Glen Lyon Ultra & Trail Race


The Glen Lyon races take place in May each year with the ultra marathon (31.5 miles) on the Saturday and the trail race (15.5 miles) on the Sunday.

Glen Lyon is one of the most remote and beautiful locations in Scotland, but is very easily accessible.

Both races are ideal for first-time trail or ultra marathon runners.



Essential Information

Entries OpenTBC for 2020
Number of PlacesUltra –
Trail Race –
DistanceUltra – 31.5 miles
Trail Race – 15.5 miles
Total Ascent
Race Date2020 – TBC
Race Start TimeUltra – 9am
Trail Race – 10am
Race Start LocationLoch Lyon, Pubil (Lubreoch)
Course Fully MarkedYes
Water StationsUltra – three
Trail Race – one
Drop BagsUltra – one at the halfway point
TerrainHard-packed trail

Course Map

Click to download a .GPX of the ultra marathon.
The trail race is the first 15.5 miles, which is the loop of the loch


Runner Information

DifficultySuitable for all abilities, no prior ultra running experience needed
Cut-OffsRunners should be capable of an average speed of 4ph over undulating terrain
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.