Saturday 17th April 2021

The Dava Way 50km  

The Dava Way path links the historic towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Forres, with a fun finish to show you Kyle's favourite running spots as a child to make the 50km distance! The route predominantly follows the old Highland Railway line, which means an off road yet runnable trail. 

The flat line goes up to the Dava Summit (1050ft) - which will keep things interesting! - before descending down to sea level. With a mix of woodland, moorland and farm track, the Dava way is one of Scotland's hidden treasures!

Highlights include: 

  • the Divie viaduct, the trail's icon, saved from demolition by Lord Laing
  • Huntly's Cave, a gorge where the 2nd Marquis of Huntly holed up in 1645
  • Dava summit at 321 m/1052 ft, with a replica of the original sign
  • the Breathing Place at DunphaiI, a place to stop, picnic and enjoy nature, near the viaduct
  • the Halfway Hut, restored as a shelter and picnic point (with solar panels)
  • two wood sculptures: a dragoon near the summit and a collie dog which used to convey messages

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Race Details

Date: Saturday 17 April 2021

Time: 7am

Cutoff: 7 hours

Entry Limit: 200 runners

Price: £40

Who can take part?

Providing you are 18 years old+, we want you to feel part of the Moray Way 50km family! Whether you want to break the course record or have never done an ultra race before this is the race for you!

Where is it?

The route will follow the Dava Way from Grantown-on Spey to Forres. Full route details and gpx files will be available here in plenty time prior to the race, as well as an official race handbook issued to each competitor to know every detail!

How can I enter?

Entries will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. 

Entry site coming soon! 









The Dava Way 50km 
The Route 

Starting in Grantown-on-Spey, the route will take you around the town then on to the Dava Way, which stretches over 38 kilometres from the Cairngorms National Park to a little tour of the RD's home town in Forres to total the 50km route. Mostly following the line of the old Highland Railway Line, it provides traffic-free runnable trails, and has diverse scenery from the Spey at Grantown, through the bleak and empty moorlands around Dava and on into a long descent through the more fertile and pastoral landscapes of Moray around Forres. 

GPX file will be available here well before the race. 


Enter The Dava Way 50km Below...


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!

Volunteer Incentives

You will receive food, a buff and a free race entry! Find out more in the volunteer section!