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
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.
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.
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.