Scotland’s Speyside Way is home to stunning hills, picturesque woodland trails, and 84 world-class whisky distilleries. It’s also the location for the region’s boozy annual “Dramathon.”
As reported by Runner’s World, the marathon, launched in 2017, sees competitors pass through the region’s numerous distilleries before enjoying single malt samples and receiving medals made from whisky barrel staves upon crossing the finish line.
Potential runners can choose between three distances. The “Full Dram” takes place over 26 miles, starting at the Glenfarclas distillery and ending in the Glenfiddich distillery’s courtyard. The 13-mile “Half Dram,” and the 6.2-mile “Wee Dram,” meanwhile, start at different points along the route before also ending at the Glenfiddich distillery.
Other distilleries the route passes through include Ballindalloch, Tamdhu, Knockando, Craigellachie, Dalmunach, Aberlour, and Balvenie.
According to the Scottish Running Guide, last year’s event brought in 1,500 Scotch-loving runners, around 20-percent of whom came from overseas to compete. This year’s Dramathon is set to take place on October 19 and registration is open now. Entry fee’s range from $40 for the Wee Dram, to $75 for the Full Dram.