The evening meal will vary throughout the event but will always be substantial. 10.1 You must always observe the Kit Requirements when participating in the Event. Supporters may not enter overnight camps or come to Cape Wrath itself. The Cape Wrath Trail takes you to beaches, glens and mountaintops that see very few humans pass by in a year. Participants must attend registration at The Nevis Centre, An Aird, Fort William, PH33 6AN. Did you know? A: ‘The Cape Wrath Ultra was my toughest race to date, but also the most beautiful and enjoyable; 248 miles and 11,000m of climbs. 4.1 Where a Force Majeure Event occurs, we may where we consider it appropriate cancel, reschedule or relocate the Event. 11.3 Where you lose or damage the GPS Tracker issued by us to you, you will be charged for its replacement in accordance with the Event Schedule. If we have not heard from you by the deadline given, we will be entitled to assume you will attend at the revised location. The un-official trail runs the length of Scotland and is one of the toughest and most varied routes in the UK - covering 870 kilometres (537 miles). Food to take away from the overnight camps. It is approximately 200 miles in length and is considered to be one of the most challenging long distance walks in the UK. Published. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is a truly unique multi-stage ultra running event - the UK's answer to the Marathon des Sables. We will kit check on random occasions throughout the event. 3.5 The Fee (including any Deposit) will not be refunded other than as set out in these Terms. The cost is £20.50 for an adult return including the ferry. 4.6 We will not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations under these Terms where such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event. At the very end of the trail, Cape Wrath itself is a live-firing range for the Ministry of Defence, and is frequently closed for bombing runs. There are major international airports in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Aberdeen. soon after they cross the finish line. The business joined 1% For The Planet in 2012. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have appropriate clothing and equipment. Entry Fee An entry into the Cape Wrath Ultra® is payable by an initial non-refundable deposit of £199 followed by four balance payments of £400 The non-refundable deposit is payable immediately upon entering in order to reserve your space £400 balance payments are then due as follows 2.2 You acknowledge that, due to the nature of the Event, we may consider it necessary to change the Event Rules after you apply to enter the Event, on the Event Date or during the Event itself. This kit will then be available for collection at registration. Where we accept a request to defer your entry in accordance with clauses 5.4 of the Terms, you will be able to defer the following amounts to the next iteration of the Event. Participants must not swap tents without authorisation from the relevant event staff. Cape Wrath Ultra. Instalment 1: £400. Deposit: Upon entry. The race starts in Fort William on May 20 and finishes at the lighthouse on the cliffs of Cape Wrath, the UK’s most north-westerly mainland point, on May 27. 3.2 Where you apply for a refund or transfer of entry in accordance with clauses 4 and 5 of these Terms, we will only refund or transfer an amount equivalent to the instalments you have paid at the time you request such refund or transfer less any permitted deductions. The adventure starts here! Participants must bring plenty of snacks to keep them going between overnight camps i.e. Check out the guidance articles and FAQs. Was holidaying in the area so took the ferry + minibus trip (£19 adult, £10 child) from Keodale, south of Durness. (b) there is an official waiting list for the Event and the next person on the waiting list has matched the Fee (or instalments paid by you to date) and any additional fee where the Event increases in price. 19.5 A waiver of any right or remedy under these Terms is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or remedy. Published. Start times: We reserve the right to mandate start times for any/all runners each day. Each participant must understand that each doctor’s insurance provides that any claims brought in respect of negligent treatment must be brought under English Law and in English. Rab Xenon jacket + mitts (~268-288g + ~60g), Hat and gloves suitable for the weather conditions, Fell or mountain running shoes (road trainers are not acceptable), Money (at least £50 in case a taxi to the overnight camp is needed), Waterproof pen/pencil/chinagraph writing implement, Mobile Phone (there is no guarantee of phone reception along much of the route), Altimeter (very useful aid for navigation in low visibility conditions), GPS (for participants who are not confident of their map and compass skills in all conditions), It is worth noting that possession of a GPS and / or mobile phone is no substitute for sound mountain judgement - please see our article on following the route, Kit checks are carried out for safety and to promote parity amongst the participant body ©Steve Ashworth. Cape Wrath Ultra® Event Date . 7.7 You agree that when an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is in use during the Event, you will follow the instructions of the pilot at all times. 2.4 If there is any conflict between the Event Rules and these Terms, these Terms will apply. Please check the FAQs. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is Scotland’s finest multi-stage ultra running event. Did you know? As such, participants are recommended to consider flexibility in layers they have available. arrive at a checkpoint after the cut-off time, arrive at the finish after the course closure time, or decide to withdraw from that day's course) will be allowed to continue in the event (subject to our event logistics), but with 'non-competitive' status and will not be eligible for a finisher's medal/trophy. