Ultra Scotland 100 Mile


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Ultra Scotland 100 Mile
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Tackle the ultimate running challenge with this 100 mile ultramarathon along the Southern Upland Way from St John's Town to Melrose. Experience stunning views, challenging ascents and amazing trails over the course of two days. Come to beat the course record or get your hands on a finisher's medal.
106 miles
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Sat, 8 Jun 2024
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Saint John's Town of Dalry, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Dalry Town Hall, St John's Town of Dalry, Castle Douglas DG7 3SW, UK
Start times
Saturday, 8 Jun 2024
106 miles:
6:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ultra Scotland 100 Mile
Route information
Distance 106 miles
Elevation 4,644m
Terrain Trails
Take on this amazing 100-mile ultra across the Southern Upland Way, the longest of Scotland's Great Trails. This race has plenty to challenge even the most experienced of ultra runners, with lots of climbs and descents throughout.
Beginning in St John's Town of Dalry, a picturesque village by the Water of Ken, the route heads north to Sanquhar through the Scaur Hills and then reaches Wanlockhead, Scotland's highest village. Here, runners will be faced with the 701m climb up Lowther Hill, the highest point of the Southern Upland Way.
The route will continue along the fantastic trails around the Daer Reservoir and into the vibrant town of Moffat, which is the halfway point of the race. Participants will head northwards to St Mary's Loch, the largest natural loch in the Scottish Borders, and on to Traquair, turning west just shy of Traquair House, Scotland's oldest inhabited house.
Continuing through the Manor Hills, runners will cross the River Tweed before reaching the race finish in Melrose.
Checkpoint Locations
  • Checkpoint 1 – 8 Miles – Stroanpatrick/Culmark, B729, DG7 3UE
  • Emergency Shelter – 18 Miles – Chalk Memorial Bothy – Poleskeoch NS68585 01850
  • Checkpoint 2 – 26 Miles - Sanquhar Town Hall. NS 78075 10110
  • Checkpoint 3 – 34 Miles - Wanlockhead Community Centre, Church Street, ML12 6UT. NS87400 12950
  • Checkpoint 4 – 40 Miles. A702, Biggar, ML12 6TH – Large passing place. NS 93125 10035
  • Checkpoint 5 – 55 Miles - Moffat Rugby Club, The Holm, Moffat, DG10 9QJ.
  • Emergency Shelter/Additional Water – 65 Miles – Over Phawhope Bothy. NT18180 08145
  • Checkpoint 6 – 71 Miles. Boston Memorial Hall, Scabcleuch, Ettrick, Selkirk, TD7 5JB. NT26615 14473
  • Checkpoint 7 – 90 Miles – Innerleithen Trail Car Park, B709, Traquair, Innerleithen EH44 6PW
  • Checkpoint 8 - Fairnilee Hut, Beside the River Tweed, B7060, Approx. TD1 3PR
What's included
  • Finisher's Ultra Scotland 100 Mile Buckle
  • Bag drops along the route
  • Checkpoints with aid stations, snacks and refreshments
  • Medical support
  • Live Online GPS tracking
  • Way-marked route following one of Scotland's Great Trails, the Southern Upland Way
  • Fantastic support from the GB Ultras team
  • UTMB Qualifying Race
How to get there
Dalry Town Hall, St John's Town of Dalry, Castle Douglas DG7 3SW, UK
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By Car
St John's Town of Dalry is best accessed via the A75 between Castle Douglas and Dumfries. St John's Town of Dalry is a 45-minute drive from Dumfries.
There is parking available on the Earltoun Estate behind St Johns Town of Dalry Village Hall.
By Public Transport
Regular bus services run from Castle Douglas to St John's Town of Dalry via the 520 bus towards Dalmellington.
The nearest train station to the race start is in Dumfries. Dumfries Station has regular services to Carlisle and Glasgow Central.
Coach Transfer
There will be an optional coach transfer back to the start (the Darly Town Hall in St John's Town). The transfer costs £34.99 It will leave at 20:00 on Sunday and arrives at the Town Hall at 23:00.
Event day logistics
17:30 - 21:00 Race registration and bib number collection at St John's Town of Dalry Town Hall
04:30 - 05:45 GB race tracker and bib number collection
05:40 Bag drop closes
06:00 Mass start
08:56 Checkpoint 1 cut-off time
15:32 Checkpoint 2 cut-off time
18:28 Checkpoint 3 cut-off time
20:40 Checkpoint 4 cut-off time
00:00 Checkpoint 5 cut-off time
08:47 Checkpoint 6 cut-off time
15:35 Checkpoint 7 cut-off time
18:58 Checkpoint 8 cut-off time
20:00 Optional Coach transfer leaves
23:00 Coach transfer arrives in Dalry
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 20 years of age or older to compete.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Entrants must have completed at least one 50-mile ultra prior to race day
  • Entrants must be in good health
Mandatory Kit
  • Harvey Maps: Southern Upland Way (Hard copy)
  • Waterproof coat with sealed seams minimum 10,000mm
  • Base Plate Compass
  • Base layer long-sleeved (Separate from Start Kit in a dry bag) in your pack.
  • Water bottle or bladder minimum 1-litre capacity
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Survival/thermal bag or Bivi Bag
  • Headtorch minimum 75 Lumens
  • Back up light source minimum 25 Lumens (Not your Phone)
  • Emergency Rations min of 500 calories
  • Whistle
  • GPS Tracker (property of GB Race Tracker).
Recommended Kit
  • Electrolytes – S-caps
  • Hat & Gloves
  • First aid kit
  • Cup
Bag Drop
  • Runners can access their drop bags at checkpoints 5, 6 and the finish line
  • They will be transported to the finish line for runners to collect
  • Maximum bag size 40cm x 35cm x 40cm bag
  • Finish line: Medium Holdall permitted
Support Teams
Support teams are permitted from Checkpoint 2 onwards (except at Checkpoint 7). Support teams are asked to please abide by the following rules:
  • Checkpoint 5 - 56miles: Only 1 support crew member at any time
  • Resupply Point - Co-op Innerleithen, EH44 6QZ, nr Traquair off route - open 7am - 10pm
  • Resupply – just off route – Asda 24 hour, Galashiels – TD1 2AG (other options available, not necessarily 24 hours)
  • Resupply – just off route – Co-op Convenience Store, High Street, Melrose, TD6 9RU. Open from 7 am – 10 pm
  • All runners experiencing difficulty must inform Checkpoint Marshals
  • All runners must have Race HQ mobile phone numbers stored on their phone
  • Phones must only be used in emergency situations to conserve batteries
  • Participants who lose time helping a fallen participant may claim back their time, subject to the Race Directors discretion
  • There will be live tracking available for the event with updates on participants positions every 2 minutes
  • On GPS tracker there is an SOS button which can be pressed to immediately alert the Race Director and HQ
  • In the event of a medical emergency call 999
How much is the coach transfer back to the start in the Ultra Scotland 100 Mile?
The coach transfer costs £34.99 and will drop you off safely back to the start at Dalry Town Hall in St John's.
What time does the Ultra Scotland 100 Mile start?
The race starts at 06:00, please make sure to arrive between 04:30 and 05:45 to register.
What is the eligibility criteria for the Ultra Scotland 100 Mile?
All entrants must be over the age of 20 to enter, be in good health, and must have run a 50 mile Ultra prior to this race.
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