Sidlaw Ultra
Sat 30 Nov 2024 Forfar, Angus, UK

Sidlaw Ultra

A new challenge covering 69km from Glamis Castle to Scone Palace along stunning trails with beautiful hilltop views with chilli, hot pudding and medal for all finishers!

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  • Sat 30 Nov 2024
Glamis Castle, Forfar

Sidlaw Ultra



Age 20 & over

  • 69 km trail running


Challenge yourself to an ultra over the impressive Sidlaw Mountain Range by Perthshire, eastern Scotland, not far from St Andrews and Dundee.

Following a successful inaugural event, the Sidlaw Ultra is back for another storming year!

The route is super-friendly and all runners from all backgrounds and all genders are welcome. You can run as Male, Female or Non-Binary and you are welcome to sign up and run as the gender of your choice.


  • New ultra run for autumn
  • Grand finale to a great year of running
  • Discover the Sidlaw Mountain Range
  • Explore Scotland's history and heritage
  • Glamis Castle and Scone Palace
  • Inclusive, friendly, supportive
  • Ideal location for a wilderness weekend away

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

An LGBTQIA+ friendly event.

Mandatory kit

  • Head torch (can be left at CP2 in your drop bag)
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone (fully charged)
  • Emergency blanket
  • Emergency Food and Drink
  • All runners will be issued with a GPS tracker which must be carried
  • Emergency Contact information on your notes

Recommended kit

  • Waterproofs may be compulsory if the weather is inclement as some of the course is over high tops and can be exposed
  • A map of the route is recommended
  • First aid kit
  • Spare clothes especially socks as there are wet sections (can be left in your drop bags)

  • Bag transfer
  • Cafe
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Glamis Castle

Bus transfer

There is a bus to the start included in your entry fee.

The bus will pick runners up from Scone Palace at 6am and transport you to Glamis Castle for registration (7am) and the start at 8am. Spectators are welcome to park at Glamis Castle to see you off - but please note Glamis is a residential castle so noise must be kept to a minimum. 


There are a few great spectator spots or they can hang out in cafe at Scone Palace watching your 'dot' as you complete this epic wintery ultra! Cafe closes at 4pm.

Christmas Market

There's a Christmas Market at Glamis Castle so your spectators can even do their Christmas shopping while you run!

  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Single start
  • Water stations
  • Way markers


Travel from Glamis Castle near Forfar to Scone Palace in Perth over the Sidlaw Mountain Range.


69km north to south over the Sidlaw Mountain Range to finish at the impressive Scone Palace!

  • Cake
  • Chip timing
  • GPS tracking
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Race photo


  • Fully marked and marshalled route - to make navigation easier
  • Drop-off bags transferred to checkpoints
  • Bus to the start (Glamis Castle)
  • Chip timing
  • GPS tracking
  • Hot chilli for finishers in The Old Kitchen at Scone Palace
  • Hot pudding for finishers from Starfish Cakes and Bakes
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Insurance
  • Live results online


  • Prizes for the winners (1st Male/Female/NB 69km)

Optional extras

  • Professional photographers at the finish and out on the course
  • T-shirt
  • Chilli and hot puddings for spectators

Food at the Palace

  • Chilli Con Carne (GF) or Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne (V, GF)
  • Accompanied with; Steamed White Rice, Mini Nan Breads, Tangy Salsa / Sour Cream, Grated Cheddar Cheese

  • Age 20 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
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Entry fees

Entry fee