DATE RE-SCHEDULED FROM 20th JUNE. Bookings will open again once the new date has been confirmed.
Introducing Saltire 24, a brand spanking new ultra for 2020 in Royal Deeside, Scotland. A first for NE Scotland, and we’re thrilled to be launching this epic lapped endurance trail running event with two race options: 24 hours or 12 hours. Run solo, in a pair, as a quad or in an unlimited team!
The format is simple - complete as many laps as possible of the off-road course within 24/12 hours. This is an epic test of fitness, endurance, determination and teamwork! 100 miles is possible for those who are determined and running at pace.
Coaster Medal for everyone - choose to add your own coloured jute lanyard at our 'make your medal' station
Electronic chip timing
4.2 mile fully waymarked trail running course
Indoor facilities including toilets, showers, quiet room and music room
Free camping and use of the facilities (hot showers, toilets and heated changing rooms)
Participants will follow waymarked trails within the confines of the Knockburn estate.
For teams: please note that only ONE team member will be running at any time.
The lap distance is 4.2 miles, which means determined athletes can achieve to run 100 miles, a ‘century’, within 24 hours if they complete 1 lap per hour.
Fixed and mobile safety marshals and medics will be located around the course.
Limited serviced camping will be available for the duration of the event.
Peripheral support will be available at the event base in the Sports Academy including catering, music, shop etc. and there is access to the shower block next to the conference centre.
Complete 1 lap per hour and run a guaranteed century (100 miles)
1000hrs start time
Run Solo, as Pair, Quad or Unlimited Team (one runner on the trails at any one time)
Solo runners must be aged 20+
Pairs, quads and team runners must be 18+
Fuelling station with food and drink located near the start/finish; self-service water station on course
The route is completely off road and nicely varied with a mixture of single and double width gravel, grass, dirt and moorland paths. It starts at the event base and follows grassy paths around the loch before heading south through the open moorland with fantastic views of Kerloch Hill.
The high point of the course is reached about half way (total ascent per lap is 100m) and the self-service water station is just beyond this point where you join a large land rover track. The route follows the land rover track for approximately 300m before heading west, great views of Scolty Hill, around a cow field (don’t worry, the cows will be on the other side of a fence).
There should be plenty of encouragement on the final section: this takes you alongside the camping area and through a beautiful woodland, which will be illuminated at night. You then run through the event base back to the start/finish. There are a few narrow bridges on the course but generally there is loads of space for overtaking.
Free camping with tents is available on the football pitch at Knockburn Loch. The course runs beside the camping area - great for cheering on your friends/teammates. There are hot showers and toilet facilities on-site, just minutes from the camping area.
No generators allowed on-site except those used by the race organisers.
No campfires or BBQs are allowed on site for safety reasons. Bring a camping stove if you want to make your own food and drink.
Please put all your rubbish in the bins provided. Recycling bins will also be provided.
Campervans and caravans are welcome but there is a £10 charge. If you plan to bring one please indicate this when you register online for the event; you will be sent a vehicle pass postcard which you must display in your windscreen to gain access to the site. Parking for campervans and caravans will be on the hardstanding near the Knockburn buildings.
There is NO hook-up available.
If you've only decided later to bring a campervan or caravan, please let us know at least 2 weeks before the event so we can issue your vehicle pass.
Knockburn Loch, Strachan, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6LL
Free parking is available on site. When you arrive you will be directed into the car parking field. Please park where our staff indicate.
If you're bringing a campervan please tick the relevant box during the registration process, or if you've only decided to do so later please let us know at least 2 weeks before the event, so we can issue your vehicle pass postcard.
Knockburn Loch will be open to the public for the duration of the event, so please be courteous all other staff and customers.
Solo runners must be 20+ years old on the day of the event.
Pairs, quads and teams must be 18+ years old on the day of the event.
Pairs, quads and teams run as a RELAY. Only one runner from each team can be on the course at any time.
No support runners/pacers.
Timing chips can only be passed to teammates in the transition area just beyond the start/finish line.
Only completed laps will count.
No dogs on site.
Mobile phone ( fully charged)
Trail running shoes
Running baselayers & underwear
Waterproofs & windproofs
Extra warm layers
Sun hat & suncream
LED Head torch (at least 160 lumens)
Emergency food items (e.g. gel, bar , dried fruit )
Spare batter ies OR spare head torch
Speed cup or bottle
Sleeping bag, mat & pillow
Anti -chafe lube
Headphones or earplugs
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