Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra

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Take on this colossal 80k challenge and be rewarded throughout with gorgeous scenery. Make your way through historical walking routes, forestry tracks, and Glen Nevis. When its all over, take a well deserved break in Race Village and claim your finisher's medal.
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80k
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Calendar
Sat, 17 Sept 2022
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Kinlochleven, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Ice Factor, The National Ice Climbing Centre, Leven Rd, Kinlochleven PH50 4SF, UK
Start times
Sat, 17 Sept 2022
80k:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra
80k
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80km
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1920m+
£119.00 - £139.00
Route information
Elevation 2000m
Terrain a mixture of off-road, mud/soft-ground or rocky trails and tracks
The race starts by following the route of the hugely popular Three Mealls 18k trail race in reserve, weaving alongside the River Leven through a magical ancient forest. From here runners will follow a path that continues climbing to reach Loch Chiarain. Seriously remote terrain lures runners onward and the true wilderness experience of this race becomes apparent with incredible views of nothing but mountains, as they descend towards Loch Treig.
For the next 5k the route gently ascends the Lairig Leacach following a historical walking route through this stunning and breathtakingly beautiful glen. The route now turns west following excellent forestry tracks through Leanachan Forest allowing for quick onward progress.
Emerging from the forest, the gigantic Ben Nevis looms ahead as the route now follows the renowned North Face path alongside Allt á Mhulilinn up to the famous CIC hut, before cutting under the towering cliffs of Càrn Dearg. Joining the main Ben Nevis path drops the runners down to the Visitors Centre before joining Scotland’s most famous path, the West Highland Way, which climbs out of Glen Nevis and provides a speedy route back to Kinlochleven and a well-earned celebration at the finish line.
Registration
The registration marquee will be in the event village next to the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven. Registration is open between 17:30 and 21:30 the day before the race on Friday 16th September.
Sweeper
Following behind the last competitor there will be a course sweeper. This is to ensure that all participants reach the finish within the cut-off time.
What's included
  • A SPARTAN finisher's medal
  • A SPARTAN finisher's t-shirt
  • Medals for age group winners
  • SPARTAN prize fund and trophies for first 5 men and women
  • A fully marshalled, waymarked and signed race route
  • 2 food and water stations on the route
  • Digital race timing for official results
  • Live GPS tracking of your progress around the course
  • Emergency medical cover during the race
  • Mountain safety team cover during the race
  • Marshalling support on route
  • Race commentary at the start/finish arena in the Event Village
Train
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 (payable) 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
06:45 Kit checks
07:00 Race starts
t.b.c. 14:30 ~35k Roybridge Cut-off
t.b.c. 18:30 ~60k Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Cut-off
22:00 Course closure
Race Packs
You must collect your race pack at the Event Village during registration (i.e. bib number etc.)
Age Requirements
Participants need to be aged 18 and over to take part in the event.
Course Closure Time
The maximum time for this event is 15 hours, meaning you must cross the finish line by 22:00.
Expected checkpoint cut-offs
  • 14:30: 35k Roybridge
  • 18:30: 60k Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
Retirements
If you retire from the race at these support points, there is transport back to Kinlochleven:
  • After 35k – Roybridge
  • After 60k – Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
First-Aid
Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra is committed to providing a safe environment for their runners, so there is an emergency medical team and mountain safaty team avaliable during the race.
Showers
Showers will be available on both days in the Leven Centre in Kinlochleven.
  • 11:00-19:00 on Saturday 17th of September
  • 11:00-19:00 on Sunday 18th if September
Food and Water stations
There will be two food and water stations on the route
Bag Drop
It is not possible to leave equipment with anyone whilst on the course.
Race Rules
Participants must follow the marked (i.e. flagged, waymarked or signed) mandatory routes without deviation.
Participants must carry all mandatory items as specified at all times. Any transgression may result in not being allowed to start the race or disqualification.
Headphones or listening to music during the race is forbidden.
Participants are not allowed support runners. All those who are running the course must be a valid entrant.
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Spectator Info
Supporters Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to support participants at the event village, which will be a hive of activity!
Backpack
Kit List
  • Fell/mountain running shoes
  • Waterproof top with hood
  • Waterproof trousers/pants
  • Spare warm top suitable for the weather conditions (spare means unworn at the start)
  • Hat, gloves/glove-mittens suitable for the weather conditions
  • Headtorch with sufficient light to be able to navigate in the darkness)
  • Water bottle and / or hydration system
  • Whistle
  • Sufficient food
FAQ's
Can I wear headphones at Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra?
Headphones or listening to music during the race is forbidden. This is to ensure the safety of you and your fellow participants.
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Can I bring a support runner/pacer to Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra?
No. All those running the course must be a valid entrant.
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Will there be food stations on the Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra course?
Yes, there will be two food and water stations on route.
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