Sponsored Running Events
We are proud to be the official retail partner for the following events in 2020. Choose your distance. Set your challenge. We’re with you all the way…
(Further event listings coming soon).
Great Stirling Castle Run
This challenging 7.4km course with approximately 190m elevation is perfect for those looking to step up their training for a longer distance. The multi terrain route takes in historic Stirling landmarks including Stirling Castle, King’s Knot, Beheading Stone and Gowan Hill. This is a challenge for all ages and abilities – whether you walk, jog or run you'll be rewarded with that all-important medal, a worthy prize for conquering this epic event!
Can you conquer the castle on Saturday 11 January 2020?
Find out more and enter at greatrun.org/great-stirling-castle-run.
Glentress Trail Races
A fantastic weekend of trail races taking place on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February 2020 in the beautiful Scottish Borders, in the heart of the Tweed Valley Forest Park between the towns of Peebles and Innerleithen, and just one hour's drive away from Edinburgh.
There’s something for everyone with three unique distances on offer – a 21K & 10K on Saturday and 42K on Sunday. All routes will be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary.
10K: This will be ideal if you are looking to get into trail running, get to know the forest and experience spectacular views over the Tweed Valley.
21K: An extension of the 10K route, the 21K will be exploring further into the more remote parts of the forest. Utilising a fantastic variety of terrain from hard packed gravel trails to twisting forest singletrack... not to mention a challenging climb on the Black graded MTB route.
The Glentress 42K Trail Marathon is scheduled for the Sunday and the route comprises two circuits of the 21k route. This is a great event to bring along family and friends with the route returning back through the finish area at the half way point, there's plenty of opportunity to offer encouragement.
The entry deadline of Tuesday 18 February 2020 is fast approaching so head to highterrainevents.co.uk/glentress-trail-races to find out more and sign up!
Inverness 1/2 Marathon
Come and run the heart and soul of Inverness on 8 March 2020. This is the perfect Spring race to keep you motivated and training through the winter with a scenic route through the Highland capital with great PB potential. For anyone looking for a shorter distance, there is also the Inverness 5K – suitable for all ages and running abilities.
To find out more and enter: invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk
Take a beautiful and iconic venue such as The Kelpies, wait until dusk, get the family together (and we mean everyone – grandparents, uncles, aunties, parents, kids, friends!), dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes. Then set off on a Supernova 5K! Taking place Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March, the Supernova Keplies 5K event is the perfect way to get involved in a timed 5K with your family and friends, whilst taking in the atmosphere and fun. Starting and finishing within Helix Park, this beautiful route allows runners the rare opportunity to run alongside the iconic Kelpie sculptures, which are lit up and change colour at dusk to create a beautiful spectacle for participants and spectators alike!
To find out more and enter visit supernovarun.com/kelpies.
Run Garioch will take place on Sunday 29 March 2020. With six event distances to choose from – a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and three junior runs – the Inverurie, Aberdeenshire event has something for everyone. All proceeds from Run Garioch support the work of the Garioch Sports Centre, which provides sporting and community activities for all ages and abilities.
Entries close at midnight on Sunday 1 March 2020, or as each race sells out. After that point, places will only be available through Run Garioch’s five partner charities CLAN, Charlie House, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Friends of the Neonatal Unit and Inspire PTL.
To learn more about the event, to volunteer, to fundraise for one of our charities or to enter, please visit rungarioch.co.uk.
Challenge your limits at Kilomathon 2020! Taking place on Sunday 5 April, this event offers three unique race distances. Choose between the 13.1K and 6.5K runs or get the wee ones entered into the 2.62K Mini Kilo! The course starts at Ocean Terminal and finishes in spectacular style at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
To find out more and enter visit kilomathon.com.
Run Balmoral is back on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 April 2020. An epic weekend and festival of running, offering Junior races (1.5K & 2.5K) and the ever popular 5K & 10K on the Saturday, followed by the Duathlon and Trail Races (3 Miles or 15 Miles) on the Sunday. ‘The Devil of Deeside’ is back as well (see website for details)! Look out too for the second in our series of five iconic medals. The event village is bustling with climbing walls, super jumpers, body zorbs, street sports, catering, a cycle track and charity marquee. And – for 2020 – we plan to have a helicopter on site with our trail race sponsors Bristow offering everyone (runners and spectators) the chance to secure an amazing two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s Dyce HQ. It's truly a once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss it!
