2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

T SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION DEADLINE LOOMS

Just a wee reminder - our extended deadline for submitting entries for the t shirt design competition comes to and end at 5pm on Monday 4th November.
Send them to us at info@runbalmoral.com

For youngsters - it’s a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next year's event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

Just draw your design, no bigger than A4 size, then scan/photograph/copy it and send by email to info@runbalmoral.com
Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Monday 4th November 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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.
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T SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION DEADLINE LOOMS

Just a wee reminder - our extended deadline for submitting entries for the t shirt design competition comes to and end at 5pm on Monday 4th November.
Send them to us at info@runbalmoral.com

For youngsters - it’s a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next years event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

Just draw your design, no bigger than A4 size, then scan/photograph/copy it and send by email to info@runbalmoral.com
Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Monday 4th November 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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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.

Chrysaor

Chrysaor 5K

The Chrysaor 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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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 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 3 Mile Trail Race

Don’t be fooled into thinking the Bristow 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, Chrysaor 5K, Bristow 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
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Stena Drilling / Chrysaor Corporate Team Challenge

Corporate Challenge Trophy The StenaDrilling – Chrysaor Corporate Team Challenge is an exciting competition embodied within RunBalmoral. 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.

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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 2020 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April.   Entries will open on the 1st July 2019 for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups.   This will be the 23rd year of the event and we look forward to welcoming more than 5,000 runners and as many spectators to the estate.   Put it in your diary now!

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

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2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

T SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION DEADLINE LOOMS

Just a wee reminder - our extended deadline for submitting entries for the t shirt design competition comes to and end at 5pm on Monday 4th November.
Send them to us at info@runbalmoral.com

For youngsters - it’s a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next year's event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

Just draw your design, no bigger than A4 size, then scan/photograph/copy it and send by email to info@runbalmoral.com
Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Monday 4th November 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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.
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T SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION DEADLINE LOOMS

Just a wee reminder - our extended deadline for submitting entries for the t shirt design competition comes to and end at 5pm on Monday 4th November.
Send them to us at info@runbalmoral.com

For youngsters - it’s a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next years event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

Just draw your design, no bigger than A4 size, then scan/photograph/copy it and send by email to info@runbalmoral.com
Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Monday 4th November 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I emailed an entry this morning. Hope you got it!

3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Run Balmoral 2020 will again be working with a number of official charities, including Aberdeen University Development Trust which is this year raising funds for the Aberdeen Centre for Women’s Health Research.

Professor Maggie Cruickshank, personal chair in Gynaecology at the University of Aberdeen and Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, said: “It is fantastic that the Aberdeen Centre for Women’s Health Research at the University of Aberdeen has been nominated as a beneficiary of Run Balmoral 2020.

“Women face very specific challenges to their health and well-being, such as pregnancy, periods, menopause and women’s cancers, many of which have far-reaching critical impacts on their day-to-day lives.

“All funds raised will support the Aberdeen Centre for Women’s Health Research, which is to be located in the new purpose-built Baird Family Hospital.

“The University has pioneered the transformation of women’s health care for many decades. Every penny raised by our incredible runners and their generous supporters will support clinical researchers here in Aberdeen as they investigate new ways to diagnose, treat and predict a wide range of health and social issues faced by women throughout their lives.”

Other charities signed up to work with us are:
VSA: www.vsa.org.uk
Charlie House: www.charliehouse.org.uk
Friends of the Neonatal Unit: archie.org/friends-of-the-neonatal-unit/
Kayleigh’s Wee Stars: www.kayleighsweestars.co.uk
University of Aberdeen Development Trust: www.abdn.ac.uk
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance: www.scaa.org.uk

We are keen to hear from others who may wish to become one of our official event charities. For more information,please contact us at info@runbalmoral.com
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3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Jonathan White of Run Balmoral duathlon race sponsors Apollo shows us the 2020 medal to be awarded to all competitors in next year's races.

And James Knowles, Chairman of Run Balmoral, describes the latest in a series of five specially designed medals to be handed out to our runners.

He said: “The 2020 medal will feature Albert’s Cairn which is the largest of the many cairns erected by Queen Victoria on the Balmoral estate. It commemorates her husband and was built after his death in 1861.

“This is the second in our special series of medals featuring iconic landmarks within and around the Balmoral estate. Last year it was Lochnagar and future medals will show Auld Brig o’Dee, Balmoral Castle and Crathie Kirk. They are becoming collectors items.”

