RAM Tubulars Secondary Schools 2.5K

RAM Tubulars Secondary Schools 2.5K

  • Price £8
  • 11:50 on Saturday 26 April 2025

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.

The start is operated by age bands – the oldest at the front, the youngest at the back. Participants will be called to the assembly area prior to the warm up. Placards will be clearly displayed, e.g. Primary 4 and you should line up behind the placard indicating the school year that you are in.

After the warm up you will be taken to the actual start line. To keep warm before and after the run wear warm clothing and bring waterproof clothing. If you need an inhaler etc, make sure it is brought with you on the day.

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Entry Includes

  • A tree planted for each entry
  • Finisher's medal
  • AMAZING goody bag!
  • Electronic timing
  • Downloadable finisher's certificate
  • Free parking
  • Event Village at the finish
  • FREE admission to the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral


How old must I be to compete?
Open to children aged 11 years to 15 years.
When do entries close?
Entries will close on the 7th of April (the same year as the event) or sooner if the race sells out.
What is included in the entry fee?
A tree planted for each entry
Finisher’s medal
AMAZING goody bag!
Electronic timing
Downloadable finisher’s certificate

Free parking
Event Village at the finish
FREE admission to the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral

Can I make changes to my entry?
You can edit your entry via the ‘My Entry’ tab at the top of the website home page. You can edit all your registration details but you are not able to swap races.
Is it possible to enter on race weekend?
No, there are no ‘on the day’ entries.
How do I know that my online entry worked?
You will have been sent a confirmation e-mail. Please check your spam folder if this does not appear in your inbox with a few hours.
Is it possible to transfer my place to another race?
No, transfers are not possible.
I don’t want to enter online; can I pay for my entry over the phone or by cheque?
You can enter by telephone by calling 01339742555 with your debit/ credit card details.
Do you offer elite entries?
No, we do not offer elite entries in the schools races
When will I receive my race number etc?
You should receive your race pack approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the race date. The pack will contain your race number which has your timing chip attached, an instruction sheet and 4 safety pins.
Can I run with my child in the race as he/she is very young?
Parents of young children can run with their child but you will be placed at the back of the field of runners.
I live overseas and will already be in the UK / Scotland when you send out 2.5K race packs?
All overseas race packs will be available for collection at the information tent on the day of the race.
When does registration take place?
You do not need to register on the day for the 2.5K, you will have everything you need in your race pack.
How do I get to the 2.5K Start?
Please allow at least 20 minutes to walk from the far car parks to the start line. You should arrive as early as possible and at least one hour prior to the start of your race.
What’s the 2.5K course like?
Smooth Tarmac all the way within the Balmoral Estate. Glorious views of the Castle and gardens with good signage and marshalling throughout.
How many drink stations are there on the 2.5K route?
There are no water stops on the 2.5K route. More information
Are there toilets on the course?
No. There are plenty of toilets in the event Village at the start and finish of the 2.5K.
Are there showers and changing facilities?
There are Male and Female changing tents but no showers.
Can I run wearing headphones?
Please note that wearing headphones is NOT permitted in any of the races under Scottish and UK Athletics rules.
We DO allow the use of headphones that use bone conductor technology, which allow the wearer to be aware of their surroundings. However, this is at your own risk and if an incident occurs as a result of, or made worse by, you wearing these headphones you may be held liable.
Can I be supported by bike along the route?
No, this is not safe for other runners.
Are buggies and pushchairs allowed in the 2.5K?
No, this is not safe for other runners.
Can I run in fancy dress?
Yes, as long as your fancy dress does not impede the process of or cause danger to other runners. The organisers decision is final on this and if you are in any doubt you should consult the organisers in advance. info@runbalmoral.com
Where can I park?
FREE field parking will be well signed on the day. The earlier you arrive the closer to the start line you will be! You should arrive no later than an hour prior to your race start time and earlier is better!
There is at least a 30 minute walk to the start line from the car parks.
Can I get a photograph of myself running the race?
Yes! Please see the photos section of the web site for details of how to purchase your images form the day via our partners Marathon Photography.
Are dogs allowed?
On the event field on a lead, yes. Taking part in any race, no.