Final Information For All Participants

13th Sep 2019

All participants have now been emailed with a tailored, race-specific version of the following generalised final information:

  

YOUR RACE NUMBER:

Find yours on the Entry Lists:

Salomon Mamores VK

Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra

Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline

Grey Mare's Trail Race - 5K

Loch Eilde Mòr Trail Race - 10K

Three Mealls Trail Race - 18K

 

Important: Please remember your race number for registration!

 

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We look forward to seeing you in Scotland soon! ©Leo Francis

 


 

Official 2019 Merchandise - limited edition, limited quantity

Starting from £30

 

 Agile SS Tee PREVIEW

  

LIMITED QUANTITIES: Skyline Scotland™ event-branded Salomon Agile SS (short sleeve) technical tee - £30

 

Discovery HZ PREVIEW

 

Also! Available in LIMITED sizes: Skyline Scotland™ event-branded Salomon Discovery HZ (half-zip) technical midlayer - £70

Any remaining stock will be on sale at the Info Point outside the Ice Factor from Friday 20th September.

 


 

1) KEY TIMINGS 

 

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Please familiarise yourself with the above or the following pages depending on which race you have entered:

 

The Event Village, parking, Start and Finish Arena, and the Registration Tent will be at the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven.

Post Code for the Ice Factor: PH50 4SF

 

 

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2) REGISTRATION

- You must register in person - no one can register on your behalf!

- It is only possible to register within the registration opening times (see above)

- If you have entered a race with GPS tracking (Ben Nevis Ultra, Ring of Steall Skyrace, Glen Coe Skyline®) please ensure you bring your race rucksack/vest to registration in order to have your tracker fitted.

- Please allow 30 minutes to complete the registration process. 

 

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Unable to attend?

The deadline for any transfers to be completed was Thursday 12th September.

You can no longer transfer your entry to anyone else (i.e. 'swapping names' or using the entry for anyone but yourself will not be possible).

We are strictly unable to process any last minute transfers at registration WITHOUT EXCEPTION

Terms & Conditions

 

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3) TRANSPORT  

Lift Sharing

With over 2000 participants expected, there’s a good opportunity for you to find a lift share in the official Salomon Skyline Scotland Facebook Group.

Car Parking

Please ensure you follow signs and our car parking team's directions upon arrival. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the Event Village (see map above) in Kinlochleven for a nominal charge of £1 per visit with all proceeds going to the local Kinlochleven Community Benefit Fund - please bring along plenty of change.

If you arrive in a camper van you can purchase a weekend camper van pass on arrival for £10.

Need more info on how to get to Kinlochleven and accommodation options? 

 

Please do not park on the residential streets around Kinlochleven.

You may strictly not pitch a tent in or around the car park OR on the village green OR other non-officially designated camping locations nearby (yes we've been asked and yes we know accommodation is tricky to find!)

We would kindly ask you to support minimising disturbance to the local community who are being very supportive and accommodating of the event taking place on their doorstep.

 

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2019 map for spectators showing all of the courses

 


 

4) SPECIFIC RACE DETAILS

 

Who will be on the start line?

 

Registration 

It's mandatory! No registration? No start! See above.

 

Kit Check

Please ensure you have every item of kit on the Mandatory kit list (which can be found on the relevant race pages - go on, check it now!), we would especially like to highlight the need for waterproof trousers, and appropriate shoes (fell or mountain running shoes with decent lugs (i.e. decent depth and quality of tread) will be IMPORTANT AND BEST in both ascent and descent).

Please arrive in good time for the start as there may be a kit check as you enter the start pen. Remember, “No Kit, No Go”.  Anyone in a position of note at the end of the race will be kit checked, and anyone found without the mandatory kit will be disqualified.

Remember: you must not fold your race number!

  

Course Closure Times

  • 15:30 for the Salomon Mamores VK
  • 19:00 for the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra
  • 19:00 for the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace
  • 12:00 for the Grey Mare’s Trail Race
  • 12:00 for the Loch Eilde Mòr Trail Race
  • 13:00 for the Three Mealls Trail Race
  • 21:00 for the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline

 

Medal

All finishers completing the course (strictly within the course opening times) will receive a finisher's medal at the finish line (for the VK you will collect yours from the Grey Mare's Car Park that you will pass by as you return from the summit - and only once you have handed in your timing chip).

 

GPS Course Download

The route is well marked with flags which must be closely followed during the race. However, some competitors like to have a digital version of the route which is accessible via 'The Route' section on the individual races' Information page on this website.

Please note: You must follow the race signs and flagged course on race day and NOT rely on a GPS track for following the route.

