The start of the Stena Drilling Tartan 10k

Stena Drilling Tartan 10kStena Drilling


All entrants must be 16 years of age or over on the day of the race.

The measured course of 10K takes you through some beautiful Highland scenery and will be clearly marked and well marshalled. The early part of the course is relatively fast on smooth tarmac, however from approximately 3.5K the course rises quite steeply up through woods of Garmaddie on the estate tracks for approximately 1.2K!

The "Hill" is marked and will allow you to enjoy the descent, which continues on the estate tracks for approximately 3K. Near the bottom of the hill there is a green footbridge, which needs to be negotiated with care.

After this the route descends further and joins the fast, smooth tarmac for the return section back to Balmoral Castle and the final 300 metres to the finish line gantry.

We are sure you will enjoy the course which has been voted by Runners World as the most scenic road race in the country, but please don't expect a fast time! Have a good run and study the map for further details.

You are strongly advised not to wear racing shoes but use a sturdier training shoe with good cushioning instead. On the hill will slower runners / walkers please keep to the left leaving the right hand lane free for runners.

The Start

The Stena Drilling Tartan 10k starts at 14.00 on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

  • 13.30 - Call up
  • 14.00 - Race start

Please ensure you arrive in good time to deposit your baggage and prepare for the start. The start is operated by time bands - the fastest to the front, and the slowest to the back. Placards with expected finish times will be clearly displayed. For example, if you expect to run in 50 minutes then look for the placard that says "50 mins" and line up behind this.

The Route

How to Enter

Entry for Stena Drilling Tartan 10k event is now open

The cost per entry is £24 (SAL members £22)

Entry List

To check and make sure your name is on the start list please check the entry list.

Any queries should be sent to: with RunBalmoral 2017 as the Subject.


Please click here to vew the prize details.

Kilometre Markers

There will be ascending kilometre marks on the course.

Slower Runners

On the hill will slower runners / walkers please keep to the left leaving the right hand lane free for faster runners.