31 Oct

Run Balmoral reveals second of five medals – and offers a chance to fly high

Early bird competitors in the 2020 Run Balmoral races, to be held over the weekend of 18 & 19 April, could be flying high thanks to an exciting incentive offered by one of the event’s key sponsors.

Entries for all races are now open, but everyone who signs up for the Bristow 15 Mile Trail Race before the end of January will automatically be entered into a prize draw. One lucky winner will receive a two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s headquarters in Dyce, Aberdeenshire.
Bristow also plans to have a helicopter on site at Balmoral during the entire race weekend.  A charity raffle will be held for everyone taking a tour of the aircraft – whether runner or spectator – with another flight simulation package up for grabs.
Bristow’s generous incentives are the latest in a series of exciting initiatives put in place for the 23rd edition of Aberdeenshire’s largest participation sporting event.
Run Balmoral chairman James Knowles has also just announced details of next year’s medal, the second in a series of five unique medals to be awarded to Balmoral finishers from 2019 to 2023. 
He said: “I am pleased to reveal that the medal to be awarded to every participant in 2020 will feature Albert’s Cairn, the largest of the many cairns erected by Queen Victoria on the Balmoral estate. It commemorates her husband and was built after his death in 1861. This is the second in our special series of five medals featuring iconic landmarks within and around the Balmoral estate. Last year it was Lochnagar and future medals will show Auld Brig o’Dee, Balmoral Castle and Crathie Kirk.”
Run Balmoral, which usually attracts more than 5,000 entrants for its programme of eight races catering for all age groups, is held entirely on traffic-free routes within the spectacular grounds of Balmoral Castle.
Full entry details and further information can be found at www.runbalmoral.com and www.facebook.com/runbalmoral.