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Trail Pursuit; Cairngorms Trail Race Festival

Pitlochry, Perthshire

Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sat 6th August 2022

Starting at 08:00


Trail Pursuit has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

You’re invited to join Trail Pursuit in the wild & beautiful Cairngorms, the UK's largest National Park, in the Scottish Highlands. We're looking for bold, pioneering & adventurous trail runners to join our first ever edition. Experience the magical mountain range. Inspiring races: Trail 5K to Marathon, yoga, navigation & breathwork classes, guided hikes & social runs, weekend camping, athlete speakers, sports expo & live music! Pre-register for exclusive updates & be amongst the first.

What's Included

All participants have access to the festival and can take part in a arange of activities including;

+Festival Activities:
🧘 Vinyasa flow yoga & breathwork classes
🎤 Athlete talks & adventure films
🏃🏽‍♂️ Guided hikes & social runs
❄️ Ice bath experience
🏕️ Weekend camping & campervans
🌈 Live music & DJs, workshops & festival vibes!

  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Fully-marked course
  • Chip-timed result
  • Athlete guest speakers
  • Sports Expo
  • On-site camping (please select camping when purchasing your ticket)
  • Official event photography
  • Live music & DJ's
  • Yoga Classes
  • Adventure film screenings


Trail Pursuit Cairngorms takes place at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL.


  • Are the races open to all levels of trail runner?

    Yes. Trail Pursuit is inclusive for beginner & experienced trail runners alike. However, for the trail marathon we recommend having sufficient experience under your belt as there are challenging technical parts.

  • What is the terrain like at Trail Pursuit Cairngorms?

    A mix of terrain including hard packed trails, rocky elevated fells & bridleways ways, taking in panoramic views of the Cairngorms!

  • Do you need to navigate on these races?

    No, all routes are fully marked & marshalled so you can focus on the epic trail running.

  • Is there an age limit to age limit to enter the races?

    Yes. All individual entrants for 5K through to marathon must be aged 17 or over. This is to comply with UK Athletics guidance. For the Kids 1 Mile race any age between 5 - 12 years old.

  • What time do the races start?

    SATURDAY 6 AUGUST: Marathon: 08:00 Half Marathon: 09:00 10K: 09:30 5K: 10:00 Kids 1 mile: 14:00 NB: An official warm up will take place approximately 15 minutes before the start of each race.

  • Do all finishers receive a medal?

    Everyone crossing the finish line will receive a Trail Pursuit: Scotland medal for the distance they have completed. These will be given out in the finish funnel area by one of our amazing community groups.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    We are canicross friendly! Please ensure your dog is at least 1 year of age & confident around other dogs & humans. We kindly ask you keep them on a lead throughout & please pickup & dispose of their poop!


Race Registration takes place from 2-8pm on Friday 5th August. Collect your race packs which include your race bib & number.

Race Registration is also open between 7-8.45am on Saturday 6th August.

Look out for signs to the registration tents, they will be clearly signed!

Along with race registration, setup your tents, try some yoga & prepare for an inspiring evening of adventure films!

whats not included

Drinks & snacks (extra)

Shower Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £15)

Weekend Parking Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £15)

Campervan Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £59)

camping info

Event Location: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL

We are pleased to offer camping at Trail Pursuit: Scotland.

Camping located next to the start line. Please note:
- this is a basic campsite
- fresh water tap & portaloos onsite
- no electrical hookups available
- no fire pits allowed

We have x2 options when booking your race!
1) Book your Race & Festival Ticket (WITH CAMPING)

2) Book your Race & Festival Ticket (WITHOUT CAMPING)

mandatory kit list

- Waterproof jacket (taped seams)
- Waterproof trousers (taped seams)
- Spare base layer
- Hat/Buff
- Gloves
- Emergency bag (not foil blanket)
- Whistle
- Fully charged mobile phone
- High energy snacks
- 500ml minimum liquid
- Personal cup
- Headtorch (Marathon & only)


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