13th May 2023
The Moray Coastal Trail 50
This race is particularly epic scenery-wise! Moray is famous for having some of the best coastline and seafood around. With its wide sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, coastal formations and attractive fishing villages, it makes for a stunning route for a race. Beginning at the RD's home town of Forres, you soon reach the coastline at Findhorn, famed for its eco-community. From there, a forest overlooking the sea takes you past where the RD got married (this is how much he loves the area!) all the way to Lossiemouth and its epic clifftops, to Spey Bay where you can search for dolphins, past picturesque former fishing villages, and then finishing in Cullen.
Interesting fact: Kyle & Debbie's 2nd son was born the night before the inaugural Moray Coastal Trail 50, and Kyle had to leave the hospital only a couple of hours after the birth to go and mark the course..!
- Tugnet Ice House and Findhorn Heritage Centre
- Attractive villages with beach huts, lighthouses and railway heritage
- Burghead Headland Visitor Centre (Pictish fort)
- Wildlife including bottlenose dolphins
- Sea views over coves, skerries and beaches
- Bow Fiddle Rock at Portknockie
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Date: 13th May 2023
Cutoff: 16 hours
Entry Limit: 200 runners
Who can take part?
Provided you are over 18, we want you to feel part of the Moray Way Coastal Trail family! Extra points for those who can spot sealife on route!
Where is it?
The route follows the Moray Coastal Trail from Forres to Cullen.
The full route, GPX and race handbook available on this page.
THE MORAY COASTAL TRAIL 50
Beginning inland at the fine country town of Forres, it soon hits the coastline at Findhorn, famed for its eco-community. From here the coastal trail properly begins across the forested back of the vast Burghead Bay.
The section from Burghead to Lossiemouth has some superb clifftop walking with great seaviews. Further on is Spey Bay, renowned for its dolphins, the ship-building heritage of Buckie and finally a string of picturesque former fishing villages leads on to Cullen, where the route will total approx. 50miles.
The GPX file is available below to download and accounts for the diversion of the Lossiemouth bridge that is currently closed. The route will be revised if the bridge has been built on time!
Further details of the route are below and in the race handbook on the top of this page.
BE PART OF THE MORAY WAY RACE SERIES
2023 Entries Open!
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We need your help!
To ensure the race runs smoothly, we'll need volunteers to help with marshalling, attendance, catering, and more...
No previous experience?
Don't worry about it! We want everyone to get involved - plus we'll take any help we can get!
You will receive goodies all day long, as well as a flattering hiviz, and a party to finish!