Run Balmoral 2019 Programme

The Run Balmoral 2019 Programme is now available for download. Not long now!











Saturday Events

Stena Drilling

Stena Drilling 10K

The Stena Drilling 10K takes you through some beautiful Highland scenery on the Balmoral Estate and will be clearly marked and well marshalled.

ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips 5K

The ConocoPhillips 5K all takes place on estate tarmac roads. The race begins heading west from the Castle adjacent the river Dee to a turn point at the Highland Pony Stud. There is a slight incline as the route returns to the castle via the “top road” which has magnificent views of Balmoral Castle and gardens.

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MPH Primary Schools Run 1.5k

The race where some of our national and International runners started! The race is completely contained on tarmac roads in the estate and passes right in front of Balmoral Castle! Well marshalled and signed throughout with a lead cyclist and sweep runner. The race starts and finishes at the main finish gantry.

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Harrogate Spring Water

Harrogate Spring Water Secondary Schools 2.5k

Once past primary School age many of our runners graduate to the 2.5K event. The race is completely contained on tarmac roads in the estate and passes right in front of Balmoral Castle! Well marshalled and signed throughout with a lead cyclist and sweep runner. The race starts and finishes at the main finish gantry.

Sunday Events

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Apollo

Apollo Duathlon

Aberdeen based engineering and project services provider Apollo are our sponsor for the duathlon featuring a 16K mountain biking stage with a 6k run to start and a 5k run to finish.

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Bristow Group 15 Mile Trail Race

An epic 15 miles of Highland scenery. There is something special about this event! You start in view of Balmoral Castle and run out west adjacent the magnificent river Dee before beginning a gradual climb through the Ballochbuie pine forest. Then at mile 8, you leave the river and begin a climb to the base of Lochnagar, an ascent of about 120 meters. The last 3 miles are a rush as you hurtle down towards the Castle once again; but beware..there is a sting in the tail!

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Bristow Group 3 Mile Trail Race

Don’t be fooled into thinking the Bristow Group 3 Mile trail race is an easy option! This fast little trail race heads off adjacent to the river Dee before turning up hill. In just 2 miles you climb 350 Meters, before a fast descent for the last mile. A mix of tarmac, track and slippy grass, this is a true all terrain event!

Weekend Challenges

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Repsol Sinopec

Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside

Can you handle the Devil O Deeside? To dance with the Devil you have to complete the Stena Drilling 10K, ConocoPhillips 5K, Bristow Group 15 Mile Trail race and the Apollo Duathlon! There will be two categories of winner; male with the fastest overall cumulative time and female with the fastest cumulative time. That’s it!

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Stena Drilling
ConocoPhillips

Stena Drilling / ConocoPhillips Corporate Team Challenge

Saturday 21st April 2018 – Corporate Challenge Trophy The StenaDrilling – ConocoPhillips Corporate Team Challenge is an exciting competition embodied within RunBalmoral 2018. It provides a wonderful opportunity for you to get together with your work / colleagues to compete for the magnificent team trophy to be awarded to the RunBalmoral Corporate Team Challenge Champions 2018.

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reasons to run with us!

Be Healthy

Regular running helps you stay fit and healthy.

Spectacular Scenery

Enjoy the fresh air and the spectacular scenery, from mountains to the castle and its landscaped grounds.

Fun for friends and families

A great day out for runners and spectators, with an event village on site.

Raise money for charity

It is an opportunity to not only get fit and have a great day out, but to make a donation to a nominated charity.

We are delighted to announce that RunBalmoral 2019 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.   Entries will open on the 7th November 2018 at noon for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups.   This will be the 22nd year of the event and we will once again look forward to welcoming more than 5,000 entrants and as many spectators to the estate.   Put it in your diary now!

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

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1 week ago

Run Balmoral

Thank you runners! For the fourth year in a row more than 5,000 of you will be taking part in our varied programme of races over the weekend of 27th-28th April. Entries have now closed and we are putting the final arrangements in place to welcome everyone to what promises to be another fantastic weekend of running. See you all there. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Run Balmoral

There's only a few hours left!
Entries for Run Balmoral 2019 will close at 8pm today, Wednesday 10th April.
You know you can do it!
Sign up now.
ConocoPhillips 5km (only charity places available now).
Stena Drilling 10km.
MPH Primary Schools 1.5km.
Harrogate Spring Water secondary schools 2.5km.
Apollo duathlon.
Bristow 15 mile trail race.
Bristow 3 mile trail race.
Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge.
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Lucinda Stephen

Laura Bouch you doing this?? I am but think I’m on my own x

1 week ago

Run Balmoral

It's last chance saloon time.

