Tiree Ultramarathon

Tiree Ultramarathon


Sunday 5th September 2021

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!

Entry is via the links below:

Event Essentials

  • It’s a 35 mile run around the whole island
  • You’ll be following a series of checkpoints with simple navigation in between
  • Route arrows and our amazing team of marshals will guide your progress
  • Event date is Sunday 5th September 2021 start time 8am
  • Laminated course maps, tech t-shirt, medal and goodie bag for everyone
  • Prize giving and beach party on Sunday evening
  • Enter as an individual or in a relay team of 2 or 4
  • Cut off time is 10hrs

Join the Tiree Ultra Facebook group

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.

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Course Updates for 2021

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:

  • Start line on the beach outside the Lodge Hotel at 8am
  • Run anti-clockwise around the island keeping the sea on your right hand side
  • Finish back on Gott Bay and refresh, refuel and rejoice at the Lodge

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:

Peter Buchanan’s Best Part of the Day blog

Anita’s slideshow

“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!!”

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations up to 15th December £25 refund
  • Cancellations from 15th December to 21st May £15 refund
  • Cancellations from 22nd May to 30th June. Transfers only (less £5 transfer fee).
  • Cancellations after 30th June: No refunds, transfers or deferrals.