Thieves Road Ultra


Thieves Road is the latest BAM event which will take place for the first time on the 10th of August 2019.

This race will be a two point qualifying event for the UTMB series of races.

Runners will gather in Peebles before being transported to the start of the race outside Balerno. The route is circa 40 miles long in total and for the most part is along old drove roads with some cracking views along the way.

Once in Peebles, runners will head out to the Dun Rig Horse Shoe loop around the stunning Haystoun Estate before finishing back at Edderston.



Essential Information

Entries OpenJune 2019
Number of Places100
Distance40 miles (ish)
Total ascentcirca 5000 feet
Race DateSaturday 10th August 2019
Race Start Time8am
Race Start LocationLittle Vantage, Balerno (Runners will be bussed here from Peebles)
Course Fully Marked?Yes
Water StationsTwo
Drop BagsOne at Peebles which will be halfway point
TerrainDrove roads, forest trails, some road between sections
TimedChip timed with dibbers.

Course Map

Click to download a .GPX file of the route


Thieves Road Route Profile

Runner Information

DifficultySuitable for all, no ultra-marathon completion needed
Cut-OffsRunners should be capable of an average speed of 4mph
Mandatory KitFull sized foil blanket
Means of carrying water
Suitable food

Please note – a detailed runner briefing pack will be emailed out to all runners before race day.