New 'Moray Coastal Trail 50' ultramarathon to set off from Forres
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LONG-DISTANCE runners are set to get their starting orders in a brand new race in Forres on Saturday.
The Moray Coastal Trail 50, which will set off from Grant Park for Cullen at 7am, is a 50-mile ultramarathon – which has been added to the Moray Way Ultras Race Series this year.
More than 100 runners, mostly from across Scotland, are signed up for the run – which will go through Findhorn, Burghead, Hopeman Lossiemouth and Buckie before ending in Cullen.
Race director Kyle Greig hopes the run can help the local hospitality industry after a difficult spell during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are still operating under Covid-19 guidelines, which adds a challenge, but it’s going to be quite exciting,” he said.
“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.”