To sign up for Run Balmoral 2020 go to www.runbalmoral.com
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Jonathan White of Run Balmoral duathlon race sponsors Apollo shows us the 2020 medal to be awarded to all competitors in next years races.

And James Knowles, Chairman of Run Balmoral, describes the latest in a series of five specially designed medals to be handed out to our runners.

He said: “The 2020 medal will feature Albert’s Cairn which is the largest of the many cairns erected by Queen Victoria on the Balmoral estate. It commemorates her husband and was built after his death in 1861. 

“This is the second in our special series of medals featuring iconic landmarks within and around the Balmoral estate. Last year it was Lochnagar and future medals will show Auld Brig o’Dee, Balmoral Castle and Crathie Kirk. They are becoming collectors items.”

To sign up for Run Balmoral 2020 go to www.runbalmoral.com

 

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Love the cairn walk💕🏃🏻‍♀️

Karen Finnie !! Looks lovely 😊

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Karen Paula do we feel the need to ads this to our collections 🤔

Tempted Duncan Boyd?

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3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

AMAZING RUN BALMORAL HELICOPTER EXPERIENCE FOR RUNNERS AND VISITORS

Early bird competitors in the 2020 Run Balmoral races, to be held over the weekend of 18th-19th April, could be flying high thanks to an exciting incentive offered by one of the event’s key sponsors.

Entries are now open and everyone who signs up for the Bristow 15 mile trail race before the end of January 2020 will be entered into a prize draw. One lucky winner will receive an amazing two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s Dyce HQ. It's truly a once-in-a lifetime opportunity

Bristow also plan to have a helicopter at Balmoral on the race weekend and a charity raffle will be held for everyone taking a tour of the aircraft, with another flight simulation package on offer. This is open to runners in all the races and to visitors.

It’s the latest in a series of exciting initiatives put in place for the 23rd edition of Aberdeenshire’s largest participation sporting event which usually attracts more than 5,000 entrants for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups.

All the runs are held on traffic-free courses within the spectacular grounds of Balmoral Castle.

Matt Rhodes, director UK & Turkmenistan oil and gas at Bristow Helicopters, said: “As one of the most well-attended events on the north-east racing calendar, Bristow is thrilled to put our support behind Run Balmoral for the second year running.

“Set within the historic grounds of the Balmoral Estate, the Bristow 3 Mile Trail race will see participants run across a mixed terrain, climbing 350 metres before a fast decent. For those wanting to test their endurance, the Bristow 15 Mile Trail offers fantastic views of the Ballochbuie forest before a climb to the base of Lochnagar.

“For years, many of our own team members across the business have participated in the event and we hope to see an even better turnout for 2020.

“We are very pleased to add to our commitment for 2020 by offering the flight simulation packages which are not generally available to the wider community.”

Mr Rhodes, pictured right with Run Balmoral Chairman James Knowles, made the announcement of the official launch of the 2020 Run Balmoral races today.

He added: "Bristow is the only helicopter operator in the UK with 4 full-motion, state-of-the-art simulators housed at our training facility at Aberdeen Airport. These simulators are normally used day and night to provide initial and recurrent training to our Oil and Gas and SAR pilots.

"They provide a realistic and safe environment in which we can put our pilots through their paces so they are equipped to deal with any issues that may arise during a flight. Be it weather, technical or operational, these training devices are as close as you can get to flying he real aircraft. "

To be in with a chance of winning one of these awesome prizes, enter now at www.runbalmoral.com
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AMAZING RUN BALMORAL HELICOPTER EXPERIENCE FOR RUNNERS AND VISITORS

Early bird competitors in the 2020 Run Balmoral races, to be held over the weekend of 18th-19th April, could be flying high thanks to an exciting incentive offered by one of the event’s key sponsors.

Entries are now open and everyone who signs up for the Bristow 15 mile trail race before the end of January 2020 will be entered into a prize draw. One lucky winner will receive an amazing two-hour flight simulation package for four people at the company’s Dyce HQ. Its truly a once-in-a lifetime opportunity

Bristow also plan to have a helicopter at Balmoral on the race weekend and a charity raffle will be held for everyone taking a tour of the aircraft, with another flight simulation package on offer. This is open to runners in all the races and to visitors.

