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A Spectacular Trail Running Event 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.

The event is part of a fantastic selection of trail races, with the Glentress Trail Marathon held in conjunction.               

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

Winter Recce of the Glentress 42k & 21k Course

Winter Recce of the Glentress 42k & 21k Course

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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.


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


Date: Sunday 18th February 2024  Distances:  21km Half Marathon & 10k Trail 


Venue: Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, nr Peebles, EH45 8NB   Start Times: 21k:  1000 / 10k:  1100  (TBC)


Registration: This will be on Sunday. 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.


21k Registration: 0730-0930                            10k Registration: 0730-1030

Courses: All routes will start from Glentress Peel Visitor Centre Trailhead.

Entry Fee: 10k - £30 / 21k - £34  (+ 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..


Required Kit

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

Please note this is mandatory for 21k 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

21k Course:            "Stunningly Beautiful & Technical"

An awesome blend of terrain from hard packed gravel trails, twisting forest singletrack, long winding climbs, exhilarating descents & stunning panoramic viewpoints. With a whopping 900m of ascent, this amazing course is sure to be a classic & one that will be remembered...

Climbing high to the top of Glentress Forest, the 21k incorporates exciting sections of the blue, red & black mtb trails. With named sections such as 'The Goat Track' & 'Spooky Woods', we've also added a few of our own; The High Hut, Roller Coaster, Evil Climb & The Home Straight...


Check them out on the course map below.

Please note this route is provisional & may be subject to change.

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21k November Updated Map.jpg
Interactive Map (coming soon)

Total Ascent: 21k:  900m/2953'         Descent: 897m


High Point of Course: 572m

Terrain: The course incorporates sections of the Tower Trail, Blue, Red & Black mtb trail There's a great variety of forest singletrack, a few sections of open moorland & awesome singletrack.

Please note: Sections of this route are on the black MTB trail which the Forestry Commission have given permission to use for the duration of the race. However we do not advise you to run this at other times when mountain bikes will be using the trail.

21k Time Limit: 5hrs.

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