Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™

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Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™
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Touch the sky and observe Scotland's most treasured landmarks while trekking through the natural paths of the mountains. This 50k route has uncompromising mountains, stunning views and ancient landmarks throughout. Make Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra your next big adventure.
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Sun 18th Sep 2022
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Kinlochleven, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Ice Factor, The National Ice Climbing Centre, Leven Rd, Kinlochleven PH50 4SF, UK
Start times
Sun 18th Sep 2022
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™
£129 - £149
Route information
Elevation 3504m
Terrain rough underfoot, rock, and scree-covered
Route Type Point to point
This is very challenging skyrunning with considerable height gain, great variability in the terrain including river crossings, and an airy traverse of one of Scotland’s most famous ridges, the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête, leading to the summit of Ben Nevis.
In-between the mountains, the route follows a mixture of ancient established paths, glen paths and forest tracks; many of which are the type of superb single track that trail-runners dream of!
Course Records
Male: Alan Hilley, 07:40:29
Female: Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn, 8:05:28
Organiser route images
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Salomon gift: SOFT FLASK
  • Mully marked and marshalled route
  • Live GPS tracking
  • Well stocked feed stations and checkpoints
  • Digital race timing
  • Generous category prizes
  • Medical cover
  • Mountain safety team
  • Race commentary
  • Event Village
How to get there
Ice Factor, The National Ice Climbing Centre, Leven Rd, Kinlochleven PH50 4SF, UK
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Parking There is event parking in the centre of Kinlochleven.​ Overnight parking will also be possible. Prices for parking to be confirmed.
By Coach
  • From Glasgow Airport: ~2.5 hours Coach ride direct to Kinlochleven
  • From Edinburgh Airport: ~3.5 hours Coach ride direct to Kinlochleven
Event day logistics
06:00 Event car parking next to the Ice Factor opens
06:30 Info point in the Event Village opens
07:30 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™: Wave 1 participants to be assembled in the start pen (please note: there will be a kit check here)
07:45 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™: Wave 1 race START
07:45 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™: Wave 2 participants to be assembled in the start pen (please note: there will be a kit check here)
08:00 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™: Wave 2 race START
11:00 Leven Centre opens for showers
16:30 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™: Prize Ceremony
20:00 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™: Course Closes
21:00 Leven Centre closes for showers
22:00 Event car parking next to the Ice Factor closes
Start Time for Bad Weather
09:00 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™: Bad Weather Race Start
Race Packs
The registration marquee will be in the Event Village outside the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven. This is where registration, issuing of competitors’ timing chips, GPS trackers, race numbers & race maps will take place. Competitors should allow at least 1 hour to complete the registration process.
Age Requirements
Participants need to be aged 18 and over to take part.
Cut-off Times
There will be cut-offs at Checkpoints 3, 6, 7 and 8. These cut-offs are based on a 08:00 start time.
  • Checkpoint 3 - 11:30 (Steall Ruin Footbridge at 14.5km)
  • Checkpoint 6 - 15:00 (Glen Nevis Visitor Centre at 29km)
  • Checkpoint 7 - 15:45 (Lower Falls Car Park at 35km)
  • Checkpoint 8 - 16:15 (River Crossing at 39km)
First aid
First aid will be provided by Oureaevents. This will be available at Race Village, and all support points on the course.
Bag Drop
There is no bag drop at this event. Participants are encouraged to minimise what they carry. All items runners do not need during the race, should be left in cars, with friends, or at home.
Fixed Ropes
There will be no fixed ropes to safeguard any sections of the route and competitors must be confident to move safely over easy scrambling terrain in all but the most severe weather conditions.
Food Stations
Hot and cold food and drink will be available at Glen Nevis Visitor Centre for both competitors and supporters.
There are portable toilets at Glen Nevis Visitor Centre (29km). There are also permanent toilets located at the Race Village.
There will be one low-level support point at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre (29km) where food and water will be available to the competitors, two low-level Cut-Off management points, and numerous high-level checkpoints, all where no food or water will be available but emergency aid from the event team will be possible.
Spectator Info
Spectators Family, friends and members of the public are welcome at the Support Points particularly, and also at the more remote Checkpoints. They are also welcome to spectate anywhere on the route, including the mountains - this is a great support experience for runners, spectators and walkers.
Will there be first aid station at Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra?
First aid will be available at Race Village, and all support points on the course.
Do you have to be 18 to enter the Ben Nevis Ultra?
Yes, you need to be 18 years or older to enter this event.
Is there parking at Ben Nevis Ultra?
Yes, there is event car parking next to the Ice Factor. This is located in Race Village.
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