New Moray Coastal Trail 50 ultramarathon to set off from Forres on Saturday
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LONG-DISTANCE runners are set to get their starting orders in a brand new race in Forres on Saturday.
The first ever Moray Coastal Trail 50 ultramarathon is set to leave Grant Park at 7am and head for Cullen.
More than 100 runners, mostly from across Scotland, will compete in the race, which has been added to the Moray Way Ultras Race Series this year.
The run will go through Findhorn, Burghead, Hopeman Lossiemouth, Buckie, Spey Bay and Findochty before finishing in Cullen.
Race director Kyle Greig hopes the race can help the local hospitality industry during a difficult time.
He said: “We are still operating under Covid-19 guidelines, which adds a challenge, but it’s going to be quite exciting.
“There is a real mix of people from around Scotland competing. We are bringing people back to Moray and lots of them are staying in hotels.”
Kyle has lofty ambitions for the run.
He added: “This is one of the first races this year and most people haven’t taken part in a race for well more than a year now – so it’s going to be interesting.
“I’ve got a vision of this being one of the top races in Moray in five years time.”