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Blair Castle Trail Weekender

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Blair Castle Trail Weekender

4.0 · 1 review

Blair Castle, Pitlochry, PH18 5, United Kingdom

Fri 31st May 2024

Starting at 17:00

6 races

£8.00 - £65.00

Organiser's Description

Outsider Events are excited to bring to you the second edition of Blair Castle Trail Weekender on the 31st May - 2nd June 2024.

Staged within the grounds of the iconic Blair Castle on the Atholl Estate, this weekend of trail running has races from kids race, 7km right up to the 60km 'Full Tilt Ultra'.

All respective races start at the event village based in the grounds of Blair Castle which nestles at the base of the Cairngorm national park.

From here on out, depending on your choice of race, runners either loop round past Hercules Gardens and back to the start, fork off up the winding Glen Tilt or head toward the 1009m high summit of Ben Dearg. Which trail will you take?

Races

  • Diana's Grove - 7km

    Minimum Age 15yrs

    £28.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Banvie Burn - 13km

    Minimum Age 17yrs

    £35.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Dearg Up N' Doon - 30km

    Minimum Age 18yrs

    £45.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Full Tilt Ultra - 58km

    Minimum Age 20yrs

    £65.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kids Trail Race

    £8.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Festival Access

    No Running - Just Festival Fun

    £20.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Diana's Grove - 7km

    Minimum Age 15yrs

    £28.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Banvie Burn - 13km

    Minimum Age 17yrs

    £35.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Dearg Up N' Doon - 30km

    Minimum Age 18yrs

    £45.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Full Tilt Ultra - 58km

    Minimum Age 20yrs

    £65.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kids Trail Race

    £8.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Festival Access

    No Running - Just Festival Fun

    £20.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

There truly is a race for every runner, from our kids 1km right through to Full Tilt Ultra taking in 2 Munro Summits across some challenging terrain.

All respective races start at the event village based in the grounds of Blair Castle which nestles at the base of the Cairgorm national park.

From here on out, depending on your choice of race, runners either loop round past Hercules Gardens and back to the start, fork off up the winding Glen Tilt or head toward the 1009m high summit of Ben Dearg. Which trail will you take?

What's Included

We believe there's so much more to a race than just the run its self. With this in mind, we have a range of activities which comes inclusive with your entry. This extends to friends and family who are with you - even if they're not running.

Expect to see pre and post race Yoga classes, access to a mix of catering experiences, a bar area, and evening entertainment.

Blair Atholl has an amazing range of accommodation on offer, however we have an option of adding on a camping pitch at the event village for just £5 per head over 14 (please note this just includes toilet access and no shower facilities).

Entry Fee's:

What's included?

Fully Marked Course
Electronic Timing
Eco Finishers Medal
Safety & First Aid Teams
Access to Yoga Classes (extends to those accompanying)
Discounted Saturday Night Camping Pitch
Free Parking all weekend
Public Liability Insurance

What's based at the event village?

Race Sign-on
Catering
Camping
Bar Area
Toilet Facilities
Free Weekend Parking
Medical HQ
Event Partner Stalls
Evening Entertainment
Yoga Classes
Start/Finish Area

  • Scenery
  • Mountains
  • Castle Event HQ
  • Eco Event Medal
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Camping
  • Live Music
  • Kids Trail Races
  • Workshops

How to Get There

Blair Castle is easily accessible via the A9 and just a short drive from all of Scotland major cities.

Parking

There is free parking on site.

Location

Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries. The castle has had a diverse history, witnessing both turbulent and peaceful times, enlarged and adapted over 750 years to suit the needs of the family and style of the day. Home to politicians, soldiers, agriculturalists and entrepreneurs, the family history is brought to life against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scottish baronial architecture.

It is our event HQ for a fine weekend of Trail Running!

WHAT TICKETING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

Full Tilt Ultra - 58km with 2x Munro Summits
Dearg Up n' Doon - 30km 1x Munro Summit
Banvie Burn - 13km
Diana's Grove - 7km
Kids Fun Run
Festival Village Ticket

All running entries come with inclusive festival village access all weekend so no need to purchase an additional ticket for yourself - only for those
who are not running.

WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL TICKET INCLUDE?

Our festival has a diverse programme of yoga classes, outdoor cinema, live music and guided trail runs - it doesn't matter if you're running or not,
all can get involved!

Diana's Grove - 7km

Elevation - 100m

This 7km race is the perfect introduction to the world of trail running.

