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

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

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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Harrogate Spring Water

Harrogate Spring Water 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 Group 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 Group 3 Mile Trail Race

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!

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, 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!

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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.

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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 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!

James Knowles

Chairman, Balmoral Road Races Ltd

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2 days ago

Run Balmoral

RACE SOLD OUT

The ConocoPhillips 5km is now sold out for general entries but you might still be able to obtain a place through one of our official charities. Cornerstone, Friends of the Neonatal Unit, Kayleigh's Wee Stars, Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, SensationalALL, Sue Ryder Dee View Court, University of Aberdeen Development Trust and Voluntary Service Aberdeen all have places available.

You can find contact details for each of the charities on our website www.runbalmoral.com

We still have places available in our other races, but these are going quickly, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
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RACE SOLD OUT

The ConocoPhillips 5km is now sold out for general entries but you might still be able to obtain a place through one of our official charities. Cornerstone, Friends of the Neonatal Unit, Kayleighs Wee Stars, Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance, SensationalALL, Sue Ryder Dee View Court, University of Aberdeen Development Trust and Voluntary Service Aberdeen all have places available. 

You can find contact details for each of the charities on our website www.runbalmoral.com

We still have places available in our other races, but these are going quickly, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

 

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Diane Maciver

Is the 10K near capacity?

Asia Orłowska sold out, gonna be a busy one🙈

Scott Thorburn that’s not you surely 🙈

Suzi Fisher Did you sign up?? 😱 xx

Fraser Gordon

Scott Thorburn there's you and Dave. Pity i'm not in it 😥

Hey potential VSA 5K runners 😀 contact fundraising@vsa.org.uk to run for VSA and help us to change lives across the north-east!

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2 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Fantastic Q&A session with Robbie Simpson last night at Aberdeen Sports Village. Thanks to Lucy,Hamish,Nick and Jason from Run-4-It and to everyone who came along and took part in the run followed by the discussion. Everyone is now fired up for Run Balmoral on 27-28th April - but sign up quickly please as entries are filling up, especially for the ConocoPhillips 5km which is close to being a sell out. ... See MoreSee Less

Fantastic Q&A session with Robbie Simpson last night at Aberdeen Sports Village. Thanks to Lucy,Hamish,Nick and Jason from Run-4-It and to everyone who came along and took part in the run followed by the discussion. Everyone is now fired up for Run Balmoral on 27-28th April - but sign up quickly please as entries are filling up, especially for the ConocoPhillips 5km which is close to being a sell out.

3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

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Well done to all that took part in the first day of Run Balmoral come and try weekend

 

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Huge thank you to the organisers, guides and fellow runners 👍😁

Thank you for taking us out today (Sunday) really enjoyed the Wee Trail route. Definitely going to sign up for it

Thank you to the guides and organisers see you all in April 🏃🏽‍♀️😃

Who is that weirdo in the red jacket and black long socks?!?!

What a fab event! Thanks so much to the organizers, guides & running machines that came out to play. Perfect running weather, folks. Please order that up for race day! Cheers from Cynthia~on~the~Run

Kev Mackie you doing it this year? Xx

Had a great time! Thanks to all the guides and fellow runners had a fab morning 🙂 See you all in April.

Get in quick Kev Mackie. Only a few places left in the 5k

Tim

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3 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Still time to come to our come and try weekend, 2/3/19 & 3/3/19. If interested just turn up on the day. Please arrive before 10am and park in the main Crathie car park and walk to the main gates. ... See MoreSee Less

Still time to come to our come and try weekend, 2/3/19 & 3/3/19. If interested just turn up on the day. Please arrive before 10am and park in the main Crathie car park and walk to the main gates.

 

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Matt McCaul?

Helen Clubb

Sammy Fyfe

I’m heading out from Aberdeen in the Sunday for the 3 Mile run if anybody fancies a car share? Leaving town about 8:30?

Sammy Fyfe

If anybody fancies a car share on Saturday I'm leaving Aberdeen at about 8:30am? Doing the 10km run.

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4 weeks ago

Run Balmoral

Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Robbie Simpson shares some tips on how to prepare for the Run Balmoral races, with some specific advice on tackling the famous hill in the Stena Drilling 10km.

You can learn more from Robbie by attending our seminar on Wednesday 6th March at Aberdeen Sports Village.

And if you plan to take part in Run Balmoral 2019 then sign up now. Places are going fast with the ConocPhillips 5km on schedule to sell out very soon.Training and tips on how best to tackle all the Run Balmoral races 2019. thanks for all the help from our charities Sue Ryder, Charlies House, friends of Neo...
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Kris Dear ‘Bummy’s’ in the 10k...are you doing that one?, we’re sticking with the 5k, phew, 😅😀

4 weeks ago

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Check out the new Run Balmoral video

 

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Craig Corbett

We've got your back Run Balmoral 🙌 video link here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_YwHcJfg5g

Fantastic, I love it. Brought a smile to my Friday!

