Moray Coastal 50 Ultra

This race is particularly epic scenery-wise! Moray is famous for having some of the best coastline and seafood around. With its wide sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, coastal formations and attractive fishing villages, it makes for a stunning route for a race. Beginning at the RD’s home town of Forres, you soon reach the coastline at Findhorn, famed for its eco-community. From there, a forest overlooking the sea takes you past where the RD got married (this is how much he loves the area!) all the way to Lossiemouth and its epic clifftops, to Spey Bay where you can search for dolphins, past picturesque former fishing villages, and then finishing in Cullen. Highlights: – Tugnet Ice House and Findhorn Heritage Centre – Attractive villages with beach huts, lighthouses and railway heritage – Burghead Headland Visitor Centre (Pictish fort) – Wildlife including bottlenose dolphins – Sea views over coves, skerries and beaches – Bow Fiddle Rock at Portknockie Race Details: – Date: 13th May 2023 – Time: 7.00am – Cutoff: 16 hours – Entry Limit: 200 runners – Price: £70 Who can take part? Provided you are over 18, we want you to feel part of the Moray Way Coastal Trail family! Extra points for those who can spot sealife on route! Where is it? The route follows the Moray Coastal Trail from Forres to Cullen. How can I enter? Enter here:

Forres Highland Games

Set in the stunning grounds of Forres’ Grant Park the Forres Highland Games offers a fun afternoon for all the family. From caber tossing to the hammer throw, long jump, high jump and more, the Forres Highland Games will provide you with a traditional Scottish experience. Games Day commences with a Pipe Band Procession through the centre of the Moray town before the Games’ flag is raised above the arena. During the day, visitors can also enjoy craft and artisan food stalls, fairground attractions, a beer tent and food outlets. There is Highland dancing, solo piping and massed pipe bands. You may also get the chance to meet the Games’ Chieftain who will meet and greet visitors as he tours the arena. Unique to the Forres Games is the Message Bike Race where spectators can turn participant and race the field on an old traditional message bike in hope of lifting the winner’s trophy! Tickets can be purchased online or on the day. Fees: Adults £8, Concession £5, Under 16s £4, Children Under 5 FREE. Free parking

Cullen Harbour Gala

You are invited to Cullen Harbour Gala 2023 in the historic Thomas Telford designed harbour. A grand day out by the sea. Gala highlights will include: Visit from RNLI Buckie Lifeboat Visit from Cullen Fire Station Stalls and Stands Entertainment Raffle and Lucky Square BBQ Food & Drink Watersports taster sessions Coastal Rowing races and taster sessions Full programme announced in due course. If you wish to be involved with the gala, contact or call 01542 840830.