Great Glen Ultra


The Great Glen Ultra is a point to point ultramarathon along the historic Great Glen, from Fort William to Inverness.

You can purchase a bus ticket from Inverness to Fort William the night before the race from our shop here. Most runners take this option meaning they can make their way to Inverness before the race and travel to the start with minimal kit.

The Great Glen Ultra is a four point qualifying race for the UTMB series of races.



Essential Information

Entries OpenNow, via SiEntries
Number of Places100
Distance71 miles
Total Ascent7500 feet
Race DateSaturday, 4th July 2020
Race Start Time01:00am
Race Start LocationCorpach, PH33 7JH
Course Fully Marked?Yes
Water StationsSeven
Drop BagsSix
TerrainHard packed trail; towpaths; forest trail; some road

Course Details

Please click here to download a .GPX file of the route.


Great Glen Route Profile (High Route)

Runner Information

DifficultyWe expect all participants to have completed at least one 40-50 mile ultra marathon or similar endurace event – i.e Ironman distance triathlon
Cut-OffsThis is a running event & is not suitable for walkers due to the distance & ascent.
There is a cut-off at Drumnadrochit of 16:30 for runners to arrive.
Mandatory KitFull sized foil blanket
Means of carrying water
Suitable food
Working mobile phone

Please note – a detailed runner briefing pack will be emailed out to all runners before race day. For information, here’s a link to the 2018 information pack.