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List of Scottish ultra running races 2021

Written by Fiona

December 17 2020

A list of the ultra running races taking place in Scotland in 2021. I will update as I receive more information and depending on Covid restrictions. Many races were cancelled in 2020 and organisers may have offered a rollover entry for 2021.

There will be reduced race entries for a lot of events in 2021, so keep an eye on early sign ups.

A new Blair Castle Trail Weekender will include 29km and 58km races in June 20201.
DateRaceDistanceNotes
Jan Tyndrum 24hr Laps of 8km; 6h & 12hr too CANCELLED
FebFalkirk 8hr ultra8 hour solo or relayCANCELLED
Mar Falkirk 50k50kTBC
MarSelf Transcendence 50k and 100k TBC
Mar 13Deeside Way Ultra (was D33)33 milesCANCELLED
April Glen Lyon Ultra31.5 milesEvents to resume in August 2021
AprHighland Fling53 milesCANCELLED
May 1Ultra Scotland 5050 milesEntries open
May 1Ultra Scotland 100100 milesEntries open
May 8Formatine & Buchan Railway 12 Hour Ultra12 hours/ lapsEntries open
May 8Kintyre Way Ultra32 miles; solo & relayEntries open Jan 2
May 8 to 9Ultra X 50 Scotland and Ultra X 125 Scotland50km and 125km
MaySelkrik Ultra42k and 22kDoes not appear to be on in 2021
MayCateran Ultra55 milesTBC
May 20 to 22LochNess360° Ultra Marathon150km (changed route)Entries open
May 28 to 30The Highland 180 Race180 milesEntries open
May 29 to 30West Highland Way Challenge Race96 miles
(Fort William to Milngavie)

Entries open
May 29 to 30West Highland Way & Ben Nevis Race106 milesEntries open
June 5 to 6NEW Blair Castle Trail Weekend29km and 58kmPlus 5km & 10km
June 5 to 6Glen Lyon Ultra48km
JuneLochalsh 3030 miles2021 date TBC
June 12Moray Coastal Trail 5050kEntries open
June 19/20Saltire 24Laps. 12hr & 24hrHopes to go ahead
June 19/20Ultra Trail Scotland45km & 26kmCANCELLED. Returns 2022
Jun 19West Highland Way Race95 milesEntries decided already
June 26/27Angus Coastal Ultra80 miles Take 1 or 2 days; solo or team
June 26 to 27Kilmarnock 24 & 1224 & 12 hoursTBC
June Lairig Ghru Race42.7kDate TBC
July 10 St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra100k & 45 milesEntries open
July 3Great Glen Ultra71 milesEntries open
July 31John Lucas Memorial Round Strathaven 5050 miles & relayEntries open
Jul 16 to 18Run the Blades50k (& shorter) Entries open early 2021
Jul 24Clydestride40 milesEntries not yet open/new website to launch
August 1 to 8Cape Wrath Ultra400km; 8 daysThere are a few places still available (March 2021)
Aug Devil o’ the Highlands42 milesTBC
Aug 14Ultra GB Race Across Scotland215 milesRegister interest
Aug 14Scurry2Bridges Run161km relay for teams of four
Aug 28Drovers Ultra55km, 75km, 90km
Aug 28Speyside Way Race37 miles and 100km
Sept 3 to 5Glenmore 24 & 1224 and 12 hoursTBC
Sep 5 Tiree Ultra35 milesEntries open
Sept River Ayr Way Ultra Marathon40 milesTBC
Sept 18 – 19Skyline Scotland racesVarious racesEntries open
Sept 18Ring of Steall Sky Race29kmEntries open
Sept 19Glen Coe Skyline52kmEntries open
Sept 19Ben Nevis Ultra52kmEntries open
Sept 25Ochil Ultra30 & 50 milesEntries open
Sept 25 to 26Skye Trail Ultra74 miles
Oct 2Moray Way 100 Mile100 milesEntries open
Oct 2 Dunoon Ultra55km & relayTBC
Oct NRG2412 and 24 hour events at Nevis Range, Fort WilliamTBC
Oct 2 to 3Ultra Tour of Arran60 miles over 2 daysMore entries available
Oct 9Bennachie Hill Ultra 31 milesEntries to open
Oct 9Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra56 milesRegister interest
Oct 9John Muir Way Ultra50k and 25k relayDate moved from April.
Oct 17Ultra Tour Edinburgh55kmEntries open
Oct 21The Highland Ultra125kmNew event
Oct 25Jedburgh 3 Peaks38 milesTBC
Nov 6Glen Ogle 33 Ultra33 miles
Nov SL Super Race Series – 6 Hour Ultra RunAs far as possible TBC
NovTweed Valley Ultra50k and 65k TBC
NovFoxtrail Nocturnal5km loop TBC
Nov 13Dava Way 50k50km
Work it out!Mission 24Solve the cluesTBC
AnytimeRamsay’s Round56 miles

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