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.

MPH

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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FOS Group

FOS Group Secondary Schools 2.5k

Once past primary School age many of our runners graduate to the FOS 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 offshore engineering consultancy and project management provider Apollo are our sponsor a 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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TRAC

TRAC 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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TRAC

TRAC Wee Trail Race

Don’t be fooled into thinking the TRAC 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, TRAC 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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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 2018 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April.

 

Entries will open on the 7th November 2017 for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups.

 

This will be the 21st 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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23 hours ago

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ROBBIE SELECTED FOR GOLD COAST

Fantastic to see our Run Balmoral Stena Drilling 10km course record-holder Robbie Simpson selected to represent Scotland in the marathon at next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Robbie has been a regular competitor at Balmoral, his first success coming in 2006 when he won the secondary schools 2.5km.
He has since won the trail race on three occasions and has been 10km champion twice.
Photo by Jeff Holmes.
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ROBBIE SELECTED FOR GOLD COAST

Fantastic to see our Run Balmoral  Stena Drilling 10km course record-holder Robbie Simpson selected to represent Scotland in the marathon at next years Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Robbie has been a regular competitor at Balmoral, his first success coming in 2006 when he won the secondary schools 2.5km.
He has since won the trail race on three occasions and has been 10km champion twice.
Photo by Jeff Holmes.

 

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Robbie Simpson if you need a bed give me a shout I'm an hours drive from there 🙂 but I guess you'll have top notch accommodation 🙂

Great news Robbie, sounds like a great adventure awaits!

Superb

Go Robbie.

Exelent!! well done Robbie

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1 week ago

Run Balmoral

T-SHIRT DESIGN DEADLINE IS GETTING CLOSER

Time is running out for youngsters wishing to enter our fantastic t-shirt design competition.

The closing date is Wednesday 20th December at 5pm, so get your sketch pads and pencils out now.

It's a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2018 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

We are offering all school pupils the chance to design an exciting image for the front of the t-shirts to be given out to all participants in the MPH Primary Schools 1.5km and the FOS Group Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next year's event which take place on Saturday 21st April 2018.

There are separate competitions for primary schools and secondary schools. Primary school pupils can submit entries only for the primary school race t-shirt competition and secondary school pupils can submit entries only for the secondary school race t-shirt competition.

The winners will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2018 and a voucher from our retail partner RUN-4-IT.
In addition, each winners school will receive £250 to be used for any sports related project. This could include paying for transport to allow pupils to access sports events/facilities or for purchasing kit or equipment.

Just draw your design, no bigger than A4 size, then scan/photograph/copy it and send by email to info@runbalmoral.com

The winning entries will be chosen by the Board of RunBalmoral.

Please ensure you include your name, contact number and school name with your entry

Entries may be scanned and put on the RunBalmoral website gallery.

Photos show last year's winning designs by Maeve Sibson of Banchory primary school,left and Vikki Elder of Turriff Academy.
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T-SHIRT DESIGN DEADLINE IS GETTING CLOSER

Time is running out for youngsters wishing to enter our fantastic t-shirt design competition.

The closing date is Wednesday 20th December at 5pm, so get your sketch pads and pencils out now.
 
Its a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2018 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

We are offering all school pupils the chance to design an exciting image for the front of the t-shirts to be given out to all participants in the MPH Primary Schools 1.5km and the FOS Group Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next years event which take place on Saturday 21st April 2018.

There are separate competitions for primary schools and secondary schools. Primary school pupils can submit entries only for the primary school race t-shirt competition and secondary school pupils can submit entries only for the secondary school race t-shirt competition.

The winners will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2018 and a voucher from our retail partner RUN-4-IT. 
In addition, each winners school will receive £250 to be used for any sports related project. This could include paying for transport to allow pupils to access sports events/facilities or for purchasing kit or equipment. 

Just draw your design, no bigger than A4 size, then scan/photograph/copy it and send by email to  info@runbalmoral.com 

The winning entries will be chosen by the Board of RunBalmoral.

Please ensure you include your name, contact number and school name with your entry

Entries may be scanned and put on the RunBalmoral website gallery.

Photos show last years winning designs by Maeve Sibson of Banchory primary school,left and Vikki Elder of Turriff Academy.Image attachment

 

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2 weeks ago

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The Tee Shirt competition entries are flooding in! Make sure you get your entries in by the deadline! WIN £250
Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Wednesday20th December 2017.https://runbalmoral.com/content/2017/11/fantastic-opportunity-for-pupils-to-design-runbalmoral-2018-race-t-shirts-and-to-win-250-for-your-school/
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The Tee Shirt competition entries are flooding in! Make sure you get your entries in by the deadline! WIN £250 
Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Wednesday20th December 2017.https://runbalmoral.com/content/2017/11/fantastic-opportunity-for-pupils-to-design-runbalmoral-2018-race-t-shirts-and-to-win-250-for-your-school/

2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

EXCITING INITIATIVE FOR FOS GROUP SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2.5Km RACE

We are offering grants worth £1,000 for innovative projects which encourage more youngsters to take part in the FOS Group secondary schools 2.5km at Run Balmoral next April.