It’s the latest in a series of exciting initiatives put in place for the 23rd edition of Aberdeenshire’s largest participation sporting event which usually attracts more than 5,000 entrants for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups. 

All the runs are held on traffic-free courses within the spectacular grounds of Balmoral Castle.

Matt Rhodes, director UK & Turkmenistan oil and gas at Bristow Helicopters, said: “As one of the most well-attended events on the north-east racing calendar, Bristow is thrilled to put our support behind Run Balmoral for the second year running.

“Set within the historic grounds of the Balmoral Estate, the Bristow 3 Mile Trail race will see participants run across a mixed terrain, climbing 350 metres before a fast decent. For those wanting to test their endurance, the Bristow 15 Mile Trail offers fantastic views of the Ballochbuie forest before a climb to the base of Lochnagar.

“For years, many of our own team members across the business have participated in the event and we hope to see an even better turnout for 2020.

“We are very pleased to add to our commitment for 2020 by offering the flight simulation packages which are not generally available to the wider community.”

Mr Rhodes, pictured right with Run Balmoral Chairman James Knowles, made the announcement of the official launch of the 2020 Run Balmoral races today.

He added: Bristow is the only helicopter operator in the UK with 4 full-motion, state-of-the-art simulators housed at our training facility at Aberdeen Airport. These simulators are normally used day and night to provide initial and recurrent training to our Oil and Gas and SAR pilots. 

They provide a realistic and safe environment in which we can put our pilots through their paces so they are equipped to deal with any issues that may arise during a flight. Be it weather, technical or operational, these training devices are as close as you can get to flying he real aircraft. 

To be in with a chance of winning one of these awesome prizes, enter now at www.runbalmoral.comImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Sounds great, will the draw include DoD entrants as well?

Margaret Andrews

Trisha Smith

4 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Good news. We have decided to extend the closing date for our t shirt design competition until 4th November. School holidays have restricted some youngsters from completing their designs so we are happy to allow another few days for them to do this.

Remember, there’s some great prizes on offer for both the primary and secondary schools winners

Full details here:

Our t-shirt design competition ends at 5pm on November 4th.
For youngsters, it’s a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next year's event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.
Just draw your design, no bigger than A4 size, then scan/photograph/copy it and send by email to info@runbalmoral.com
Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Monday 4th November 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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.

Entries may be scanned and put on the RunBalmoral website gallery.
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I’m hoping you got the entries I sent, I never got a reply.

Ali Robertson

4 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

It's getting close to the time when we choose the winner of our t-shirt design competition. We have received so many fantastic submissions - and here's a selection of them. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Some really creative ideas here making it a tough choice 🤔

1 month ago

Run Balmoral

T-SHIRT COMPETITION ENTRIES CLOSE SOON.

Time is running out.

Our t-shirt design competition ends at 5pm on Friday - so don't delay, get your entries in now.

For youngsters, it’s a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next year's event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

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

Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Friday 11th October 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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.

Entries may be scanned and put on the RunBalmoral website gallery.
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T-SHIRT COMPETITION ENTRIES CLOSE SOON.

Time is running out.

Our t-shirt design competition ends at 5pm on Friday - so dont delay, get your entries in now.

For youngsters, it’s a wonderful opportunity to see your artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for your school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next years event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

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

Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Friday 11th October 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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. 

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

2 months ago

Run Balmoral

RunBalmoral 2020 Young People’s Sports Bursary

RunBalmoral is once again promoting an exciting initiative which aims to support opportunities for young people to adopt healthy lifestyles by experiencing and participating in running events.

Last year £3,000 was distributed to 10 north-east groups and clubs who benefitted from the RunBalmoral sports bursary scheme. The success of the bursary project means it is to be repeated for 2019-2020.

Schools, clubs and other organisations within the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire local authority areas (and Moray and Highland, for Pot 2 bids only) seeking funding for projects which encourage youngsters in the local area to take part in running are eligible to apply.

The Bursary fund for 2020 will again be £3,000 and this will be divided into two separate pots.

Pot 1: £2,000 – All Purpose Awards
Funding can be made to support the cost of transport to running/athletics events or facilities; for hiring of specialist coaches/equipment; or for the purchase of kit/equipment; etc. Any innovative ideas will be considered. Bids could be for the total amount needed for a project to proceed or to support funding being provided from other sources. Successful bidders must demonstrate that the funding can be used within 12 months of being awarded. The awards cannot be used to pay for race entry fees to Run Balmoral.

