The Kintyre Way Ultra(s)

This year’s race will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018. Please enter through EntryCentral here from 28th October 2017.  Standard rates finish on 31st March. Late entries can be taken until 15th April.

Tarbert to Campbeltown along the Kintyre Way is one of Scotland’s most scenic long-distance paths – this is serious trail running in idyllic surroundings. With varied terrain from hill paths and forestry tracks to beaches and seaside rocks, you’ll have stunning scenery with views across the sea to Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha at various times.

Runners begin half way down the peninsula at Tayinloan and can take part solo or in a relay of three sections, (though you don’t have to have 3 runners). The cycle option beginning just south of  Tarbert covers 73 miles. We also have a Sportive of 42 miles, beginning at Tayinloan.

Race features

  • Coast to coast on the Kintyre Peninsula
    Fully waymarked, with distance markers at 1 mile intervals
    Refreshments and first aid at checkpoints
    Rucksacks conveyed to finish
    Electronic Timing
    Ultra Village at finish point – food, drink, music, activities, kids fun area
    Free sports massage
    Technical goody bag for all entrants

    The Kintyre Way Ultra was first run from Tarbert to Campbeltown. Both solo and relay runners took on this massive 67 mile challenge until the introduction of a shorter 35 mile option from Tayinloan.

    The shorter option proved so popular that the long option was dropped altogether.

    In 2017, the Ultra Cycle was conceived. This gave cyclists a 73 mile route from Corranbuie to Campbeltown over a mixture of tough terrain and road. In 2018, a shorter option is being trialled, from Tayinloan to Campbeltown and covering 42 miles.

    Records and results from these Golden Oldies will be added soon.

    Meanwhile you might enjoy this airing on the Adventure Show, first seen last summer. We’d love to tell you the weather is always like this but…..

4 thoughts on “The Kintyre Way Ultra(s)”

  1. Hi, is there anywhere to camp near the finish? Also, is there transport from Campbeltown to the Start on the morning of the event?

  2. There are campsites near Campbeltown. The start of the race is timed to allow people to catch the service bus from Campbeltown to Tayinloan. As we have cyclists who may be wanting to get to Tarbert for 8 a.m. we will be monitoring demand to see whether we will have to order an additional private bus which may then be able to go via Machrihanish campsite.

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