Bennachie Ultra Marathon

10 Oct 2020

This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.
This event is scheduled to launch for live sign-ups on 20 Jun 2020 18:00

Organiser's Description


We’re delighted to announce the 2nd Bennachie Ultra Marathon race. Set on the North East of Scotland’s most prominent hill, the route, starting and finishing at the Bennachie Visitors Centre, this mostly off-road race, takes in the best trails which the hill has to offer. It will take in many of the peaks of Bennachie, including Millstone Hill, Hermit Seat, Oxen Craig, Little Oxen, Craigshannoch and Mither Tap. As it’s mainly off-road, good trail shoes are advised.

The race is 50k (over 31 miles) with over 5000ft of elevation gain. It’s not going to be a walk in the park, and given the time of year, there will be a rigorous cut-off time of 4 hours at approximately 19 miles, which is designed to ensure the safety of runners and marshals which is paramount to us.

There will be refreshments for you at the end in the Visitor Centre as well as a goodie bag and race memento.

The Bennachie Hill Ultra Marathon Race is run in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of Scotish Hill Runners. Photo Id will be required on collection of race number.

Race Time:  8:00am,  Saturday 10th October 2020

Registration from 6.30am, at the Bennachie Visitors Centre.

You MUST ensure that you are carrying minimum SHR kit for the entirity of the race. No kit, no race; expect a kit check. Full kit includes:

  • Waterproof full body cover
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Map (will be provided here later)
  • Compass
  • Whistle

The race will be supported by COTAG, which we are extremely grateful for and as a non-profit event, they will be one of the local charities which will benefit from any proceeds which the race generates. Others to be announced.

This race is cupless, meaning that whilst we will provide water at the designated water stations, we will not be giving out plastic cups to reduce our waste. Our marshals will be happy to fill your own bottles or cups with water during the race.

Runners taking part in the race must be 18 years old or older on the day.

The event is LGBT friendly. We are also QIA+ friendly. You can enter our race as female, male or nonbinary. If you are transgender, we are happy for you to enter and run in the gender category you identify with.

The course is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

There will be toilets in the start/finish area.

This will be a pre-entry event only and there will no refunds or deferrals. Swaps are allowed up until 31st August. Please contact the organisers if you need to do that.

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact the organisers




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01 Sep 2020£30.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 10/10/2020

Status: Open

Total Places: 150

Places Available: ??



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Bennachie Vistor Centre Pitcaple Aberdeenshire AB51 5HY