Run Balmoral 2019 Programme
Everyone at Team Balmoral wishes all runners this weekend the very best of luck. Whether you are a youngster tackling the 1.5km race for the first time or a hardened ‘Devil’ taking part in the 5km, 10km, duathlon and 15 mile trail race, we hope you thoroughly enjoy the occasion.
This is a fantastic opportunity to run in one of Britain’s iconic locations and we are ready to welcome you.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
Don’t be fooled into thinking the Bristow Group 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!
Can you handle the Devil O Deeside? To dance with the Devil you have to complete the Stena Drilling 10K, ConocoPhillips 5K, Bristow Group 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!
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.
We are delighted to announce that RunBalmoral 2019 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April. Entries will open on the 7th November 2018 at noon for the programme of eight races catering for all age groups. This will be the 22nd 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!