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A Spectacular Trail Marathon Based in the Beautiful Scottish Borders

2024 Date: Sunday 18th February

An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) car parking system is now in place at Glentress, with entry and exit barriers. Payment is taken as you LEAVE the venue. To avoid any additional charges, please ensure that payment is made even if the barrier is open when you exit the centre.

New for 2024: With the development work at Glentress Forest underway, we've made some changes to the previous course. Keeping all the fantastic features from the previous route, we've incorporated some super new sections. including some great singletrack on the blue & red mtb trails. Check out the details below.

A trail marathon event based in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Glentress Forest is described as the 'Gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park'. Perhaps more renowned for its mountain biking, Glentress also offers a superb array of forest trails, making it a fantastic location for trail running. The area features mile upon mile of waymarked trails including forest walks, woodland singletrack and heather clad moorland. A great way to explore all the unique aspects of this stunning forest.

Situated between the small Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen & just one hour away from Edinburgh, the location is second to none.

Check out the November 21k race video from Rich Nicholls at Swift Films.

Event Briefing Notes
Winter Recce of the Glentress 42k & 21k Course

Winter Recce of the Glentress 42k & 21k Course

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Date: February 2024           Distance: 42K Approx.       Total Ascent:  1,800m/5,905''


The 42k Distance Comprises Two Circuits of the 21k Route.       
Start Time: 0930 (TBC)                     Venue: Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, nr Peebles, EH45 8NB

Registration: This will be on Sunday 7:30am-9:30am (TBC). Registration is to be based from Glentress Peel café at the Glentress visitor centre. Numbers will be collected at registration.


Event briefing notes will be published HERE approx five days before the event.
Please check these as there will generally be no further information emailed to participants prior to the event.

Facilities: on site cafe, changing, toilets, showers, on site camping.

Entry Fee: £50 & £52 (+ 4% onine entry fee) Minimum entry age 17 years old. We offer a 50% refund (minus the online booking fee) up to 6 weeks before the event date. Please check the event T&C's for full details.

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Required Kit

It is important that you are prepared & equipped for weather conditions for the time of year.

Please note this is mandatory for participants.


Click on the box below to find out what's included in your entry & our event terms & conditions


All routes will be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary.

Just Enjoy the Spectacular Views

Participant Feedback


“Today's Glentress Marathon was definitely the most brutal race ever but I would like to say a huge thank you for a very well signposted route and to all the marshals and photographer for hanging about for me to come in. It really is appreciated as the last marathon runner to feel like i am as important as the first one finished” Caroline Ness


“Thanks for a great event yesterday at the Glentress trail marathon. Despite challenges with the weather before the event and conditions during the event it was well organised and all route marking was clear. I had a great day and hope to be back again next year!” Sarah Gilliam


“Definitely one to remember, and talk about forever! very testing, amazing route and great camaraderie among runners. Thanks everyone” Jakki Stewart

More Feedback HERE