Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does it cost to enter?
£10 for over 16s to enter the 10k in advance, plus a £1 fee which goes to SI Entries (who run the online entry system). It's £13 on the day but bear in mind that if the race fills up (120 runners) you are not guaranteed a place. The primary kids race is £1 and the under 16s race for Academy aged children is £5.
How do I enter?
For the 10k please enter in advance via SI Entries (click Enter on the homepage of this site) or you can also enter on the day. Entries for both the children's races are taken on the day.
What are the routes?
See the 'Routes' pages on this site, under 'Race'.
What's the running surface? Tracks, mud, grass, road?
A very short road section at the start, runnable estate tracks through the estate woods, steep rough single tracks to the summit and initial descent, a field, then a prepared path to the finish.
Is there a children's race?
There are two children's races. There is a short fun run for primary age children, and a 3-5km race for under 16s.
The 10k is described as a 10k Trail Race, and also classed as a short hill race. How good do I need to be?
All standards of runner are very welcome; this is a fundraiser for our local School and Nursery so we are not taking it too seriously. As a general guide however this would be a perfect first 10k or hill race for someone who has run a 5k. Your time won't be as fast as a regular 10k due to the hill. Faster club and elite runners would treat this as a fast short race.
What shoes and kit do I need?
Trail shoes instead of road running shoes would be ideal but if you take care on the downhill bit, road shoes will be fine. If it looks like rain, take a thin jacket. You won't be exposed on the hill for long as a lot of the route is through the woods.
Can I take my dog?
Sorry, no. There is too high a risk of someone getting tripped up or livestock being chased.
Can I take my child in a buggy?
No, sorry. The ground is too rough and it would be dangerous for your child.
Are there toilets and changing facilities at the start/finish?
Birse and Feughside Church in Finzean has kindly given permission to use the church, giving access to toilets and car parking. However, there are no changing facilities.
What do I get for my money?
Participation in a fantastic event for a worthy cause as well as a hot drink, home-bake and a small prize.
Does the race qualify for UTMB points?
Don't be silly. No.