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Glencoe Marathon Gathering

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The off-road marathon is an epic trail run that ascends a total of 1,608 metres through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

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5
2 Reviews
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Ariana M
"This was my first proper trail run, and I'm totally sold. The weather was..."

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Chris S
"Epic trail marathon! I ran in 2018 and the weather was not perfect, but it..."
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How to enter the Glencoe Marathon Gathering

  1. Glencoe Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £50
    Event passed
  2. Mamores Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £40
    Event passed

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Glencoe Marathon Gathering routes

The route snakes through the pass of Glencoe, surrounded by the towering remains of this ancient super volcano, before climbing 240 metres up the fearsome Devil’s Staircase. From the eastern edge of the Aonach Eagach Ridge you look straight onto the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor (the great herdsman) before dropping back to sea level at Kinlochleven where the Mamores Half Marathon starts. Climbing up through the Mamores the route undulates until the descent into Glen Nevis and the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.

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Glencoe Marathon Gathering weather forecast

Light rain overnight.

15°C
Predicted highs
5°C
Predicted lows
Icon40% chance of rain

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Glencoe Marathon Gathering reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Mamores Half Marathon in 2018

    This was my first proper trail run, and I'm totally sold. The weather was interesting, sideways rain and snow on the hills, but everyone was in great spirits. We were properly waterproofed up, I ran the entire thing in a shell skiing jacket and proper job Salomon trail shoes - it's worth buying all the kit and doing it properly - getting cold would have been a nightmare. Although saying that, there were a few heros running the marathon in a kilt and a cotton t-shirt so it's really up to you! The course was epic, we set off straight up a really steep hill, it was first trail run so I was like woah here we go, but there were lots of people walking. Our feet were wet by about mile 2 but I couldn't have cared less. It was great fun just powering through the little streams, jumping over rocks and scrambling up hills. The race just flew by, much more so than any London road run I've done. I loved it, would recommend to anyone - beginners and pros alike. The scenery is well worth the trip.
  • Did the Glencoe Marathon in 2018

    Epic trail marathon! I ran in 2018 and the weather was not perfect, but it didn't matter as the scenery is stunning. While it is mostly running on a 'trail' there is plenty of real off-roading. The elevation is about 4,000ft in total which is a lot, but there are sections where no one is running... just too steep. Easily the most scenic running i've ever done. Very well organised, not sure how they got the drinks stops so far up the hill. I'll be back.