Why not combine all 3 to total 100 miles!?
Beginning inland at the award winning Grant Park in Forres, you run along the High Street before turning and crossing the A96, towards the famous eco-village of Findhorn. Kinloss Barracks will be on your right (look out for planes!) and the local bay’s nature reserve will be on your left. From here the coastal trail properly begins and the views are incredible!
From the trail at the top of the dunes, you enter Roseisle Forest all the way to Burghead, where a lovely new tarred path will greet you after Burghead Distillery to Hopeman.
The section from Hopeman to Covesea has some superb clifftop trails with even more spectacular views. At Covesea, provided the tide is out, you run along the beach with the lighthouse on your right and you feel like you are on a tropical island all the way to Lossiemouth, which is aid station 1!
You will go over the brand new Lossiemouth Bridge and tackle the “5km from hell” to Kingston, where you follow Garmouth & Kingston Golf Course, crossing the beautiful railway bridge before turning right, heading south towards Fochabers, which is aid station 2.
Continuing south, you pass Boat O’ Brig, and start to climb Ben Aigen and follow a lovely descent into Craigellachie. You are now in whisky country!
Following the Speyside Way to Aberlour and towards Grantown-on-Spey, you pass several distilleries – soak in the sights and smells in this area! Aid station 3 is in the heart of it!
At Grantown, which is aid station 4, you join the Dava Way and have “just” a marathon to go! It is downhill from here, taking in the beautiful Cairngorms around you and the Moray Firth views in front of you.
On re-entering Forres, you will wind through more picturesque trails before finishing back at Grant Park. You have just completed the world’s most beautiful 100 milers… congratulations (not that we’re bias)!
– Date: Saturday 24th June 2023
– Time: 5am
– Cutoff: 30 hours
– Entry Limit: 100
– Price: £100
Who can take part?
We want you to feel part of the Moray Way 100! Provided you are over 18 and have some experience with Ultra distance running, we would love you to be part of the race.
For the Moray Way 100, you must be 18 years and an experienced ultra runner. Despite being predominantly runnable, it is still a pretty long way, and this one will be mainly self-sufficient.
Where is it?
The route starts and finishes in Forres and go along the Moray Coastal Trail, onto the Speyside Way and a sprint downhill finish along the Dava Way to total the 100 mile distance.
Full route details and gpx files will be posted in plenty time before the race, as well as an official race handbook issued to each competitor to know every detail!
How can I enter?
Entries will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.
Enter here: https://race-nation.co.uk/register/moray-way-ultras