Ultra Scotland® 50 Mile

Ultra-runners will take on some of the greatest trails in Scotland along the glorious Southern Upland Way.  Starting at St John's Town of Dalry, home of the Covenanter's Burning Bush; the remarkable forests and valleys and the majestic mountains of Southern Scotland await.  The race takes in the Striding Arches of Benbrake, the Covenant's memorial at Allan's Cairn, the town of Sanquhar, and the highest village in Scotland, Wanlockhead, surrounded by its wonderful scenery with the ascent of Lowther Hill (701m) looming, amongst many other amazing sights.

A truly Memorable and Landmark Race with amazing GB Ultras support and Live Online Tracking via GB Race Tracker.  The trail is way-marked as one of Scotland’s Great Trails and is a UTMB Qualifying Race with 2560m of ascent.

SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2022 (limited places)


Course Records

Mens PB - Samuel Jones (GBR) 9 Hours 29 Minutes (Oct 2021)

Ladies PB - Ashleigh Bennett (GBR) 12 Hours 49 Minutes (May 2021)


Take on 5 of our 50 Milers for the Grand Slam Medal & Hall of Fame





Top 100 Finishers earn a Gold ‘Ultra Scotland’ Medal. 101 – 200 Placed Finishers earn a Silver ‘Ultra Scotland’ Medal. And 201+ Finishers earn the beautiful Bronze ‘Ultra Scotland’ Medal and the race is part of the 2022 GB Ultras 50 Mile GRAND SLAM!

There are additional prizes for the Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female finishers & also for the Top 3 Teams to Complete the Race (based on accumulated time of the team’s first 3 finishers). Brilliant Support, Live Online GPS Tracking, pre-paid Official Professional Photos and the team will transport your Start line bag to the finish venue to await your finish.  Optional Coach travel back to the Start is also available.

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Full Race details

Southern Upland Way

Start Venue

St Johns Town of Dalry Town Hall, Ayr Road, DG7 3SW

Finish Venue

Upper Annandale FC, Annanside, Moffat, DG10 9HB.

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Watch the Race Live with GB Race Tracker

You can now watch the entire race unfold live thanks to the live tracking we use for this event


Optional Transport back to the Start Venue Available on Sign Up


Each runner will have supplied an up to date emergency contact to extract them from the race on sign up and in the lead up to the race.

Depending on the location, no more than one or two Support Crews members supporting an individual runner are permitted in a Village Hall at any one time, these must not impede Village Halls nor other runners and further Info will be provided to Crews closer to the event indicating where the Crews are permitted.  Some of the Village Halls are medium sized Halls so to have 3 or 4 crew members for one runner limits the space.  Support crews must not take the food nor drink from the Village Hall except for their runner unless given permission to do so.  Support Crews must respect Event Staff and are not permitted into the kitchen area unless given permission to do so by the Checkpoint Manager.   Failure to do so will result in the Support crew being asked to leave the Venue and possible time implications or disqualification of the runner.


Support Crews Permitted from Checkpoint 3 – Sanquhar Community Centre.

For those with a Support Crew, at Race Registration, we require a Name and Contact Number for your Support Crew.

All runners are permitted to have a Support Crew from Checkpoint 2 onwards (unless stated otherwise - please ensure that your Support Crew abides by the Rules of each CP).

Checkpoint 2 – 26 Miles. Sanquhar Community Centre, Station Road, Sanquhar, DG4 6BT.
Access Point – 31 Miles – Church Street, Wanlockhead, ML12 6XQ
Optional Support Crew Base – 34 Miles – Wanlockhead Inn – ML12 6UZ – Sunday 12pm – 9pm. (Pre Bookable) Camping pods & hot food also available to purchase at the Inn – Community Centre Hall (CP) across the road.
Checkpoint 3 – 34 Miles. Wanlockhead Community Centre, Church Street, ML12 6UT. NS87400 12950. Cut-off 6.28pm Saturday. Respect other participants.
Resupply Point/Refuel – Moffat nearby– Fuel Garage and local shops, DG10 9EL – Fuel only 24 hours
Resupply Point – 54 Miles – Old Stables Inn – Beattock – DG10 9QX.

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