

24.4 KM

15.16 Miles

Elevation Gained

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Elevation Chart

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Entry Fee

£ 35

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Start Time: 9:30 am

Registration: 8:30 am

Briefing: 9:15 am

Cut Off Time: 7:00 pm

Distance

43.4 KM

26.97 Miles

Elevation Gained

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Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

Entry Fee

£ 45

Difficulty: Strenuous

Start Time: 8:30 am

Registration: 7:30 am

Briefing: 8:15 am

Cut Off Time: 7:00 pm

Distance

KM

0 Miles

Elevation Gained

Elevation stats coming soon!

Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

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 there is a trail run for everyone.

This is our hardest and most scenic 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 a steep descent towards the finish line.  The marathon and ultra runners head along mountain trails with tough climbs and tougher descents such as along the Buachaille Etive Mor ridge.

Canicross friendly- please remember to take your dog’s training as seriously as your own.

The Route

Map coming soon

Given that we are in the mountains of Glencoe, this is a gentle 10K with spectacular views. It is a great introduction to trail running and suitable for all levels.

Starting at the Glencoe Mountain centre you head down the main driveway before picking up the West Highland Way on your right. You then stay on the track until the turning point, a fairly steady climb and down hill section. Heading back down the West Highland Way you turn left and follow the Old Military Road, this is where it gets a bit wet! The path leads you to the top of the Glencoe ski run, where you then take on the decent to the finish line.

This is a great half marathon, a fairly moderate route on the West Highland Way and sections of the Old Military Road.
Starting at the Glencoe Mountain centre, you head down the drive and pick up the West Highland Way on your right.

You follow the West Highland Way until you reach a house where you turn right and follow the route to the Old Military Road. Following the old road you eventually end up back on the West Highland Way before rejoining the military road that leads you to the top of the ski run, where you have a tough decent back to the finish line.

This is trail running at its finest! With mountain trails consisting of some tough climbs and tougher descents, all combined with breathtaking views. Following the West Highland Way down the Glencoe Mountain centre driveway it's a nice gentle start, but the path is leading you towards your first big climb up Caire na Tulaich and onto Buachaille Etive Mor ridge.

You will pass Stob Na Doire before heading down Caire Altruim to join the valley floor and the River Coupall. Turning left you follow the valley floor for a short while before taking the path on your right and heading up and around Stob Dubh.

Back on the valley floor you head straight up the pass back to the West Highland Way and the route to the finish.

The views from this section are well worth stopping to take a few snaps.

Same as the marathon, but once you reach the valley floor after the second big climb, you turn right and head toward Glen Etive and the road down to Loch Etive.

After this gentle recovery section you then make your way around Loch Etive and start another climb heading towards the West Highland Way where you join up with the half marathon route and head back to the Glencoe centre and the last decent to the finish. A course that will certainly test your legs!

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

Advisory Kit List

  • Fully charged mobile phone – pre set numbers of HQ and Race Directors
  • Water/wind proof jacket
  • Appropriate running attire and shoes
  • Water bottle / carrier
  • Foil blanket for distances up to and above Half Marathon
  • GPS unit
  • Compass
  • Spare money
  • Sunscreen

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 finishers medal
  • Trail Events Co Technical T Shirt
  • Trophies for first three (Male and Female)
  • 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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