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Organiser's Description

Welcome to the Forth Ultra and Team Relay

Saturday 20th April 2024

Solos, Pairs, and Relay Teams of 4

The Scurry2Bridges team is proud to present the Forth Ultra. A 43 mile / 69km circular ultramarathon around the Firth of Forth estuary. Crossing 2 iconic Forth Bridges and connecting two well-known Scottish trails the Fife Coastal Path and the John Muir Way.

Event Information

  • ​Distance:  43 miles / 69 km 

  • Total Ascent and Descent 1716ft / 1716ft

  • Time Limit: 11 hours

  • Enter as an individual or in a relay team of 2 or 4 (self-driven)
  • Circular route - waymarked route (no navigation required) 
  • Mixed terrain - 85% road 15% trail
  • 4 stages  - 3 checkpoints with water/snack stations and the finish

  • Finishers Medal, Race t-shirt, Tribe bars, Active Root and more

 

The Route -  https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_5480962.html

Starting in the Helix Park, running past the Kelpies, over the Kincardine bridge, and following the scenic Fife coastal path towards the Forth Road bridge. Then crossing over the Forth to follow the John Muir Way to Boness before running through Kinneil estate and back towards the finish in Falkirk.

The 4 stages / 3 checkpoints and the finish are 

Stage 1 - Start Helix, Falkirk to Culross (Checkpoint 1) -  9.85 miles / 15.85 km

Stage 2 - Culross to FerryMuir gate, Forth Road Bridge (Checkpoint 2)  - 14.83 miles / 23.89 km

Stage 3 – FerryMuir gate, Forth Road Bridge to Boness (Checkpoint 3) - 10.22 miles / 16.43 km

Stage 4 – Boness to Finish, Helix, Falkirk (Finish)  - 8.11 miles / 13.05km

Please note there will be 2 race cut-off times. The first at the end of stage 2 FerryMuir Gate car park after the Forth Road Bridge crossing - Solos, Pairs, and Teams must reach this point within 6 hours of their start time to be allowed to continue. The finish line cut-off is then 11 hours from your start time.

Solos or Teams - Are you up for the solo 43-mile ultra challenge or you may be training for an upcoming half or full-distance marathon - this is the perfect opportunity to add some fun to your training by joining your run buddies to take on 2 or 4 stages of the route as a team relay

More race information can be found on our race website www.forthultra.co.uk Pre-race information including a race briefing will be emailed the week before the event and the website will also be updated with a downloadable information pack.

Itinerary (provisional times - subject to change) - Saturday 20th April 

Saturday 20th April

Registration 07.00 to 08.15 am - Helix Great Lawn – orange gazebos 

Race Starts 8.00 am solos/ pairs/relays wave 1 / 8.15 am pairs/relays wave 2 / 8.30 am pairs/relays wave 3

 Checkpoint estimated First runner and Cut-Offs

First Runner Checkpoint 1 - 9.00 - 9.15 am / First Runner Checkpoint 2 - 10.30 - 10.45 am

Cut Off 1 - Checkpoint 2 - 6 hrs - 2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

First Runner Checkpoint 3 - 11.30 am - 11.45 am / First Runner - Finish - 12.30 pm - 1.15 pm

Cut Off 2 - Finish - 11 hrs 7.00 pm - 7.30 pm

 

Entry price - The prices include an exclusive Forth Ultra t-shirt (and this includes each team member - with an option to pass the equivalent to one of the race charities), bespoke finishers medal, race chip timing and results (all stages timed), race numbers, a team of over 30 marshals and event crew along the route (all of whom receive charitable donations for several different charitable organisations), costs relating to preparing and organising the race, access to toilets at stage changeovers, water and snack stations, first aid teams, solo and team prizes, sponsor discounts and more.

By entering this event your team will be bound by the rules and regulations of this event - please see the website and information download pack containing these rules. You can also follow any race updates on our Facebook Group Scurry2bridges

Parking / Toilets – There will be plenty of free parking available within or around a 1 km walk of the start/ finish area depending on where you choose. For the Early Birds, there are 70 free spaces 500m up from the Helix Park. Thereafter, there are additional spaces at the Kelpies car park which is free for those parking before 10 am with toilet opening TBC, and our main event car park at the Falkirk College (again with toilet opening TBC ). There will also be toilets at the start/finish. We will pass on more information on the toilets and car parking locations nearer the time.

Entry Requirements - There are no specific entry requirements for this race however you should have confidence in your ability to complete the distance within the cut-off time. By entering the race, you are agreeing you are capable of doing so. For solo, entrants we suggest that you at least have experience of regularly completing runs of 20 miles. Runners must be 18 years or older. Runners under 18 can apply by specific request through the website link http://scurry2bridges.co.uk/contact/  

The Scurry2Bridges Team will look forward to seeing you there.

Cancellation - If the event is canceled for reasons out of the organiser's control e.g. in the event of extreme weather, a major incident, or other events out of our control then the race may be canceled, and given the complexities of organising this event, we may only be able to transfer the race to a similar date in 2025. In the event of this race being canceled, your entry will be automatically transferred to a rescheduled date. This date will be decided by the Scurry2Bridges Team. If you are unable to make this date then a 75% refund (less Entry central fees) can be made. You will need to email within 14 days of the 2024 event date for this to be processed. In the event of abandonment, postponement, or cancellation of the event, we will have no responsibility for any costs incurred because of cancellation, including travel or accommodation costs. Once the event has started then no refunds or transfers will be made.

