Saturday 20th August 2022
The Speyside Way Ultras
The 1st Speyside Way race first took place on 3rd April 1994 (Easter Sunday as a matter of fact!) as a 50km as opposed to a 35miler (sorry on behalf of the race for adding that extra part for you!). Throughout its 22 year history, legends in not only distance running, but running as a whole, have competed in this event. This event is stacked in history - from the late Don Ritchie himself (former 100km world record holder, who later took on the job as race director) and world 100km champion Simon Pride, to Commonwealth Games runner Fraser Clyne and even 1500m specialist Brian Scally.
The Classic is great transition from road running to trail running, and great for a fast time. It is runnable, net downhill (let's not mention the climb at Ben Aigen to keep you honest!) and has a beautiful finish on a coastal path and a wee sting in the tail before the finish line.
In 2021, we added a 100km option, where runners do an extra epic mountainous section (again, you are going downhill) from Aviemore to Ballindalloch, where they join the Classic route all the way through whisky country to finish at the coast in Buckie.
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Date: 20th August 2022
Time: 5am for the full, 7am for the original
Cutoff: 18 hours for the full, 9 hours for the original
Entry Limit: 100 for the full, 200 for the original
Price: Full - £65 for the full, £50 for the original
Who can take part?
We want you to feel part of the Speyside Way Ultra family! Provided you are over 18, and whether you want to break the course record or have never done an ultra race before, the original is the race for you!
We do recommend only experienced ultra runners take part in the 100km distance. Despite being predominantely runnable, it is still a pretty long way, and this one will be mainly self-sufficient.
Where is it?
The original route will follow the Speyside Way from Ballindalloch to the town centre in Buckie.
The full route follows the entire Speyside Way (without the extension!) from Aviemore to Buckie.
Full route details and gpx files will be posted in plenty time before the race, as well as an official race handbook issued to each competitor to know every detail!
65 or 35
100 + 200
4085 or 1500
Speyside Way Ultra
Speyside Way Classic Route
This route will follow the Speyside Way from Ballindalloch, along the Speyside Way, though famous whisky country towns, up the beautiful and challenging Ben Aigen, some road running to Fochabers, a winding trail to Spey Bay on the coast, and forestry trails to finish the town centre in Buckie.
Speyside Way 100KM
Runners will start in the tourist town of Aviemore, following the Cairngorms Speyside Way, and joins the runners doing the Classic race at Ballindalloch, following the original route above.
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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!