27K Trail Race - Salomon Skyline Scotland

27K Trail Race

Salomon Mamores Stalker Trail Race - 27K

Part of the Spartan Trail World Championship

 

Trail Run WC Badge

 

Sunday 18th September 2022 

08:30 or 08:45 wave start (a few hours after the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™& Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® start... you will get back to see the first finishers!)

Find out more about the generous SPARTAN prizes below!

 

 

2022 entry fee

  • £49 - until 31st May 2022
  • £55 - from 1st June 2022 
  • £60 - from 1st July 2022
  • £65 - from 1st August 2022

 

Skyline Scotland MAMORES STALKER

 

This fast and furious 27km trail race packs a mighty punch!

We begin with the initial climb from the Ring of Steall® up the West Highland Way path but then quickly plummet again down the super-steep route of the Mamores VK®, enjoying a memorable zig-zagging rocky trail along the way. Runners will then follow the route of the Ben Nevis Ultra® by taking another stunning trail back out of Kinlochleven. The route then follows our 18K Three Mealls™ trail race in reverse as it heads into distant and remote hills before eventually leading to the enormous Blackwater Reservoir on some fun and muddy trails. The final descent via the incredible Ciairan Path weaves through ancient woodland following the river Leven to riotous applause and celebration at the finish in Kinlochleven. The Mamores Stalker is a supercharged test of trail running skill and stamina with steep climbs, technical descents and hugely varied terrain.

Key stats: 27km / 1,100m ascent

 

27 k _W8A3587 no limits photography

Ready for some awesome trails on our brand new 27k trail race?

©No Limits Photography

 

 

How to Enter?

Entries to Skyline Scotland Trail Races are NOT vetted. They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis until each race is full. Simply complete the online entry form, and bingo - you have a place!

Interest in the event is exceptional and we anticipate the trail races selling out. Please enter early to avoid disappointment - first-come, first-served.

 

 

Entries open Thursday 31st March 2022 at 10:00 BST

 

When you enter any of the trail races, you must agree to our Declaration.

Please ensure you are familiar with the Terms & Conditions of entry.

Covid-19: If circumstances dictate that we cannot run the event safely then we will offer a free deferral or refund to all our participants.

 

An entry includes:

  • Your involvement in the UK’s greatest weekend of mountain running!
  • Participation in the Spartan Trail World Championship!
  • A SPARTAN Finisher's medal presented to all competitors completing the race (within the course closure time)
  • A SPARTAN Finisher's t-shirt presented to all competitors completing the race (within the course closure time)
  • Medals for age group winners (5 different categories - see below)
  • A generous SPARTAN prize fund for first 5 men and women - more info here 
  • SPARTAN trophies for first 5 men and women
  • A fully marshalled, waymarked and signed race route
  • Digital race timing for official results
  • A well planned and professionally organised race by Ourea Events
  • Emergency medical cover during the race
  • Mountain safety team cover during the race
  • Marshalling support at several locations on the route
  • Race commentary at the start/finish arena in the Event Village

 

SPARTAN Finisher Medal 2022

SPARTAN Finisher t-shirt 2022

The SPARTAN Finisher t-shirt and medal for the Salomon Mamores Stalker 27K 

Skyline Scotland 2021 - Other race photos  - Copyright No Limits Photography 123

Enjoy an exciting start line at Skyline Scotland® 2022! ©No Limits Photography

 


 

Club runner?

You are warmly welcomed to compete, with full recognition given to club name in the entry lists and official race timing for all Trail Races.

Is your club eligible to enter a team to compete for the Club Shield

 

Under 18?

Sorry, you can't take part in the 27K, but you can enter the 5K or 10K

 


The Course

This is subject to change. A GPX file will be made available for immediate download once the route is finalised.

 

Predicted Course Times

  • 2022 times coming soon
 
 

 

Details

 

Mandatory Clothing & Equipment

All competitors will be subject to random kit checks at the start and finish. Anyone without the mandatory clothing and equipment will be disqualified. All competitors must carry or wear the following:


Recommended items

  • Spare warm top suitable for the weather conditions (spare means unworn at the start)
    We recommend: A technical midlayer (see Men's / Women's) / insulated garment
     
  • Some food and drink to refuel with along the trail 
     
  • A ca. 5-litre pack in which to carry the above
    We recommend: Salomon ADV Skin 5 Running Vest
     
  • Water bottle and / or hydration system
    We recommend: Salomon Soft Flask or Soft Reservoir
 

 

Checkpoints

There will be a number of marshalled checkpoints on each of the routes. 

 

Location & Accommodation

Please consult this page

 

Parking

Information on parking for 2022 coming soon. There will be options for overnight camper van parking too.  

