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12 Oct

Do Battle At Culloden

Entries for the 2017 Culloden Run are still coming in thick and fast with just over two weeks to go until race day. The award-winning event takes place 29 October and starts at the NTS Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre.

Runners can choose between the Culloden Run 17.46k race and the Culloden 10K.

The 17.6k is a testing challenge over a 10.83 mile route, which passes through stunning scenery and by historic landmarks; Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, River Nairn and the awesome River Nairn Viaduct.

Meanwhile the Culloden 10K is an exciting, fast, mostly flat route that passes around the quiet perimeter roads of Culloden Battlefield.

Both events are devised by leading charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland. Recognising the sanctity and historic status of the battlefield the running routes will have no impact or presence on or near the actual battlefield site or associated monuments.

Those getting into the spirit of things and dawning a kilt to run, will have the opportunity to win an engraved ‘Quaich’ award, donated for the first ‘kilted’ runner home in each race. The awards were kindly donated by Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands' and 'The 1745 Association’.

To enter the Culloden 10K or Culloden Run 17.46K race, visit the Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland website.