Cape Wrath and Dragon’s Back races confirmed for this summer

Ourea Events says plans are in place for the Dragon's Back, Cape Wrath, Great Lakeland 3Day and Skyline Scotland to be held as part of a revised schedule

Cape Wrath Ultra

by Paul Halford |

The Cape Wrath Ultra is due to take place in August (pic: Steve Ashworth)

Four of the UK's most popular trail running fixtures from Ourea Events, including the Dragon's Back Race, have been confirmed for the calendar in 2021.

Despite the need for a revised schedule due to the pandemic, preparations are well under way for the Cape Wrath Ultra (August 1-8), SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day (August 28-30), Dragon's Back Race (September 6-11) and Salomon Skyline Scotland (September 18-19).

Limited entries for the Cape Wrath are now available.

Arrangements will be adapted to follow social distancing guidelines which are in place at the time of each event.

Race director Shane Ohly said: "The last year has been immensely difficult for everyone and as both a race organiser and participant, I have an acute awareness of the impact that the pandemic has had on the events sector, and in particular on mountain running. At Ourea Events, we share the huge frustration of runners everywhere and like them, we are desperately keen for a return to events. However, we must make sure that this is done safely. We put on races in three different nations and each event is very distinct, presenting us with very specific challenges to address.

“For many months now, we’ve been preparing for the moment when we can line up runners on the starting line for one of our iconic events, and now, finally, we are confident that this will happen in August and September. It’s going to be a very busy time in the build-up and will culminate in a frenetic two months. But I know that everyone associated with our events is as excited as I am about what will be a thrilling return to mountain running races in the second half of 2021."

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