The Kintyre Way Ultra

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.

The plan is to cover the three sections in rotation and we had hoped to take you from Campbeltown to Machrihanish this year. Unfortunately, Covid restrictions and adaptations and postponing the 2020 race until Autumn have prevented us from exploring options in that area. We’ll get there eventually!

So, in 2021 we will again offer the 32 mile northern part of the Kintyre Way, beginning at Tayinloan and finishing in Tarbert and there will, as always, be a three-stage relay option.

The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday 8th May 2021, with entries opening on 2nd January. If your entry was deferred, it will automatically appear on the new list.

Race features:
South to north, coast to coast across the Kintyre Peninsula
Fully waymarked, with distance markers at 1 mile intervals
Refreshments and Showers at the Finish at Tarbert Harbour.
Drop-bags conveyed to checkpoints at Clachan and Skipness. (Facilities there to be arranged according to covid restrictions nearer the time)
Rucksacks conveyed to the finish.
GPS Tracking – L
et your friends see your progress real-time from the comfort of their homes.

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