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is a truly unique multi-stage ultra running event - the UK's answer to the Marathon des Sables. The blister treatment kit must include the following: Steropore sterile island dressings ( 6x7cm) x5, Hydrocolloid carnation hyrdo blister plasters (large) x4, Clinell 2% chlorhexidine disinfection wipes x5. All meals provided at overnight camps will be vegetarian, high in calories and contain a source of protein. Food will be served in a dedicated catering tent by the catering team. Where I live, I can go on a 30-mile run with a total ascent less than 300ft, so to cover 22-45 miles a day climbing the height of Ben Nevis was a real challenge. 22/05/2021 to 31/05/2021 (including registration day [22nd May] and return journey day [31st May]) Event Location . Iain has walked extensively in the Highlands for 20 years and enjoys running ultra marathons. The route is unmarked and there is no official line. It had been 18 days, 4 hours and 24 minutes since the ferry embarked on the crossing of Loch Linnhe, so beginning our journey on the Cape Wrath Trail. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. Participants are welcome to source these supplies themselves or alternatively they can purchase a pre-made kit (this will not contain kinesiology tape and small scissors) directly from us during the entry process. 9.1 You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to obtain appropriate insurance to cover your participation in the Event (and any loss, or injury which may occur as a result of such participation). The path is not waymarked and has many variations. Cape Wrath Ultra Jenny battles against injury and unforgiving terrain to conquer the inaugural Cape Wrath Ultra - an 8-day ultra run through the Highlands of Scotland. The eight-day, fully supported race starts in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and heads north for 400kms through some of the country’s wildest and most beautiful areas to reach Cape Wrath. We may record calls for quality and training purposes. 19.7 Nothing in these Terms is intended or shall be construed as establishing or implying any partnership, joint venture or agency of any kind between us both. Where, given the timing of the Force Majeure Event, it is not practicable to provide you with email notice, we will use reasonable endeavours to provide other methods of notice including mobile phone, text message, television and radio broadcasts. 5.2 You may submit a written request to transfer your entry to a Transferee. In 2016 my Cape Wrath Trail adventure was planned to be completely different: from fast hiking to ultrapacking, this expedition was fully inspired by the Cape Wrath Ultra, but with a twist. 19.10 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the law of England and any disputes relating to or arising from these Terms or the Event shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. chocolate, fruit, sticky toffee). The event starts from Fort William in the Outdoor Capital UK. The menu will change but is likely to be derived from the following options: Choice of cakes/tray bakes (e.g. 14:00-17:00 Registration, kit check and advice desks, 19:00 Buffet meal (participants and event team only). The purpose of the 'afternoon snacks' is so that finishing participants can go straight to the catering tent and get some quick snacks before sorting themselves out (dry clothes, clean socks etc) and returning later for their main evening meal. Two ultra-marathon runners in overnight Highland rescue. 16.2 A positive anti-doping test result, or a refusal to fully cooperate with anti-doping controls, shall result in your disqualification from the Event. The average time to walk the Cape Wrath Trail is three weeks, yet the ultra runners will have just eight days to finish. If we have not heard from you by the deadline given, we will be entitled to assume your entry has transferred to the new event. Not a lot of change out of £5,000 for a big international multi-day. As with all camping experiences, if the weather is fine (fingers crossed!) Accommodation provision is from Day 1 (i.e. Fort William is about 2-3 hours drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, and also has a train station. No failure or delay by us to exercise any right or remedy provided under these Terms or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. If you do not want your entry to be transferred to the rescheduled Event, please let us know by the date set out in our written notice to you and we will refund the Fee to you as soon as reasonably practical. You must read and understand these rules before applying to enter the Event and you must comply with these rules at all times during the Event. 17.1 Where applicable, any prize money for the Event will be set out in the Event Schedule. The exception is that you may not purchase or negotiate for showers / cleaning / laundry at any facility. Personal blister treatment kit - see below: A blister treatment kit is mandatory for the Cape Wrath Ultra®. Onyx looking northeast along Gleann a Chaoruinn toward Glendessary. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is a once in a lifetime, 8-day multi-stage ultra running race weaving 400km up through the Highlands of Scotland. In such circumstances, you shall not be eligible for any Prize Money, your name shall be deleted from the Event results, and you may be subject to legal proceedings by the relevant anti-doping authority, sport governing body or any other relevant party. It is your responsibility to declare any medical conditions or injuries that we should be aware of. Hot water from the kitchen for having a wash! Cape Wrath Ultra. New: Blister treatment ‘kit’ (as per the above article) is a mandatory piece of 'camp' kit. Instalment 3: £400. The route of the Cape Wrath Ultra is based on the long-distance Cape Wrath Trail. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. 