Glasgow-Edinburgh UltraMarathon

31st Mar 2018
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Glasgow, Glasgow City, GB
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55 miles from Scotlands largest city to its historic capital, taking in the Antonine Wall and Falkirk Wheel along the way.

The G2E Ultramarathon follows the course of the Forth & Clyde and Union canals and takes in the Antonine Wall and the Falkirk Wheel before leading competitors into the heart of Edinburgh. The course is largely flat following the towpaths through the Scottish lowlands yet remains a challenge for the veteran ultra runner and novice alike. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh offer numerous attractions to explore for those staying for the weekend.

The race starts in Ruchill Park, Glasgow and has checkpoints approximately every 10 miles. The course is approximately 55 miles long and after leaving Glasgow is predominantly rural and off road until reaching Edinburgh. The finish is at Edinburgh Quay (a short walk from Haymarket train station).

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  1. Race Name: Ultramarathon

    • Run 55mi
    • Elev Gain 148ft
    Race Date: Sat 31 Mar 2018

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