14 Oct

Entries Open For Run Balmoral 2016

Run BalmoralEntries for the 2016 RunBalmoral races are now open with organisers bidding to host the Scottishathletics 5k road running championships. The RunBalmoral races will take place in the magnificent grounds of Balmoral Castle over the weekend of Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2016. 

The royal estate offers one of the most dramatic settings for a running event, not just in the UK, but worldwide. Last year more than 5,000 runners signed up for the programme of eight races, raising in excess of £100,000 for local charities.
The race weekend will kick off on the Saturday with the MPH Ltd Primary Schools 1.5k boys’ and girls’ races, followed by the Kongsberg Maritime Secondary Schools 2.5k, the ConocoPhillips 5k and the Stena Drilling Tartan 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 Glacier Energy Trail Race (15 Miles) and the Wee Trail race (3 miles). For the past two years the Wee Trail race has been part of the jogscotland challenge series. 
With thousands of spectators coming along to support the runners, the estate will be buzzing with excitement and for those not taking part in the races there is an opportunity to visit the Event Village where a range of activities for all ages will be on offer.
The programme of races is as follows:
Saturday 23 April 2016
Stena Drilling Tartan 10K
ConocoPhillips 5K
Kongsberg Maritime Secondary Schools 2.5K
MPH Primary Schools girls and boys 1.5K
Sunday 24 April 2016
The Apollo duathlon (5K run/20K mountain bike/5K run)
The Glacier Energy Trail Race (15 Miles)
The Wee Trail Race (3 Miles)
Full entry details and further information about the bursary project and T-shirt competition can be found at the event website.