Saturday 9th of May will be the big day in 2020, when we look forward to welcoming you back to the Kintyre Way.
The 2019 route from Tayinloan to Tarbert proved very popular and we’re repeating it for 2020 with a useful improvement – the 4km from Claonaig to Skipness will now be off-road, along a track with marvellous views over to Arran and the Firth of Clyde. The GPX route has been updated accordingly.
We’ll be Watching You…
We are very excited to be introducing GPS trackers in 2020. This is becoming very popular in the ultra and mountain running world, both as a safety feature and for its entertainment value. Communications in Kintyre are notoriously difficult and this will be a great help to everyone. The tracker is a wee device about the size of a small mobile phone and it means that volunteers at checkpoints and race HQ will know where you are 99% of the time. – very helpful should you fail to be recorded, for whatever reason, at a checkpoint. It also means that friends and supporters [family at home] will be able to follow you in real time on the map, encouraging you up the hills and cheering you along the final run-in. And should anyone require medical assistance, we will be able to pinpoint your position precisely.
As previously, a bus will run from Tarbert to the start at Tayinloan, picking up en route. You can book and pay when entering.
Start time 08:30, max. 10 hours Check-in at Tayinloan 07:00 to 08:15. Bus to leave Tarbert at 07:00
It’s worth mentioning that this will be a Bank Holiday weekend, with the Bank Holiday on the Friday. You might like to think about your accommodation requirements sooner rather than later.
Drop bags will be taken from Tayinloan to checkpoints at Clachan and Skipness and finish bags will be taken to the Finish. Refreshments will be offered at checkpoints and at the Finish so please mention any dietary requirements. There will also be a team of massage therapists ready to soothe your aches away (no charge).
Costs will be:
Ultra £45 up to 31 March, then £50 up to 21 April (closing date)
Relay £39 per person up to 31 March, then £44 up to 21 April
SAL reduction £2
Bus option £5
Further details will be announced as things fall into place so keep an eye out for the latest posts and chat on Facebook.