As the Cape Wrath lighthouse is a remote destination with little infrastructure, participants will be bussed and ferried to the final overnight camp in Durness (back to civilisation!) Onyx looking northeast along Gleann a Chaoruinn toward Glendessary. 5.2 You may submit a written request to transfer your entry to a Transferee. Directed by Ben Bevan-Pritchard, Richard Heap. However, running distances of between 72km and 25km (that was the last day!) Please read the following terms and conditions before you apply to enter the Event. it’ll be very enjoyable. 2.4 If there is any conflict between the Event Rules and these Terms, these Terms will apply. upon arrival at the first overnight camp) through Day 8 (i.e. At 1424hrs on Friday 12 th April 2019 my dog and I reached the lighthouse at Cape Wrath; the culmination of over two year’s thought and planning. The route is based on the Cape Wrath Trail, which is considered to be the toughest long-distance backpacking trail in the UK. 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. This year (2016), my Cape Wrath Trail gear list lives somewhere between the minimal gear used by multi day ultra runners and lightweight backpacking gear. (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. Event Rules. The average time to walk the Cape Wrath Trail is three weeks, yet the ultra runners will have just eight days to finish. The journey to Cape Wrath begins! 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. Healthcare professionals: The event medics must maintain oversight of the health and wellbeing of everyone on the event and keep accurate records of all medical treatments. There are major international airports in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Aberdeen. 11.2 Where you lose or damage any electronic timing devices issued by us to you, you will be charged for its replacement in accordance with the Event Schedule. Participants may only sleep in their designated blue tent. 5.4 Where set out in the Event Schedule, you may submit a written request to defer your entry to the next iteration of the event, we will accept such request at our absolute discretion but subject always to the following provisions: (a) you must have already paid the Fee for the Event in full; (b) the deferment request must be received by us before the Deferment Deadline Date; and, (c) the deferment may only be carried forward for the next iteration of the Event and cannot be deferred further; and. Boots One of the features of the Cape Wrath Trail is frequent river crossings, making the choice of boot particularly important. We may dispose of any unclaimed lost property at our absolute discretion if this has not been claimed within seven days following the relevant Event. Cape Wrath Ultra. You understand that failure to complete such survey will result in the cancellation of your entry. Please don't worry about the quantity and quality of food. 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. Also known as the Campbell Lutyens Marathon, the Cape Wrath Challenge Marathon is extremely challenging.It is essential that every participant understands that this is quite unlike a normal road race. Guidance times & cut-offs: We reserve the right to enforce guidance times as cut-off times at our discretion. 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. 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. An exception - some items may be carried while running if circumstances so dictate. 16.1 We may impose any anti-doping controls that would be considered fair and reasonable by international standards on any participant at the Event. Any other stickers that may cause confusion must be removed. Therefore, unless it is an emergency situation, any healthcare professional alien to the event’s medical team that provides prescription-only medication (or any other significant medical intervention) to another participant will be disqualified from the event. 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. Cape Wrath Ultra Fort William, Scotland May 20–27, 2018 (2019 TBD) show more 22/05/2021 to 31/05/2021 (including registration day [22nd May] and return journey day [31st May]) Event Location . My ultra running has taught me the importance of getting yourself mentally prepared for the terrain ahead. Look out for their converted Land Rover serving optional extras such as premium barista coffee, luxury hot chocolate and tea: The following clothing and equipment must be worn by the participants or carried in their running rucksack/vest of choice at all times: Waterproof jacket or smock (with taped or welded seams and a hood), Waterproof Trousers (with taped or welded seams), Compass (magnetic and full size - electronic not suitable), spare batteries or spare torch (with sufficient light to be able to navigate in the darkness). 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. Please don't worry about the quantity and quality of food. For our larger events, Dragon's Back Race®, Cape Wrath Ultra® and Salomon Skyline Scotland, we will ask that you apply for a specific role, rather than us allocating you a role before the event. 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. 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. 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. Please note that the overnight camps are not accessible to members of the public or family and friends of the participants. 