Saturday 22nd June 2024
The Moray Way 100 Relay
2024 Entries Now Open!
the century distance as a team and celebrate together!
Teams of up to 4 (you can have less and run more!) will total the 100(ish!) mile distance, through forests, stunning coastline trails, up hills and over the sandy beaches.
BUT the good news is this does not mean you each run a marathon and hand over to the next team mate. We are mixing it up so everyone can take part, and not just you ultra dafties!
The race will be divided into 12 sections, where handovers will be at specific checkpoints. Each team chooses who runs each leg, as long as each runner does at least 3 legs (more if your team has less than 4 members!). You can do this by drawing straws, putting names in a hat, or having big arguments, just as long as you have it confirmed. You ARE able to change these prior to race day, provided you let us know!
Tell me more!
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024
Cutoff: 24 hours
Team Entry Limit: 100
Price: £200 per team
Who can take part?
We now want EVERYONE to feel part of the Moray Way 100! Provided you are over 16 and have friends, you're in!
Note that there will be some night running involved for some people in the team, so choose your legs wisely!
Where is it?
The route will start and finish in Forres and go along the Moray Coastal Trail, onto the Speyside Way and a sprint downhill finish along the Dava Way to total the 100 mile distance.
Full route and GPX files can be found below.
This route starts in the town centre of Forres, taking you to the beach to join the Moray Coastal Trail to Spey Bay, joining the Speyside Way down to Grantown-on-Spey, before turning back up to Forres via the stunning Dava Way.
The GPX files for the full route and the legs can be found here:
Leg 1 - START Forres to Findhorn - 5miles
Leg 2 - Findhorn to Burghead - 7.6miles
Leg 3 - Burghead to Lossiemouth - 10.3miles
Leg 4 - Lossiemouth to Garmouth - 7.9miles
Leg 5 - Garmouth to Fochabers - 4.9miles
Leg 6 - Fochabers to Aberlour - 14.9miles
Leg 7 - Aberlour to Carron - 3.3miles
Leg 8 - Carron to Ballindalloch - 6.5miles
Leg 9 - Ballindalloch to Grantown - 14.1miles
Leg 10 - Grantown to Edinkillie - 14.9miles
Leg 11 - Edinkillie to Sanquhar - 7.6miles
Leg 12 - Sanquhar to Forres FINISH - 3.2miles
Full map and checkpoints/handovers can be found by clicking on the "Moray Way 100" title on the below:
you can't change is your categories! There will be 4 categories, and 3
divisions within each category, totalling 12 chances to win!
- All Men
- All Women
- Mixed (2 or more women)
- Open (1 or more <40 years of age)
- Masters (everyone >40 years of age)
- Corporate (2 or more are employed by the company being represented)
- Military/Public Service (2 or more work in this sector eg RAF or the police)
- All you need is some run fitness (the minimum distance you can run is 18km in the 24 hour cut off!), a couple of friends or co-workers and checkpoint/finish line banter!
Who can be in my team?
Anyone! We have categories to suit all, whether you are in the open all female category, all male masters, or mixed military. Provided you can run a minimum of 10.5miles over a 24 hour period (that is the sum of the 3 shortest sections), you can take part (as long as your team members are happy to run a little more!).
How far do you run?
You choose! Provided every team member runs 3 legs (or more if there are less than 4 people in your team), you can agree to run any leg you want. They key word here is agree..! A fast 5ker for example, can team up with an ultra dafty, and choose the shorter legs while their team mate chooses the longer legs.
What are the legs?
There are 12 legs, that can be found in detail in its own section below. GPX files are available for download from our website.
How do I get to checkpoints?
The good news is there are a maximum of 4 per team, so as long as one of you has a car, you can travel with your team car, or car share with another team, around the course. Work as a team to assign who does what, and while one is running, the rest of you are either resting, driving, or fuelling! Locations of where the handover points are can be found on the All Trails maps and GPX files available on our website.
What will be at the handover checkpoints?
We will be encouraging festival and camping style vibes, so we encourage teams to play music, create fun banners, dress up, cheer, and we will provide fuel (more details below), water, medics and banter.
How do you choose who runs what?
As long as each runner has completed at least 3 legs, and you cross the line within the cut off time of 24 hours, the rest is up to you. This means runner 1 can do the 1st 3 legs in a row if that is what the team has agreed to. Ensure you plan the logistics and your team mates all understand the plan of who is running what, and an estimated time schedule.
**WE ARE ALLOWING THE ENTIRE TEAM TO RUN THE FINAL LEG AS A VICTORY LAP, FROM SANQUHAR TO FORRES** However, this is entirely optional.
Is there a tracker?
YES! This will be your "baton". The 1st runner will take it at registration and hand it over at the handover point to runner 2. This will allow all team mates and supporters to follow the runners accurately and allow them to plan where to be and when with peace of mind!
Do I have to be an experienced trail runner or ultra runner?
Nope - that's the beauty of it! As long as you can average 14min/mile for the course cumulatively, one member could be running 20min/mile and another 6min/mile. The majority of the route is non-technical and - even after light rain - can be run with road shoes. We aim to be as inclusive as possible and encourage you to tackle this beautiful route, just in a team environment!
How much running is done in the dark?
We have strategically made the race around the longest day to keep running in the dark to a minimum. But there will be some headtorch running required, so please plan for this.
Where do we sleep?
That's the fun part! You might not sleep at all... you might be too excited! But you can sleep in your team car, book a hotel room for you to take turns in, or tent it up nearby (a perk of the race being in Scotland!). Those of you running at night might need a sleep mask to try and nap during daylight!
Do you do a bag drop?
Not for relay runners - we expect that your team will have a car and when you finish your leg to hand over to the next person, your team will be there to have your stuff. Work out scenarios and plans as a team so you you have peace of mind on race day.
Do you need volunteers?
Yes! We need all the help we can get, as we have 12 checkpoints, lots of fuel stations, tons of awards to hand out, and 100 miles of course to mark..! We couldn't do it without you, so if you have any supporters who want to cheer while not twiddling their thumbs, please let us know by filling out the volunteer form on the website! Any local groups who would like to get involved, we would be happy to donate to your cause in exchange for some help!
Do you require sponsorship?
Absolutely! Given we have a corporate section, we would love for you to pass on how fun our race sounds to your bosses.
Are you going to bring great weather like every race in 2021?
No promises but we hope so!
Can our team do it in fancy dress?
There is a prize for best costume!
JOIN OUR TEAM
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!