Race Details - ITERA

Race Details

ITERA Race Details - Mountain BikingThe event will be a 5 day nonstop adventure race for mixed sex teams of 4. Including running / trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. The event will run from the 10th – 17th August 2019.

We have designed a race format and course that will allow all the teams to finish. The race will be achievable yet challenging to all levels. We are not planning to design the hardest adventure race ever, in fact quite the opposite; we want it to be fun, interesting and an accessible event. Every night we will provide access to warm and dry shelter.

What’s included

An amazing journey through Scotland!

ITERA Race Details -

  • 2 sets of maps of fully marked up Ordnance Survey maps for each team
  • Logistics to move your kit and bikes around the course – historically these events have had around 10 stages with a mixture of paddling, MTBing and trekking.
  • Sportident electronic timing
  • Live Tracking along with a portal with Leaderboard, photos, news items and videos so friends can see how you are getting on.
  • Post event buffet
  • Event T-shirt
  • Event base for you to sort your kit out, register and be part of event briefing
  • Event photos for you to share post event (you won’t need to pay for these).
  • A fair and competitive event, we will be adopting the ARWS rules and will have a race referee on the event.
  • Event bibs

Race Timetable

Saturday 10th midday registration
Sunday 11th kit prep
Monday 12th race starts
Friday 16th race finishes
Friday 16th Evening – reception / prize giving.
Saturday 17th competitors depart

Event Registration / HQ

Accommodation – we have booked out the whole of the Inverness Hostel for the nights of the Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th August and on the night Friday 16th August, this is right next door to the registration briefing venue. There are 168 beds in the hostel split over a range of rooms – we are offering teams the 4, 5 and 6 bedded rooms to teams.  Roughly speaking we are charging £20 per night per person.  For the 5 and 6 bed rooms we have just added an extra £5 per bed per night.  Thinking is some teams would prefer a bigger room.  There are only a limited number of rooms so to be sure of your pick please book early.  Breakfast will be available for a small extra charge, the admin for this we will work out soon.  There is a self catering kitchen available for those staying in the hostel.

If you are looking to stay later or arrive earlier you will need to either find alternative accommodation or book direct with the hostel (expect to pay more for rooms).  If booking direct do not make the assumption that the room you stay in before the event will be the same allocated by us.

To add these extras please see the instructions here https://www.itera.co.uk/add-extras/   Only to be added by team captain

Qty Type of Room Per room per night 10 / 11 / 16th
4 four-bedded (en-suite) £90.00 £270.00
12 four-bedded (with basin) £80.00 £240.00
2 five-bedded (with basin) £90.00 £270.00
1 six-bedded (en-suite) £110.00 £330.00
10 six-bedded (with basin) £100.00 £300.00

Camper vans

To be updated – suffice to say we will be looking to find a location for those who like to bring a camper van.


ITERA Race Details - There will be a large hall available which is secure and will be the ideal place to sort out your kit prior to the event.. unless of course its sunny. Post event you should be aware that unless you have arrived by public transport we have no storage facilities for kit and you will need to secure bike / boats etc on your own vehicles.

There will be a small room for the storage of a small bag (5kg) for each competitor for any valuables you don’t wish to carry during the event. Those arriving by public transport please contact us so we can assist with any transfers from the train station or airport and arrange for storage of excess kit during the event.

Overseas Teams

Before you email us – we don’t do discounts. EVERY team will have paid the price advertised – the exception being any specially selected media team. However many of us have travelled overseas to events and know the difficulties in arranging the logistics of getting from the port of entry to the event.

For the ITERA event we are keen to assist any teams with transport of equipment and themselves once they arrive in Inverness. Please contact us with your plans and we will see how we can best assist.  Note that we can not assist with transportation from Glasgow or Edinburgh.