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Cairngorms Ultra Trail

06-Jun-2020 Mar Lodge, Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ, UK (Scotland)

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64KM / 40Miles
1 Day - 150 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £85 GBP
  • A Brand New Ultra Run Based in the Heart of the Cairngorms National Park
  • A Unique Ultra Trail Race Based in the UK's Largest National Park
  • The Cairngorms Ultra Trail is a Brand New Event for 2020
  • Surrounded by Spectacular Highland Scenery
  • A Full Traverse of the Wide Open Spaces of the Ben Avon Plateau
  • ​Home to Britains Largest Nature Reserve, the Area is a Wildlife Haven

The Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is the largest national park in the UK & an area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by the remnants of ancient pine forests, rolling glens, wild rivers and rugged peaks, the central Cairngorm NP is a huge, roadless & protected area.

The event is to be based from Mar Lodge, three miles to the west of Braemar. Home to Britain's largest nature reserve, the area is a wildlife haven which includes golden eagles, mountain hares, ptarmigan, black grouse and red deer.

The Cairngorms Ultra Trail takes you on a journey through this wild & majestic landscape...

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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