When preparing for a marathon, most runners spend months getting in shape and sticking to a healthy diet. Those who strictly adhere to this regimen may not be interested in this unique Scottish marathon, but those who love whisky certainly will be. In October 2019, the third annual Dramathon will take place in Strathspey, an area of Scotland well-known for its single malts production, taking runners through some of the country’s most popular distilleries.
Runners can choose to do the full 26-mile marathon, beginning at Glenfarclas distillery, a 13-mile half marathon that starts at Tamdhu distillery, or a 6.2-mile run from the Aberlour distillery. If you have a group of four, you also have the option of participating in a 26-mile relay race. All marathons end at the Glenfiddich distillery.
The route will also bring runners through the Knockando and Dalmunach distilleries. So it might not be the healthiest race, but there’s a pretty good chance you’ll finish the marathon with a healthy buzz. And at the end, runners will receive free samples of single malts before the post-race parties at the Balvenie and Glenfiddich distilleries.
Entry fees are $72 for the full marathon, $47 for the half-marathon, $40 for the 6.2-mile race, and $158 for the relay race. To register for the marathon, or learn more about what this whisky race entails, visit the Dramathon’s official website.