7.4 It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary experience and capability to undertake the Event without endangering yourself or others. It is the participant’s responsibility to know and follow these rules: Participants must follow the >> universal event rules << applicable to all events organised by Ourea Events. Cape Wrath Ultra™ Event Director, Shane Ohly, describes in detail the clothing and equipment used during 15 day walk of the Cape Wrath Trail in September 2014. Each doctor is qualified and practices under English law and English jurisdiction and holds their own professional indemnity insurance. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. So what to do for my 60th birthday in 2019? Personal blister treatment kit - see below: A blister treatment kit is mandatory for the Cape Wrath Ultra®. 50 miles for 50 years. 7.7K likes. 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. The Cape Wrath Ultra is an 8 day expedition race, starting near Fort William and ending at the lighthouse at Cape Wrath after approximately 250 miles and 33k feet of ascent. Winding through the beautiful glens and mountains of the west Scotland, the Cape Wrath Ultra is an running race like no other. 2.3 We may, in our absolute discretion, prevent you from taking part in, or disqualify you from, the Event where you do not comply with the Event Rules. There will be strict cut-off times. The Cape Wrath Ultra® is a truly unique multi-stage ultra running event - the UK's answer to the Marathon des Sables. It takes place in May every other year and entrants come from all over the world, including Japan, America and Europe. Participants must remove footwear before entering a tent. 9.2 You are strongly advised to take out insurance to cover your participation in the Event (which could cover repayment of your entry Fee should you be unable to participate and any medical expenses you may incur). 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 adventure starts here! These Terms were last updated in April 2020, 22/05/2021 to 31/05/2021 (including registration day [22nd May] and return journey day [31st May]), Instalment 1: On or before 1st September 2020, Instalment 2: On or before 1st November 2020, Instalment 3: On or before 1st January 2021, Instalment 4: On or before 1st March 2021, Please note that the Kit Requirements may change prior to the Event and you are expected to comply with the latest version of the Kit Requirements for the Event. 5.1 We may refund the Balance to you (where you are no longer able to take part in the Event), at our absolute discretion and subject to the following: (a) we receive your request before the Refund Deadline Date; and. I have trimmed and maximized as much as I can, putting more focus on the areas I learned are important. The following equipment is strongly recommended for increasing personal comfort (and would need to be included in the 79L dry bag): Wallet, credit card and / or sufficient cash to enable return to Fort William early if needed. Can’t find what you’re looking for? everything is likely to become damp, especially considering that all the tents are taken down and moved each day. By entering the Event you confirm that you have such necessary experience and capability and that you are experienced enough to make a reasoned decision as to whether to participate (and continue to participate) in the Event and that you will not do so where this may jeopardise your own or another participants’ safety. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have appropriate clothing and equipment. 6.1 We have an obligation to you to ensure that the Event is as safe as possible without diminishing the nature of the challenge. Where you fail to make payment in accordance with this clause 3.1, you will not be able to participate in the Event and you will not be entitled to a refund of any amounts already paid to us. Wet and muddy clothing must remain in the central communal area and must not go into the ‘dry’ sleeping bays. You confirm that no further permission or consents from you shall be required to use such Recordings and you will not be paid for such use. Just an update on my packing for Cape Wrath Ultra, I’m updating this on my phone and technology is not playing ball, so here are most of the links to my kit in case you want more info or to buy similar items. A personal video review of my 2018 Cape Wrath Ultra adventure The Cape Wrath Trail takes you to beaches, glens and mountaintops that see very few humans pass by in a year. This kit MUST contain the following items that can be used by the participant or the medical team (if a particularly serious case) when treating a participant's blister. As with all camping experiences, if the weather is fine (fingers crossed!) they may not run with the participant, carry any equipment for them, or give them any food, drink, kit or other supplies. Food to take away from the overnight camps. Written by Claire Maxted Training 0 Comments(s) May 19, 2018. Activity Your Weight. As a keen ultra runner, I read about the recent launch of the Cape Wrath Trail ultra marathon with great interest. Entries sold out in 24 hours so congratulations are in order for all the lucky participants on the entry list. If you do not want your entry to be transferred to this next iteration of the 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. The following kit must be included in participants’ heavy duty 79L dry bag (in 2020 we recommend the Ortlieb PS490 dry bag, from 2021 this make and model of bag will become compulsory). Race briefing: The briefing given at the Nevis Centre in Fort William the evening before the race starts is compulsory - a register will be taken and any participant not in attendance will not be allowed to start. 