Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra – G2E Ultra

5 October 2024 - 6 October 2024
Glasgow, uk
Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Glasgow, UK (Scotland)
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57 KM
2 days
500 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 89KM
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    99 GBP

12th Edition! 2024 see’s the Return of the brilliant Scottish race G2E Ultra® starting in Glasgow from the ‘Hyper-Modern’ Riverside Museum beside the Victorian Tall Ship Glenlee!

Under the new management of GB Ultras providing great support, a well marked route, live online tracking via GB Race Tracker, new venues, new ideas, 7 checkpoints, its a race that will make you smile!

A  great opportunity to extend the stay, bring the family and explore two great cities before and after the event. The route also passes the Falkirk Wheel and the Antonine Wall, the Northernmost point of the Roman Empire (Vallum Antonini – dating back to AD 142).

Following the River Kelvin, Sustrans Route 754, the Forth and Clyde Canal, the Union Canals, and the Water of Leith from Glasgow to Edinburgh.  Glasgow with its vibrant culture is home to 41% of Scotland’s population and Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital, with its ‘Old Town & New Town’ and ‘Royal Mile’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famed for its Castle, Holyrood, Scottish Parliament & Artur’s Seat.

G2E Ultra® has live online GPS tracking from GB Race Tracker, great NEW venues & brilliant support at checkpoints along the journey, the G2E Ultra® has all the makings of a great race!

Top 100 finishers earn a Gold G2E Ultra® Medal, 101-200 finishers earn a Silver G2E Ultra® Medal and 201+ finishers earn the Bronze G2E Ultra® Medal.  There are additional Bespoke GB Ultras Trophies for the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female finishers and for the 1st 3 Teams (based on the accumulated times of their first 3 runners).

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An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

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Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

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Very little change < 500 metres

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.