This year’s race will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018. The countdown to entries opening is nearly over. Please enter through EntryCentral here from 28th October 2017.
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 at Tarbert covers 75 miles.
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
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, the Start is being moved closer to Tarbert, making it 75 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…..