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Salomon Skyline Scotland®

Kinlochleven, Highland

Ice Factor, Kinlochleven, PH50 4SF, United Kingdom

Sat 17th September 2022 - Sun 18th September 2022

4 races

£45.00 - £149.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

If circumstances dictate that we cannot run the event safely then we will offer a free deferral or refund to all our participants.

C-19 PLAN
Ourea Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the UK's biggest weekend of trail running and skyrunning featuring a Golden Trail National Series race (the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™), two new SPARTAN Trail World Championship races, three of the toughest trail races in the UK, and the truly iconic Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®.

Photos ©No Limits Photography

Races

  • Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™

    £149.00

    Sun 18th September 2022

    Featuring Remote Scottish Glens, Technical Single Track, Airy Ridges, & High Mountain Passes. Truly, This Course Is for the Boldest All-Round Ultra-Runners.

    CLOSED
  • Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra

    £139.00

    Sat 17th September 2022

    Part of the Spartan Trail Ultra World Championship

    CLOSED
  • Salomon Mamores Stalker Trail Race 27K

    £65.00

    Sun 18th September 2022

    Part of the Spartan Trail World Championship

    CLOSED
  • Salomon Loch Eilde Mòr Trail Race 10K

    £45.00

    Sun 18th September 2022

    Punchy and Gnarly; Not Your Average 10K!

    CLOSED

Book

  • Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™

    £149.00

    Sun 18th September 2022

    Featuring Remote Scottish Glens, Technical Single Track, Airy Ridges, & High Mountain Passes. Truly, This Course Is for the Boldest All-Round Ultra-Runners.

    CLOSED
  • Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra

    £139.00

    Sat 17th September 2022

    Part of the Spartan Trail Ultra World Championship

    CLOSED
  • Salomon Mamores Stalker Trail Race 27K

    £65.00

    Sun 18th September 2022

    Part of the Spartan Trail World Championship

    CLOSED
  • Salomon Loch Eilde Mòr Trail Race 10K

    £45.00

    Sun 18th September 2022

    Punchy and Gnarly; Not Your Average 10K!

    CLOSED

What's Included

Your involvement in the UK’s greatest weekend of mountain running! Expect a buzzing event village and the highest octane mountain running in the UK.

  • Live GPS Tracking
  • Well-stocked feed stations (on race lengths over 50K)
  • Fully waymarked and signed race routes
  • Finisher's medal presented to all competitors completing the race (within the course closure time)

How to Get There

Flying to Scotland?

1) From Glasgow Airport

Driving (direct to Kinlochleven - the Event Village) - we recommend pre-booking your hire car from the airport: ~2.5 hours
Coach/bus*: ~3 hours with 1 change as follows:
Coach from Glasgow Airport to Glen Coe - operator SCL (Scottish Citylink) service '914/915/926'
then a local bus - operator SHI (Shiel Buses) service 'N44' from Glen Coe to Kinlochleven

2) From Edinburgh Airport

Driving (to Kinlochleven - the Event Village) - we recommend pre-booking your hire car from the airport: ~3 hours
Coach/bus*: ~5 hours with 2 changes as follows:
From Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow - operator SCL (Scottish Citylink) service 'AIR'
then from Glasgow to Glen Coe - operator SCL (Scottish Citylink) service '914/915/926'
then a local bus - operator SHI (Shiel Buses) service 'N44' from Glen Coe to Kinlochleven

*we recommend using Traveline Scotland to plan your journey by coach/bus

Parking

Parking is limited and prices and pre-booking system for official parking and a park & ride service are to be confirmed. Sorry, parking is not possible on the streets around the event centre - this will be strictly monitored.

Location

The event village is outside the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven. Here you will find registration, the start / finish line, the prize ceremony stage, the big screen TV, catering options and a host of exhibitors to meet!

There is event parking in the centre of Kinlochleven.​ Overnight parking will also be possible. More information on parking coming soon!

