Bennachie Ultra Marathon

- Saturday, 14th October, 2023

Entries Open 1st April, 2023

Standing proudly over the Aberdeenshire countryside, Bennachie (Beinn na Cìche) is the North East of Scotland's most prominent range of hills, dominating the landscape for miles.

This historic site which has a hillfort at the peak of Mither Tap which dates back to 1000BC will be home to the inaugural Bennachie Ultra which will offer 50k of beautiful paths, trails and amazing 360˚ views around the North East of Scotland.

The route will take in 6 of the peaks which make up the Bennachie Hills, including Mither Tap, Oxen Craig and Millstone Hill. With over 5000ft of elevation, it will be a challenge, but we're confident you'll find it worthwhile!

The route is 31 miles, mainly on good runnable trails, with a short road section (3 miles). There will be a cut-off 4 hours, at approx. 18 miles, which is the closest point to the Visitor Centre, before the major climbs up on to the peaks. Given the time of year, the cut-off is essential for the safety of marshals and runners.

The Bennachie Hill Ultra Marathon Hill Race is being run in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of Scotish Hill Runners. You MUST ensure that you are carrying minimum SHR kit for the entirity of the race. 

You can downloand a GPX of the course route below.

Bennachie Ultra Marathon GPX File

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No kit, no race; expect a kit check. Full kit includes:

  • Waterproof full body cover
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Map (will be provided here later)
  • Compass
  • Whistle

***  Important Information ***

Photo Id will be required on collection of race number.

This race is cupless, meaning that whilst we will provide water at the designated water stations, we will not be giving out plastic cups to reduce our waste. Our marshals will be happy to fill your own bottles or cups with water during the race.

Runners taking part in the race must be 18 years old or older on the day.

The course is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

There will be toilets in the start/finish area.

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact the organisers