Welcome to Speyside Way Race and Race Ceilidh

Part of the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series 


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 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 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.

The Buckie Regeneration Committee have once again agreed to arranged a ceilidh at the Legion on the night of our race.  This was a huge success last year. It will start at 8pm with the prizegiving - and tickets will again this year be only £5!  There will be stovies and sandwiches and if you have any special dietary requirements then please contact us and these will be accommodated for.  We hope to once again have The Strathspey and Reel society  providing the music so tell all your supporters to get their dancing shoes on and join us for a fab night of celebration Scottish style.  





07/09/2014 00:24
SWR RESULTS 2014-2.numbers.zip (137974)


22/08/2014 16:01


22/08/2014 15:54
 LUCKY RUNNERS!  We have two sports masseuses ready and waiting to ease your aches at the end of the race.  Shirley and Caroline will be on hand back at the Community High School.  Let them know if you want upper or lower body done - or simply just a wee like down.  you get...


05/07/2014 17:07
Unfortunately due to lack of support, the ceilidh this year has to be cancelled.  All those who have paid for tickets will receive a cheque refunding their money.  This means that the prize giving will be held in the Buckie centre where you will have sandwiches supplied by the Falls...

Speyside Way Race Results 2013

27/08/2013 20:31
SWR2013 RESULTS.xls (23552)


03/08/2013 17:45
Please note that the Ceilidh this year will not be at the Buckpool Golf Club but instead at the Legion which is much more central and the drink is even cheaper!  For those who have not pre-booked tickets, you can purchase at registration.


28/08/2012 16:30
SWR2012 RESULTS.xls (18 kB)


01/09/2011 08:53
Results 2011.doc (544 kB)

Results 2010

06/09/2010 21:07
  Position Overall Name Time Class Position in Class 1 Allen Smalls 4:08:47 40+MV 1 2 ...


18/01/2010 08:59
The New Scottish Ultra Marathon Series  2013 is launched.   Scottish Ultra-Marathon Series   Concept – The  Scottish Ultra Marathon Series (SUMS) currently comprises of the following races: D33 Transcendence 50km/100km Glasgow to Edinburgh Hoka Highland Fling Cateran...