Participant withdrawal / Refund Policy If for any reason after registration, solos (or teams* - see below) wish to withdraw from the event at any time up until 30 days from the date of the event you can log in to Entry Central and organise a transfer with someone you know or email for a 50% refund. Between 30 days and 14 days from the event, you can log in to Entry Central and organise a transfer with someone you know or email for a 25% refund. No refunds will be given within 14 days. Participants who do not attend the event will not receive any form of refund/credit. During the event: no refunds will be given.

*Teams - If for any reason after registration, a team member wishes to withdraw from the event then any time up until 7 days from the date of the event you can log in to Entry Central and organise a transfer with a replacement member. Members or teams who do not attend the event will not receive any form of refund/credit. During the event: no refunds will be given. Full teams wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Team entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (30 days before the race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central fees), up to (14 days before the race date) 25% refund (less any Entry Central fees). After (14 days before the race date) – no refund.

GDPR By signing up for this event you agree that we may publish your personal information as part of the results of the event and may pass such information to the governing body if applicable or any affiliated organisation for insurance, licenses, or, publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation, and age category. I agree that my contact details can be used to communicate with me for matters relating to the organising of this event, including but not limited to, updates on event planning and results (including links to social media event groups) and for communication about holding this event in the following year.

Forth Ultra - Solo

There are no specific entry requirements for this race however you should have confidence in your ability to complete the distance within the cut-off time. By entering the race, you are agreeing you are capable of doing so. We suggest that you at least have experience of regularly completing runs of 20 miles. 

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Male and Female runners and the 1st 040, 050, 060, and 070 Male and Female runners.

 

 

Forth Ultra - Team Relay - Pairs

There are no specific entry requirements for this race, however, you should have confidence in your abilities to complete the distance within the cut-off time. By entering the race, you are agreeing you are capable of doing so. We suggest that pairs at least have experience of regularly completing runs of 10 miles. 

The Pairs Relay is 4 stages over a total of 43 miles following the same course as the Ultramarathon. Each member will get a T-shirt and a finisher's medal. There will be prizes for the first male and female and mixed pairs and it's a great way of sharing the ultramarathon experience as part of a team.

To enter: One person needs to be selected as the team lead and single point of contact for further information on the race. The team lead will then need to know the name, email, mobile, DOB, t-shirt size (or as charity donation), *10km time, and running order for each member when signing up for a team.
Changes to the running order or name changes can be made later. 

*We will ask all pairs for their last 10km time or approx. time for a 10km – this is to give us the option of assessing team speeds so we can look to potentially send the slowest teams off first.

Running order - you choose the stages for each runner - ideally at the time of entry. With Pairs, you can select any combination - 1 runner can do stages 1-3 and the other stage 4 or you could take alternative stages - the choice is yours.

The relay baton - will be the timing chip.

Getting to and from checkpoints - this is another part of the fun element of your team planning. Pairs will be self-driven so need to plan how you can be at the checkpoints in time.

Forth Ultra - Team Relay - Team of 4

There are no specific entry requirements for this race however you should have confidence in your abilities as a team to complete the distance within the cut-off time. By entering the race, you are agreeing you are capable of doing so.

The Team Relay is 4 stages over a total of 43 miles following the same course as the Ultramarathon. Each runner will do one stage and at the finish, each member will receive a t-shirt and a finisher's medal. There will be team relay prizes for the first all male, female, and mixed teams and it's a great way of sharing the ultramarathon experience as part of a team.

To enter: One person needs to be selected as the team lead and single point of contact for further information on the race. The team lead will then need to know the name, email, mobile, DOB, t-shirt size (or as charity donation), *10km time, and running order for each member when signing up for a team.
Changes to the running order or name changes can be made later. 

*We will ask all pairs and relay teams of 4 their last 10km time or approx. time for a 10km – this is to give us the option of assessing team speeds so we can look to potentially send the slowest teams off first.

 

 

Running order - you choose the stages for each runner - ideally at the time of entry.

The relay baton - will be the timing chip. 

Getting to and from checkpoints - this is another part of the fun element of your team planning. Teams will be self-driven so need to plan how you can be at the checkpoints in time.

 

Prices

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

Forth Ultra - Solo
Until
20 Dec 2023£69.00
01 Feb 2024£72.00
19 Apr 2024 23:59£78.00
Forth Ultra - Team Relay - Pairs
Until
20 Dec 2023£88.00
01 Feb 2024£98.00
19 Apr 2024 23:59£108.00
Forth Ultra - Team Relay - Team of 4
Until
20 Dec 2023£112.00
14 Feb 2024£124.00
19 Apr 2024 23:59£136.00

Dates and Status

Date: 20 Apr 2024

Closing Date: 19 Apr 2024 23:59

Status: Open

EventAvailable/Total
Forth Ultra - Solo??/180
Forth Ultra - Team Relay - Pairs??/30
Forth Ultra - Team Relay - Team of 4??/85
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Organiser

Peter Ness

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