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Scotland X Impact Marathon

Partnering for the first time with Tees Not Trees, this Impact Marathon event is host to stunning views, a fulfilling community aspect, and a good cause. Run one of three distances over 3 days and help leave our planet better than we found it.
21k, 42k, and 10k
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Fri 29th Apr 2022
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Argyll and Bute Council, United Kingdom
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Rolling Hills

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Isle of Mull, Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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Route information
This route has a bit of everything! There will be trails, fells, mud, roads, lochs - the lot. With an out and back design, Impact Marathon wanted to show you some of the most spectacular spots on Mull, whilst telling the story of the project this race is supporting. Starting and finishing on the Glenaros Estate, you'll head out across the estate to Loch Ba and beyond. With 1200m ascent, the majority of which comes in a magical climb at the far end of the route- expect a super fun, fast return to the finish line!
Rolling out across Glenaros Estate and winding its way to Loch Ba, this route is a beautiful trail, with a small bit of road, which has a bit of everything. All the routes on Mull will be out and backs - every route they create focuses on the energy of other runners and you'll have plenty of chances to share the love as you go.
The route is undulating all the way with 300m Ascent to test you, whilst not interrupting your running rhythm. For the experienced trail runner, to those learning the ropes - choosing this distance guarantees and challenging and spectacular day out.
Created to show off the magic of the work being done in Glenaros, this route takes in the estate - from the iron age fort to the new forests that have been created, to the land that will one day be restored to majestic woodland.
If you're new to trail running, or you want to put all your energy into the project work, this route will cap off the weekend and, thanks to Impact Marathon's unique starting system, you'll be running beside the 21k and 42k runners - all helping each other reach that finish line together.
Impact Marathon
After an incredible 6 years, tackling The Global Goals around the world, Impact Marathon are coming home and will rise to their greatest challenge of all: Climate Change. To achieve this, they have partnered with the awesome Trees Not Tees team to bring their groundbreaking reforestation vision into reality. There are 1 million trees to plant, intertwined with testing technologies, and creating a blueprint for all land managers in the UK. This is powerful, innovative and game-changing work - and they need you. Their pop-up Athletes' Village on the Isle of Mull will be your home for 3 nights as they bring all that makes an Impact Marathon the most impactful race series in the world to the UK. This is set to be a trail race like no other: running together with others, for others, and for our planet.
What's included
  • Sunset & Sunrise yoga
  • Day 1 Dinner
  • Day 2 Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
  • Day 3 Breakfast & dinner
  • Day 4 breakfast
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Donation to Impact Runner Development Fund
How to get there
Isle of Mull, Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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More information on exact locations will be available closer to the time.
Event day logistics
Day 1 - Arrive in Mull
Open from mid-afternoon, the Athlete's Village in Mull is a sight to behold. So come along and relax, grab a beer at the Sunset bar, and meet your fellow impact runners at the yoga session to stretch your legs out.
Dinner will be included and will highlight the best local ingredients, followed by introductions to the teams. Tonight, its about socialising and learning about the mission you're about to help.
Food: Dinner Included
Day 2 - Impact Day
Fusing learning, understanding, and action, today will include a combination of physical work and learning to bring Future Forests vision to life.
What exactly that entails will be a surprise, but you will definitely get dirty and most likely wet in this Scottish oasis. There'll be food through the day, sunset yoga, a big dinner with plenty of carbs - and the all-important race briefing!
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
Day 3 - Race Day
Race day doesn't even begin to describe what will happen today. A complete celebration of running and the joy shared when running together, this trail run will ensure you're experiencing something unlike ever before.
Bring your energy, treasure every step and take on an incredible, challenging and stunning trail route. Then, it's time to celebrate.
Dinner will be a proper feast and the Sunset Bar will be open late into the night - it's time to celebrate all that has been achieved.
Food: Breakfast & Dinner included
Day 4 - Homeward Bound
One final sunrise awaits those achey bones, but there will be a good breakfast waiting to fuel you home.
The Athlete's Village closes officially at 11am, but you're more than welcome to stay in Mull and exploring the island.
There are plenty of places to stay, food to enjoy and wildlife to find.
Food: Breakfast included
A deposit of £175.90 will be taken at registration to secure your spot on the trip. The remaining amount will be due on the 28th of February 2022.
What is not included in my entry to the Scotland X Impact Marathon?
Post-race lunch, sunset bar drinks, transfer to/from the athletes village, and travel insurance are not included in the entry fee.
Will the route at the Scotland X Impact Marathon be challenging?
Yes, the route will not be particularly easy, so if you are looking for a PB this isn't the one for you!
How long is the Scotland X Impact Marathon?
The Scotland X Impact Marathon spans 4 days, with one day of racing, one day of impact, and 2 days of travel.
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