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The Ultra Tour of Arran, 2023, Rat Race

1ST – 2ND APRIL 2023

Embark on a Unique Ultra-Running Adventure on the Scottish Island

Are you tired of the daily grind and seeking an escape to nature? Look no further than the Ultra Tour of Arran (UTA) , a two-day off-road running adventure on the Scottish island of Arran. With stunning scenery, challenging terrain, and a sense of camaraderie, it’s an experience that participants will never forget.

Discover the Scottish Islands: Visit Arran

They say Arran is Scotland in miniature, and for good reason. From dense forests and coastal scenery in the south to crumbling castles and dramatic mountains in the north, the Isle of Arran delights at every turn. With a simple 55-minute ferry crossing and a bundle of easy logistics thrown in, Arran is within easy reach of the mainland.

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Escape the Rat Race with Ultra-Running

The Rat Race Ultra Tour of Arran is an event done differently. It offers a unique opportunity to break free from the norm and immerse yourself in a stunning natural environment. For those seeking an escape from the rat race, the Ultra Tour of Arran is the perfect chance to disconnect from the stresses of modern life and reconnect with the natural world.

Ultra-Running Adventure on Arran

The Ultra Tour of Arran is a two-day running event that covers a total distance of 100km, with participants running across rugged terrain, through forests, and over mountains. The event attracts runners from all over the world, who come to test themselves against the stunning but challenging landscape. Participants can enjoy breath-taking views of the sea and the surrounding islands, as well as wildlife such as red deer, golden eagles, and otters.

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Day One:

Explore Arran’s Forests and Coastal Scenery

The race begins and ends in the village of Brodick, with participants running a loop around the island. The first day covers a distance of 45km, with runners making their way through forests, over hills, and along the coast. The forests are enchanting, the hills are rolling, and the coastal scenery is stunning.

Day Two:

Conquer Goatfell and Return to Brodick

The second day covers 55km, with participants climbing Goatfell, the highest peak on the island, before heading back to Brodick. The mountains are high, the glens deep, and the views are simply breath-taking.

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More Than Just Ultra-Running

We know you’ll love Arran, and it’s not just the running. The island itself has a lot to offer with its own whisky distillery, artisan cheese, great food, history, and a lovely ambience. Participants can take advantage of their visit to Arran and explore everything the island has to offer.


The Ultra Tour of Arran is a unique event that offers a chance to escape the rat race and immerse yourself in nature. With stunning scenery, challenging terrain, and a sense of camaraderie, it’s an experience that participants will never forget. So, if you’re looking for a break from the daily grind, why not consider signing up for the Ultra Tour of Arran and embarking on an unforgettable adventure? 

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