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Glen Lyon Races 2019

Entries for our annual Glen Lyon Ultra and Trail Races are opening on Sunday 30th September via SiEntries. The 2019 race weekend will be the 4th and 5th of May. These races are growing in popularity every year and take place in one of the most stunning locations in the Scottish Highlands.

If you don’t believe us, why not check out this short video taken in 2017.

The Ultra is 31.5 miles in length and the Trail Race is 13.5 miles in length. Both are undulating, but very runnable and very doable if its your first race of this sort off-road.

Both races will be chip timed. Runners will receive a technical t-shirt or vest, race memento, medal and goody bag.

There will also be prizes for the race winners along with some spot prizes courtesy of our friends at Likeys, who have the widest range of specialist trail and ultra running kit in the UK.

You can enter the Trail Race via this link.

You can enter the ultra marathon via this link.

 

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Volunteering for BaM

Whilst sitting here checking through results for last weekend’s Glenmore 24, I thought I’d put up a quick post about our new plans for race volunteers. Like the majority of ultra marathons in Scotland, the BaM team aren’t full-time race organisers and so when it comes to race day, we come to rely on a team of volunteers who are happy to give up their time to come along and help us put on the best race we can. Without understating things, until you’ve marshalled at an event, you wouldn’t believe the amount of preparation and time that goes in to making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible on the day. After five years of organising these things, we’re still learning lessons from every event about what went well and what didn’t go so well, so we can hopefully make the following year’s race even better.

We can’t tell you how grateful we are for the volunteers who have helped at our events. Without them, we couldn’t put any of our races on. Whether its people helping to mark the course, prepare goody bags, marshal at checkpoints or road crossings or helping at the finish line, it seems like we need more and more helpers every year. When you do help out at our races, we’ll provide food & drink and also some race memorabilia to say thank you, but marshals also find that its a very rewarding day out which also gives a very different perspective on race day.

So, going forward, if you marshall at a BaM event, we’ll give you a free place in the BaM race of your choosing within the following 12 months.

If you are interested in volunteering, just click here to send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.

 

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