Highland Ultra


£700 per athlete

Enter the Highland Ultra

Highland Ultra Marathon, Scotland

A 125km coastal mountain ultra in the West Highlands of Scotland

This is the Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland. It’s the untamed and remote jewel of the West Highlands reachable only by sea or on foot.

With plenty of ascents, you’ll scale rocky mountains separated by broad glens, rivers and high lochs. You will look out over 85 square miles of rugged grandeur bookended to the north and south by the vast sea lochs, Nevis and Hourn (Heaven and Hell).

In a day you might see Golden and Sea Eagles overhead and Red Deer patrolling the land. On the coast, watch for otters, dolphins and even Minky Whale.

Join us in a location locked away and protected by nature for the ultimate ultra running experience in Scotland. Enter as a solo, or share the experience as a team of 2, 3, or 4 to battle it out in the team clan race.

This is the Highland Ultra, follow us to adventure.


Race Details

  • Location: Knoydart Peninsula
  • Distance: 125 kms
  • Stages: 3 stages in 3 days
  • Terrain: Mountain Trails & Bogs  
  • Red Jersey Stage: Daily
  • Base Camp: Longbeach, Inverie
  • Finish: Longbeach, Inverie
  • Daytime Temperature: 5°C / 25°C
  • Evening Temperature: 0°C / 10°C
  • Daylight Hours: 14
  • Airport: Glasgow
  • Event Duration: 4 days
  • Accommodation: Tents 
  • Places Available: 90

Get your Race Information Pack

Find out everything you need to know about the Highland Ultra by downloading our free race information pack. It includes the travel itinerary, kit list, race rules and a daily breakdown of each race stage.

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Watch the Highland Ultra event trailer

Our introduction guide to the Highland Ultra on the beautiful Knoydart Peninsula

What's next?

Interested to take part in the Beyond The Ultimate – Highland Ultra? Schedule a call with one of our Race Directors, explore race footage and runner testimonials on our YouTube channel or check out the competition on the race roster.


Andy Quicke

A fantastic route in the stunning Highland area around Knoydart. Great race, well managed by all the team at Beyond The Ultimate. Love it!

Highland Ultra Podium 2022


Kenneth Donaldson

To deliver a flawlessly organised, highly professional race, whilst being super-friendly AND going the extra mile to get everyone over the line, that would be enough. Add in the zero-impact, community-supporting ethos, and you have just found your perfect race in some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet.

Highlands Ultra Finisher 2022


Victoria Nicholson

A really well organised and intimate event with a fantastic support crew who are experienced and knowledgeable. It's a serious challenge with jaw dropping scenery but brutal terrain. Well worth it and one of the best (I've done MDS, Grand to Grand, Fire and Ice, Druids, Pilgrims.)

Highland Ultra Finisher 2022


Holly Saunders

Punchy terrain, incredible ascents, prepare for the bogs…. Take it all in! What a place!

Highland Ultra Finisher 2022

Race FAQs

The Highland Ultra gives you the opportunity to compete in one of the most remarkable coastal areas teeming with wildlife and where few tourist reach. Your entry fee covers the teams and logistics to bring this race to life:

  • GPS tracking ensuring your safety.
  • Manned check-points and camps with medical and support staff.
  • Provision of drinking water on the course and hot water for preparing food at all camps.
  • Race accommodation in tents.
  • Transfers to and from the race.
  • Storage and carriage of luggage during the race.
  • Digital watermarked copies of all photos captured by our professional adventure photographer.
  • Race coverage for friends and family back home.
  • Race T-Shirt and Finishers Medal.
  • Donation to our woodland project to offset carbon from flights.
  • Celebratory meal and finish line celebrations.


What’s not included in your entry fee are your transport costs to the race, additional hotel stays, equipment and clothing (please see kit list) and food and drink during the race (other than water provided at checkpoints and camps).

Each runner is responsible for carrying all items listed on the mandatory kit list (which can be found in the race information pack) throughout the event. That means all your clothes, medical supplies, food and sleeping kit will be on your back. This doesn’t mean you’re on your own, though. There’ll be a constant supply of clean drinking water, and boiling water for the preparation of freeze-dried meals, at every camp, as well as drinking water at each checkpoint. Checkpoints are placed approximately every 10km, and there you will find a small shelter, a qualified medic and another supply of clean drinking water.

At BTU, we’re determined to be as open as possible in our entrance criteria. We believe everyone should have a chance to take on one of these life-changing challenges. That said, a significant level of physical fitness is needed to take on races like ours in relative safety. Therefore, we ask that anyone entering one of our races has, at least, finished a marathon-length event within 12 months of their chosen race.

We would always recommend every competitor purchases appropriate insurance to cover the costs of your entry fee and your participation in any BTU event should you not be able to take part. Once a staged payment has been made it is non-refundable. Please read our terms and conditions before making your payment.

You can secure your place by paying £700 in full when you enter or spread the cost over two equal instalments. Payments can be made online via your debit or credit card.

£350 – Deposit due on entry

£350 – Final payment due 90 days before race start

Payment schedule

To secure your place in the race, you will need to make a deposit payment of £350 on entry. The remaining fee can be made 90 days before race start. Alternatively, you can pay in full when you enter.

You can use your debit or credit card to make your payment online. Stripe Payments handles the steps between you providing your card information and learning that the payment has been accepted. Some of the world’s largest companies, including Amazon and Shopify use Stripe.


Pay a £350 deposit on entry to secure your place.

90 days before race

Final payment of £350 is now due.

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