Ultra Scotland® 50 Mile
Ultra-runners will take on 50 miles of 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 2nd May 2020
GB ULTRAS 50 MILE GRAND SLAM
Take on ALL 5 of our 50 Milers for the Grand Slam Medal & Hall of Fame
FINISHERS ARE AWARDED 3 UTMB POINTS!
In the lead up to the Race, we organise Free of Charge training runs covering the 50 Mile route section by section helping to build confidence and prepare runners for the upcoming Race.
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 2020 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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Runners can have their own Support Team/Crew to Support their 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 3 onwards (unless stated otherwise – please ensure that your Support Crew abides by the Rules of each CP).
GB Ultras Running Club
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