Sponsored Running Events
We are proud to be the official retail partner for the following events in 2018. Choose your distance. Set your challenge. We are here to support you every step of the way…
Glentress Trail Races
A fantastic weekend of trail races taking place on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February 2018 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 21km 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 20th February 2018 is fast approaching so head to highterrainevents.co.uk/glentress-trail-races to find out more and sign up!
Inverness Half Marathon
The Inverness Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday 11 March 2018 in Inverness, is the perfect Spring race to keep you motivated and training through the winter months. This popular race follows a scenic route with great PB potential through the Highland capital. For anyone looking for a shorter distance, there’s also the Inverness 5Ksuitable for all ages and abilities with great support.
The deadline for entry is 20 February 2018. To enter, head to: invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk.
Run Garioch, taking place on Sunday 25 March 2018 in Inverurie, offers something for everyone, with six event distances to choose from – a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Junior runs! 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 midnight Sunday 25 February 2018, or as each race sells out. To access the training programmes or enter, head to rungarioch.co.uk.
Kilomathon, taking place on Sunday 8 April 2018 in Edinburgh, offers three unique race distances for runners of all abilities. The course starts at Ocean Terminal and finishes in style at BT Murrayfield Stadium. You’ll take in the historic Royal Yacht Britannia and the picturesque Victoria Park along the way. Choose between the 13.1K and the 6.5K runs, and get the wee ones entered into the Mini Kilo!
Find out more and enter at kilomathon.com
Run Balmoral is back on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April 2018. 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)! The event village is bustling with climbing walls, super jumpers, body zorbs, street sports, catering, a cycle track and charity marquee. Don’t miss it!
The deadline for entry is 31 March 2018, or as each race sells out. To enter, head to runbalmoral.com.
Stirling Scottish Marathon
The Stirling Scottish Marathon and inaugural Stirling Scottish Half Marathon are taking place on Sunday 29 April 2018 in Stirling. These events offer runners of all abilities the opportunity to experience the choice of two truly stunning running routes through the Scottish countryside. As soon as you cross the finish line, you will be rewarded with that all-important medal, as well as a goodie-filled finisher’s pack and exclusive event technical t-shirt. Stirling, known as the Gateway to the Highlands, is less than an hour from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park… so why not enjoy a weekend away and experience that finish line feeling at Scotland’s newest half marathon and marathon event?
To enter, head to greatrun.org/stirling.
The BHGE 10K Running Festival returns to Aberdeen on Sunday 20 May 2018. Starting back in 1987, it’s Aberdeen’s longest standing and biggest not-for-profit road race. The Running Festival regularly attracts 5,000 runners to the City to take part in the 10K, 10K Wheelchair, Active Schools 2K, 2K Wheelchair and Family Fun Run. The course is flat and fast making it ideal for runners wanting to set a PB and perfect for anyone taking part as a beginner.
To enter, head to sportaberdeen.co.uk/bhge-10k
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival taking place on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018 is one not to be missed! The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, 10K, 5K and Junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend!?
To find our more and enter, head to edinburghmarathon.com.
Simplyhealth Great Women’s Run
Ladies, take Glasgow by storm in the Simplyhealth Great Women’s Run on Sunday 10 June 2018. Challenge yourself to take on the 10K route through the West End and Quayside and enjoy some of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the SSE Hydro, Glasgow University and the Science Centre. Whether you walk, run or jog the 10K distance, you will all share in that amazing finish line feeling and be able to celebrate in style in Glasgow’s West End having been entertained along the way by drummers, pipers and hundreds of cheering spectators.
To enter, head to greatrun.org/great-womens-run.
Men's 10K Glasgow
The Glasgow Men's 10K takes place on Father's Day, Sunday 17 June 2018, in Glasgow – starting at the Riverside Museum and finishing in George Square. The Men's 10K events are all about getting guys active and raising awareness of a variety of men’s health issues. We aim to be a catalyst for the men of Scotland and beyond to make a real difference to their lives and the lives of others.
