Welcome to the 8th Speyside Way Race

Part of the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series championships


The Speyside Way Race Ultra Marathon returned to the Scottish Ultra calendar in 2010. The original route finished at the coast village of Spey Bay, but the reincarniated event now continues on to the end of the Speyside Way in Buckie town centre, making it a 36.5 mile ultra event.

It is a self supported event, although you may have support meeting you along the way to top you up as you need. We will be taking drop bags for runners that we can have ready for you at Craigellachie (12 miles) and Fochabers (25 miles).  Please, no support in at Boat O' Brig - it really is too narrow for vehicles coming in and interferes with the job the marshall has there trying to get runners safely across a very busy road.

Registration takes place in Buckie Community High School, which is near the finish. There is not a lot of parking available at Cragganmore Distillery or at the old Ballindalloch railway station, so it is recommended that you book the transport on the entry form which will take competitiors from the finish in Buckie to the start. This means if you are a lone runner, you don’t have to worry about getting back to your car, and we don’t have to worry about upsetting the residents around the start area. Please be aware that this is a residential area, and that unfortunately there is only one toilet! There will be marshals along certain points of the route to make sure nobody goes off route or has any problems, although the route is well waymarked.  One small problem area is between Fochabers and Speybay where much of the route has given way to erosion and the rangers have had to create a very narrow diversion.  Please watch out for the tape to get you on the right route at this point.

The race will start at Cragganmore Distillery in Ballindalloch at 9am. Bus will leave Buckie at 7.45am. There will be a nine hour time limit for this race, so you have until 6pm to finish. We have access to Buckie Community High School facilities for the whole day if you or your supporters need a wee rest.





Race date for 2017

10/01/2017 15:21
The race will take place on Saturday 19th August this year and will launch on entry central on 30th January.

2016 results

21/08/2016 16:49
2016 results exel.xlsx (497025)

2016 Race Briefing

14/08/2016 10:58
SWR Briefing 2016.docx (939783)

Latest News for 2016

26/05/2016 11:05
I'm busy busy busy here at Speyside Race HQ!  Entries are rolling in thick and fast which is great to see.  Once again we will have the ladies from the Stable and Able Falls Prevention Group doing sandwiches and sausage rolls, tea and coffee and even some juice at the finish....