Race Info

Next race to be confirmed.

The 7.5 mile race sets off from Resipole campsite on Loch Sunart and meanders its way up and down the 845 summit. The route takes in stunning views of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. On a cloud free day you can see the Small Isles and Skye to the West and the Nevis range to the East.

Why not make a weekend of it and stay so you can explore a bit more of what Ardnamurchan has to offer. The campsite is offering a 20% discount for runners and their friends/families. Book your pitch HERE using the voucher code benresrace21.

The Charities
Profits made from the race go towards 2 charities.

– Ewen’s Room works in the Ardnamurchan Peninsula to raise awareness of mental health challenges and brings together the community and people who may feel isolated. The winners are presented with the Ewen’s Room trophy donated by Malcolm and Rosie Gillespie of Ewen’s Room.

 Active Schools Ardnamurchan work to increase the opportunities for quality extra-curricular sport and activity for young people on the peninsula.

Online entries are open at EntryCentral click HERE to enter. Entries are £8 online and £10 on the day (cash). Online entries close 24 hrs before the race sets off. Entry includes after race spread. The deadline for race + T-shirt entries is Sunday 23rd August so we can put an order in for them, it’s likely we’ll have T-shirts on the day but order online to guarantee. Race HQ is in the marquee in the middle of the campsite. Race HQ is open from 11:00 for registration. Registration closes at 12:30.

Dinner and session tickets are available by bank transfer to sort code 80-46-92 account number 12104767, they are £10 a ticket. Leave your name followed by MEAL as a remitter e.g. “DHoustonMEAL”. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis with numbers capped at 30, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Race route (click for full size)
Race Route

The route is over mixed terrain. Less than a mile in to the race, the route takes you through woodland by way of a narrow rough path. This is a fun part of the course however care should be taken picking your way along this path. The ascent up the summit from the corrie is steep and craggy but a route can be picked through. The summit loop is designed to limit the number of runners passing each other. A fast and steep descent off the summit follows the main path back into the corrie. Runners return to the campsite by an alternate route which is suited to fast downhill running.

There will be prizes for the first three female and first three male finishers. Age category prizes are as follows 40-49, 50- 59, 60-69, and +70. First senior male (3 counters) and senior female (2 counters) teams will win a prize. There will also be prizes for any course records.

Insurance and Safety
The race is a Scottish Hill Runners (SHR) hill race and is covered by their insurace. Click here for a read of the SHR insurance policy and the safety rules and guidelines which apply for the Beinn Resipol hill race. Kit checks will take place at registration. The minimum kit requirement is a map (printout), a compass, full body cover and a whistle. All runners must be present for the safety briefing at the race start.

Getting to Ardnamurchan
Take the A82 to the Corran ferry. Take the short ferry crossing to Ardgour then follow the A861 to Strontian and continue on the A861 for another 7 miles along the single track road to your destination of the campsite located here. Resipole is around a 3 hour drive from Glasgow, and just over an hour from Fort William. Race start postcode is PH36 4HX.

Contact organisers
The race is organised by David Houston, his wife Claire Houston-Perrie and Resipole Holiday Park managers Karin Schuler and Rory Sinclair. However, we’d be lost without all the local help we receive which makes the race a success, special mention to the Resipole community (Sinclairs, MacKays, Houstons, Gillespies, Jacksons, Barry+Sue, Ilanora, Burtons, Eynons), Ewen’s Room volunteers, Ard walkers, and Shettleston Harriers. If you’re reading this and want to help out on the day please email us. David and Claire live in Glasgow and run with Shettleston Harriers. David’s parents live in Resipole and – having ran the route countless times – he thought the scenery and terrain on offer should be enjoyed by runners from across the UK and beyond.

If you have any questions please contact the organisers at benresrace@gmail.com or through our Facebook Page. You can follow us on twitter @benresrace.

13 thoughts on “Race Info

  1. Fantastic idea, congratulations on you both for coming up with this one and I’m sure it shall be a big success on the day, might even make the trip from High Brasil for it

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  2. Hi Dave. Just been having a wee read at all this and it looks really excellent. Also thank you for the kind words about Ewen’s Room. Like you guys, Ewen was into all things outdoors, as are so many of his friends. So I will be spreading the word about the race and hope that some of them will appear!
    We are in the process of updating the Ewen’s Room website at the moment. Well, it is actually his good friend, Jenny, who set it up as a surprise for us, who is working on it. She came to see us here at the weekend and went away with loads of ideas/plans. Will update you ASAP with details.
    However folk can have a look at http://www.ewensroom.org.uk to find out more about Ewen, and our Ewen’s Room Facebook page is up and running, so folk can follow us on there.
    Heading homeward at the weekend, so see you soon!


  3. Hi Dave and the benresteam
    Brilliant weekend, thanks for all your efforts to make it so memorable in many ways. Looking forward to doing it all again next year!


  4. Hi ! I’m Elvin Laugier, I live in Brittany (Breizh) and I’m interested by the Beinn Resipol Hill Race. I have holidays in september 2017 and I would like to know the date of the race in 2017. Thank you !


  5. Hi ! It’s Elvin Laugier, the Breizh runner. I’m sure to be to the Beinn Resipole Hill Race. But It’s very difficult to understand all the web site in English and I don’t find the inscriptions. Is it posible that you give me the inscription paper to my mail please ?
    Thank you very much !


  6. Hi !
    Thank you for the inscritions line but my Brezhoneg card don’t valid my inscription. Should it posible that give you my runner informations for you finish my inscription please ? I will pay the day of the race. Thank you for your comprehension.
    You can speak to me at his adress : elvinlaugier@netcourrier.com


  7. The Beinn Resipol Hill Race was fantastic. The organization, the course, the landscapes and of course the fiddle fest : all was perfect ! Thank you to the organizers and the runners for the help and the advices during the week-end. My journey in Alba was extraordinary and the two days in Resipole contributed to this. Thank you very much for all !


  8. Hi David !
    I return in Alba in September and I will do again The Beinn Resipol Hill Race. Is it posible that I do my entry the day of the race as two years ago ? And can I borrow your pannier with the mandatory material just during the race please ? Than you ! See you soon !


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