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The 3 Lochs Ultra!

Join us for the ultimate trekking adventure!

A brand new ultra endurance challenge set in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park on one of Scotland’s Great Trails.  Whether your a fit seasoned walker, new to trekking, or have set new goals to get in shape – this is the perfect challenge for you to walk, jog or run, catering from entry level to the elite!

Bronze Early Bird

£85

Per person cost. Available to the first 100 entrees or until end November 2020. Whichever comes first. Registration fee £25 Included in entry cost.

Silver Early Bird

£95

Per person cost. Available to the first 100 entrees or until end November 2020. Whichever comes first.
Registration fee £25 Included in entry cost.

Gold Early Bird

£105

Per person cost. Available to the first 100 entrees or until end November 2020. Whichever comes first.
Registration fee £25 Included in entry cost.

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS THE 3 LOCHS ULTRA?

 

Starting from the small village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond, with breath taking scenery all the way, trek past Gare Loch, Loch Long, with a final traverse over the famous Arrochar Alps (Gold only).

  • Choose your entry level from 23 miles (Bronze), 35 miles (Silver), or go the whole 49 miles with over 7000ft of ascent to Gold!
  • Simply, assemble a team of 3 to 6 trek mates made up from,  friends, family or work colleagues, a support crew, a vehicle and you’re all set for an unforgettable bucket list experience!!
  • Individuals and Pairs take advantage of our bag drop and transport support.
  • No pressure to fundraise either, (unless you want to?) If you do, you do it for a charity of your choosing.
  • Fully supported way marked route, checkpoints, hot food and snacks, route marshals, medical support, tech T shirt, finisher medals and more.

Bronze Finish – 23 Miles

Walk, jog or run from the village of Luss along the Loch Lomond cycle way to reach Checkpoint 1 at Loch Lomond Shores Balloch. A steady climb from Balloch takes you to the highest point at Ben Bouie, before descending to checkpoint 2 in Helensburgh. From Checkpoint 2, a short walk through Helensburgh, past the famous Charles Rennie Macintosh Hill house before heading out of civilisation into Glen Fruin to reach the Bronze finish.

Silver Finish – 35 Miles

From the Bronze finish and the route described, Silver & Gold finishers continue on above Gare Loch passing the small town of Garelochead down below, this is where the views really start to open up! Passing through the famous military training area of Garelochead to reach Checkpoint 3 at Glen Douglas (Bag Drop location) and a hot meal from our first class catering crew before the final 5 mile push onto the Silver finish at Tarbet.

Gold Finish – 49 Miles

Time to dig deep, a traverse through the Arrochar Alps lies ahead! From Tarbet, the route ascends over Cruach an Tairbeirt to reach Glen Loin and the long steady climb to Alt Coiregrogain and Checkpoint 4. Both Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime tower above both left and right. Leaving checkpoint 4, ascend the steep grassy slopes of Coire Croe, past the famous “Cobbler” to Checkpoint 5, Arrochar. Retrace your steps back over Cruach an Tairbeirt, to reach the Gold finish in Tarbet to celebrate a colossal achievement!

3 lochs Ultra event guides available after registration. Includes full training programmes for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Advice on kit, nutrition, personal admin etc…

The Routes

Bronze Route

Silver Route

Gold Route

Weekend Overview

FRIDAY 14 May 2021 – Pre Event Registration

2:30pm to 9:00pm  Arrive at Event HQ, Games Field, Luss, Loch Lomond.  Participants & Support Crews arrive to collect challenge packs, maps, T shirts, timing chips, bibs and vehicle passes.

SATURDAY 15 May 2021

07:00 am  Wave B Start.

SUNDAY 16 May 2021

11:00 am  Close of Event.

Register yourself or a team now!

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How we do it!

We get an idea

Everyone loves a new challenge but no more than us… Seeking out new challenges is what we thrive on & when we find one… Standby!!

We build on it

Building an event is tough but a rewarding experience, seeing the look on the faces of those crossing the finish line! But for us it doesn’t end there, we continually seek to improve your experience year after year…

We make it happen

Meticulous planning with nothing left to chance. Experience nothing but dedication, care & professionalism from the Ptarmigan team… leaving you with the important part… Smashing the Challenge!!