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Forth Ultra and Team Relay

20 April @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Welcome to the Forth Ultra and Team Relay

Saturday 20th April 2024

Solos, Pairs, and Relay Teams of 4

The Scurry2Bridges team is proud to present the Forth Ultra. A 43 mile / 69km circular ultramarathon around the Firth of Forth estuary. Crossing 2 iconic Forth Bridges and connecting two well-known Scottish trails the Fife Coastal Path and the John Muir Way.

Event Information

  • ​Distance:  43 miles / 69 km
  • Total Ascent and Descent 1716ft / 1716ft
  • Time Limit: 11 hours
  • Enter as an individual or in a relay team of 2 or 4 (self-driven)
  • Circular route – waymarked route (no navigation required)
  • Mixed terrain – 85% road 15% trail
  • 4 stages  – 3 checkpoints with water/snack stations and the finish
  • Finishers Medal, Race t-shirt, Tribe bars, Active Root and more

The Route –  https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_5480962.html

Starting in the Helix Park, running past the Kelpies, over the Kincardine bridge, and following the scenic Fife coastal path towards the Forth Road bridge. Then crossing over the Forth to follow the John Muir Way to Boness before running through Kinneil estate and back towards the finish in Falkirk.

The 4 stages / 3 checkpoints and the finish are 

Stage 1 – Start Helix, Falkirk to Culross (Checkpoint 1) –  9.85 miles / 15.85 km

Stage 2 – Culross to FerryMuir gate, Forth Road Bridge (Checkpoint 2)  – 14.83 miles / 23.89 km

Stage 3 – FerryMuir gate, Forth Road Bridge to Boness (Checkpoint 3) – 10.22 miles / 16.43 km

Stage 4 – Boness to Finish, Helix, Falkirk (Finish)  – 8.11 miles / 13.05km

Please note there will be 2 race cut-off times. The first at the end of stage 2 FerryMuir Gate car park after the Forth Road Bridge crossing – Solos, Pairs, and Teams must reach this point within 6 hours of their start time to be allowed to continue. The finish line cut-off is then 11 hours from your start time.

Solos or Teams – Are you up for the solo 43-mile ultra challenge or you may be training for an upcoming half or full-distance marathon – this is the perfect opportunity to add some fun to your training by joining your run buddies to take on 2 or 4 stages of the route as a team relay

More race information can be found on our race website www.forthultra.co.uk Pre-race information including a race briefing will be emailed the week before the event and the website will also be updated with a downloadable information pack.

Itinerary (provisional times – subject to change) – Saturday 20th April 

Saturday 20th April

Registration 07.00 to 08.15 am – Helix Great Lawn – orange gazebos 

Race Starts 8.00 am solos/ pairs/relays wave 1 / 8.15 am pairs/relays wave 2 / 8.30 am pairs/relays wave 3

 Checkpoint estimated First runner and Cut-Offs

First Runner Checkpoint 1 – 9.00 – 9.15 am / First Runner Checkpoint 2 – 10.30 – 10.45 am

Cut Off 1 – Checkpoint 2 – 6 hrs – 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm

First Runner Checkpoint 3 – 11.30 am – 11.45 am / First Runner – Finish – 12.30 pm – 1.15 pm

Cut Off 2 – Finish – 11 hrs 7.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Entry price – The prices include an exclusive Forth Ultra t-shirt (and this includes each team member – with an option to pass the equivalent to one of the race charities), bespoke finishers medal, race chip timing and results (all stages timed), race numbers, a team of over 30 marshals and event crew along the route (all of whom receive charitable donations for several different charitable organisations), costs relating to preparing and organising the race, access to toilets at stage changeovers, water and snack stations, first aid teams, solo and team prizes, sponsor discounts and more.

By entering this event your team will be bound by the rules and regulations of this event – please see the website and information download pack containing these rules. You can also follow any race updates on our Facebook Group Scurry2bridges

Parking / Toilets – There will be plenty of free parking available within or around a 1 km walk of the start/ finish area depending on where you choose. For the Early Birds, there are 70 free spaces 500m up from the Helix Park. Thereafter, there are additional spaces at the Kelpies car park which is free for those parking before 10 am with toilet opening TBC, and our main event car park at the Falkirk College (again with toilet opening TBC ). There will also be toilets at the start/finish. We will pass on more information on the toilets and car parking locations nearer the time.

Entry Requirements – There are no specific entry requirements for this race however you should have confidence in your ability to complete the distance within the cut-off time. By entering the race, you are agreeing you are capable of doing so. For solo, entrants we suggest that you at least have experience of regularly completing runs of 20 miles. Runners must be 18 years or older. Runners under 18 can apply by specific request through the website link http://scurry2bridges.co.uk/contact/

The Scurry2Bridges Team will look forward to seeing you there.


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