Welcome to The Speyside 100

25th - 27th May 2024

Update: 5 December 2023

Entries for the Speyside 100 have now closed with 419 pre-entries so there is no need for a ballot. Entrants will be contacted soon asked to pay and so confirm their entries. Entries will reopen on 3rd January 2024 until 29th April 2024 when we expect to get more entries. Entries for the Marshals' Walk on 4th-6th May are now open and will remain open until 31st March 2024. The entry fee for both the Main Event and the Marshals' Walk is £120.

On the SiEntries system, we asked those entering the Main Event if you would be interested in transport from Aviemore on Friday 24th May. We can now confirm that we will be able to offer this for a small charge. We will also be able to provide transport on Saturday morning from Aviemore for a small charge. Further details will be provided nearer the time.

We are pleased that the route for the 2024 Speyside 100 has been finalised after an enormous amount of hard work on route planning and negotiation with authorities and landowners to overcome difficulties beyond our control. Particular thanks for this are due to John, Roger and Julie. Although rather different from the original route envisaged, this is a fine and varied journey around the Speyside area of Scotland with 14 checkpoints and around 8,800ft of ascent mainly in the first half of the walk. 

Details of the route, checkpoints, maps and other information are being added to this website, but here is an outline of the route. The start and finish of the event will be at Boat of Garten Community Hall (transport from Aviemore will be arranged). The route goes through Nethy Bridge and Grantown on Spey to the village of Cromdale. From there we go up over the ridge of the Cromdale Hills to drop down to Ballcorach, before going south to Tomintoul. We join a spur of the Speyside Way northwards and traverse Carn Daimh to reach Glenlivet, passing the first of many Speyside distilleries. Some small lanes and tracks take us to the breakfast point at Dufftown.  From here the Speyside Way takes us through Aberlour, Tamdhu and Advie back to Cromdale, from where we reverse our outward route to the finish. And yes, the route does pass lots of distilleries!
As part of the Speyside 100’s green policy, entrants are encouraged to make a donation to Trees for Life to establish a grove of trees as part of a wild forest in the Highlands. You can donate directly through this link.
We hope to set up a Facebook group for participants shortly. Merchandise for the event will be available to order in early 2024.

Many thanks for your patience - please watch this website for more information soon. 


Looking north from Carn Daimh between Tomintoul and Glenlivet - Photo Richard Webb CC-BY-SA-2.0