Cateran 55 Trail Race



What better way to spend a Saturday in mid-May than running one of Scotland's Great Trails! 

Follow old drove roads and ancient tracks used by the Caterans – fearsome cattle thieves who raided Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla from the Middle Ages to the 17th century and for whom the Trail is named. 

55 miles/88 kilometers and 7450ft/2250m ascent

It's a circular route, starting and finishing at Gulabin Lodge and approximately 90% off road - made up of forest tracks, rough tracks, bog, mud, heather and beautiful scenery in a spectacular rural setting. There's roughly 10%  tarmac which is mainly backroads where you might be (un)lucky to see a vehicle or two. The last few miles are a treat, climbing over the An Lairig pass with a steep tough run down to the finish and a warm welcome back at the lodge house!

The race is held at Gulabin Lodge, Spittal of Glenshee, registration is from 5.30am, race starts 7am and you have 15 hours to finish. 

Race day is Saturday the 16th of May 2020 at 7am (200 entries).




Cateran final results with splits 2019 (3).xlsx (84594)



Via your entry to the race on Entry Central for the 55 Mile Ultra, you have the option to tick if you would like to book a bunkhouse bed at the lovely Gulabin Lodge or tent/camper space in the field opposite. A link will be sent to you In March to pay on a first come first served basis for beds in the bunkhouse. Link also sent to you in March for tent or camper space but plenty space for all in our field. Prices not yet decided for accommodation but yet again it will be cheap as chips.

The Cateran Race is a member of the ITRA and has validation in 2020.


2009 results

2009 results

25/09/2009 14:13
  Name Alyth Blairgowrie Cally Kirk Enockdhu Spittal 1 George Cairns 03:48:00 04:38:00 05:49:00 ...