TRIBE Relay Across Scotland: June 18-19

TRIBE Relay Across Scotland by Ultra X, Event Update 09/04/2021

This June, TRIBE and Ultra X, in partnership with the UK’s leading running crews, will bring together the UK running community to train as a team and take on an epic Scottish trail: The John Muir Way.

Originally planned for June 2020, the event is now set to take place on the 2021 summer solstice, the 18th-19th June. With 45 teams registered so far, there are just five team places remaining, but registrations will close at the end of April so this is your last chance!

Further information about the event, including the complete Runner Information Pack can be found here.

We could not be more excited!

Below we have outlined some common questions and answers which are relevant to the rescheduled event:

Will the event be permitted to go ahead?

The whole of Scotland will be brought into Level 3 by the end of April. Scottish Athletics has said that events of up to 200 persons are able to go ahead in Level 3.
It is expected that from early June this will move into "Level 1" with "Level 0" to follow shortly after. At these levels, larger outdoor events and events with spectators are all permitted.

Is the event safe?

Absolutely! Safety is our number one priority when it comes to planning events so we would not be pressing ahead with the relay if we had concerns over the ability to deliver. The staging of the event will be subject to government and public health guidelines at the date of taking place.

What COVID mitigation measures will be in place?

To enable us to adhere to current guidelines and to play our part in reducing possible transmissions, we will be following these actions and possibly more where necessary. Competitors will all receive a detailed race briefing (held virtually) one week before the event outlining what will be expected during the event itself.

Can we travel?

The Scottish Government has said that travel within Scotland will be permissible from the 26th of April and that "non-essential journeys to other parts of the UK and the wider common travel area should also be permitted from 26 April or soon after". It is not yet clear when this statement will be clarified by the Scottish Government and what "soon after" means exactly. However, by June we fully expect travel from all of the UK to be permissible.

For competitors that are looking to participate that are based outside the Common Travel Area it is recommended that they consult the foreign offices in the countries that they are based.

What are the accommodation rules?

Tourist accommodation is set to reopen on 26 April, meaning that competitors will be able to arrange places to stay before and after the event which do not have to be self-catered, such as a hotel.

How will teams work during the relay?

From the beginning of June, up to 6 people from 3 households can socialise indoors in a private home or public space. As such, vehicle sharing for teams during the relay should be permitted without the need for PPE.

Start times will be staggered over a period of 6 hours depending on expected finish time so that risks caused by groups of teams gathering will be managed safely.

What happens in the event of cancellation/postponement?

If the 2021 event is cancelled or postponed, all entrants will be offered a full refund, credit towards an alternative Ultra X event or deferral to the postponed event.

Furthermore, if you are located in a country where travel complications due to Covid-19 would make it impossible for you to get to the start line from four weeks before the event (eg there are travel bans on your country of residence or you have recently contracted Covid-19), or if you would face a mandatory quarantine on return to your country of residence, you can request a refund. We will refund your entry fee in full, even if the race goes ahead as planned without you.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can email us at: OR contact Ultra X at:

We go further and faster together. Let's Do This!