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The race starts at 07:30 and runners have until 17:30 to cross the finish line. Cut off times are in place throughout the course.

The cut-offs are as follows:
1000 – Pit Stop 1, 16km
1300 – Pit Stop 2, 30km
1600 – Pit Stop 3, 46km

Cut-off times are applied to your departure from these locations and not your arrival.

You can enter a team of up to 5 people to qualify for the team discount.

As it’s the first running the course record is up for grabs but we predict that the majority of runners will take between 4 and 8hrs.

The UTE is an achievable step up from a marathon into ultra-running territory but being around Edinburgh, it’s not flat so it’s not easy but is definitely achievable for the majority that have prepared well and put in the training miles. It is well supported and fully waymarked meaning you do not need to carry a map like many Ultras. And for all its urban nature there is a mix of terrain too with the occasional sojourn totally off road to enjoy the hill top views.
No, the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is fully waymarked with marshals en route.
The start is on the Royal Mile. As this is a temporary location in middle of a very busy city there will be very few facilities at the start line. Please arrive with your drinks bottles pre-filled as there are NO taps at the start line. There are NO toilets at the start.

The finish line is inside the BT Murrayfield Stadium. Everything you need to recover after your run is here. We’ll have a hot meal for you, your kit bag, a shower and most importantly a bar for that well-earned pint.

Registration will be held at the BT Murrayfield stadium from 18:00 until 22:30 on Saturday 21st October only.
There is no registration available on Sunday morning before the race. You must register on Saturday between 18:00 and 22:30.
Overnight parking will be available at the stadium. You will need to buy a ticket from Registration and park in the designated area to avoid any additional charges. The ticket will be £10 and will be valid from 2pm on Saturday until 8pm on Sunday evening.
There will be 3 pit stops on the route at approx. 9, 18 and 27 miles. Pit stops 1 and 3 will have water and isotonic drinks with some sweets. Pit stop 2 will have some more substantial food items and hot drinks – flapjack, cakes, sandwiches, tea, coffee etc.
Yes, there are toilets at all three pit stops.
There is a mandatory kit list below. Your kit will be checked before you are allowed to Register. Random kit checks will be carried out on the morning of the race, if you are missing a mandatory item you will not be allowed to Register or Start.

Mandatory Kit list: Windproof jacket (this may be upgraded to waterproof), 600ml of liquid, gloves, hat (Rat Rag/Buff is OK) fully charged phone, emergency bivvy and a roller bandage.

We will move you to the finish at Murrayfield.
Yes, please see the supporter information here. A printed copy will be available to collect from registration.
No. Dogs will not be allowed on the run route.
No, this is a mixed terrain event in an urban environment with a wide variety of surfaces from the Pentland Hills to the docks of Leith.
We would recommend a comfortable shoe with a reasonable grip. It is mixed terrain so there’ll always be a compromise whichever shoe you choose.
No. We do not offer refunds but we do offer event transfer vouchers, so you can put your credit to another event. We need 10 calendar days’ notice prior to the event to make these changes plus you will need to pay a £15.00 fee. Our pricing structure rewards those that commit furthest in advance and we recommend customers hold the appropriate insurance to cover non-attendance for issues such as illness or travel problems. You can view our transfer policy hereTransfer requests can be made here. You can find full Terms and Conditions here
Solo entries are not transferable – you can’t give or sell your entry to anyone else. If you no longer wish to take part you can obtain an event credit to the value of your entry fee paid (terms and a fee apply) which you or another person can use towards next year’s event (or any other Rat Race event). If you have purchased a team of 5 or more runners, you can add or change team members up to 10 days before the event.