Entries are now open for the 20th anniversary RunBalmoral races, held over the weekend of 22- 23 April 2017. As part of the celebrations organisers are encouraging competitors to sign up for an exciting new test of endurance – the Devil of Deeside Challenge.
The event involves taking part in all four adult races over the two days – the ConocoPhillips 5km and the Stena Drilling 10km on the Saturday, followed by the Apollo duathlon and the TRAC 15 mile trail race on the Sunday.
The man and woman with the best cumulative time from the four races will win a fantastic trophy and prize, and everyone taking part in the challenge will receive a limited edition Devil of Deeside race T-shirt. A discounted entry fee will be given to all Challenge competitors.
RunBalmoral chairman James Knowles hopes the new challenge will prove popular. He said: “We wanted to come up with something a little different for our 20th anniversary and believe this will test the hardiest of competitors. We know that some people have tackled all four races in previous years so decided it would be interesting to turn it into a proper competition for 2017.
The race weekend programme will kick off as usual on the Saturday with the schools 1.5k boys’ and girls’ races, followed by the secondary schools 2.5k, the 5km and the 10k. The 5k and 10k also include a corporate team challenge competition. Then on the Sunday there’s the Apollo duathlon (5k run/20k cycle/5k run), the TRAC Trail Race (15 Miles) and the TRAC Wee Trail race (3 miles).
In the lead-up to the race weekend, a Come-and-Try day will be held when people will have an opportunity to be taken on guided runs around the race courses. A date for this is to be confirmed.
Full entry details and further information be found at the RunBalmoral website and at the RunBalmoral Facebook page.