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. 14:00-17:00 Registration, kit check and advice desks, 19:00 Buffet meal (participants and event team only). Iain Harper completed the Cape Wrath Trail in 2009. It crosses rugged landscapes, genuine wilderness and has great distances between support points. Instalment 2: £400. 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. Scotland. We would recommend bringing a small pillow too (if it fits in the overnight dry bag)! However, on the Cape Wrath Ultra through remote Scottish mountainside this May, I have a feeling I might need a slightly bigger bag to cope with a few extra layers, mandatory kit, my camera gear, and food.. I’m not a competitive person (or too competitive according to some…. In any event, you will be responsible for payment of all taxes and deductions (including corporation tax, income tax, national insurance and equivalent taxes anywhere worldwide) from and in respect of the Prize Money and you shall indemnify us, our officers, employees and contractors against any loss or liability arising from such tax deductions or any failure by you to pay any taxes or other deductions payable on such sums. Start times: We reserve the right to mandate start times for any/all runners each day. 10.1 You must always observe the Kit Requirements when participating in the Event. 19.2 These Terms are subject to change in relation to future events. On the night there was no wind and no rain and air temperature was about 7 degrees. A complete change of clothing including spare shoes that can be worn at the overnight camp, Warm sleeping bag (‘3-season’ recommended), Sleeping mat (inflatable mat recommended), Sponge and cloth for washing and drying dishes. For our larger events, Dragon's Back Race®, Cape Wrath Ultra® and Salomon Skyline Scotland, we will ask that you apply for a specific role, rather than us allocating you a role before the event. 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). Fort William is about 2-3 hours drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, and also has a train station. So I’ve been asking on the Cape Wrath Ultra 2018 … What’s on your bucket list? The final evening will include a special celebratory meal with all participants and the event team, and the presentation of finishers’ medals. 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. Check out the guidance articles and FAQs. You agree to comply with those anti-doping controls. 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. 17.5 Where you are disqualified from the Event for any reason, you will not be entitled to win such Prize Money and any relevant Prize Money which would have been due to you will be awarded to the next fastest participant. Please note that the catering tent will close at *23:00 (this will change to 22:00 from May 2021 onwards) and participants arriving after this time are very unlikely to get the main evening meal, but will be provided with a hot rehydrated meal. The overnight camp locations will be very basic (think a farmer's field in a rural location) and portable toilets are provided. Just nine days after completing the Iran Silk Road Ultramarathon (ISRU) in 2016, Jenny competed in the inaugural Cape Wrath Ultra - an 8 day 400km race through the lochs, glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands. Food will be served in a dedicated catering tent by the catering team. 7.5 We may prevent you from taking part at any time should we, in our absolute discretion, decide that you are not adequately experienced for the Event or, upon receipt of medical evidence, we decide that you are not fit to take part in the Event. Excitement and anticipation builds as participants and the event team finally meet. To prevent the tents filling with midges or water (from unexpected rainfall), tent doors and nets must be kept closed when not being accessed. 17.3 Such Prize Money will be paid in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, within 48 hours of the final day of the Event and in the currency specified in the Event Schedule. 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. Oversized / overweight bags will not be accepted at registration. Kit Requirements may change before the start of any Event and you are required to ensure you have the equipment and clothing set out in the latest version of the Kit Requirements prior to starting the Event. (f) you understand and accept that we have no responsibility to find a replacement participant. I am preparing for the Cape Wrath Ultra in May, 400km over 8 days. Breakfast will be available from approximately one hour before the first start time and will likely include: a choice of cereals with milk (dairy and non-dairy), Spanish style omelette, vegetarian sausages, baked beans, bread with jam/marmalade/marmite, fresh fruit or tinned fruit, unlimited tea, fruit tea, coffee and hot chocolate, squash and water. Participants must attend registration at The Nevis Centre, An Aird, Fort William, PH33 6AN.
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