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Organiser's Description

The John Muir Way Nocturnal Ultra Marathon  & Team Relay, Saturday 9th November 2024 Start time 4:00pm

Welcome to the Golf Coast of Scotland's only night-time Ultra Marathon. Enjoy the mix of surfaces, the madness of music and lights, and the excitement and atmosphere of going as far as you can within the six-hour time limit.

The John Muir Way Nocturnal Ultra Marathon is a thrilling and memorable experience that is not to be missed for adventurous runners looking to push their physical and mental limits.

The format of the event is simple: runners have six hours to run as many loops of the 5km off-road route as possible.

Participants run a well-marked 5k trail loop to see who can cover the most ground in six hours, all under cover of darkness. Solo and relay options are available. Bring your trail kit, a headtorch or three, and loads of energy as well as a sense of humour.

Are you up for keeping going for 6 hours, the drama of doing it in the dark, with music lights and maybe even some fire? A solo slot is for you. Can you make 30kms? 50kms? 60kms plus? The loop will pass through the tented base on each lap where there will be space for kit, food, and support, and the temptation to decide - do I go again? 

Make it a night out with your friends, teams of up to three can run the loop as many or as few times as you wish. Past experience has shown folk enjoy the atmosphere, the cool competition, and doing the route with pals. We will have music, lights, food, and a certain relaxed way to have fun in the dark.

Location: John Muir Way - Balgone Estate – East Lothian - Balgone Barns, North Berwick EH39 5NY

A snip from the 2023 testimonial:

Craig ClarkeWhat a race loved it, Many thanks to the many marshalls what a awsome job, very well orgonised, and some great running great party atmosphere.

Edite Gailite Thank you race organisers and marshalls. Very well organised race , loved the new course and all about this race . Thank you 

Fiona Watt Thanks to everyone involved but especially to the enthusiastic marshalls around the route for the full 6 hours. You guys deserve a prize for that!!! Thanks again we had a laugh. Great Saturday night out!!! 
Heather Imrie Thank you as always another well organised event from you guys !!! Fabulous marshalling and red bull truck tunes were spot on  
Lynsey Allan It was a great event! Had a ball! Thank you to all the marshall's and to the amazing pizza chefs, and everyone keeping up fed and watered! Loved all the effort that went in to making the woods look all pretty with the fairy lights, and the fire pits leading to the red bull dj's!
Ali Stewart Brilliant event. Thanks to the race organisers and all the marshals that helped out. Free pizza was a huge bonus 
Tracy Watt What an incredible experience!! Thank you xx


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

The John Muir Way Nocturnal Ultra Marathon Team Relay
First 20 places£81.00
02 Nov 2024 23:59£90.00
The John Muir Way Nocturnal Ultra Marathon
First 50 places£56.00
02 Nov 2024 23:59£66.00

Dates and Status

Date: 09 Nov 2024

Closing Date: 02 Nov 2024 23:59

Status: Open

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John Whittaker



John Muir Way Nocturnal Ultra Marathon Balgone Barns North Berwick EH39 5NY