GLENCOE MARATHON ROUTE
This is the wilderness – a tough off-road 26.2 miles with a total ascent of 1608m.
The route is in two phases both of which start near sea level, climb to a peak and descend back down again.
Start: Red Squirrel Car Park 09:00am Sunday 2nd October in the heart of Glencoe (30m above sea level).
Turn west on the paths following the A82 through the stunning Glencoe past Loch Achtriochtan and in between two legendary hill ranges – to your left the Aonach Eagach Ridge and to your right the Three Sisters and Ossians Cave. This section climbs 330m over 13km.
On reaching Altnafeadh the route turns north and the incline steepens to climb The Devil’s Staircase up to a height of 548m followed by a descent back to sea level at Kinlochleven.
The 326m climb out of Kinlochleven can come as a surprise! The route undulates around the south west of the Mamores Mountains until you descend east into Glen Nevis. The finish is at the Event Hub in Glen Nevis, under the shadow of the mighty Ben Nevis.
MAMORES HALF MARATHON ROUTE
The half marathon starts at Kinlochleven and follows the same route as the marathon, finishing in Glen Nevis.
GLEN NEVIS 10K ROUTE
Starting and finishing at the Event Hub in Glen Nevis, the 10k route follows the Forestry Commission trails of Fort William's Cow Hill Circuit. Travelling in an anti-clockwise direction, the 10k circumnavigates Cow Hill. Following the contours the route undulates with some steeper ascents and descents in sections. The 360 degree views of the area are breathtaking.