With obstacle races such as Tough Mudder and Spartan Races growing in popularity, a new Scottish autumn 10k claims to offer an alternative to the 'alpha male orientated' races currently on offer. The Beast Race will be held near Banchory, Aberdeenshire on Sunday 29 September and features a wide variety of terrain including dense forest, undergrowth, heather, bog, rough dirt tracks and gravel pits.
The race features 20 obstacles taking you through the waters of Knockburn Loch and part of the way up and down the north side of the famous hill of Kerloch. Each obstacle has a different name, with titles such as 'Gravelator', 'Super Squirrel Scramble' and 'Rope Tangle'.
Participants are encouraged to wear fancy dress with a prize for best costume on offer and they can even have a wardrobe clear-out as unwanted clothes and bric a brac can be donated for sale at Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (£5 of the entry fee also goes to CHSS).
You can enter the event as part of a team or as an individual. For more information visit the Beast website.