 

Event Rules

For the avoidance of doubt, ignorance of the event rules is no excuse and failure to comply with them may result in disqualification. Please check these rules carefully to AVOID BEING DISQUALIFIED e.g. no outside assistance, no headphones and more.

 

 

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5) SALOMON SKYLINE SCOTLAND FACEBOOK GROUP

To help facilitate last-minute plans such as accommodation and transport hook-ups, getting to know your fellow race participants, and for anything else Salomon Skyline Scotland, please join in the discussions now!

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6) EVENT PROGRAMME (for when you're not racing!)

We are delighted to present an action-packed programme for spectators (and competitors to fit in around their racing!) that includes:

The Event Village

Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere in the Event Village with the BIG screen, live race commentary, and the prize ceremonies. This is the best place to watch the start / finish of all races. There will also be some top outdoor brands in attendance like: Salomon, Harvey Maps, Inov8, Gore Wear, La Sportiva, OMM, and Petzl, along with our official retail partner Ellis Brigham.   

 

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The event village awaits ©Leo Francis

 

 

The Skyline Sessions - FREE to attend - All weekend 

Hear from some top athletes and local adventure heroes!

NEW for 2019 - all taking place in the tent directly opposite the main entrance to the Ice Factor, starting Friday lunchtime and running all weekend. Speakers include:

  • Holly Page - Fell Runner and Sky Runner
  • Sarah McCormack - Fell Runner and Running Coach
  • Victoria Wilkinson - Fell and Mountain Runner
  • Charlie Ramsay - Creator of Ramsay’s Round
  • Es Tresidder - Ramsay’s Round Record Holder
  • Ben Mounsey - Fell, Mountain, Trail Runner and Blogger

 

Take a look at the full programme for the SKYLINE SESSIONS! 

 

  

Speaker & Film Night - Friday 20th September

With video content and presentations from some of the winners of each of the Golden Trail World Series 2019 races so far, this evening will not be one to miss. There will also be a chance to see Running North - a film about the spectacular ultra-running expedition race, the Cape Wrath Ultra®. 

Limited tickets available! 

Pre-order your Speaker & Film Night tickets by Monday 16th September for collection from the Info Point outside the Ice Factor. Don't wait until we're sold out!

Any remaining tickets for the Speaker & Film Night will be available from the Info Point outside the Ice Factor from Friday 20th September. Please bring cash incase!

 

speaker and film night

©Leo Francis 

 

The Skyline Scotland (Before &) After Party - Saturday 21st September

The Official After Party - Enjoy a traditional Scottish Ceilidh in the Ice Factor at 19:00 on Saturday 21st September and dance the (early) evening away!

Your party ticket is included in your Race Entry! Trail Race runner? Pick-up your ticket from the Info Point outside the Ice Factor. Any other race? Your ticket will be attached to your Race Number. 

Additional tickets for friends & family can be purchased from the Info Point outside the Ice Factor for £5 per person.

 

Guided Spectator Walks - perfect for family and friends

Friends and Family coming to watch you race? Looking to get close to the action? Keen for an expert local guide to show you the best places to spectate from?   

Check out our programme of guided spectator walks to make sure you don't miss out on the excitement over the event weekend.

 

DOWNLOAD THE FULL EVENT SCHEDULE + SPECTATOR MAP NOW

 


 

7) ANYTHING ELSE

Showers

There are showers located in the Ice Factor for a cost of £3 for an eight minute shower. Showers and changing facilites are also available for FREE at The Leven Centre (see map above). Opening times in The Leven Centre are as follows:

  • Friday 20th September: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday 21st September: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday 22nd September: 13:30 – 21:00 

 

Is there a facility to leave a bag whilst I'm racing?

Yes - just find us at the Info point in the Event Village - items will all be left at your risk so please don't leave valuables.

 

Be Prepared! 

Finally, whilst we've done our best to warn the Co-op supermarket, local eateries, and the cash machine operator in Kinlochleven for the sudden influx of people over the weekend, we recommend bringing any cash and provisions you might need with you! 

 

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Supporting those looking after the wild areas:

The John Muir Trust and The National Trust for Scotland have both received donations from Ourea Events as part of our annual 1% For The Planet contribution. We continue to make substantial donations to both organisations and the good news is so can you:

 


 

Any questions not addressed above? If you email us directly, we are currently unable to guarantee a rapid reply to individual queries due to the high volume of communication so please make sure you look through the website information pages and check out the Facebook group for any similar questions (which we also actively seek to help with).

 

We look forward to seeing you in Kinlochleven,

Best Wishes, 

The Salomon Skyline Scotland™ Event Team. 

 

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