Cairngorms Ultra Trail Race 2021

Cairngorms Ultra Trail Race 2021

Information and registration

5 June 2021

The Cairngorms Ultra Trail Race is a brand-new Ultra Trail Race based in the UK's Largest National Park.

Surrounded by spectacular Highland scenery and home to Britain’s largest Nature Reserve.

Experience this Wild and Remote Area with Support from a Great Event Team

Date: Saturday 5th June 2021        Distance: 62km   Ascent: 1146m/3760'

Venue: Mar Lodge, Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ. Mar Lodge Estate is three miles west of Braemar.

The Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is the largest national park in the UK and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by the remnants of ancient pine forests, rolling glens, wild rivers and rugged peaks, the Cairnngorms offer one of the wildest and most remote landscapes in the UK.

The event is to be based from the spectacular setting of Mar Lodge, near Braemar. Known as the eastern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park, Braemar is one of Scotland's highest villages sitting at an altitude of 339 metres. With an excellent choice of terrain the area is superb for ultra running with many well maintained trails, tracks and paths leading you into the heart of the mountains.

The Cairngorms Ultra Trail takes you on a journey through this wild and majestic landscape...

Entry Fee: £60 (plus online entry fee)

If the event is cancelled due to Covid regulations, participants will be offered either:

  • A full refund minus the 6% online entry fee
  • Automatic transfer to 2022
  • Transfer your entry to another selected High Terrain event of similar value. This can be in either 2021 or 2022.

(Please note that due to the uncertainties with supply & the potential cost incurred if the event is cancelled, t-shirts will not be included as part of your entry)

Latest Updates: With restrictions gradually easing re outdoor events, travel & accommodation we are currently planning to go ahead with the event. We now have the go ahead from Mar Lodge Estate (venue provider).  Re travel to Scotland, it is expected Scotland will reopen to England and Wales on 26 April. Obviously the situation can change but hopefully things are looking more positive now.

‚ÄčWhat's Included in Your Entry:

  • Professionally run event, Mountain safety team cover during the race, qualified & experienced personnel at various checkpoints
  • Qualified medical support
  • A stunning event venue
  • Online Registration
  • Unique Eco wooden finishers medal, customised race number
  • GPS Tracker (Hire), Live GPS tracking for event safety management & for your family and friends to follow your progress in realtime, Route gpx downloads
  • High Terrain Events Eco Cup
  • Two Well Stocked hydration & feed stations on the course
  • Drinks & Refreshments at finish
  • Free event parking, toilets.
  • UTMB Points

Other Facilities:

Locally based, Glenshee Catering will be providing quality food & drinks at the event (including breakfast). Vegetarian and Gluten free options available.
They are also offering participants a special meal deal of a main course, beverage hot/cold, tray bake or slice of cake.

if you would like to pre book your post race meal, there is an option to include a food ticket on your entry fee. This includes either:

Option 1: Non Vegetarian
Option 2: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

(Click on the link below for a sample menu)

We are pleased to confirm that camping is available at the race venue on the Friday and Saturday nights. This is a very cost effective way re accommodation & based at the venue no additional travel is involved. Cost is £5 a tent/camper van per night. Please note this is basic camping in a field, kindly provided by Mar Lodge Estate specifically for the event. Fresh water is available & toilets (portaloos) are provided. There are no changing, washing up, shower facilities or electric provided. If you would like to book please email:

If you prefer camping with full facilities Braemar Caravan Park is located in the village. For further details & how to book here visit

Full Event Details HERE

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 Event information
05 June 2021
Mar Lodge Estate
Braemar, Great Britain
See map below
Registration closes 31 May 2021 23:00

High Terrain Events

In case of questions about the event please contact High Terrain Events:

Cairngorms Ultra Trail Race 2021

  • Mar Lodge Estate
  • Braemar
  • Great Britain

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