CateranTrail Race

CateranTrail Race

Cateran Trail Race

Run Like A Cateran!

Follow the old drove roads and ancient tracks used by the Caterans – the 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. 

It’s a circular route, starting and finishing next to 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, a 1000 foot climb over the An Lairig pass with a steep tough run down to The Spittal of Glenshee, across a wee bridge then into the field to the finish! 

(Raiding of sheep or cattle is not permitted!)


Key Information 

  • Race starts at 7.00am, Saturday 14th May 2022, and there is a limit of 100 places.
  • 55 miles/90 kilometres and 7450ft/2250m ascent
  • 15 Hours to complete
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd male/female, 1st V40, V50, V60, V70 male/female.
  • Race memento for all finishers.

Latest News


  • The Race is now live !
    Pleased to announce that the Cateran Trail Race is now live and accepting entries. https://www.entrycentral.com/Cateran_55
  • Course Map and GPX
    The course map is now available online. You can view the route and download the gpx here
  • Save the Date!
    Save the date !! ***Provisional Race Date – Saturday 14th May 2022***Location – Spittal of Glenshee (exact start line tbc) Start Time – 07:00 (tbc) Distance – 56 miles (tbc)Time Limit – 15 hours (tbc) Fun, glorious scenery, great people, hills, trails, weather – CONFIRMED !! Bring it on 😀😀😀 Please bear with us as …
  • Welcome
    Welcome to the new Cateran 55 Ultra website. We hope you can find everything you need to know about the race on here