27 & 28 April 2024

 

Run Balmoral 2023 Annual ReportAnnual Report

Each year we produce an annual report with a summary of the event, so if you would like to find out more you can download the report here.

You can find out more about the team at Run Balmoral on our About Us page.

What’s New?:
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2 weeks ago
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Run Balmoral Ambassador Meryl Cooper took time out from her preparations for this month's Transgrancanaria 46k race to offer some great winter training advice.

We are grateful to Meryl for supporting our event by contributing to this video e video made by her partner Stuart Ross.

Stuart will once again be providing video coverage of this year's races. His 2023 productions were excellent.

Banchory-based Meryl plans to return to Balmoral in April to defend her title in the Bristow 15 mile trail race.

Why not join her? Or try one of our other races over the weekend of 27-28th April. There's something for all the family.

Sign up today on www.runbalmoral.com

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4 weeks ago
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The beginning of a new month is the perfect time to commit to a new challenge.
So, what's stopping you?
Sign up now for the race of your choice.
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4 weeks ago
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Trail running star Robbie Simpson is our latest ambassador.
Robbie's running career began on Deeside and he has been a multiple winner of the 10k and 15 mile races at Run Balmoral.
He is now one of the world's leading ultra trail mountain runners but still enjoys returning to his native North east Scotland.
So, why not find out what inspired Robbie to love running by signing up for one of our races today on www.runbalmoral.com
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1 month ago
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Scotland International Jenny Bannerman is our latest ambassador.
The Inverness-based runner has been so consistent over the past decade. She has won the Harbour Energy 5k twice, finished runner-up on three occasions and was third last year.
Jenny will be back in April for another run in the 5k. Will you join her?
Sign up now on www.runbalmoral.com
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1 month ago
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We are delighted to announce that Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has linked up with Run Balmoral as one of our official charities for this year's event.

Martin Peagam, Community Fund Raising Manager North (East) said:
“Hearing Dogs for Deaf People are delighted to be involved with the magnificent Run Balmoral. As a runner, I think the way Run Balmoral brings together runners of all ages and abilities is fantastic. As a deaf person who benefits from a Hearing Dog, I know how important this charity is to deaf people. We look forward to seeing everyone at Run Balmoral!”

If you are keen to raise money for the charity by taking part in one or more of the Run Balmoral races, please contact Martin (details below).

Email: martin.peagam@hearingdogs.org.uk

Website: www.hearingdogs.org.uk
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We are delighted to announce that Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has linked up with Run Balmoral as one of our official charities for this years event. 

Martin Peagam, Community Fund Raising Manager North (East) said:
“Hearing Dogs for Deaf People are delighted to be involved with the magnificent Run Balmoral. As a runner, I think the way Run Balmoral brings together runners of all ages and abilities is fantastic. As a deaf person who benefits from a Hearing Dog, I know how important this charity is to deaf people. We look forward to seeing everyone at Run Balmoral!” 

If you are keen to raise money for the charity by taking part in one or more of the Run Balmoral races, please contact Martin (details below). 

Email: martin.peagam@hearingdogs.org.uk 

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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.

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Harbour Energy 5K

The Harbour Energy 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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NFU Mutual 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 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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Devil of Deeside

John Clark Motor Group Devil of Deeside

Can you handle the John Clark Motor Group Devil O Deeside? To dance with the Devil you have to complete the Stena Drilling 10K, Harbour Energy 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 / Harbour Energy Corporate Team Challenge

Corporate Challenge Trophy The StenaDrilling – Harbour Energy 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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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 thrilled to announce that entries have now opened for Run Balmoral 2024. The event will take place over the weekend of April 27-28 and we are already putting our plans in place to welcome thousands of runners back to the magnificent grounds of the Balmoral estate for what promises to be another wonderful occasion.

The 2023 event was extremely successful with lots of positive feedback from many runners and spectators who enjoyed the family atmosphere which makes this such a special event.

We will once again hold races for all ages groups, over a variety of distances. So, no matter what your preference, there’s something for you at Run Balmoral. And, of course, the John Clark Motor Group Devil of Deeside offers the ultimate challenge.

We will be continuing with our series of special medals depicting notable landmarks within and around the Balmoral Estate. Look out for details coming soon as to what will be on the 2024 medal.

So, don’t delay. Sign up today

 

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

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