2017 Results Here
Glentress Forest is described as the 'Gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park'.
The Glentress night trail run is open to all abilities of runners. You will be tackling some of the amazing trails that Glentress Forest has to offer including single track, open forest tracks and even a 'bit' of mud! All runners must run with a head torch and suitable trail shoes.
Situated between the small Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen & just one hour away from Edinburgh, the location is second to none.
Distance: 10km Night Trail Run
Date: Friday 24th February, 2017
Venue: Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, nr Peebles, EH45 8NB
Start Times: 24th February 10k: 18:30pm
Registration: Registration is to be based from Glentress Peel café at the Glentress visitor centre. The cafe will now be staying open late for the night run, providing hot food & drinks both before & after the event. 16:00 - 18:00pm
10k Night Trail Run: Route
Following non-technical forest roads and singletrack, the route features sections of the waymarked walking trails including the Glen Trail alongside Glentress Burn, linking in with Buzzard’s Nest Trail, which winds through the magnificent Douglas firs. Then it's onto the Time Trail which passes the fortified iron age settlements. A short section on the Tower Trail links the route back onto the Buzzard’s Nest Trail to finish with an exhillirating descent to the finish.
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Total Ascent: 330m/1,083'
Terrain: A great combination consisting mainly of firm gravel trails & woodland singletrack. Some uneven sections of grass with exposed tree roots. Long moderate slopes with some steeper sections.
A GPX File of the route can be downloaded HERE.
Watch some of our previous night trail races to see what it's all about below:
Entry Fee: £18.00
Included: Professionally run event, qualified & experienced personnel at various checkpoints, qualified medical support, online registration, fully marked routes, route maps, commemorative finishers medal, refreshments at finish, hydration & feed stations on the course.
Facilities: on site cafe, changing, toilets, showers.
How to get to Glentress: Glentress Peel is located in the heart of the Tweed Valley Forest Park between the small Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen & just one hour away from Edinburgh. Glentress is just 1 ½ miles (2.4 km) east of Peebles on the A72. Click HERE for travel details
Parking: 10km Night trail participants you will need to use the pay and display parking, however Glentress forestry have kindly said you will only need to pay for one hours parking at £2. Therefore you can stay longer than your one hour ticket at no extra charge.
LATEST NEWS...We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with leading Scottish running retailer Run 4 It for our upcoming Glentress Trail Races. This includes both the November & February races. In addition to providing some fantastic prize vouchers for the events, Run 4 It will also be offering all race entrants a discount voucher on selected products.
GLENTRESS FOREST LODGES
Looking for on site accommodation? Glentress Forest Lodges offers Wigwams, camping and camper van parking. Full details HERE.
Event Terms and Conditions can be found HERE.