There's 24 hours to go before we close entries for the 2019 Run Balmoral races.
So sign up NOW if you want to join us and thousands of other running enthusiasts over the weekend of 27-28 April.
It's a memorable family occasion with lots of exciting activities for youngsters in our Event Village - as well as the fantastic series of races for all ages held over traffic-free routes within the spectacular grounds of Balmoral Castle.

ConocoPhillips 5km (only charity places available now).
Stena Drilling 10km.
MPH Primary Schools 1.5km.
Harrogate Spring Water secondary schools 2.5km.
Apollo duathlon.
Bristow 15 mile trail race.
Bristow 3 mile trail race.
Repsol Sinopec Devil of Deeside Challenge.

Entre now at www.runbalmoral.com
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David Thomson

My number came in this morning just as I was thinking of bailing due to lack of training 😯 😆..... maybe that was a sign that meant I should just suck it up and get on with it regardless of my lack of aforementioned training! HELP! Xx 😬

Lindsey Geddes go on...😜

Working 🥺🥺🥺

Run Balmoral, do you mean 2019 races?

2020?

2020????

Keri McConachie come on. You can do this.

Eek. What do you think Vicky Abernethy Fiona Logan??

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2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Attention all entrants! If you are planning to arrive at runbalmoral via private hire coach (35-55 seater) please can you contact us at info@runbalmoral.com to arrange your parking pass ... See MoreSee Less

Attention all entrants! If you are planning to arrive at runbalmoral via private hire coach (35-55 seater) please can you contact us at info@runbalmoral.com to arrange your parking pass

 

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Is there a bus from Aberdeen that I can get, or is there car parking beside the race?

2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

It's the final countdown - just 3 days to go until entries close for Run Balmoral 2019. The ConocoPhillips 5km is full (other than the few remaining places allocated to our official chairities) - and, thanks to a wonderful response over the past week, many of our other races are heading that way too. So, sign up quick if you want to join us over the weekend of 27-28th April. Go to www.runbalmoral.com ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Suzanne Hunter Mamun Rzak 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Corrine Wilkie

Peter Melville Stuart Robert Ross

Diane Maciver

C’mon Nic, only 3 days left, it’s tradition! You can do it 🏃‍♀️💪

Paul Douglas

Caroline Pitman. Don’t let fear hold you back .... 😉

Corinne Caird Jack?

Annie Baker-Patch .....signed up yet??!!

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3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

The finish line is in sight - maybe not for Brexit - but there's only 10 days to go until entries close for Run Balmoral 2019!!

The ConocoPhillips 5km is full (other than the few remaining places allocated to our official chairities) - and the Stena Drilling 10km is heading that way too.

The Apollo duathlon and the Bristow 15 Mile Trail Race are also attracting big entries - so sign up quick to avoid disappointment

One of our wonderful new medals awaits you at the finish line.
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The finish line is in sight - maybe not for Brexit - but theres only 10 days to go until entries close for Run Balmoral 2019!!

The ConocoPhillips 5km is full (other than the few remaining places allocated to our official chairities) - and the Stena Drilling 10km is heading that way too.

The Apollo duathlon and the Bristow 15 Mile Trail Race are also attracting big entries - so sign up quick to avoid disappointment

One of our wonderful new medals awaits you at the finish line.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Not long to go!! There is still time to enter our races. Entries close on Wednesday 10th April 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

A large group of young runners from Aberdeen's Westpark, Heathryburn and Seaton primary schools will take part in the Balmoral road races thanks to a successful funding bid.

Aberdeen AAC's Pathways Development Officer, Ruth Watson, has received a grant from the Run Balmoral Sports Bursary scheme which will cover the cost of transporting up to 40 youngsters to the popular Deeside event which is now in its 22nd year.

Watson has been involved with the schools for the past couple of years, encouraging youngsters to get involved in running and other branches of athletics.

She said:"Aberdeen AAC has been working closely with these schools. We have been assisting with the development of school running groups at both Westpark and Heathryburn, and establsihing a junior jogging club at Seaton.

