Welcome to the Clyde Stride Ultra Marathon
The Clyde Stride 40 Mile Ultra Marathon was run for the first time in 2010. It was created especially for the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series. The Stride provides the opportunity to race along one of Scotland’s most accessible new pathways. It follows the course of the River Clyde from the centre of Glasgow through Hamilton, Strathclyde Park and Lanark. It passes the attractions of Bothwell Castle and woods, the David Livingstone Centre, Strathclyde Country Park, the Palace Grounds and Mausoleum at Hamilton, and the Barons Haugh Nature Reserve to end at the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage village of New Lanark.
The length and topographical nature of the route provide the runner with an opportunity to step up to ultra distance running from marathon. It also provides qualifying status to newbies in the ultra scene who are looking to tackle longer Scottish ultras like the Hoka Highland Fling and the West Highland Way Race.
The qualifying criteria for the Clyde Stride are that the entrant is over 20* years of age and has some experience of running races to marathon distance.
*Updated for 2017 in line with UKA rules.
Experienced ultra marathon runners, particularly those entering the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series, will enjoy this race. But due to the accessible nature of the route and the provision of checkpoint support we are happy to accept entries from those wishing to experience the feeling of achievement beyond 26.2 miles.
Race registration is at 08:00 on the 15th July 2017 at Partick train station. Personal effects may be left at the start in a marked bag. Runners can retrieve these at the finish.
The race begins at 09:00 and runners have 10 hours to cover the forty mile distance to Lanark. This is an unsupported event but race staff will transport drop bags to three checkpoints placed at ten mile intervals along the route. Water will be provided at checkpoints but runners will be expected to carry supplementary requirements.
Prizes will be awarded at the finishing line and a shuttle service will transport runners to Lanark train station if required. (not included in entry fee)
Transport links are plentiful with trains running from Glasgow Central to Partick every ten minutes and returning trains from Lanark to Partick and Glasgow Central at half hourly intervals.
Due to the environmental impact of the race, numbers will be limited.
No refunds or rollovers are available. Any profits will be donated to our charity partner - Hamilton District Food Bank Registered Charity Number SC043982