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.
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.