Small bids allow us to support a variety of projects but in exceptional circumstances a single large award up to the maximum may be made.

Pot 2: £1,000 – Secondary Schools participation at RunBalmoral
We are looking for innovative projects which lead to an increased number of participants in the RunBalmoral secondary schools 2.5km race. This might be to support after-school running clubs which encourage more teenagers to get involved with the sport; it could be for the purchase of running kit for a new team; or it could be to help subsidise transport to the RunBalmoral meeting for a group of youngsters who might not otherwise be able to make the trip. There will be a need to clearly show that the recipients of the bursary will participate in RunBalmoral 2020.
As with Pot 1, small bids allow us to support a variety of projects but in exceptional circumstances a single large award up to the maximum may be made.

RunBalmoral Chairman James Knowles said: "I am delighted that we are in a position to continue this initiative into a sixth year. RunBalmoral is a community event which has always attempted to promote sport in a positive way by offering races for all age groups from primary school age up to veterans in their 60's and 70's. We are particularly keen to see more secondary school pupils in the 11-15 age group participating at Balmoral which is why we have maintained for a third year a special allocation aimed at encouraging more youngsters take part in this event. I am looking forward to receiving some exciting suggestions as to how this might be achieved.

"The bursary award scheme has proven to be very popular over the past five years and we have been delighted to help so many different groups. I hope it proves to be equally beneficial in 2019-2020, even in a small way, in helping more youngsters to enjoy running, or to open up opportunities for young people which might not otherwise have been possible."

Bids should be submitted on one side of A4 and sent by email to info@runbalmoral.com

The bids should clearly state:
• The name of the bidding organisation.
• The name of a key contact along with phone,email and postal address details.
• The amount of funding required and for what purpose.
• How the project will encourage more young people to enjoy healthy lifestyles through invlement in running/athletics.
• How many young people are expected to benefit from the project.
• When the money will be spent.
• From which Pot you are applying.
• If successful, please state who the cheque should be made payable to.

Bids should be submitted by midnight on 30th November 2019

The decision on the winning bid or bids will be made by the Board of RunBalmoral and the results announced in December 2019.
All successful applicants will be expected to:-
• Provide a short report to RunBalmoral (no more than one side of A4) and, if possible, photographs, showing how the bursary was used, within one month of the money being spent.
• Acknowledge in any publicity, the support given by RunBalmoral.
• Use the RunBalmoral logo wherever appropriate.
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RunBalmoral 2020 Young People’s Sports Bursary

RunBalmoral is once again promoting an exciting initiative which aims to support opportunities for young people to adopt healthy lifestyles by experiencing and participating in running events.

Last year £3,000 was distributed to 10 north-east groups and clubs who benefitted from the RunBalmoral sports bursary scheme. The success of the bursary project means it is to be repeated for 2019-2020.

Schools, clubs and other organisations within the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire local authority areas (and Moray and Highland, for Pot 2 bids only) seeking funding for projects which encourage youngsters in the local area to take part in running are eligible to apply. 

The Bursary fund for 2020 will again be £3,000 and this will be divided into two separate pots. 

Pot 1: £2,000 – All Purpose Awards
Funding can be made to support the cost of transport to running/athletics events or facilities; for hiring of specialist coaches/equipment; or for the purchase of kit/equipment; etc. Any innovative ideas will be considered. Bids could be for the total amount needed for a project to proceed or to support funding being provided from other sources.  Successful bidders must demonstrate that the funding can be used within 12 months of being awarded. The awards cannot be used to pay for race entry fees to Run Balmoral.

Small bids allow us to support a variety of projects but in exceptional circumstances a single large award up to the maximum may be made.

Pot 2: £1,000 – Secondary Schools participation at RunBalmoral
We are looking for innovative projects which lead to an increased number of participants in the RunBalmoral secondary schools 2.5km race. This might be to support after-school running clubs which encourage more teenagers to get involved with the sport; it could be for the purchase of running kit for a new team; or it could be to help subsidise transport to the RunBalmoral meeting for a group of youngsters who might not otherwise be able to make the trip. There will be a need to clearly show that the recipients of the bursary will participate in RunBalmoral 2020. 
As with Pot 1, small bids allow us to support a variety of projects but in exceptional circumstances a single large award up to the maximum may be made.