A rolling route, without too much eleveation or technical challenges, but just enough to keep you on your toes.

Take part on one of our post-race Yoga sessions to aid your recovery and enjoy a cold pint or two.

Compulsory Kit:
- Fell/Trail Shoes
- Food/trail Snacks
- Whistle
- Mobile Phone
- Foldable Cup/Bottle

Banvie Burn - 13km (ish)

Elevation - 200m

Like the 7km, the Banvie Burn 13km route is also a great introduction to the world of Trail Running.

Instead of returing back to the event village, runners will fork off through the Blairuachdair woods and follow the path into the fringes of Glen Tilt - just enough to get a flavour of its raw, remote beauty.

After entering the Glen, the route returns back toward the finish - shadowing the the river Tilt before entering the event village and finishing area.

Make the most of the weekend and take part in one of our lead Yoga session to loosen the legs off + enjoy a cold beer or two.

Feed Station 1 - 5.4km

Compulsory Kit:
- Fell/Trail Shoes
- Food/trail Snacks
- Whistle
- Mobile Phone
- Foldable Cup/Bottle

Dearg Up n' Doon - 30km

Elevation - 1000m

The Dearg Up n' Doon takes quite a step up from the 2 shorter race options.

Reaching heights of 1009m at the summit of Ben Dearg - one of the highest points in a wedge of high, exposed countryside that is situated between Glen Tilt to the east and the Pass of Drumochter to the west. Runners will experience extensive views across the Cairngorm Mountains and the remote beauty of the Alt Schiecheachan Bothy.

Following the exposed trail back down the mountainside, the route eventually rejoins the vast forests of Blairduachdar before snaking it's way through the dense pine, larch and birch woods and back to to the finish.

A great steppping stone for runners looking to dip their toe into higher altitude world of trail running.

Feed Station 1 - 11km
Feed Station 2 - 22km

Compulsory Kit:
- Fell/Trail Shoes
- Water Proof Trousers/jacket
- Hat & Gloves
- Food/trail Snacks
- Emergency Blanket/Bivvy Bag
- Extra warm layer (unworn before race)
- Whistle
- Mobile Phone
- Foldable Cup/Bottle/bladder
- Map (course print out/OS Landranger Map 43
- Compass

Full Tilt Ultra - 58km

Elevation - 1800m

A true beast a race, the Full Tilt Ultra takes in the two Munro summits of Ben Dearg (1009m) and Carn a Chlamain (963m). Combined with the charming beauty of Glen Tilt which follows the River Tilt and its plenty waterfalls and alluring pools along the way - the Full Tilt Ultra is a true stunner.

Runners will be treated to multiple professionally stocked feed stations along the way to keep you fuelled for the challenges that lie ahead.

At the finish, enjoy the event village where there will be cold beer and complementory lead Yoga sessions to help aid post run recovery.

Due to the demanding elevation and terrain, this race is not for the faint hearted and runners should be of an experienced standard and aware of the risks associated with such a challenge.

Feed Station 1 - 10.7km
Feed Station 2 - 33.6km
Feed Station 3 - 48km

Compulsory Kit:
- Fell/Trail Shoes
- Water Proof Trousers/jacket
- Hat & Gloves
- Food/trail Snacks
- Emergency Blanket/Bivvy Bag
- Extra warm layer (unworn before race)
- Whistle
- Mobile Phone
- Foldable Cup/Bottle/bladder
- Map (course print out/OS Landranger Map 43
- Compass

Entering more than one race

It is possible to sign up for more than one race over the course of the weekend.

However, we must add that it is only possible to do one race on each of the days due to the timing of the events.

Volunteers

We're just a small team at Outsider Events and are always looking for volunteers. If you are just spectating and want to get involved, please get in touch with us!

As an incentive, for the Blair Castle Trail Weekender we are offering Volunteers the option of doing a days marshalling one day and on the other you can choose a race of your choice for free + one of our official event T-shirts.

We have a range of roles for our Volunteers, this can be anything from marshalling at a turn-off, helping out at one of our feed stations or even helping hand out numbers at signing-on. Does this sound like something you'd like get on-board with?

Apply here

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Mike

·8 months ago

Great event and very much a challenge. Plenty of extra surprises with the route and hills. I would recommend it. Poor that they ran out of water at 2nd food station and no water at the finish. Especially in the 23 degree heat.

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