Intro­du­cing: TRIBE Relay Across Scot­land By Ultra X

Writ­ten By Chris Taylor

Chris is Oper­a­tions Man­ager at Ultra X and takes the lead on plan­ning new races and events. His interests include (and are lim­ited to): ultra run­ning, plant-based foods to eat whilst ultra run­ning, and ultra run­ning with dogs.

7 Janu­ary 2020

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One of our core aims at Ultra X is to estab­lish a strong com­munity of like-minded indi­vidu­als and there aren’t many bet­ter ways to foster a sense of con­nec­tion than by run­ning through the day and night with friends (and rivals!), tra­vers­ing an entire coun­try along breath­tak­ing ter­rain on min­im­al sleep.

It there­fore gives us great pleas­ure to offi­cially launch one of the most excit­ing events in our 2020 race cal­en­dar: TRIBE Relay Across Scot­land by Ultra X.

What: A non-stop 220km relay across Scot­land, from Helens­burgh (Glas­gow) to Dun­bar (Edin­burgh)
When: 19–20 June 2020
Where: The John Muir Way
Who: YOU, in teams of 8 (Reg­u­lar Crew, aver­aging 27.5km each) or 4 (Ultra Crew, aver­aging 55km each)
Why: To raise funds to sup­port the fight against mod­ern slavery along­side the TRIBE Free­dom Found­a­tion.

john muir way - tribe relay across scotland by ultra x

This Sum­mer Sol­stice, Ultra X are once again part­ner­ing with TRIBE to offer an unfor­get­table team chal­lenge. On the longest day of the year, YOU are invited to gath­er your tribe and relay across Scot­land from West to East along the epic John Muir Way.

Crews of either 8 (Reg­u­lar) or 4 (Ultra) will have 24 hours to cov­er 220km from coast to coast, with one per­son from each team run­ning at any one time. The rest of the team will drive them­selves between the 16 Exchange Points where they will meet their run­ner to exchange their track­er. Reg­u­lar Crews will run two legs each, aver­aging a total of 27.5km and Ultra Crews will run in an order of their choos­ing, aver­aging a total of 55km.

The relay will fin­ish in Dun­bar, East Lothi­an where there will be a beach BBQ and party on Sat­urday after­noon to cel­eb­rate the week­end in true Ultra X com­munity fash­ion: with beers, music and great food! Fol­low­ing this, crews will drive back to Edin­burgh and regroup for the fin­ish party and awards cere­mony organ­ised by TRIBE and Mid­night Run­ners.

Relay Across Scot­land is also a fant­ast­ic oppor­tun­ity to raise more aware­ness and funds for a world free from slavery. Togeth­er we will push the lim­its of human endur­ance and fun­draise £75,000 to sup­port the fight against mod­ern slavery.

Hav­ing com­pleted sim­il­ar chal­lenges ourselves, we know from exper­i­ence that tak­ing on an overnight relay is one of the most epic adven­tures out there. With the addi­tion of a fin­ish line BBQ and party by the sea, this will be one week­end to remem­ber.

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