To find out more and enter, head to mens10k.com.
With local events in Glasgow and Edinburgh on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July 2018, the Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun, where each event offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. Dog Jog is a brilliant opportunity to accomplish your personal goals with your dog by your side; whether you are raising money for a worthwhile cause or simply keeping fit.
To find out more and enter visit: dogjog.co.uk
The Big Fun Run
The Big Fun Run series heads to Glasgow and Edinburgh on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July 2018 and is strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The 5k runs are suitable for all the family and are about mums and prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress and a fantastic fun mix. There really is something for everyone at Big Fun Run and under 5’s can take part for FREE!
To find out more and enter head to: bigfunrun.com
Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run
The Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run Half Marathon and 10K return to Aberdeen on Sunday 26 August 2018. Starting and finishing in the heart of the city on Union Street this event is great for all abilities – whether you’re new to running, looking for a challenge or are a club runner aiming for a record PB!
So what are you waiting for, sign up today at greatrun.org/aberdeen.
Prime Four Beast Race - Loch Ness & Banchory
We are delighted to be the official kit sponsor for the Prime Four Beast Races (at Loch Ness and Banchory) taking place on the Saturday 1 September and Saturday 22 September 2018. BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain. Run, climb, slide, wade & crawl round 25 mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings. It’s the ultimate team, or solo, challenge. Test your stamina at Scotland’s ‘beastliest’ obstacle race.
To enter, head to beastrace.co.uk
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
Get yourself along to the 2018 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running taking place on 22-23 September 2018. The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside the world’s most famous loch and is one of the most stunning marathon routes anywhere in the world. Also featuring the River Ness 10K renowned for its PB potential, a corporate team challenge, the popular River Ness 5K & Wee Nessie kids’ race.
The deadline for entry is 3 September 2018.
Scottish Half Marathon + 10K
The Scottish Half Marathon + 10K routes, taking place on Sunday 23 September 2018 in Edinburgh, are the ultimate combination of fast, flat and picturesque. This is the perfect challenge for all runners from budding first-timers to experienced club runners. Once over the line, you can enjoy a glass of champagne and a bite to eat in the spectacular finish area at Musselburgh Racecourse – what better way to celebrate your achievement? So whether you're chasing a PB, running for charity, or just for a personal challenge, you don't want to miss out on this must-do event!
Find out more and enter at scottishhalfmarathon.com.
Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run
Take part in Scotland’s biggest weekend of running – the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run – Sunday 30 September 2018. Take your pick from the Half Marathon or 10K routes through the streets of Glasgow. Soak up the atmosphere and support provided by thousands of supporters lining the streets, music and bands on the run, charity cheering points… and of course, performances from some of Scotland’s finest bagpipers keeping you motivated to the end.
To enter, head to greatscottishrun.com
Illuminator Night Trail Race
Go wild through the night on Scotland’s toughest night half marathon, the Illuminator Night Trail Race, taking place on Saturday 27 October 2018. Run or walk 15 dark miles over rugged hill trails with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way. See the natural beauty of Glen Tanar’s ancient Scots pine forest in a spectacular new light.
To enter, head to illuminatorrun.co.uk
Men's 10K Edinburgh
The second run in the Men’s 10K series – Edinburgh Men's 10K – takes place on Sunday 4 November 2018, ahead of International Men's Day. It starts on the Royal Mile and finishes at BT Murrayfield Stadium. The Men's 10K events are all about getting guys active and raising awareness of a variety of men’s health issues. We aim to be a catalyst for the men of Scotland and beyond to make a real difference to their lives and the lives of others.
To find out more and enter, head to mens10k.com.
The Kelpies Supernova Run series is taking place 9-11 November 2018. Take the iconic Kelpies, wait until dusk, get the family together, dig out the fluorescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes. Then set off on a Supernova Run 5K! Whether you’re an experienced runner or just want to stroll round with the family, taking everything in as you do so – this event is for you.
To find out more and enter head to: supernovarun.com/events/the-kelpies