 

Registration

The registration marquee will be in the Event Village next to the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven. This is where mandatory registration and issue of competitors' race number will take place. Competitors should allow at least 1 hour to complete the registration process. Registration is open between 06:30 and 08:00.

 

The Start

Each of our Trail Races start from the arena in the Event Village next to The Ice Factor. There will be a real buzz at this location with the added atmosphere of the big international Skyline Scotland® races starting and finishing in the same location. For the 2022 event, there will be a wave start. 

Start time: Sunday 18th September​ – ready at 08:15 for a 08:30 start or 08:30 for a 08:45 start

​Please note: Participants must ensure that they are in the start pen and ready to go 15 minutes before the start time. Remember there will be kit checks! So please make sure you have the mandatory items! 

 

Supporters

Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to support participants at the Event Village, which will be a hive of activity! 

 

Retirements

Any retiring competitor must return to the Event Village in Kinlochleven by either reversing the race route, or continuing along it; whichever is fastest. Once arriving at the Event Village, it is essential that a retiring competitor reports to the finish to check-out of the race timing and safety systems.

 

Emergencies

Any competitor requiring emergency assistance should alert a race marshal at the nearest Checkpoint along the race route. We expect fellow competitors to stop and assist another competitor in an emergency. 

 

Sweeper

There will be a course sweeper following behind the last competitor.

 

Course Closure Time

Any competitor falling behind the average speed to complete the entire course within the course closure time may be retired at any checkpoint along the race route. The course closure time is generous as we want this race to be inclusive and encourage novice and slower runners. The course closure time is 13:30.

 

Prize Ceremony

This will take place at approx. 12:30 on Sunday 18th September 2022.

 

Prizes - SPARTAN trophies, prize fund and age group winners medals

SPARTAN trophies will be presented to the first 5 men and women.

There is also a generous winners prize fund from SPARTAN - find out more.

SPARTAN medals will be presented to age group winners. This includes:

  • 18-29 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
  • 30-39 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
  • 40-49 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
  • 50-59 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women
  • 60+ - 1st, 2nd, 3rd men and women

 

SPARTAN Trophy 27k 2022

Example of the trophies awarded to the first 5 men and women at the Salomon Mamores Stalker 27K

 

Showers

Available in the Leven Centre in Kinlochleven:

11:00-22:00 on Saturday 17th September

11:00-21:00 on Sunday 18th September

 


Declaration

I declare that: 

  • I have read and understood the information on the website about the nature of the course, which features rough and remote mountain trail running;
  • I can apply sound mountain judgement at all times even if it means compromising my overall race result;
  • I can diligently concentrate and follow waymarking;
  • I accept full responsibility for my own safety and any injury sustained during the event. These are not the responsibility of the event organiser, their agents or the landowners;
  • I know my limitations and I am experienced enough to make a reasoned decision whether or not to start the event and/or to retire from the event rather than jeopardise my own or other people’s safety;
  • I understand that there is a risk of serious injury or death whilst participating in mountain and trail running events such as this;

Event Rules

It is the participant's responsibility to know and follow these rules:

  1. Participants must follow the Universal Event Rules applicable to all events organised by Ourea Events.

    We would like to highlight the following from the above, as these are the most likely to incur penalties or disqualification through ignorance:
    • Marked Mandatory Routes: Participants must follow the marked (i.e. flagged, waymarked or signed) mandatory routes without deviation. They may go directly from each marker to the next, but deviation (such as cutting corners in zig-zags or taking a direct line to a later marker) is forbidden.
       
    • Mandatory Kit: Participants must comply with any Equipment List and carry all mandatory items as specified at all times. Any transgression may result in not being allowed to start the race or disqualification.
       
    • Support Runners: Participants are not allowed support runners. Any person attempting this will cause their officially entered associate(s) to be disqualified immediately and all the runners involved may receive life bans from Ourea Events Limited events.
    • Race Number: When issued, participants must display one race number on their front at all times and (when issued) a second race number must be attached to their rucksack. Race numbers can be obscured by waterproof clothing only. Race numbers must not be folded.
       
    • Littering: Any participant seen dropping litter will be disqualified.
       
  2. Rubbish: Participants may not dispose of any rubbish or food wrappings along the route. The only location at which rubbish can be deposited is at the finish. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
     
  3. Headphones: Participants must NOT wear headphones or listen to music at any point during the race. This rule will be strictly enforced.
     
  4. Trekking Poles: Participants may use trekking/hiking poles EXCEPT in the following places:
    • t.b.c.
       
  5. Equipment Dumping: It is not possible to leave equipment with anyone whilst on the course.
     
  6. External Support: Supplies of additional food, drink and kit is not allowed. Outside assistance will lead to disqualification.