2018 Entry Details Confirmed
Entries for the 2018 edition of this extraordinary adventure are open!
The 2016 participants about to start the inaugural Cape Wrath Ultra™ © Ian Corless
The Cape Wrath Ultra™ is a once in a lifetime, 8-day ultra-running expedition race weaving 400km through the Highlands of Scotland. It is one of the longest, toughest and most iconic footraces in the world and entries for the 2018 edition of this extraordinary adventure open on Monday 8th May 2017. Today the organisers have confirmed the 2018 entry details and fee.
- Entries will be limited to ca. 250 participants
- Entries will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
Starting in Fort William, the race takes participants on an incredible journey linking ancient footpaths and remote tracks to the furthest northwesterly point of the British Isles, Cape Wrath. With towering mountains on one side and the crashing ocean on the other, the Cape Wrath Ultra™ travels through stunning scenery and remote wilderness with every step north. It is one of the longest, toughest and most iconic footraces on Earth.
During the 8 days of racing the participants are fully supported by a mammoth and complex logistical operation provided by the professional team at Ourea Events, and their famously friendly and supportive volunteer team.
The event package includes:
- Satellite tracking of participants (friends and family will be able to follow you in real time!)
- Transportation of participants’ overnight bags to each overnight campsite
- Emergency medical cover during the race
- Mountain safety team cover during the race
- Tented accommodation throughout the race
- Unlimited breakfast, finishing snacks and dinner each day
- Unlimited tea, coffee and hot and cold water for drinking
- Digital race timing
- Bespoke, accurate, waterproof, pre-marked and annotated Harvey map of the race route
- A GPX file of the route and checkpoint locations (available in advance)
- Transport from Cape Wrath to Durness on Day 8
- In addition...
Whilst the race might be 8 days, the event is 10 days long, with a day of briefings, registration, kit check and the pre-race buffet meal on Saturday 19th May 2018. Naturally there is a superb celebration + buffet for all the participants at Durness on the last night, before a final breakfast the following morning, and return transport to Fort William on Monday 28th May 2018 (Day 10)
Cape Wrath Ultra 2018
When was the last time you did something really epic? "This race is the hardest thing I’ve done, harder than the 10 day race in Australia or the Marathon Des Sables." - 2016 finisher Entries open Monday 8th May 2017Posted by Cape Wrath Ultra on Friday, 7 April 2017
The race route is both extremely remote and long with the 8-day stages breaking down as follows:
- Day 1 (Sunday 20th May 2018) - Fort William to Glenfinnan - 37km
- Day 2 (Monday 21st May 2018) - Glenfinnan to Kinloch Hourn - 57km
- Day 3 (Tuesday 22nd May 2018) - Kinloch Hourn to Achnashellach - 68km
- Day 4 (Wednesday 23rd May 2018) - Achnashellach to Kinlochewe - 35km
- Day 5 (Thursday 24th May 2018) - Kinlochewe to Inverlael - 44km
- Day 6 (Friday 25th May 2018) - Inverlael to Inchnadamph - 72km
- Day 7 (Saturday 26th May 2018) - Inchnadamph to Kinlochbervie - 61km
- Day 8 (Sunday 27th May 2018) - Kinlochbervie to Cape Wrath - 26km
If you require any further persuasion before entering, just watch the incredible, award winning film from the 2016 event. The film was made in partnership with BMC TV and produced by Slackjaw, and focuses on a handful of the inaugural event's participants as they head for Cape Wrath.
2016 Prize Giving
There was huge relief, pride, and elation amongst the prize giving attendees in Durness village hall last night. Some highly emotional moments were shared as each and every participant completing the full course to Cape Wrath was invited up on stage to be presented with their '2016 Finisher' medal by event director Shane Ohly.Posted by Cape Wrath Ultra on Monday, 30 May 2016
Following on from the success of our sister event’s ‘#DragonInTraining' T-shirts, we shall be sending everyone who enters the 2018 edition of the Cape Wrath Ultra™ an exclusive technical t-shirt to help keep them motivated whilst training for the event (dispatched June 2017 to all entries received by that time).
We will also be providing a personalised Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2018 participant top (with the participant name and country flag embroided into it) at registration on the day before the race starts. And for those that complete the entire course, there is one of the weighty finishers' medals to be presented at the celebration meal on the final night.
Day 3 2016. Marcus Scotney and Tom Adams battling it out along one of the fantastic remote tracks in the Highland glens. © Ian Corless
The 2018 fee is £1,600 per person: A non-refundable deposit of £500 will secure a place, and entries will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of ca. 250 participants.
After the massive success of the inaugural 2016 event we anticipate that the 2018 edition will sell out, especially given that we are limiting the race to ca. 250 participants to help preserve the wilderness experience, and unique atmosphere of the event.
Two balance payments of £500 and £600 respectively are due by the 30th November 2017 and by the 28th February 2018.
Rather than ask participants to pay the full entry fee up front, they are required to pay the entry fee in instalments. Therefore, should the participant withdraw unexpectedly, they will have only paid a certain amount. This process is as opposed to paying the full entry fee up front and then receiving only a certain percentage refund if you later withdraw. It is possible for participants to transfer or defer an entry (the latter only when paid in full). Please refer to the detailed Terms and Conditions for further information.
We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland in 2018.