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The Heb - Race on the Edge

01 Sep 2018

Welcome to the entry pages for THE HEB - RACE ON THE EDGE an exciting, engaging, truly adventurous and absorbing multisport race through the most spectacular, wild and remote landscape the UK has to offer - the Hebridean Island chain off the west coast of Scotland!.

We are proud to have Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries on-board (ha ha!) as our Race Sponsor and Partner - www.calmac.co.uk/active 


RACE DATE: 1st-2nd September 2018. However, you should also allow Friday 31st August and Monday 3rd September as travel days.


LOCATION: The Outer Hebrides, Scotland - specifically the incredible, culture-steeped, wild, beautiful and remote South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist.

We will advise you in due course of the race meeting point - this is likely to be Mallaig (on the Scottish mainland, approx. 3.5hrs drive from Glasgow). You will leave your cars on the mainland, and travel across on the ferry as foot passengers.


WEBSITE: The race website is www.theheb.org - race details will be updated and posted there (not here on Entry Central). Please make sure you keep checking the website. 


RACE DESCRIPTION: The Heb is a multi-discipline, two-day Adventure Race. You will find yourself running, on a mountain bike or hybrid, kayaking (pretty straightforward stuff using Sit On Top boats, paddles and bouyancy aids provided by the organisers as part of the entry fee), and navigating (a bit - if you seek optimal wriggles through the complex terrain).

The Heb will be easy to take part in, but still a tough challenge with all the adventure, excitement and fun. Perfect for hardened adventure racers, newcomers to the sport, and everyone in between.

Some checkpoints might have a longer 'follow-the-arrows' route, and a shorter (but riskier) 'navigate' option - you choose depending on your skills. We want everyone to have a great journey through the best of the Hebrides, finish at a reasonable time, and bite off as much as they can chew (and hopefully a little bit more!).

Expect to be racing for 2 long days, however, you will stop each night and there will be camping facilities, water etc. at the overnight.  Campervans are allowed on the campsite however if you intend to bring a campervan you will need to contact both campsites yourself to inform them.

RACE ENTRY & CATEGORIES: You can enter The Heb - Race on the Edge as a Solo (£290, lower cost for 'Early Bird' entries) or a Pair (£580, lower cost for 'Early Bird' entries) - please click on the appropriate blue 'Sign Up' button above.


WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS?: The Heb- Race on the Edge is brought to you by Paul McGreal of Durty Events - winner of British Triathlon 'Event of the Year' 2012, and course planner Gary Tompsett of various Adventure Racing infamy!. Our water safety team is led by Tim Pickering - one of the authors of the sea kayaking guide to the Hebrides.



- Custom T-Shirt
- Calmac Ferry Fares (Foot Passenger + Bike) from Mallaig to Lochboisdale (Friday 31st August) and from Lochboisdale to Mallaig (Monday 3rd Sept)
- Free camping – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
- Hot meal at campsite on Saturday and Sunday nights

- Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning
- Free bag transfer during race
- Bike transfer from Lochboisdale ferry to Race HQ in Benbecula on Friday
- Coach transfer from Lochboisdale ferry to race HQ in Benbecula on Friday
- Electronic timing with stage split
- GPS Tracking – publically viewable
- Post event party
- Provision of kayaks, buoyancy aids and paddles for all kayak stages
- Water safety crew
- Event safety crew/1st Aid
- Race Maps – printed on waterproof paper
- An amazing weekend in one of the most spectacular locations on the planet - lifetime memories guaranteed!.


Please see http://www.durtyevents.com/terms-and-conditions.html for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded as follows; up to (2 months prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (1 month to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (1 month prior to race date) - no refund. 

If the event is cancelled for reasons beyond the organiser’s control, (e.g. adverse weather conditions, ferry cancellations, major incident etc.) the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event. Original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred unless they advise Durty Events that they do not wish to transfer to the rescheduled event in writing (email to ) within 7 days of the original event date. If it is not possible to reasonably reschedule the event, it will be cancelled, and Durty Events will repay entry fees less any costs incurred prior to cancellation (note: these may form a significant proportion of the entry fee).

In all cases, Durty Events reserves the right to charge a small administration fee (typically £5) to cover costs associated with card repayments and refund administration time. 

Durty Events

01835 823 514

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
The Heb - Race on the Edge (Pair Entry)01 Sep 2018??/60Open19 Aug 2018
The Heb - Race on the Edge (Solo Entry)01 Sep 2018??/60Open19 Aug 2018
01 Dec 2017£500.00
19 Aug 2018£580.00
01 Dec 2017£250.00
19 Aug 2018£290.00

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

Event Address
South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist - Outer Hebrides.