The deadline for entry is 31 March 2020, or as each race sells out. To enter, head to runbalmoral.com.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
What’s your 2020 vision? If you’re looking for an unforgettable running experience set your sights on the 2020 Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May 2020. With 11 races on offer over the May Bank Holiday weekend including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10K, 5K and junior races, there really is something for everyone. Come and see for yourself – be part of Scotland BIGGEST running festival!
To find out more and enter visit edinburghmarathon.com.
A brand new 24 hour ultra trail race at Knockburn Loch in Aberdeenshire!
Celebrate midsummer with the Saltire 24 ultra trail race in Royal Deeside on Saturday 20 June 2020. Complete as many laps as possible of the scenic multi-terrain trail beside Kerloch Hill and Fetteresso Forest; pitch your tent or bring your campervan and soak up the atmosphere when you're not on the trail. You can choose between a 12 or a 24 hour option and run solo or in a relay team. This is not just a race for super fit running pros... enter as a pair, quad or "unlimited team" with up to 12 team members and share both the fun and the hard work!
Held in association with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, there are limited number of free pledge places available, please apply via the event website saltire24.co.uk.
Find out more and enter at: saltire24.co.uk.
Mens 10k Glasgow
The Men’s 10K taking place on Sunday 30 August in Glasgow starts at the spectacular setting of the Riverside Transport Museum. The route heads East along the River Clyde and takes in the scenic views. Iconic buildings to look out for include the Glasgow Science Centre, The Armadillo, The SECC and the SSE Hydro before heading into George Square where cheering crowds await at the finish line!
The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in the UK. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Men’s 10K aim to help change this, little by little. Why don’t you make a positive change in 2020?
To find out more and enter visit mens10k.com/glasgow.
Scottish Half Marathon
The Scottish Half Marathon is back on Sunday 20 September. The route is seriously flat and rapid – so if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently at 11am just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse.
To find out more and enter visit scottishhalfmarathon.com.
Taking place on the same day as the half marathon, Sunday 20 September, the shorter 10K route starts and finishes just outside Edinburgh at Musselburgh Racecourse. The Scottish 10K route is seriously fast and flat! You’ll run out and back along the magnificent Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse. Come and be a part of it!
To find out more and enter visit scottish10k.com.
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
Come and experience the magic at the 2020 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon on 4 October 2020, one of the most beautiful marathons in the world. The award-winning Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside the world’s most famous loch. The Festival of Running also features the River Ness 10K renowned for its PB potential, the popular River Ness 5K open to all ages and Wee Nessie kids’ race. Why not make a weekend of it and come with family and friends?
To find out more and enter: lochnessmarathon.com.
Women's 10k Edinburgh
Maybe you’ve not done any exercise in a while and need a goal to motivate you, maybe you want to do something positive together with your friends and family, or maybe you want to fundraise for a worthwhile cause. Whatever your reason, the Women’s 10K is the perfect opportunity for you to lace up those trainers and make a difference, either to your own life or someone else’s. Taking place in Edinburgh on Sunday 25 October, this is an event that is not to be missed!
To find out more and enter visit womens10k.co.uk.
Men's 10k Edinburgh
Take part in Men's 10K Edinburgh on Sunday 25 October! Starting on the historic Royal Mile, this incredible city centre route takes you past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. It then goes past the Scott Monument and swoops past the Scottish Parliament building, before carrying onto Holyrood Park. Here you take in the spectacular Arthurs Seat, as well as Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth, before heading on to the Grassmarket. As you reach the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket you’re past the halfway point, where the cheering crowds will help you on your way to a grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
The Men’s 10K want you to to make a positive change in 2020!
To find out more and enter visit mens10k.com/edinburgh.
Glentress Trail Races
A superb weekend of early winter trail races in Glentress Forest, located in the beautiful Tweed Valley. Starting with a 21K Trail Half Marathon on the morning of Saturday 14 November 2020, followed by a 10K night race on Saturday evening.
On Sunday 15 November 2020 it’s the Tweed Valley Ultra, a superb multi-terrain ultra which is based around the Tweed Valley forest park with a choice of 65K and 50K distances.
Entries to open in early June.
Find out more at highterrainevents.co.uk/glentress-trail-races.