Stuart Amory

Mhairi - ALL races!!! 😉

Could you put a link to it in the comments?

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1 month ago

Run Balmoral

Coming soon: Our fab RunBalmoral video with Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Robbie Simpson.
Great fun filming today with some of our charity mascots.
Many thanks to Colin Wight of Braemar TV.

** REMEMBER Follow us on Instagram @runbalmoral and remember to tag us in your running pics #happytraining #notlongtogo #enternow
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1 month ago

Run Balmoral

Come and try weekend
2/3/19 10am
5k
10k
15 mile

3/3/19 10am
Duathalon
3mile

Free to do , but donations to our charities would be appreciated
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Come and try weekend 
2/3/19 10am
5k
10k
15 mile

3/3/19 10am
Duathalon
3mile 

Free to do , but donations to our charities would be appreciated

 

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Emailed and haven’t had a response, anybody got any idea of times for this weekend?

Ellen higginbotham

Fiona ClarkeKatherine Thomson

Michael Harbottle

Christina Hardie

Emma Petrie

Sam McLeod, Jay Mitchell, Diane Davidson, Claire-Louise Beattie, Roma McIntosh, Colleen Black

Donna Degning Colleen Forbes

Alison West

Nicola Jones you fancy this? We could run the 10k route x

Stuart Webster

Judith Stewart

Liane Gonzalez - Smith

Patrick Gray

Peakey 😀

Elaine Fyvie

Sarah Thomson

Balmoral is great. My very favourite.

Shona? Kay?

Fionna Bygate ???

Andrew Logan keeping note of this as may need a training buddy if I fancy trying it out!

Kay, are you and Simon around this weekend? Fancy a wee run out at Balmoral? Anybody else in Aberdeen fancy a wee trip to the hills on Sunday?

Tim🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️

Dave Tawse Aimee Tawse Sophie Georgia-Mae up for this x

Mark Rennie

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2 months ago

Run Balmoral

Run Balmoral
Come and try
2/3/19 & 3/3/19
More details to follow shortly
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Run Balmoral 
Come and try
2/3/19 & 3/3/19
More details to follow shortly

 

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Moira Anderson

Michael Harbottle

Asia Orłowska

Morven Webster

Fiona Chapman Jay Mitchell Roma McIntosh Carolyn Hare

Stuart Amory

👍

Jane Forsyth xx

Jamie Walker Lauren Knowles good training opportunity

Leonie Kirk x

Keri Hayley you guys free that weekend? We could do on a road trip 🙌🏻

Paula Milne x

Lynne Tracy Kevin Tracy Nick Rose

Iain Archibald(Gill) Vikki Mearns shall we?

Craig Murray wee camping trip ?

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2 months ago

Run Balmoral

The exciting final design has been revealed for the first in our series of unique medals to be awarded at Run Balmoral over the next five years - and it will illustrate the magnificent features of the mountain of Lochnagar which towers above the Dee valley.

A different medal will be given to all racers between 2019 and 2023, each showing an iconic landmark within and around the royal estate.

Run Balmoral Chairman James Knowles hopes the distinctive new medals will be a hit with runners.
He said:"In subsequent years we will feature the Auld Brig o’Dee, Balmoral Castle, Crathie Kirk and Albert’s Cairn.

"The one showing Balmoral Castle will commemorate our 25th year, in 2022. I am sure the medals will become collectible items and runners will want to acquire a complete set.

"Entries are flooding in for all the Balmoral races, so please enter as soon as possible to be sure of your place - and of obtaining the first of our fantastic medals."
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The exciting final design has been revealed for the first in our series of unique medals to be awarded at Run Balmoral over the next five years - and it will illustrate the magnificent features of the mountain of Lochnagar which towers above the Dee valley.

A different medal will be given to all racers between 2019 and 2023, each showing an iconic landmark within and around the royal estate. 

Run Balmoral Chairman James Knowles hopes the distinctive new medals will be a hit with runners.
He said:In subsequent years we will feature the Auld Brig o’Dee, Balmoral Castle, Crathie Kirk and Albert’s Cairn. 

The one showing Balmoral Castle will commemorate our 25th year, in 2022. I am sure the medals will become collectible items and runners will want to acquire a complete set.

Entries are flooding in for all the Balmoral races, so please enter as soon as possible to be sure of your place - and of obtaining the first of our fantastic medals.

 

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Glenn Morrison another set of medals for the collection?

Colin Race c'mon man 🙏🏼

Helen Mcallister???? 😉😉

Caroline Moore worth it for the medal 😜

Joanne Jamieson and Charlie house crew check this little beauty 🏃‍♀️

Wendy Brady

Heather

Julia Ferries. Will we go for the full set??

Tom Makin-Bell it’s a lovely run 🙂

Beautiful, Lochnagar is one of my favourite places ever 😍.

Judith, just in case we needed some motivation.