RunBalmoral Chairman James Knowles said: I am delighted that we are in a position to continue this initiative into a sixth year. RunBalmoral is a community event which has always attempted to promote sport in a positive way by offering races for all age groups from primary school age up to veterans in their 60s and 70s. We are particularly keen to see more secondary school pupils in the 11-15 age group participating at Balmoral which is why we have maintained for a third year a special allocation aimed at encouraging more youngsters take part in this event. I am looking forward to receiving some exciting suggestions as to how this might be achieved.
 
The bursary award scheme has proven to be very popular over the past five years and we have been delighted to help so many different groups. I hope it proves to be equally beneficial in 2019-2020, even in a small way, in helping more youngsters to enjoy running, or to open up opportunities for young people which might not otherwise have been possible.

Bids should be submitted on one side of A4 and sent by email to info@runbalmoral.com

The bids should clearly state:
• The name of the bidding organisation.
• The name of a key contact along with phone,email and postal address details.
• The amount of funding required and for what purpose.
• How the project will encourage more young people to enjoy healthy lifestyles through invlement in running/athletics.
• How many young people are expected to benefit from the project.
• When the money will be spent.
• From which Pot you are applying.
• If successful, please state who the cheque should be made payable to.

Bids should be submitted by midnight on 30th November 2019

The decision on the winning bid or bids will be made by the Board of RunBalmoral and the results announced in December 2019.
All successful applicants will be expected to:-
• Provide a short report to RunBalmoral (no more than one side of A4) and, if possible, photographs, showing how the bursary was used, within one month of the money being spent.
• Acknowledge in any publicity, the support given by RunBalmoral.
• Use the RunBalmoral logo wherever appropriate.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Karen Johnstone

Karen Robertson

Julie Mcloughlin for running club?

Tammy Wilson

2 months ago

Run Balmoral

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Would your company like to become a partner in the popular Run Balmoral race weekend? If so, we have available an opportunity to become title sponsor for our 2.5km secondary schools race.

The secondary schools race is an event which has, over the years, provided a platform for youngsters to run in front of thousands of spectators in a beautiful traffic-free setting within the magnificent grounds of Balmoral Castle.

Some who have taken part in the past have gone on to become top international athletes, the best known being Banchory's Robbie Simpson, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist, who won the schools race in 2006.

Interested? Then drop a note to us at info@runbalmoral.com and we'll provide more details.
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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Would your company like to become a partner in the popular Run Balmoral race weekend? If so, we have available an opportunity to become title sponsor for our 2.5km  secondary schools race.

The secondary schools race is an event which has, over the years, provided a platform for youngsters to run in front of thousands of spectators in a beautiful traffic-free setting within the magnificent grounds of Balmoral Castle.

Some who have taken part in the past have gone on to become top international athletes, the best known being  Banchorys Robbie Simpson, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist, who won the schools race in 2006.

Interested? Then  drop a note to us at info@runbalmoral.com and well provide more details.Image attachmentImage attachment

3 months ago

Run Balmoral

Fantastic opportunity for pupils to design RunBalmoral 2020 race t-shirt logos – and to win £250 for your school.

Here's a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to see their artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for their school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next year's event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

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

Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Friday 11th October 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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.

Entries may be scanned and put on the RunBalmoral website gallery.
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Fantastic opportunity for pupils to design RunBalmoral 2020 race t-shirt logos – and to win £250 for your school.

Heres a wonderful opportunity for youngsters  to see their artwork being worn by hundreds of competitors in the RunBalmoral 2020 schools races – and to earn a super prize for their school.

RunBalmoral, in conjunction with RUN-4-IT, is 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 Secondary Schools 2.5km races at next years event which take place on Saturday 18th April 2020.

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.

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

Entries must arrive by 5.00pm on Friday 11th October 2019. 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.

The winner will receive a free entry to RunBalmoral 2020 and a voucher from RUN-4-IT. In addition, the winner’s 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. 

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

 

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Caitlin Finlayson

Lorna Thomson

Campbell Pert

Nikki Genève

Gary Boden

Charley Peppitt

Claire Cooper?

Frank Kelly

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4 months ago

Run Balmoral

AND THE WINNERS ARE......

