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Bennachie Ultra Marathon

14 Oct 2023

Organiser's Description

We’re delighted to announce the 5th 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 Race Medal and goodie bag.

The Bennachie 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 14th October 2023

Registration from 6.30am, at the Bennachie Visitors Centre.

Important Rules

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
  • Whistle

Runners are not allowed external support at any time. No support runners/pacers.

 It is strictly FORBIDDEN for any participant to run in place of another runner. No one is allowed to run using another runners race number.

No running poles. No Dogs accompanying runners. No littering.

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





09 Sep 2023 23:59£31.00£33.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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

Dates and Status

Date: 14/10/2023

Status: Open

Total Places: 150

Places Available: ??



CGM Ultra Racing

Bennachie Vistor Centre Pitcaple Aberdeenshire AB51 5HY