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

Stay tuned with updates

Sign up
21 and 22 APRIL, 2018


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There is still time to run for all of our great charities this year. Contact the charities direct for race places and support like nothing you have never experienced before! Great work here by our GOLD nominated charity this year SensationALL (SCO43156)🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Like trail running? you'll love the TRAC Oil & Gas 15 Mile Trail race at RunBalmoral. Sign up today !“One minute you find yourself tracking a river through a beautiful glen, the next scaling the edge of gnarly hill, the next engulfed in an overgrown forest.” 🏞️
Trail running is wild and exciting! And offers an escape from the monotony of paved roads!

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A brilliant event! Loved it last year, back this year for the Devil O Deeside

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Time to brush up those skills with the The Movement & Running School🤔🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Dynamic Movement Skills CoachFebruary 23, 2018, 9:00amThe Movement & Running SchoolGet certified to train and coach using the Dynamic Movement Skills™ training system. Attendees will learn how to work with individuals or groups of various ages and abilities – from 5 year-olds to elite athletes. It will cover the fundamental movements universal to all 3 training concepts (Kids, Speed & Rehab) with a focus on the Kids and Speed training concepts.
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Grace Westbury this would be good for you - I did similar thing if not same thing through work few years ago.