Frequently Asked Questions


When is it?

21st October 2017.


When's / Where's registration?

Friday 20th October 2017 or early on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Glenfiddich distillery. More details closer to the time.


What does my registration fee include?

Expert first aid, regular feed stations, samples of single malt whiskies, a medal, dibber timing technology, professional digital photographs, a technical T-shirt, free parking at Glenfiddich, transportation to race start, safety, security, access to toilet facilities at start and finish as well as on the route itself.


What's the terrain like?

The route uses The Speyside Way mainly over forest tracks and footpaths with some occasional hilly terrain which may be boggy. There is only a very short stretch of road running along minor roads and all road crossings are marshalled. Please wear trail shoes.


Where do I park?

Huge carparking facilities at Glenfiddich distillery (the finish line for all events). All participants should leave their vehicles here. The Marathon runners (and the 1st and 2nd leg relay runners) will be taken by bus to the start at Glenfarclas (Relay 2nd Leg to Ballindalloch). The Half-Marathon runners (and the 3rd leg relay runners) will be taken by bus to the start of their start at Tamdhu. The 10K and 4th leg relay runners will be taken by bus to the their start at Aberlour. Then all you have to do is run back to Glenfiddich.


Do you provide Timing technology?

We certainly do : Our equipment is the 'dibber' type that is widely used in Adventure Racing and Orienteering (including the World Championships where there's no back-up system, and 100% accuracy is vital)


What's all this about single malt whisky?

Well, it's The Dramathon - at certain points along the route you have the option to pick up stamps (the marshalls will stamp your arm/leg/face with the name of a single malt whisky) and then when you get to the end of the race we'll give you samples of the single malts corresponding to your stamps. Unless of course you actually win, then we'll give you a bit more than a sample...


I don't like single malt whisky. Why should I do this race?

Maybe your friends like whisky ;-) The whisky is optional, the atmosphere will be great and the route is out of this world.


What about feed stations and first aid?

There are feed stations at regular intervals along the route providing water and fruit etc. Specialised first aid teams are on hand if needs be and the event is supported by a number of marshalls who can offer assistance if necessary.


How do I get to Speyside? Where should I stay? I love running and single malts but my other half doesn't - what else is there to do?

Our friends over at The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival have already thought about all of this. Take a look at their site here as well as Moray Speyside Tourism's website at www.morayspeyside.com which has information about places to stay, restaurants and so on.


What about cut off times?

Fairly generous, the cut off time for all events is 1600 at Glenfiddich.


Can I run with my dog?

We're afraid not.