The address of the event village is:

The Ice Factor
Kinlochleven
PH50 4SF
Scotland

Accommodation?
Camping is possible at various venues - especially at Caolasnacon who have a large capacity venue and reasonable rates if you wish to pitch a tent (note: this is not within easy walking distance of the event village).
Please don't expect to just be able to arrive on the day and put up a tent anywhere in Kinlochleven! We recommend using Visit Scotland, AirBnB, Discover Glencoe and Hostels.com to aid your search.

Course Details

Off-road, wild, and truly one of a kind.

FAQs

  • Can I get a shower after my race?

    Yes! Showers are available in the Leven Centre in Kinlochleven from 11:00-22:00 on Saturday 17th September and from 11:00-21:00 on Sunday 18th September.

  • Is there a mandatory kit list

    Yes, please consult www.skylinescotland.com for the kit list relevant to your race.

  • Do I need to register at the event / collect a race pack

    The registration marquee will be in the Event Village next to the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven. This is where mandatory registration and issue of competitors' race numbers and more will take place. Competitors should allow at least 1 hour to complete the registration process. Times of registration will follow in final information emails, but are also accessible on www.skylinescotland.com

  • What time does my race start? When do I need to be where?

    Here are some provisional times. Final times will follow in final information emails, but are also accessible on www.skylinescotland.com Trail Races: 10K 'Loch Eilde Môr': Sunday 18th September 2022 – 10:30 start 27K 'Mamores Stalker': Sunday 18th September 2022 – 08:30 (wave 1) 08:45 start (wave 2) 80K 'Lochaber 80': Saturday 17th September 2022 – 07:00 start (please note registration is the evening before) Skyrunning Race: 52K 'Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra': Sunday 18th September 2022 – Wave 1: 07:30* for a 07:45 start Wave 2: 07:45* for a 08:00 start *assemble in the start pen (please note: there will be a kit check here)

  • Can I park my camper van near the event?

    There will be options for parking camper vans overnight. We will send out emails nearer the time about pre-booking for such parking options.

10K

​Please note: Participants must ensure that they are in the start pen and ready to go 15 minutes before the start time. Remember there will be kit checks! So please make sure you have the mandatory items!

It’s a punchy start for this race, as, soon after the streets of Kinlochleven, we head up gnarly braided single and double tracks towards Loch Eilde Mòr and start this clockwise route on hilly trails. (Look back at the view too – straight across Loch Leven – a classic view and a stunning memory for this route). Nearing the Loch, the route crosses the intake to follow the iconic pipe that carries water to the immense Blackwater Reservoir, however, there is an earlier point at which you take a sharp right and an equally sharp zig-zag descent, to dive into the lush woodland beside River Leven far below. Known as the Ciaran Path, this glen trail gradually descends for 2.5km until back near sea level, where it’s a short dash into the edge of Kinlochleven to reach the buzz at the finish line.

The inaugural race received some stunning feedback: "I ran the 10k event last year and had a blast. Would recommend to anyone who loves trail running. The scenery is just stunning"

Under 18?
You are eligible to enter the 10K:

16-17 welcome to race without adult supervision if a parent/guardian accompanies them to registration
14-15 welcome to race with their parent/guardian who must also accompany them to registration
No U14s
Under 18 entries are half price!

Supporters
Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to support competitors at the Event Village, which will be a hive of activity!


Retirements
Any retiring competitor must return to the Event Village in Kinlochleven by either reversing the race route, or continuing along it; whichever is fastest. Once arriving at the Event Village, it is essential that a retiring competitor reports to the finish to check-out of the race timing and safety systems.


Emergencies
Any competitor requiring emergency assistance should alert a race marshal at the nearest Checkpoint along the race route. We expect fellow competitors to stop and assist another competitor in an emergency.


Sweeper
There will be a course sweeper following behind the last competitor.


