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Organiser's Description

For more information visit the 3 Islands Marathon Facebook page.

Event Date:- Saturday 04/05/24 

Start Time:- 11:30am

The Route

The 3 Beaches Half Marathon is a multi-terrain running event held on the Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides.

The event can be run solo or as a pair. The course starts on machair land behind the Dark Island Hotel at the Wind Turbine, you swiflty enter the beach heading North towards "Stinky Bay", named for its fresh smell of seaweed! Just after the Culla Bay (3rd beach) checkpoint / pairs changeover (5 miles) the route turns onto tarmac for the remainder of the race finishing in front of the Dark Island Hotel for a well earned drink!

Entry is £15, this gets you the sweet aroma of fresh seaweed, water on the course (both salty & fresh!), prizes, a medal, great scenery & craic along the way!


Male 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Female 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Various Age Category prizes


1st Male Pair

1st Female Pair

1st Mixed Pair


The Refund policy is :-

Up to 1st April  - £5 refund

After 1st May - Our best wishes and £0!!!

The beach and machair land can be uneven underfoot, therefore special care should be taken. Please note the rabbits on Benbecula dig their burrows using spades so the holes can be fairly large!!


03 May 2024 23:59£13.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of Scottish Athletics

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 04/05/2024

11:30:00 - 15:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 120

Places Available: ??


Neil Macinnes



Event Route