Darren Timmins

Debbie Foreman, Nicola Welsh, Anna Gmoch, Lauren Oliver.😀💕👍🏃🏻‍♀️xx

James McLaughlin i know how you love a set of medals. Best check these aren't meant to connect magnetically first though to avoid disappointment 😂

Lynne want to do it with me? Xx

Ross Brown defo running in 2022!

Duncan Forrest Chris Taylor

Leanne Ritchie

Emily

Katie Spence 😲

Gemma Ubych this makes me want to run balmoral this year! Fancy it?

Catherine Busson -to add to our collection 🤣

What a great idea!

Michelle Beacom

Alistair Leslie this looks a cracking medal, good one for your collection😆

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2 months ago

Run Balmoral

YOUNG ARTISTS ABBY AND ERIN WIN BALMORAL COMPETITION - AND £250 FOR THEIR SCHOOLS

Artistically talented north east youngsters Abby Dear,11, and Erin Sutherland,12, have beaten off the challenge of hundreds of entrants to win a competition for their designs to be worn by runners at the 22nd annual Run Balmoral races in April.

Abby, a P7 pupil at Fishermoss School, Portlethen, will see her colourfull illustration appear on the t-shirts for the MPH primary schools 1.5km, while Erin, who attends Kemnay Academy,has produced an excellent composition for the secondary schools 2.5km.

Abby’s success has inspired other members of her family to take part in the Balmoral races on what promises to be a great family day out. Mum, Lisa, said:”Abby will run in the primary schools race along with her niece,Jessica, while I am going to run in the 5km with my sister Amanda.

“This will be our first time at Balmoral but I’ve looked at the photos from previous years and it looks a lovely setting. Abby was really chuffed to win the competition and she’s looking forward to being there.”

Erin’s success in the secondary schools competition isn’t the first time her artistic skills have been recognised, as her mum Anne, explained: “She loves art and her mosaic design was one of four chosen to be displayed outside Kintore school last year. We were proud of her for that - and now she has won this as well.”

Anne and husband Mark are enthusiastic runners, both being members of JS Kintore, but they are disappointed that they and Erin will miss the trip to Balmoral because of another exciting commitment.

Mark said:”Anne was lucky enough to get a place in the London marathon which is the same weekend as Balmoral. So we had all arranged to go down before we heard Erin won the competition. Otherwise we would certainly have been there.”

James Knowles, Chairman of Run Balmoral, praised the high standard of submissions. He said: “We received so many exciting and imaginative drawings, so it was very difficult to choose the winners.
Abby and Erin’s designs are excellent and I’m sure they will take a lot of pride from seeing the finished product on the t-shirts on race day. I would, however, like to congratulate everyone who took part and I wish to express my sincere thanks to the parents and teachers who assisted.”

Both girls travelled to the Run-4-It shop in Aberdeen where they were each presented with a £250 cheque for their schools to spend on any sports-related activity. They also received a Run-4-It goody bag, free entry to the Balmoral races and a framed copy of their winning designs. Abby received her prize from Bert McIntosh of race sponsors McIntosh Plant Hire Ltd while Erin was presented with her award by James Knowles, Chairman of Run Balmoral.

Pictures show:
1) Abby’s winning design
2) Erin’s winning design
3) Abby's Presentation: Left to right – Lucy Taylor (Run-4-It), Bert McIntosh (McIntosh Plant Hire Ltd), Abby, Lisa Dear (mum), Mrs Sayer (Abby’s teacher, Fishermoss School).
4) Erin's presentation: left to right – Lucy Taylor (Run-4-It), Erin, Mark Sutherland (dad), Anne Sutherland (mum), Megan (sister), Lisbeth Paul (Kemnay Academy), James Knowles (Run Balmoral)
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Well done Abby xx

Fantastic well fine Abby ax

Well done Abby. Xx

Well done girls, super designs!

Photographer did a good job 😁

Good job girls !!!

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2 months ago

Run Balmoral

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Places still available. Runbalmoral.com

 

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Devil again this yr I swear I’ll complete it 🥴

Harley Stewart

Nick Ross

Steve Coull

Iain Goolager

Claire Cooper

Mel AW?

Hannah Brown

Geraldine Silver

Mark Baddeley

Elaine Lyall💛

Iain Sutherland Abby McInnes??

Amy Hamilton

Jodie, Scott? (No more half maras eva! 😉)

Anna Gmoch.😀

Mhairi Mike

Can’t wait - this is my reason to get out and train as I made such a mess it last year!!! My favourite run, love it. Xx 😄

Gill McMenamin did you enter

Chris Holmes-Gwillim Mark Stoddart

Reign Lea.....

Are we / aren't We?! Euan Evans Sarah Macfarlane

Be quick - it sells out in a flash. I’ve been too late a few times..

Katrina

Hughie Rose Martin McLarty what you think?

Mary Milne, entered!🏃🏻‍♀️

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