26 May 2018

The third KWS Barra 10K will be held on Saturday the 26th of May 2018. This is a challenging cross country trail run over the Barra Hill and we are looking to build on the success of what was a fantastic event last year.

Active Schools will again be organising junior races prior to the 10K. Information and Entry Forms Here.

We have been fortunate to have the support of many local businesses who are sponsoring this event. All monies raised from this 10K will go directly to the families in need of support.

The 10K route consists of 2K road then 3K cross country and then 5K road. (route map)

The start (and finish) is at Oldmeldrum Academy leading on to the fields at the foot of the Barra Hill. At this point, you will enter the cross country section of the course where extra caution must be taken as you will be running on uneven ground.

The climb to the summit of Barra Hill is about 1km and from there you will enjoy panoramic views of Aberdeenshire. The route then takes you onto the Bourtie Road for a fast, downhill second half road section of the course as you wind back into Oldmeldrum.

The entire route will be well signed and heavily marshalled.


£18.00 affiliated runners (Scottish Athletics Members)

£20.00 non-affiliated runners (This is compulsory and provides you with race insurance for the day)

Please note that during the registration process your Scottish Athletics/UKA membership will be checked and if valid the appropriate discount will be applied. English Athletics and Welsh Athletics members can also obtain the discount by entering their membership number into the appropriate field.

Age Groups and Categories

We have men’s and women’s categories for prizes – there will be no specific age group categories. In order to run the Barra 10K, you must be minimum 16 years old on the day of the race.


Men’s and Women's 1st, 2nd 3rd.

Water stop

One water stop will be in place just before the half way mark at the beginning of the descent on the Bourtie Road.

Race Timing

Timing chips will be provided at registration and results will be posted on Results Base straight after the race.


8.00am - 9.00am - Junior Races Registration Open (ACTIVE SCHOOLS)
9.00am - 10.15am - Junior Races (ACTIVE SCHOOLS)
9.00 - 10.30am – 10K Registration in Meldrum Academy Canteen
10.30am - 10K Warm up at the Start Line
10.40am – 10K Race Briefing at the Start Line
10.45am – 10K Race Start
12.15pm – Prizegiving


Ample parking will be available at Meldrum Academy. We would encourage those who live locally to walk where possible to ease congestion. Marshals will be on hand in the morning to organise event parking in the following locations:

  1. Meldrum Academy
  2. Meldrum Medical Practice
  3. Hoodles Childcare
  4. Glenrock
  5. Within Meldrum Business Industrial Estate
  6. NRC
  7. Millburn Road


We have full use of Meldrum Academy facilities for the morning – changing rooms and toilets.

Bag Drop

We will have bag drop available. When you pick up your race number at registration, there will be a baggage strip attached to your race number. Simply tear off the baggage strip, attach it to your bag and take it to the lorry trailer where we will safely store your bag until after the race.

Road Crossings for Runners

There are a few road crossings as you leave and return to Meldrum Academy, all of which will be heavily marshalled. However, the roads will not be closed and marshals do not have the authority to stop traffic. The marshals are there to support you, but ultimately it is the responsibility of each and every runner to cross the road safely.

Finisher Goodies

10K: Finishing T-shirt, medal, water and banana.

Junior Races: Medal and water

Wheelchair Entries

Unfortunately we cannot allow wheel chairs to enter as part of the planned route because the Barra Hill is not suitable and is impassable with a wheel chair. However, if you are a wheel chair user, and you are keen to participate, we would love to accommodate in some way. Please email us at and we will try to create an appropriate route.

Course Records

Mark McCluskie - 37.25 (2017)

Marie Rennie - 45.36 (2016)


We are hugely grateful for the support of our sponsors. Their contributions mean that absolutely all of the money raised from this event’s entry fee, will be going directly to families where there is a child with a terminal diagnosis. Thank you for your support.

 Event information
26 May 2018
Oldmeldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum AB51 0NT

Great Britain
Registration is closed

Kayleigh's Wee Stars

In case of questions about the event please contact Kayleigh's Wee Stars:

01651 872747