"A pathway into Aberdeen AAC has been established and regular training sessions are provided by Aberdeen AAC coaches in collaboration with Active Schools and teaching staff.

"We have seen a number of the chidren develop to finish high up in city-wide Active Schools cross country and road race series.

"Getting to an event like Run Balmoral would, however, be difficult for many of the children as transport might not be available or affordable, so getting this grant makes it possible.

"We hope that at least 10 youngsters from each of the schools will be able to take part. It's a great opportunity for them and it will be an amazing experience."

"There are some very good runners at all these schools so we are keen to see them develop."

Nine other groups have received funding through the Run Balmoarl Bursary scheme.

These are: Banchory Academy Running Club (sports kit); Old Rayne Primary School (t-shirts for running club and transport to Run Balmoral); St Machar Academy (girls football kit);
Mill O Forest Primary School (transport to Run Balmoral); Banchory Primary Running Club (fitness training equipment); Hill of Banchory Primary School (t-shirts);Gilcomstoun Primary School (sports equipment); Inverurie Gymnnastic Club (safety mat);Bramble Brae Primary Young Joggers (transport to Run Balmoral and running vests).
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A large group of young runners from Aberdeens Westpark, Heathryburn and Seaton primary schools will take part in the Balmoral road races thanks to a successful funding bid.

Aberdeen AACs Pathways Development Officer, Ruth Watson, has received a grant from the Run Balmoral Sports Bursary scheme which will cover the cost of transporting up to 40 youngsters to the popular Deeside event which is now in its 22nd year.

Watson has been involved with the schools for the past couple of years, encouraging youngsters to get involved in running and other branches of athletics.

She said:Aberdeen AAC has been working closely with these schools. We have been assisting with the development of school running groups at both Westpark and Heathryburn, and establsihing a junior jogging club at Seaton.

A pathway into Aberdeen AAC has been established and regular training sessions are provided by Aberdeen AAC coaches in collaboration with Active Schools and teaching staff. 

We have seen a number of the chidren develop to finish high up in city-wide Active Schools cross country and road race series.

Getting to an event like Run Balmoral would, however, be difficult for many of the children as transport might not be available or affordable, so getting this grant makes it possible.

We hope that at least 10 youngsters from each of the schools will be able to take part. Its a great opportunity for them and it will be an amazing experience.

There are some very good runners at all these schools so we are keen to see them develop.

Nine other groups have received funding through the Run Balmoarl Bursary scheme.

These are: Banchory Academy Running Club (sports kit); Old Rayne Primary School (t-shirts for running club and transport to Run Balmoral); St Machar Academy (girls football kit);
Mill O Forest Primary School (transport to Run Balmoral); Banchory Primary Running Club (fitness training equipment); Hill of Banchory Primary School (t-shirts);Gilcomstoun Primary School (sports equipment); Inverurie Gymnnastic Club (safety mat);Bramble Brae Primary Young Joggers (transport to Run Balmoral and running vests).Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke

3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Time is running out!

Entry for all our races will close at 8pm on Wednesday 10th April 2019.

The ConocoPhillips 5km is already full - although some of our affiliated charities may still have a few places. Please contact them directly if you want to take part. Contact details are on our website: www.runbalmoral.com

Limited places remain in all other events so sign up today to avoid disappointment.

Go to www.runbalmoral.com
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Peter Melville Stuart Robert Ross

We've still got some spaces secured in both the 5k and the 10k race - we'd love to have you join our team! 🙂 Drop us a message if you're interested! The Cornerstone Foundation

VSA have a few remaining 5 & 10K spaces available, message us for more details 🏃🏻‍♂️ 🏃🏼‍♀️

Lindsey Geddes

Caroline Pitman ....

Susie Beattie!

Keith Cowe xx

Stuart Amory

Kenny Mair

Sharon Barr

Ali!

Danny Casey

Paul Bate

Mhairi

Mykey Loughhead I've just signed up💪 Iona Masson this is a good one 😉

Sure you don't wanna do the 10 Annie Baker-Patch?...

Claire Drewitt not too late...!!

Kim Binnie you know you want to

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4 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

RACE SOLD OUT

The ConocoPhillips 5km is now sold out for general entries but you might still be able to obtain a place through one of our official charities. Cornerstone, Friends of the Neonatal Unit, Kayleigh's Wee Stars, Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, SensationalALL, Sue Ryder Dee View Court, University of Aberdeen Development Trust and Voluntary Service Aberdeen all have places available.