Course Closure Time
Any competitor falling behind the average speed to complete the entire course within the course closure time may be retired at any checkpoint along the race route. The course closure time is generous as we want this race to be inclusive and encourage novice and slower runners. The course closure time is 13:30


Prize Ceremony
There will be a Prize Ceremony at ~12:00



Showers
Available in the Leven Centre in Kinlochleven from 11:00-19:00 on Saturday 17th September and from 11:00-21:00 on Sunday 18th September.

27K

This fast and furious 27km trail race packs a mighty punch!

We begin with the initial climb from the Ring of Steall® up the West Highland Way path but then quickly plummet again down the super-steep route of the Mamores VK®, enjoying a memorable zig-zagging rocky trail along the way. Runners will then follow the route of the Ben Nevis Ultra® by taking another stunning trail back out of Kinlochleven. The route then follows our 18K Three Mealls™ trail race in reverse as it heads into distant and remote hills before eventually leading to the enormous Blackwater Reservoir on some fun and muddy trails. The final descent via the incredible Ciairan Path weaves through ancient woodland following the river Leven to riotous applause and celebration at the finish in Kinlochleven. The Mamores Stalker is a supercharged test of trail running skill and stamina with steep climbs, technical descents and hugely varied terrain.

Key stats: 27km / 1,100m ascent

Under 18?
Sorry, you can't take part in the 27K, but you can enter the 5K or 10K

Supporters
Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to support participants at the Event Village, which will be a hive of activity!



Retirements
Any retiring competitor must return to the Event Village in Kinlochleven by either reversing the race route, or continuing along it; whichever is fastest. Once arriving at the Event Village, it is essential that a retiring competitor reports to the finish to check-out of the race timing and safety systems.



Emergencies
Any competitor requiring emergency assistance should alert a race marshal at the nearest Checkpoint along the race route. We expect fellow competitors to stop and assist another competitor in an emergency.



Sweeper
There will be a course sweeper following behind the last competitor.



Course Closure Time
Any competitor falling behind the average speed to complete the entire course within the course closure time may be retired at any checkpoint along the race route. The course closure time is generous as we want this race to be inclusive and encourage novice and slower runners. The course closure time is 13:30.



Prize Ceremony
This will take place at approx. 12:30 on Sunday 18th September 2022.



Prizes - SPARTAN trophies, prize fund and age group winners medals
SPARTAN trophies will be presented to the first 5 men and women.

There is also a generous winners prize fund from SPARTAN - find out more.

SPARTAN medals will be presented to age group winners. This includes:

18-29 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
30-39 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
40-49 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
50-59 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
60+ - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women

Showers
Available in the Leven Centre in Kinlochleven from 11:00-19:00 on Saturday 17th September and from 11:00-21:00 on Sunday 18th September.

Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra

This is our wilderness ultra-race weaving a majestic route deep into the remote Highland glens at the heart of Lochaber!

The route utilises the best possible trails, paths and tracks for a tour de force of the Lochaber highlands. Gradually ascending from Kinlochleven, the race starts by following the route of the hugely popular Three Mealls 18K trail race in reserve, weaving alongside the River Leven through a magical ancient forest. The mighty Blackwater Dam marks the start of the remote trails to come! From here runners will follow a path that continues climbing to reach Loch Chiarain. Seriously remote terrain lures runners onward and the true wilderness experience of this race becomes apparent with incredible views of nothing but mountains, as they descend towards Loch Treig. For the next 5km the route gently ascends the Lairig Leacach following a historical walking route through this stunning and breathtakingly beautiful glen. The route now turns west following excellent forestry tracks through Leanachan Forest allowing for quick onward progress. Emerging from the forest, the gigantic Ben Nevis looms ahead as the route now follows the renowned North Face path alongside Allt á Mhulilinn up to the famous CIC hut, before cutting under the towering cliffs of Càrn Dearg. Joining the main Ben Nevis path drops the runners down to the Visitors Centre before joining Scotland’s most famous path, the West Highland Way, which climbs out of Glen Nevis and provides a speedy route back to Kinlochleven and a well-earned celebration at the finish line.

