ENTRY SELECTION CRITERIA
The entry fee in 2016 was held at £20. 2017 entry fee: £25. The fee is mostly used to cover costs of providing the essential radio control services and
Mountain Rescue Team support, together with First Aid provision, race equipment and some of the prizes. T-shirts, sub-4-hour tumblers and the generous main prizes are
provided by the race sponsors (the distillery, see header).
Entries for the 2017 race will open on December 1st 2016 and will be through the
SI Entries system, as in 2015-16. It is not first-come-first-served. All applicants will go on to the
pre-selection list, and after about a week, if there happen to be significantly more than 300, there will be a ballot. Most, if not all, entrants should get an e-mail
a week or two after December 1st once entries have been checked.
You can see the entry list in SI Entries where it is always
being updated in real time. Please visit SI Entries entry list
This allows entrants to see much more quickly when they can come off the waiting list, but they do
have to respond to their invite before getting timed out and the invite passing on to someone else on the list.
In the "good old days" local (Jura and Islay) runners were able to turn up and enter on the day. Sadly, EOD is just too difficult and time-consuming to administer now.
All runners are requested to enter in advance in order to ease administration. The only, and exceptional, very late entry would be if someone with a good case had contacted the organiser
between entries closing and the Friday morning before the race.
What we shall be looking for is checkable results or credible experience you think are evidence you could complete the
Jura safely and within the cut off times. Examples would be arduous long British fell or hill races or at least a reasonable time on a C course or harder in
a 2-day mountain marathon. The admin side can also be much easier if you have done any Scottish hill races from 2005 onwards, or are a member of a British
fell or hill running club. Other credible experience includes things like skyline races, ultras such as the classic Dragon's Back, UTMB, Ramsay Round (etc.), mountaineering expeditions,
and so on ... use common sense - think: lost in the clag somewhere on Jura, raining, cold wind, not feeling great, aware of hypothermia - can you get back?
At Registration all competitors will be asked to fill in the following form:
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