You can find contact details for each of the charities on our website www.runbalmoral.com

We still have places available in our other races, but these are going quickly, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
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RACE SOLD OUT

The ConocoPhillips 5km is now sold out for general entries but you might still be able to obtain a place through one of our official charities. Cornerstone, Friends of the Neonatal Unit, Kayleighs Wee Stars, Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance, SensationalALL, Sue Ryder Dee View Court, University of Aberdeen Development Trust and Voluntary Service Aberdeen all have places available. 

You can find contact details for each of the charities on our website www.runbalmoral.com

We still have places available in our other races, but these are going quickly, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

 

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Diane Maciver

Is the 10K near capacity?

Fraser Gordon

Hey potential VSA 5K runners 😀 contact fundraising@vsa.org.uk to run for VSA and help us to change lives across the north-east!

Scott Thorburn that’s not you surely 🙈

Asia Orłowska sold out, gonna be a busy one🙈

Suzi Fisher Did you sign up?? 😱 xx

Scott Thorburn there's you and Dave. Pity i'm not in it 😥

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1 month ago

Run Balmoral

Fantastic Q&A session with Robbie Simpson last night at Aberdeen Sports Village. Thanks to Lucy,Hamish,Nick and Jason from Run-4-It and to everyone who came along and took part in the run followed by the discussion. Everyone is now fired up for Run Balmoral on 27-28th April - but sign up quickly please as entries are filling up, especially for the ConocoPhillips 5km which is close to being a sell out. ... See MoreSee Less

Fantastic Q&A session with Robbie Simpson last night at Aberdeen Sports Village. Thanks to Lucy,Hamish,Nick and Jason from Run-4-It and to everyone who came along and took part in the run followed by the discussion. Everyone is now fired up for Run Balmoral on 27-28th April - but sign up quickly please as entries are filling up, especially for the ConocoPhillips 5km which is close to being a sell out.

2 months ago

Run Balmoral

Well done to all that took part in the first day of Run Balmoral come and try weekend ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to all that took part in the first day of Run Balmoral come and try weekend

 

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Huge thank you to the organisers, guides and fellow runners 👍😁

Thank you for taking us out today (Sunday) really enjoyed the Wee Trail route. Definitely going to sign up for it

Thank you to the guides and organisers see you all in April 🏃🏽‍♀️😃

What a fab event! Thanks so much to the organizers, guides & running machines that came out to play. Perfect running weather, folks. Please order that up for race day! Cheers from Cynthia~on~the~Run

Had a great time! Thanks to all the guides and fellow runners had a fab morning 🙂 See you all in April.

Who is that weirdo in the red jacket and black long socks?!?!

Get in quick Kev Mackie. Only a few places left in the 5k

Tim

Kev Mackie you doing it this year? Xx

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2 months ago

Run Balmoral

Still time to come to our come and try weekend, 2/3/19 & 3/3/19. If interested just turn up on the day. Please arrive before 10am and park in the main Crathie car park and walk to the main gates. ... See MoreSee Less

Still time to come to our come and try weekend, 2/3/19 & 3/3/19. If interested just turn up on the day. Please arrive before 10am and park in the main Crathie car park and walk to the main gates.

 

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If anybody fancies a car share on Saturday I'm leaving Aberdeen at about 8:30am? Doing the 10km run.

I’m heading out from Aberdeen in the Sunday for the 3 Mile run if anybody fancies a car share? Leaving town about 8:30?

Matt McCaul?

Helen Clubb

Sammy Fyfe

Sammy Fyfe

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2 months ago

Run Balmoral

Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Robbie Simpson shares some tips on how to prepare for the Run Balmoral races, with some specific advice on tackling the famous hill in the Stena Drilling 10km.

You can learn more from Robbie by attending our seminar on Wednesday 6th March at Aberdeen Sports Village.

And if you plan to take part in Run Balmoral 2019 then sign up now. Places are going fast with the ConocPhillips 5km on schedule to sell out very soon.Training and tips on how best to tackle all the Run Balmoral races 2019. thanks for all the help from our charities Sue Ryder, Charlies House, friends of Neo...
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Kris Dear ‘Bummy’s’ in the 10k...are you doing that one?, we’re sticking with the 5k, phew, 😅😀

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