2009 Scottish Ultra Marathon
Starting on May 3 this year, Queensland runner Cam Carter will be competing in the Scottish Ultra Marathon a 140 mile footrace taking place on the remote islands off the West Coast of Scotland.
The event will see competitors race over over 6 days on stages taking in high mountains, wind-swept coastal cliffs, open beach sand and isolated trails in one of the more remote and certainly most extreme environments that Scotland has to offer.
In partnership with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Cam Carter will use his participation in the Scottish Ultra Marathon to raise awareness for the important and life saving benefits of blood donations. He has launched a challenge on his website www.racer.com.au in which he hopes to encourage 140 people to make blood donations - 1 for every mile he will be running in the Scottish Ultra.
The Ultra website can be viewed at http://www.scottishultra.com/.