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We are MacTuff, Scotlands toughest obstacle course race. Held at Knockhill Racing Circuit, it is a test of 7, 15 or 30K of challenging terrain; through mud, water and obstacles built to test your physical strength and your mental grit because we believe that true character is built through true challenge. This race is for anyone who has ever wanted to challenge themselves. It is for the thrill seekers, the renegades, the adventurers. MacTuff is for anyone looking to discover exactly what they are made of.

If you think youve got what it takes to take on MacTuff, sign up now. Fancy tackling the course as a team? Then sign up too! As a result, we guarantee a day of fun, fear-conquering obstacles, team work, and triumph. We look forward to seeing you on the start line. Tartan optional, game face mandatory!

Review summary

41 Reviews
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  • Organisation
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Stu M
"MacTuff is like a family. Alex, Marnie and the crew are always friendly and..."


John K
"Fantastic event, well organised and the terrain was awesome. Not too..."


David m
"Well organised event with a real relaxed but serious feeling about it great..."
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How to enter the MacTuff

  1. 15K

    Run 15km
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  2. 30K

    Run 30km
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  3. 7K

    Run 7km
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What’s Included
  • Free bag drop
  • Free t-shirt
  • Free medal
  • Free photos
  • Free for spectators
  • Free parking
  • Please note that this is a European OCR/OCRWC Qualifier!

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MacTuff reviews (41)

4.9 out of 5 stars

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Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

  • Did the 7K in 2019

    Fantastic event, well organised and the terrain was awesome. Not too challenging but Challenging enough to push you.

    Only downside for us was the fact that the monkey bars were way too high and some of out team couldn’t complete them. Perhaps lower these or put some sand bags in place at the bottom.



  • Did the 15K in 2019

    MacTuff is like a family. Alex, Marnie and the crew are always friendly and helpful and go the extra mile. Since I turned up to my first MacTuff training day in 2016 I've always been made to feel welcome, got an enthusiastic hello whenever I've seen them halfway round the course at other events around the country, and felt valued and supported when running MacTuff itself. The atmosphere at their events is always really friendly, the course is very challenging (that quarry gets damn cold in the heights of the Scottish winter) , the obstacles are great fun and with some really unusual ones (thinking of the car pull and American football squad in particular), the marshalling is great (big props to the civvies but especially to the squaddies that are always there), parking's free and easy, and it's generally like how a certain other event near Birmingham would be if it was run with competence rather than negligence, and with the obstacles spread over the course so there's no heartbreakingly boringly long running sections! An absolutely brilliant way to start each January.
  • Did the 15K in 2019

    the MacTuff group are a real friendly crowd. Parking at no extra cost, good access. Come along and meet the gang. I've felt very welcome since running at MacTuff. The obstacles are challenging, yea some tough ones ,but also some fun ones.
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    Did the 15K in 2019

    100% well worth the trip from NI just to race. Well organised, fablous fun, tough wee course but we'll worth the effort. A number off us made the trip last year, its now been added to the annual trip. List, like Nutts, looking forward to January 2020, will also be returning with the kids for kids race.
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    Did the 7K in 2018

    Such a great event and very well organised, my kids love the kids mactuff! Medals are always fab 🏅Would highly recommend!
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    Steph D

    Did the 15K in 2019

    Great race with an amazing start. Well organised and parking is free, unlike so many others.

    Obstacles varied and fun, and plenty of Marshall’s on course

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    David m

    Did the 30K in 2018

    Well organised event with a real relaxed but serious feeling about it great feeders like parking and spectators hardmuddy cold long day but great support on course from competitors and stewards best event in scotland
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    Siobhan S

    Did the 15K in 2019

    First ever OCR (15k wasn’t my idea!) but I loved it. Didn’t prepare AT ALL physically and found certain points challenging but a well organised event. Felt the drinking water points (plenty of NON consumable water throughout the course.. mainly mud) could have been spread out a bit better (seemed forever in to the course and then in close succession).

    A great welcoming team atmosphere and for a newbie, I’m seriously considering my next MacTuff return.

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    Mike F

    Did the 15K in 2019

    Fantastic atmosphere brilliant course only fault was the long distance people got snarled up with the short Amazing day out
  • Did the 15K in 2019

    I'm just anoyed i cant review it for every year as ive competed every year since mctuff started. Also helped out when needed.