Rules

Click here for more information on the runner’s kit list, common to all classes.

SENIOR TEAMS. (Class 1, 2, 3,) Each senior team will consist of five adults over 20 in the year of the race. A pair of runners must complete the race route on each island and compete as a male, female, or mixed pair.  Click here to view PDF of rules (right click to download). 
ALLROUNDERS. (Class 4) Each all-rounder team will consist of five adults over 20 in the year of the race. Every member of the crew must run at least one hill leg (excluding the Oban run). The winning team will be the first team to reach Troon having completed all the sailing and running legs and the most man-mountain runs over the senior running routes on Mull, Jura and Arran. Click here to view PDF of rules (right click to download).
INTERSERVICE. (Class 5) The Pathfinder Trophy is for competition between the Army, Navy, Royal Air Force, Police and Emergency Services, or other armed forces and will comply with the Senior Team rules above. Each team will consist of five adults over the age of 20 in the year of the Race and must be regular, reserve or cadet members of these services. Click here to view PDF of rules (right click to download).
YOUTH TEAMS. (Class 6) There is no upper limit on numbers and large training vessels often compete in this category. However there must be at least as many young people as adults in the team. The young runners must be over 16 on the day of the race start, and below 20 on 31st Dec in the year of the race. An experienced senior must lead and accompany them on each run. Click here to view PDF of rules (right click to download).