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- When is the race?
Race Day is Sunday 27th May 2018. The 2 km youth race starts at 1200, and the 12 km adult race starts at 1300
- What are the age categories?
For both male and female the age categories are :
Senior – 16 to 39
Veteran – 40 to 49
Super Vet – 50 to 59
Vintage – 60 +
Under 16s should enter the Youth Race.
The age that counts is age on race day.
- Do I need a medical certificate?
No, a medical certificate is not needed.
- Where do I collect my number?
You will pick up your race number at the Dunblane Center. Youth numbers can be collected between 10 am and 11.30, and adult numbers between 10am and 12.30
- What about parking?
There is ample parking in Dunblane, you should be able to get parked within a few minutes’ walk of the race HQ at the Victoria Hall.
- How do I get to Dunblane by public transport?
Race HQ is right beside Dunblane Railway Station, and a bus stop.
- Are there toilet facilities?
There are toilet facilities in the Victoria Hall. These are likely to be busy ! Additional toilet are available at the Dunblane Centre (2 mins walk) and the public toilets in Bridgend (1 minute walk). Shower facilities are available at the Dunblane Centre.
- What is the timing system?
The race is chip timed, utilising UHF disposable tags that are integrated into your race number. Your race time will be available immediately on finishing, and you will be able to obtain a printout of your race time from the timing van.
- Is there a baggage check?
There is no official baggage check in, but bags can be left at the registration desk in the Victoria Hall, at your own risk.
- What is the race route?
There is a map of the route on this website. The route takes runners past some of Dunblane’s most iconic landmarks including the Golden Post Box, stunning backdrop of the Dunblane Hydro, through the beautiful village of Kinbuck, past Andy Murray’s exclusive Cromlix House Hotel as well as the picturesque views along the Auchenlay road.
The route is generally flat, with some undulation and a short hill at around 4 miles. It is mostly on country roads. Bear in mind it is not a closed road race and some traffic will be encountered. Keep to the left, and take extra care as you come back into Dunblane and pass Tesco. The route is heavily marshalled. If you do drop out please let a marshal know – First Aid cover is available.
- Has the distance been measured?
The races are “about” 2k and 12k, but have not been measured by Scottish Athletics. The routes have been measured by GPS.
- Are there refreshments along the course?
There is a water station close to the half way point.
- Where will I see photos of the race?
Photos will be posted on the race website and the race Facebook page as soon as possible after the race.
- Where will I find the results?
Results will be posted on the race Facebook page, race website and Scottish Athletics website as soon as possible after the race, hopefully by late afternoon.
- If I am injured or cannot take part in the race for any reason can I get a refund?
No refunds are given.
- Where do the proceeds of the race go to?
Proceeds of the 2018 race are going to support the work of The Dunblane Centre. The Dunblane Centre offes a welcoming environment and a broad range of activities for communities in and around Dunblane. A local charity, the Centre was gifted to the community and is sustained by donations, grants and local support. It is open to all, with children and young people at our heart.
In previous years, proceeds from the race have supported organisations such as the Boys Brigade, youth football teams, Dunblane High School athletics team and the Likhubula project in Malawi.