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 as well as Ailsa Craig and Northern Ireland from the southern section.
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.
When the Kintyre Way was extended via Southend to Machrihanish it became exactly 100 miles long.
Each year our plan is to alternate the Ultra over one of the three sections, Tayinloan to Tarbert, Tayinloan to Campbeltown or Machrihanish to Campbeltown. There is an option to run in a relay team of up to three over the two northern sections or two over the southern section.
Fully waymarked, with distance markers at 1 mile intervals and additional signs or marshals where needed.
Refreshments and showers at the finish.
Drop-bags conveyed to checkpoints and rucksacks conveyed to the finish.
GPS Tracking (signal permitting) – Let your friends see your progress real-time from the comfort of their homes.