Welcome to the Tiree Ultramarathon!
The island of Tiree; 11 miles long, 6 miles wide, famed for it’s white sandy beaches, blue skies, unspoilt landscape, and no midges! Tiree’s coastline is rugged, beautifully carved, and adorned with long stretches of firm sandy beach. The complete circumference takes in 35 miles of the finest Hebridean scenery. And that is the Tiree Ultramarathon – The Land Below the Waves.
Entry Update: Current entry status is shown below. If additional places become available we’ll put notice on the Facebook group. Thanks everyone for your support this year. We’ll see you on the beach!
Sponsored by Cohesion Medical – Investing in sustainable communities and grass roots development, with an ethos of social responsibility and to ‘do good not greed‘. Thanks to Euan and his team for being part of the ultramarathon family.
This year's event will start and finish on Gott Bay. This legendary beach has been known to test the bravest of souls. Hail, wind, rain and even snow has lashed across these sands. But this year that's all changed. We've booked the sunshine, and the beach is broken in two halves. It looks like this:
We're looking forward to the challenge of running the course the other way round. Existing course records still stand. All PB's are still in place. You'll enjoy new sight lines and fresh beach views. And that wall at Happy Valley - you're going down that!
Race HQ will be on the beach all weekend including event sign-in, number collection and finish info. The Lodge and Scarinish Hotels will be serving food, and there will be live music and celebrations keeping in line with social distancing rules. Full details and timings will be sent out nearer the time. It's going to be an amazing weekend. See you on the beach!
You can read the blogs from runners at the the very first event in 2014 here:
“We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the weekend so amazing, the island, the route, the marshals, the fellow runners……. It was all just perfect. We couldn’t have had a better weekend, and now we are just a bit sad it is over...till next year anyway!!”
“Superb from start to finish – can’t stop grinning! Love Tiree!”
“Thank you for an amazing weekend, loved it & looking forward to coming back next year!!”