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! 

**Latest News** – As per posts on Facebook, Rocket Events have now taken over the running of the Cateran Trail Race for 2024. Here is the link for 2024 Entries

Thanks to everyone for their support over the last few years. All the best and see you out on the trails ! Cheers Richie and Keith

(Raiding of sheep or cattle is not permitted!)

Key Information 

  • Race starts at 7.00am, Saturday 25th May 2024, and there is a limit of 150 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.
  • 2024 Tracking Link: TBC

Latest News

  • Change of Race Team
    As per posts on Facebook and emails to all competitors, Rocket Events have now taken over the running of the Cateran Trail Ultra for 2024 and onward. Thanks to everyone for their support, please click on the link below to enter for this year.
  • 2023 – It’s a wrap
    Well its a wrap folk. Thanks so much to everyone who took part in this years Cateran Trail Race. It really was a top day and a continuation of 12 years of being such a special event loved and enjoyed by so many. Special thanks to all our fabulous marshals who I am loathe to …
  • Scottish Ultra Trail Championships 2023
    scottishathletics are pleased to confirm details for this year’s Ultra Trail Champs to take place within the Cateran Trail race. In addition to the individual race prizes, Championship medals will be awarded at the Cateran Trail to:Our first three male and female scottishathletics  membersOur first three male and female Masters membersOur first three SAL club teams male and …
  • The Race is now live !
    Pleased to announce that the Cateran Trail Race is now live and accepting entries.
  • Course Map and GPX
    The course map is now available online. You can view the route and download the gpx here