The run, which is open to 11-15 year-olds,has over the years attracted many athletes who have gone on to achieve top international honours such as Banchory's Great Britain mountain running international Robbie Simpson, Torphins’ Euro cross country champion Rhona Auckland and Aberdeen's Commonwealth Youth Games representative Naomi Lang.

Albyn school runners Oscar Lecore, Lewis Watt and Michael Watt are among the hundreds of youngsters expected to take part in the 2018 event with the hope of following in the footsteps of these successful north east athletes.

Run Balmoral chairman James Knowles said:“I am delighted that FOS Group has signed up as title sponsor for the 2.5km race and we thought this would be an ideal time to make a positive attempt to encourage more youngsters to take part.

"To help with this we have allocated £1,000 from our sports bursary programme for projects which lead to an increased number of runners in the secondary schools race.

"These might be projects which support after-school running clubs, encouraging more teenagers to get involved with the sport, or it could be for the purchase of running kit for a new team.

"Equally it might used to help subsidise transport to the Run Balmoral meeting for a group of youngsters who might not otherwise be able to make the trip. We will consider any exciting ideas."

The Sports Bursary programme was introduced in 2015 and since then 32 projects throughout the north-east have received financial assistance.

Knowles added:“The other part of the Bursary programme offers a further £2,000.Bids are invited from schools, clubs and other organisations within the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire local authority areas seeking funding for projects which encourage youngsters to take part in running or other active sporting activities."

Jonathan White, FOS Group managing director, said:”FOS Group is delighted to be the sponsor of the secondary schools 2.5Km at Run Balmoral. The junior races at the Run Balmoral weekend are where tomorrow’s talent such as Robbie, Rhona and Naomi are found. FOS is really looking forward to working with Run Balmoral to grow the 2.5Km from its already successful platform to make the 2018 race the best yet”.

Photo shows: left to right: Albyn school runners Oscar Lecore, Lewis Watt and Michael Watt with Jonathan White of race sponsors FOS Group.
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EXCITING INITIATIVE FOR FOS GROUP SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2.5Km RACE

We are offering grants worth £1,000 for innovative projects which encourage more youngsters to take part in the FOS Group secondary schools 2.5km at Run Balmoral next April.

The run, which is open to 11-15 year-olds,has over the years attracted many athletes who have gone on to achieve top international honours such as Banchorys Great Britain mountain running international Robbie Simpson, Torphins’ Euro cross country champion Rhona Auckland and Aberdeens Commonwealth Youth Games representative Naomi Lang.

Albyn school runners Oscar Lecore, Lewis Watt and Michael Watt are among the hundreds of youngsters expected to take part in the 2018 event with the hope of following in the footsteps of these successful north east athletes.

Run Balmoral chairman James Knowles said:“I am delighted that FOS Group has signed up as title sponsor for the 2.5km race and we thought this would be an ideal time to make a positive attempt to encourage more youngsters to take part.

To help with this we have allocated £1,000 from our sports bursary programme for projects which lead to an increased number of runners in the secondary schools race. 

These might be projects which support after-school running clubs, encouraging more teenagers to get involved with the sport, or it could be for the purchase of running kit for a new team.  

Equally it might used to help subsidise transport to the Run Balmoral meeting for a group of youngsters who might not otherwise be able to make the trip. We will consider any exciting ideas.

The Sports Bursary programme was introduced in 2015 and since then 32 projects throughout the north-east have received financial assistance.

Knowles added:“The other part of the Bursary programme offers a further £2,000.Bids are invited from schools, clubs and other organisations within the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire local authority areas seeking funding for projects which encourage youngsters to take part in running or other active sporting activities.

Jonathan  White, FOS Group managing director,  said:”FOS Group is delighted to be the sponsor of the secondary schools 2.5Km at Run Balmoral. The junior races at the Run Balmoral weekend are where tomorrow’s talent such as Robbie, Rhona and Naomi are found. FOS is really looking forward to working with Run Balmoral to grow the 2.5Km from its already successful platform to make the 2018 race the best yet”.

Photo shows: left to right: Albyn school runners Oscar Lecore, Lewis Watt and Michael Watt with Jonathan White of race sponsors FOS Group.

 

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Could this be extended to schools in Moray also?

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