2 Oct

December Date For Tain Hill Trail

SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE (Autumn edition) lists the Tain Hill Trail Race as Saturday, October 31. However the race is now scheduled for Saturday, December 5.

view of Dornoch Firth

The race covers a 12 mile (approx) route starting off with 2 miles uphill (all on good, runnable track) then undulating on forest tracks round Tain Hill taking in spectacular views on the way and finishing with 1 mile downhill on tarmac road. It starts at TRACC (at the back of Tain Academy) on Hartfield Road and finishes outside Carnegie Hotel on Viewfield Road. There is also a 12 mile walk taking in the same route and a 4 mile Fun Run/walk open to all ages so this is very much a family event. Those who wish can request a sponsor form to raise funds for CLIC Sargent (Caring for Children with Cancer) but this is optional. Organisers ask those not raising sponsorship to make a donation on the day. Since the inaugural race in 2004 over £8,000 has been raised for the charity. The weekend festivities include a Friday night pasta party and post-race 'Hoolie' on Saturday night.