4.2 Where we cancel the Event as a result of a Force Majeure Event (and we are not able to reschedule or relocate the Event), we will transfer your entry to the next scheduled iteration of event organised by us (at no cost to you). We will accept such request at our absolute discretion but subject always to the following: (a) the transfer request must be received by us before the Transfer Deadline Date; (b) the Transferee must meet any relevant requirements notified by us to you and the Transferee; (c) the Transferee must comply with these Terms and the Event Rules; (d) the Transferee matches the Fee (or the instalments paid by you to date) and agrees to pay any outstanding instalments in accordance with the Event Schedule; (e) where such transfer request is accepted, we will refund the Balance to you within 30 days of receipt of the Transferee’s Fee in full; and. I’m not a competitive person (or too competitive according to some…. Can be found here. By applying to take part in or by entering the Event, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. We believe that this will help set your expectations right from the start, and ensure we have a happy event team, supporting the event in roles they are suited to. The Cape Wrath Ultra® and it’s sister event, the Dragon’s Back Race® are both tough but spectacular multi-stage ultrarunning expedition races that will take you on incredible mountain journeys here in the UK. The 400km, 8-day Cape Wrath Ultra is the ultimate high-speed challenge, only to be attempted by those with top-notch mat and GPS navigational skills. Food will be served in a dedicated catering tent by the catering team. Each doctor is qualified and practices under English law and English jurisdiction and holds their own professional indemnity insurance. Cape Wrath / ˈ r æ θ / (Scottish Gaelic: Am Parbh, known as An Carbh in Lewis) is a cape in the Durness parish of the county of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland.It is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain. 12.1 Provided that nothing shall limit or exclude our liability: for fraud; for death or personal injury caused by our negligence; arising from a deliberate breach of these terms by us; or any other liability to the extent the same may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law you: (a) assume the risks of participating in the Event and, waive, discharge and release us, our officers, employees and contractors from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from your death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may occur during or in connection with the Event, including during travel to and from Event; (b) consent to receiving medical treatment which may be deemed necessary in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during the Event, and neither we, nor our officers, employees or contractors, shall be liable for such treatment; (c) agree that we shall not be liable for any loss of actual or anticipated income or profits, loss of contracts or for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising and whether such loss or damage arises under: tort (including negligence); contract; breach of statutory duty or otherwise, and whether or not such loss or damage is foreseeable, foreseen or known; (d) agree that our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with these Terms whether such claim arises in: contract; tort (including negligence); breach or statutory duty; or otherwise shall in no circumstances exceed a sum equivalent to the total amount of the Fee paid by you at the date such action or claim arises. During registration you’ll get such items as your event map, race number, event t-shirt and GPS tracker. If after reading these terms you have any queries, please contact us on: Email: via our contact form (we try our best to respond to emails within 2 working days); or. Please prioritise safety and then return to the route as soon as safely possible. while out on the course (water can be taken from the overnight camps). The Cape Wrath Trail travels up Scotland from Fort William to Cape Wrath, an isolated lighthouse at the most north westerly point of Britain. You’ll need to phone range control in advance (01971 511 242 or 0800 833 300) to find out if the area is closed off on your chosen completion date, but don’t leave it until the last minute – there isn’t much signal beyond Kinlochbervie! Hikers usually take at least 20 days to complete the trail. 3.4 You understand that the Fee covers only the cost of your entry into the Event and that it is your responsibility to understand what other additional costs, including travel and own equipment costs, will be payable by you. In such circumstances we will use reasonable endeavours to inform you of such cancellation, rescheduling or relocation by email using the contact details you provide on entry into the Event. Participants who fail to complete one or more days of the course (i.e. As a keen ultra runner, I read about the recent launch of the Cape Wrath Trail ultra marathon with great interest. The cost of postage to return an item of lost property is payable by you before we return such item. We may, in our absolute discretion, prevent you from taking part in, or disqualify you from, the Event where you do not have appropriate clothing and equipment. (d) the percentage of the Balance to be deferred will be as set out in the Event Schedule and you may therefore be required to pay additional sums to take part in the later Event. Participants will need to provide their own plate, bowl, mug and cutlery, and wash these up themselves (we will ensure that a good supply of warm and clean washing up water is provided). Armed with his research he approached Cicerone to write the definitive guidebook to the trek. And you have to get there into the bargain. As the overnight camps may be wet and/or muddy we recommend that participants have waterproof shoes (and flip-flop/sandals) as their spare pair and consider taking a spare waterproof jacket and trousers. 10.2 We accept no liability for any loss, theft and/or damage to your clothing or equipment in connection with the Event, including where your clothing and equipment is transported and stored as part of the Event. 