The leading field

Apollo Duathlon RaceApollo Duathlon Race


Aberdeen-based offshore engineering consultancy and project management provider Apollo are our sponsor a for the duathlon featuring a 16K mountain biking stage with a 6k run to start and a 5k run to finish.

All entrants must be 18 years of age or over on the day of the race.

The Start

The Apollo Duathlon Race will start at 9.30am on Sunday 23rd April 2017.

The Duathlon has a number of rules and regulations, which competitors must adhere to throughout the event.   We do try to keep the rules and regulations to a minimum so everybody can have a great and enjoyable race. Please ensure you have read and understood the rules and regulations prior to the event day.

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N.B. To put all riders on and even footing this event is to be competed on a Mountain Bike. Cycle cross, race or hybrid bikes are not allowed and a penalty will be applied to anyone who competes using one of these.

The Route

The route will take runners circuit out in front of the Castle, then on a tough little 6K with transition to bike on the event field before heading out around the scenic Ripe Hill loop with stunning  views of Lochnagar, steady ascents and long descents! Then its transition time again before the final loop of the Wee Trail.

Below is the provisional route. Orange is the run route and yellow the cycle route with transition on the event field where all the Saturday action takes place. The cycle is mainly tracks with some tarmac. There is a steady ascent which is quite rough (chuckies) in places. The descent is fast! The run is a tough 5K with a good up and a down and some "soft going".

There are three distinct sections to the event

Duathlon run 1 map

Duathlon cycle map

Duathlon run 2 map

How to Enter

Entry for the Apollo Duathlon event is now open

The cost per entry is £25

Bike Hire

Looking to hire a bike for the event? Then contact our partner\;-

Dan Whitehead
Bike Station Ballater
Station Square
AB35 5RB
Mob: 07552 169272
Tel:   013397 54004
Winter Opening Hours
Open 10 - 4.30 Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri,Sat and Sunday
Closed Wed & Thu

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 view the prize details

Insurance Statement

Balmoral Road Races Ltd does not provide cover for the personal accident, illness, loss or damage incurred by participants. Further, Balmoral Road Races Ltd Third Party liability policy will not necessarily indemnify participants in the event of a Third Party being injured solely due to the negligence of the participants. Balmoral Road Races Ltd Third Party liability policy will however meet claims from Third Parties arising from the negligence of Balmoral Races Ltd or its employees. Participants wishing to obtain cover for personal accident and Third Party liability are advised to contact an insurance company or broker.