Key stats: 80km / 2,000m ascent

Checkpoints
There will be a number of marshalled checkpoints along the route.

There will be two support points where there will be food and water:

After 35km – Roybridge
After 60km – Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
(These are provisional locations and will be confirmed nearer the time)


Parking
There is event parking in the centre of Kinlochleven.​ Overnight parking will also be possible. Prices for parking to be confirmed.


Registration
The registration marquee will be in the event village next to the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven. This is where mandatory registration and issue of competitors' race number will take place. Competitors should allow at least 1 hour to complete the registration process. Registration is open between 17:30 and 21:30 the day before the race on Friday 16th September.



The Start
Each of our trail races start from the arena in the event village next to the Ice Factor. There will be a real buzz at this location with the added atmosphere of the big international Skyline Scotland® races starting and finishing in the same location.

Start time: Saturday 17th September​ – ready at 06:45 for a 07:00 start.

​Please note: Participants must ensure that they are in the start pen and ready to go 15 minutes before the start time. Remember there will be kit checks! So please make sure you have the mandatory items!



Supporters
Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to support participants at the event village, which will be a hive of activity!



Retirements
If you decide to retire then we would advise that you retire at a support point from where there will be transport available back to Kinlochleven. The two support points are:

After 35km – Roybridge
After 60km – Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
(These are provisional locations and will be confirmed nearer the time)



Emergencies
Any competitor requiring emergency assistance should alert a race marshal at the nearest Checkpoint along the race route. We expect fellow competitors to stop and assist another competitor in an emergency.



Sweeper
There will be a course sweeper following behind the last competitor.



Course Closure Time
Any competitor falling behind the average speed to complete the entire course within the course closure time may be retired at any checkpoint along the race route.

The course closure time is 22:00. Overall, you will have 15 hours to complete the course.



Cut-offs
Exact timings will be confirmed. Expected cut-offs:

After 35km – Roybridge (about 14:30)
After 60km – Glen Nevis Visitor Centre (about 18:30)
(These are provisional locations and will be confirmed nearer the time)



Prize Ceremony
This will take place at 17:00 on Saturday 17th September 2022.



Prizes - SPARTAN trophies, prize fund and age group winners medals
SPARTAN trophies will be presented to the first 5 men and women.

There is also a generous winners prize fund from SPARTAN - find out more.

SPARTAN medals will be presented to age group winners. This includes:

18-29 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
30-39 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
40-49 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
50-59 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
60+ - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
SPARTAN Trophy 80k 2022

An example of the SPARTAN Trophies to be presented to the first 5 men and women at the Salomon Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra

Showers
Available in the Leven Centre in Kinlochleven from 11:00-19:00 on Saturday 17th September and from 11:00-21:00 on Sunday 18th September.

Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™

Entries to the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ are NOT vetted. They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis until the race is full. Simply complete the online entry form, and bingo - you have a place!

However, the nature of the challenge is arduous and the entire route is exposed to potentially serious weather and includes rocky and trackless sections. Whilst physically arduous, the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ route does NOT include technical terrain that requires rock climbing experience but easy scrambling will be encountered along some sections of the route.

An entry includes:
Participation in the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™
A fully waymarked and signed race route
Salomon gift: SOFT FLASK 150ml/5oz STD 28
Finisher's medal presented to all competitors completing the race (within the course closure time)
Live GPS tracking of your progress around the course
A well stocked feed station on the course
Digital race timing for course split times and official results
A well planned and professionally organised race by Ourea Events
1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies for open men and women
Eligibility for the prize fund
Emergency medical cover during the race
Mountain safety team cover during the race
Marshalling support and high-level manned checkpoints during the race
Race commentary at the start/finish arena in the Event Village
Entrance to prize ceremony

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