Great Glen Ultra Marathon
We expect runners to have a background in endurance which may be demonstrated through the completion of previous ultra marathons over 35-40 miles or completion of other events such as Ironman. Evidence of running over 40-50 miles may also be considered if not part of an official race. If in doubt or if you have any questions about the suitability of your previous experience, email Bill@runyarocket.com.
- Race Registration – Friday Night, 22:00 – 00:30
- Race Briefing – Early hours of Saturday morning, 00:45
- Race Start – Saturday morning, 01:00
- ID required at registration
- No transfer of place between runners
- No muling
- No walking poles
- No support runners/Bike buddies
- No spectators (Due to Covid 19 restrictions)
- No Dogs (This forms part of the GGW permission to allow the event to go ahead)
- Mandatory kit to be carried during the event (This will be confirmed in the pre-race information pack).
- All runners to follow Covid 19 protocol, procedures, signage at all times.
- All runner to follow marshal, race medical teams, Race Director instruction at all times.
- No swimming in canal.
- Runners can only be met by support team at the following checkpoints, CP 3 Fort Augustus, CP4 Inverimorston, CP 5 Dumnadrochit and finish (Inverness Sports Centre).
- Runners with support crews are prohibited from being met at CP1 Clunnie, CP2 South Laggan Bridge, CP6 Arbriachan Forest.
- Runners using the bus transfer must be at Inverness Sport Centre 9.15pm for bus leaving at 9.30pm prompt.
This kit must be carried for the duration of your race and there will be spot-checks done.
A foil blanket which has not been cut down to the size of a postage stamp. This is a vital piece of safety kit which is cheap as chips and incredibly lightweight and should be part of your running kit whenever you head for the hills. The difference these can make in terms of keeping an injured runner warm until help arrives cannot be overstated.
A working mobile phone with the race control number in it – 07398 242 730. Mobile reception is limited at times but is always worth carrying. You will never be too far from another runner or member of the race team.
A means of carrying 1 litre of water – i.e., a running vest or rucksack with bottles, soft flasks or a bladder.
The race is designed to be run self-sufficient. This is to ensure we don’t impact local roads and villages by an influx of cars following the race and is a stipulation of us gaining permission to run the event in the first place. There’s also a health & safety element to this rule and it also helps to massively reduce the carbon footprint of the race which is something those responsible for managing The Great Glen Way are very keen on.
We are aware that some runners do like to be met at checkpoints so please note that Fort Augustus, Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit are the only checkpoints which have public car parks available and where you can have someone meet you but not spectate. Support runners are not allowed.
Runners are reminded that Rocket Events do not offer deferrals. Deferrals will only come into play if there are travel restrictions or lockdowns in place due to covid 19.
- 30 day cooling off period will apply, withdrawal in this period will result in a £15 administration fee being applied.
- After 30 days a 50% refund will be offered up to 12 weeks before race day.
- 0-12 weeks 0% refund will be offered.
These measures are being implemented to ensure runners are committed to running the events they have entered.