The Dramathon


What is it?

The Dramathon is a marathon distance race along the Speyside Way from Glenfarclas distillery to Glenfiddich distillery. The route takes in several distilleries along the route each offering a whisky experience to ignite your senses. By getting stamped at each participating distillery you can pick up the corresponding miniatures at the end of the race.

You have the choice of a full marathon (Glenfarclas to Glenfiddich), a half-marathon (Tamdhu to Glenfiddich), a 10K (Aberlour to Glenfiddich) or a relay race (team of 4 divides up the marathon).

The route uses mainly forest tracks with some occasional short sections on minor roads and some hilly terrain.

"The Dramathon is beautifully structured and well-paced with a great finish. Just like a Speyside malt in fact."


The full

This is the big one. Start from Glenfarclas distillery on the flanks on Ben Rinnes. Some hilly terrain before the manicured lawns of Ballindalloch Castle and your first stop at Ballindalloch, pretty plain sailing along the beautiful Speyside Way to Tamdhu and Knockando before passing the award-winning architecture of Dalmunach distillery and onto Aberlour. The last 10K have got a few surprises in store before the grand finale taking you through Balvenie and Glenfiddich to claim your drams and catch your breath before the post-race party.


The half

Start near Tamdhu distillery, the route is then the same as the full marathon.


The relay

Get the family together, or a bunch of friends or colleagues and tackle The Dramathon in teams of four.

The first section from Glenfarclas to Ballindalloch is probably the toughest with some rough going just after Glenfarclas but you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ben Rinnes before the elegance of the manicured lawns of Ballindalloch Castle and their Estate Distillery.

The second section from Ballindalloch to Tamdhu is mostly plain sailing along the banks of the Spey.

The third section from Tamdhu to Aberlour is the easiest section.

The fourth and final section from Aberlour to Glenfiddich takes you through Balvenie to finally claim your drams and catch your breath before the post-race party with the team.


10 K

Kick off from Aberlour and it's pretty plain sailing along the Speyside Way to Balvenie and Glenfiddich to claim your drams and catch your breath before the post-race celebrations.