16 Oct

Culloden Prepares For Battle

Culloden RunnersExcitement is building for ‘the most historic run in Scotland’ with just over a week to go until the Culloden Run on Sunday 25 October. The event is based at the iconic NTS Culloden Battlefield Centre near Inverness and features a standard ‘10k’ race and a more challenging ’17.46k’ race.

The 17.46k's unique distance is a reference to the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the site of which is part of the event's course. The scenic but testing route also passes by the prehistoric Clava Cairns and under the railway viaduct over the River Nairn. The Culloden 10K will provide a flatter and faster course, ideal for PB hunters. Organisers are quick to point out that the running routes will have no impact or presence on or near the actual battlefield site or associated monuments.
 
The 10k is an exciting, fast, mostly flat route on the quiet perimeter roads of Culloden battlefield while the Culloden Run 17.46K is a good test over a 10.83 mile route which passes through stunning scenery and by historic landmarks - Culloden battlefield, Clava Cairns and the awesome River Nairn Viaduct.
 
A bumper turnout is expected with runners coming from all over Scotland and beyond to take part. Those in attendance can make use of the fantastic facilities at the event base and can expect a warm welcome. 
 
The Culloden Run 17.46k and the Culloden 10K are devised by leading charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland. There’s still places available for both runs. For more information and to enter, visit the event website