MacTuff Scotland New Year

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Start your new year off with a bang with Scotland's toughest obstacle course race. Take on cold water, mud and brutal obstacles in this race designed to test your strength and determination. If you are a thrill seeker, or an adventurer looking for a challenge, this is the event for you.
7k, and 15k
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Sun, 8 Jan 2023
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Fife, United Kingdom
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(44 Reviews)
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Where and when
Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 9TF, UK
Start times
Sun, 8 Jan 2023
11:00am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for MacTuff Scotland New Year
Route information
This challenging obstacle course really is brutal in parts. With cold water, mud and many tough obstacles this will challenge your physical strength and your mental determination. When you reach the finish line you can be sure you will have earned your medal. Runners will take on an awesome variety of obstacles, including:
  • Cold water jump
  • Slides
  • Tyres
  • Deep mud
  • Giant pipes
  • Slippery hills
  • Steep stairs
The location and time of year ensures there is no doubt that it will be cold, and there will be a lot of mud and water involved. The atmosphere created by the organising team and the excited runners creates a special experience for everyone taking part. You can come along as an individual, or bring your friends and come as a team.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event T-shirt
  • Team entry available
  • Free event photos
  • Bag drop
  • Free parking
  • OCR World Championships qualifier
How to get there
Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 9TF, UK
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By Car
The Knockhill Racing Circuit is easily accessible from the M90 near Dunfermline, or by taking the A91 from Stirling.
There will be free parking onsite.
By Train
Dunfermline Station is the nearest to the event, approximately 6 miles away.
Event day logistics
11:00 Races Start
Age Requirements
All participants must be 17 years old to take part.
Team Entry
It is possible to enter a team into this event. When selecting your ticket please select what size team you would like to enter for your chosen distance. You will then be required to enter the details for all of your teammates, as well as your team name.
The temperature will be cold in January and the nature of the course with lots of mud and water means runners must be dressed appropriately. Runners should bring dry clothes and shoes to wear after the race.
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MacTuff Ltd
Scotland's obstacle course running event that will strip away your bravado and courage and make you feel gubbed at the finish line.
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Is there parking at MacTuff?
Yes there will be free parking onsite.
How hard is the MacTuff?
MacTuff is extremely challenging, with tough obstacles and the cold water elements this is a difficult event.
How do I find race photos from the MacTuff?
Photos will be uploaded to the organisers website after the event.
44 reviews
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mark b
Did the 15k in 2020
brilliant event loved the course and the few technical obstacles hopefully there will be more of those next year!!
Did the 15k in 2020
As with the last 2 Ocrs I've done the running/Hill climbing and cold got your energy completely zapped before getting anywhere near the end of the course where you needed it most... They should have the hardest obstacles near the start of the course and the frozen wet and muddy ones at near the finish.. Then more people would maybe have a better chance at completing it all... Just a thought 🤔 xx
Did the 15k in 2020
If you want a hardship challenge look no further. Probably the best quality race t shirt I’ve had for sometime, better than Spartan and Rat Race. Decent medal too! The pit lane hang out zone is great, soup availability was great too. The course started very strong but personally I feel was a little meh after the car pull area. The slalom running went on far too long and was just tedious and boring by the end. It felt a little thin on the ground Marshalling for some of the obstacles, in particular the log hurdle/climbs up the top of the run just before the carries was unmanned and I saw a guy slip and fall off the side pretty badly. there were no marshals there at all and competitors had to stop to check on him. Unfortunate but could’ve been worse with no help there.
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.CheersJohn
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.
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.
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!
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
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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Recent Questions
John Kennedy-Bennett
Hi guys. We (our team) just completed the 7k sprint and loved it so much, we were thinking of signing up for the 15k in January. Can you please tell me though, is the 15k 2 rounds if 5he course we just done or is it a new route? Cheers John

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