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 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 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.

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


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.


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!


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

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!

Stena Drilling

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.


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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Walking With The Wounded
9 cracking reasons for your team to come and put your best foot forward for the cause at Balmoral Castle & Estate in 2018... The last one is our favourite.

“The WWTW challenge at Balmoral was humbling, challenging, eye opening, inspiring and brilliant. Personal milestones were reached by individuals who took part, however, recognition of the sacrifices our forces personnel have made was never far from our minds. The opportunity to help get veterans back into work, back into communities and back into a proud, contributory and happy way of life was to good to miss.......bring on next year.” Anonymous participant

“What an experience, beautiful Balmoral Estate is a sight to behold and to drive through the gates is quite special. I have never walked so far in my life and am very proud of myself and my team for what we achieved that day.... wish we could do it again next week! To have met some of the beneficiaries of the charity was an honour. I’m so glad I was part of this event.” Maria Norman, Stirling Council

“Absolutely brilliant event; very well organised but still a wild adventure, we will certainly be back next year!” Mike, Artemis

"We don't grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges." Eddie Campbell, RFEA

“People join the military realising (but not expecting) that there is the risk of physical injury and even death - but they probably don't consider the possibility of developing a serious mental illness. Our wounded deserve the right support for these life changing, but hidden, issues. That's why I supported WWTW and the Balmoral Challenge. In the event I experienced 8 hours of extreme personal challenge; our wounded experience years - and sometimes a lifetime. Supporting them in this way was an easy choice to make.” Andrew, Fujitsu

“The Balmoral event was brilliant, the supporters, organisers, all eventers and location magnificent. Just a fantastic experience and with such a deserving cause, one that makes me proud to have attended.” Val Mann

“Wanted a challenge to focus on and train for - with some mates. This ticked all boxes and is for a cracking cause. Great weekend away!” Anonymous participant

“The experience of being in Balmoral and walking through Her Majesty’s gardens and estate is one I will enjoy forever. A genuinely phenomenal experience and meeting individuals and companies that are supporting WWTW makes me feel not forgotten about and supported to reach my goals. I would like to express my thanks to WWTW, its funders and my employment advisor for the positive encouragement and support.” Glasgow beneficiary

“This experience has without a doubt impacted very positively on our veterans who attended. The guys are more motivated and feel proud to have done their part in taking part in this event as well as supporting other veterans. It has also reminded them about the skills they used in the military such as teamwork, planning and communication skills. Having the chance to meet new people and share stories with other veterans and people who work for organisations who support WWTW goals, gave them hope and encouragement. This has prompted the beneficiaries to start to really think about their futures in a new way. They seem happier and even more determined to take the next step towards independence and gain a home and to gain sustainable employment or engage in education.” William Cairns, Employment Advisor, Glasgow & Dundee.

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