The Isles Ultra 2023 @ Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom on 28 September 2023

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: The Isles Ultra 2023
  • Distance (Miles): 185
  • Date: 28 September 2023
  • Start Time: 07:00 am
  • Venue: Outer Hebrides
  • Organised By: Rat Race Adventure Sports
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

This 6-day running adventure traces a route the entire length of the inhabited isles of the Outer Hebrides, and passes through the most superlative coastlines, beaches, hillsides, sea and inland loch and river terrain in Scotland and the UK.

Firstly, it completes the 150-miles of the entire Hebridean Way, then on the 6th day, an additional 35-miles to reach the Butt of Lewis – the lighthouse built at the northern tip of these isles.
The running is generally on good flat trails and roads, though sometimes the trails are faint and slippery in the low hills, and peaty in the lowest areas – but these are mostly maintained using a ditch-and-causeway construction method, and sometimes topped with stone and boardwalk, and using many bridges to cross bodies of water.

There are also some memorable sections of more challenging trail in South Harris. On many main road sections, there are characterful causeways that connect the islands. The prevailing weather is generally coming up from behind or the side – west-south-west.

Pit Stops are provided by the support vehicles and are best deployed into the middle of each day, and again at dusk

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