12.2 You shall indemnify and keep us, our officers, employees and contractors indemnified against, all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including reasonable legal and other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us, our officers, employees and contractors arising out of or in connection with your participation in the Event and/or any breach by you of these Terms or the Event Rules. The Cape Wrath Ultra is a 250 mile, 8-day race across the remote Scottish Highlands, from Fort William to Cape Wrath – the most north-western tip of Scotland. Excitement and anticipation builds as participants and the event team finally meet. they may not run with the participant, carry any equipment for them, or give them any food, drink, kit or other supplies. 50 miles for 50 years. If we have not heard from you by the deadline given, we will be entitled to assume your entry has transferred to the rescheduled. On alternate days there will also be pastries, porridge, pancakes or bagels. After feedback from 2015, and the overwhelming success of rolling these out at the Cape Wrath Ultra™ last year, we have decided to include blister treatment items as part of the mandatory overnight camp kit. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is based on the Cape Wrath Trail, which is considered to be the toughest long distance backpacking trail in the UK. My ultra running has taught me the importance of getting yourself mentally prepared for the terrain ahead. So I’ve been asking on the Cape Wrath Ultra 2018 … Participants may take advantage of certain facilities that are available to all participants – this means that you may make purchases from shops, hotels, pubs, bars, cafés (where they might occur on the route, and are open). For the avoidance of doubt, participants are responsible for sourcing their own accommodation in Fort William before the Day 1 start. 7.7K likes. To prevent the tents filling with midges or water (from unexpected rainfall), tent doors and nets must be kept closed when not being accessed. If you are planning to use campsites on your way around the NC500, we recommend investing in a Camping and Caravanning club membership.A great number of the best caravan sites around the NC500 (and the rest of the UK) are part of the CCC scheme, which provides members discounted prices and access to member exclusive sites. 7.6 You are responsible for your own actions, safety and any injury sustained by you during the Event subject to any exclusions set out in clause 12.1. We encourage participants’ supporters, as long as they and the participants follow all of the event rules – i.e. Wet and muddy clothing must remain in the central communal area and must not go into the ‘dry’ sleeping bays. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is organised by runners, and the catering team is led by a runner; we understand just how hungry participants will be. It’s time to celebrate and have your photo taken - well done! Participants must remove footwear before entering a tent. (f) you understand and accept that we have no responsibility to find a replacement participant. Instalment 4: £400. Staged by the same team that brought you the inspirational Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race®, the Cape Wrath Ultra™ is a once in a lifetime, 8-day expedition race weaving 400km through the Highlands of Scotland. The inaugural race is to be held in 2016, and I must admit to being slightly tempted to take part. It takes place in May every other year and entrants come from all over the world, including Japan, America and Europe. Food: It is absolutely prohibited for participants to take extra food from the catering tent to supplement their food supplies while out on the course between overnight camps and this will be checked as part of random kit checks. Failure to provide evidence of rubbish/wrappings will result in disqualification from that day’s racing. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Over the years, I've tried a few variations. It's often touted as Britain's toughest long distance walk, due to its pathless … Cape Wrath Ultra Fort William, Scotland May 20–27, 2018 (2019 TBD) Later on, there will be the compulsory race briefing for all participants followed by a delicious buffet in the evening – a chance to socialise with your fellow participants. Snow and ice in Glen Oykel. Please read the following terms and conditions before you apply to enter the Event. Carol confirmed her place as one of the UK’s best ultra runners by winning the Cape Wrath Ultra 2018 by 2 hours and 42 minutes. I tried the ultra lightweight Montrail Hardrock Mid boot, a very light and fast drying boot. Guidance times & cut-offs: We reserve the right to enforce guidance times as cut-off times at our discretion. The third Cape Wrath Ultra takes place from May 24 to 31, 2020, and entries open on May 1, 2019. 19.8 All sums set out in these Terms are expressed inclusive of VAT. Iain Harper completed the Cape Wrath Trail in 2009 and since then has walked it many times. All changes shall be published on our website and we advise you to review these carefully before signing up to any additional events. This document sets out the terms on which you agree to participate in the Event. upon arrival at the first overnight camp) through Day 8 (i.e. A buffet meal on both the evening before the race start and the evening of the final day’s racing. Participants may not access any services that are not commercially available to all i.e. kg . The ferry is a short 5/10 minute trip, the bus Was holidaying in the area so took the ferry + minibus trip (£19 adult, £10 child) from Keodale, south of Durness. Adventures like this (Cape Wrath Ultra) ... Free but there is a premium version and it does cost to download some routes: Handheld unit (eg Sat Map) A larger unit (a bit like an old mobile phone) ... Ultra-Trail® Snowdonia will join the Ultra-Trail® World Tour from 2021. 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