Nicholas Rattray from Kemnay and Karen Cowie from Huntly are the two lucky winners of our Run4It vouchers after a draw was made from all those entering the 2020 RunBalmoral races before noon yesterday.

We wish to express our thanks to everyone who has entered so far and, of course, to our retail partner Run4It who so generously made the prizes available.

Entries for all the RunBalmoral races will,of course, remain open until all the available places are taken up.

So, don't delay, sign up today then you can relax knowing your place is guaranteed.

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

@nicholasrattray
@karencowie
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AND THE WINNERS ARE......

Nicholas Rattray from Kemnay and Karen Cowie from Huntly are the two lucky winners of our Run4It vouchers after a draw was made from all those entering the 2020 RunBalmoral races before noon yesterday.

We wish to express our thanks to everyone who has entered so far and, of course, to our retail partner Run4It who so generously made the prizes available.

Entries for all the RunBalmoral races will,of course, remain open until all the available places are taken up.

So, dont delay, sign up today then you can relax knowing your place is guaranteed.

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

@nicholasrattray
@karencowie

 

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Thank you!! Run Balmoral 2020

Claire Mitchell looks like Nick will be getting more gear!! 👟

Fiona Leith

Nicholas Rattray

4 months ago

Run Balmoral

LAST CHANCE to grab a 2020 @runbalmoral entry AND make it into our Run4It £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW! 🎉

The cutoff time is 12 noon today! GO, GO, GO!

Everyone who registers for one of the 2020 races at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

@runbalmoral
@run4it_
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LAST CHANCE to grab a 2020 @runbalmoral entry AND make it into our Run4It £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW! 🎉

The cutoff time is 12 noon today! GO, GO, GO!

Everyone who registers for one of the 2020 races at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

@runbalmoral
@run4it_

 

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Sarah Every Carlie Campbell Stuart Watt

4 months ago

Run Balmoral

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Make sure you grab your 2020 RUNBALMORAL entry before 12 noon on Monday 8th July for a chance to WIN a £50 RUN4IT VOUCHER to splurge on running gear!

Everyone who registers at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT
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Catherine Stone lovely pic of the boys warm up

Dave Duthie shall we?

5 months ago

Run Balmoral

Entries for RUNBALMORAL 2020 OPEN AT NOON TODAY - And this year, being a eager beaver has its rewards!

Enter within the FIRST WEEK to be included in our £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW!

Everyone who registers at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK!

As ever, we promise a memorable two days for runners of all ages and abilities next April, with a fantastic line-up of events including the ConocoPhillips 5km, the Stena Drilling 10km, the MPH primary schools 1.5km, the secondary schools 2.5km, the Apollo duathlon, the Bristow 3 and 15 mile trail races and, of course, the mighty Devil O Deeside challenge!

Don't miss out - some races fill VERY quickly.

@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT
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Entries for RUNBALMORAL 2020 OPEN AT NOON TODAY - And this year, being a eager beaver has its rewards!

Enter within the FIRST WEEK to be included in our £50 VOUCHER PRIZE DRAW!  

Everyone who registers at www.runbalmoral.com before 12 noon on Monday 8th July will be automatically entered into a free prize draw for 2 x £50 Run4It vouchers. 2 winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July. GOOD LUCK! 

As ever, we promise a memorable two days for runners of all ages and abilities next April, with a fantastic line-up of events including the ConocoPhillips 5km, the Stena Drilling 10km, the MPH primary schools 1.5km, the secondary schools 2.5km, the Apollo duathlon, the Bristow 3 and 15 mile trail races and, of course, the mighty Devil O Deeside challenge! 

Dont miss out - some races fill VERY quickly.

@runbalmoral
@RUN4IT

 

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Thanks Vikki. X

how do u enter if you haven't pre register?

Done. Duathon here I come. #whathaveidone

Trying to register but looking for login details?!

There is now a register link under the login button.

Willie MacDonald, Peter Berrie, Helen Smith weekend road trip in Peter's Van 😂😂

Elaine you up for it again..18th April?👍🏼

Susan Strachan- set your alarm for 12o’clock.

Lynn McTeir Louise Stephen 2020 our comeback year?

Amber Young Morag Murray 😊

Amber Young Morag Murray

Debbie M Morrison

Gill Mackintosh

Duncan Brown Steve Strachan

Keith Sim

Heather Sim this our very own Harry Sim when he was DJJC 💕

Trying to register but looking for login details?!

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