Thank you to all the runners and supporters today.
The results list is now available here !
Again, thank you to all who have applied.
The Final runners list is available here.
The runners cards will be posted out shortly.
The 2013 Ben Nevis Race will be on the 7th of September. 1pm, New Town Park, Fort William
The Ben Nevis Race Association would like to ask all entrants not to train on the
Grassy Bank as there are ongoing discussions with Scottish Natural Heritage over
In 1895 when William Swan, a Fort William barber, set off on the first recorded timed ascent and descent of Britain’s tallest mountain he could not have envisaged the modern day Ben Nevis Race which now has a field of 600 runners accepting a challenge which is not for the unfit or faint-hearted.
In the late 19th. and early 20th. centuries a number of races were organised on an ad hoc basis. However it was not until 1951 that the Ben Nevis Race Association was founded with the intention of formalising arrangements for an annual race. Since that first field of 21 runners, the race has grown beyond all recognition and it has been run every year since with the exception of 1980. That year the elements won and, with competitors on the start line, a last minute decision was made to cancel the race for the safety of the runners and officials on the mountain. Continue reading