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Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

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Dawn breaks and in the crisp autumn air of Scotland’s Capital a quite remarkable event gets underway. Enveloped within the beating heart of this most famous of cities, the runners of the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh set off with a Braveheart charge down the most famous street in Scotland – the Royal Mile. Their course then weaves 57km through streets, alleyways, onto hills, up crags, past monuments, museums, seats of Royalty, Government and up and down 3000 feet of ascent and descent.

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is unique. Many events claim to be. But this one is an Ultra Run in a city – a city like no other. Rat Race is the UK’s best known adventure sports outfit and our company was forged on the streets of Edinburgh in 2004 with the staging there of our first ever event. It is to our spiritual home that we bring a superlatively ‘doable’ Ultra. 57km on foot is no mean feat but for all those out there who think they can go that extra mile, you can. And what better place to do so than somewhere so hauntingly beautiful, rugged, gnarled and famous in equal measure.

How to enter the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

  1. Ultra Tour

    Run 57mi
    £110.23
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What’s Included

Finishers medal

Generic tech tee (worth £15)

Showers and changing

Free bag transfers

Satellite tracking

Free finishers photo

Free hot meal at the finish

Paramedics on site

Raceday Logistics
The race starts at 07:30 and runners have until 17:30 to cross the finish line. Cut off times are in place throughout the course.
The cut-offs are as follows:
1000 – Pit Stop 1, 16km
1300 – Pit Stop 2, 30km
1600 – Pit Stop 3, 46km

Cut-off times are applied to your departure from these locations and not your arrival.


Ultra Tour of Edinburgh weather forecast

Rain in the morning and afternoon.

11°C
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7°C
Predicted lows
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

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