The Kintyre Way is one of Scotland’s most scenic long-distance paths offering 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.
The Kintyre Way Ultra was first run in 2007, 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.
2019 will see a new version of the race. Instead of Tayinloan to Campbeltown as in recent years, runners will be tackling the 32 mile northern section beginning at Tayinloan and finishing in Tarbert. There will, as always, be a three-stage relay option.
The race will take place on Saturday 11th May 2019 so put that date in your diary now. Entries will be open later in the year.
Coast to coast on the Kintyre Peninsula
Fully waymarked, with distance markers at 1 mile intervals
Refreshments at the start and at two intermediate checkpoints
Rucksacks conveyed to finish
Ultra Village at finish point – food, drink, music, activities, kids fun area
Free sports massage
Meanwhile you might enjoy this airing on the Adventure Show, filmed in 2016. We’d love to tell you the weather is always like this but…..