These events are part of a fantastic weekend of early winter trail races in Glentress Forest, located in the beautiful Tweed Valley. Starting with a 21k Trail Half Marathon on the Saturday morning, this is followed by a 10k night race on Saturday evening.
On Sunday it is the Tweed Valley Ultra, a superb multi-terrain ultra which is based around the Tweed Valley forest park with a choice of 65k and 50k distances. Full details of this event are HERE.
Enter either one, two or all three events - you'll get a discounted entry offer for the Tweed Valley Ultra when you register for one or both of the Glentress events. If you want to enter all THREE races you should enter the Tweed Valley Ultra FIRST to get the best deal.
Glentress Winter Trail Half Marathon
Start Time: 1015
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.
The 21k course features a fantastic variety of terrain from hard-packed gravel trails to twisting forest singletrack ... not to mention an exhillarating descent on the Black graded MTB route... This amazing course offers something for everyone.
Glentress 10k Night Trail Race
Start Time: 1700 (TBC)
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 in the dark.
In the dark the forest takes on a whole new appearance. This 10k route is held on the same course as our popular February 10k (daytime) race. This is a fantastic course whether you're goal is to blast along at the front or your first night trail race.
"I'm just back home from this race, and still buzzing. Thank you SO much for running this event - it was tremendous fun, and a completely different different experience from any other race I've done. Seeing the procession of head torches ahead of (and behind!) me in the early stages was great. Taking the opportunity to turn off my headtorch for a few seconds to run along a woodland track under nothing but starlight was just awesome. Please pass on my thanks to the organisers and particularly to the marshalls, who were tireless in their much appreciated encouragement. Thanks again - definitely in my 'to do' list for next year" Gavin Whittaker.
The Glentress Peel Visitor Centre is in the heart of the Tweed Valley Forest Park between the small Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen and just one hour's drive away from Edinburgh.
All routes will be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary.
Distances and Prices
Half marathon (21k): £25, minimum age 18
Night run (10k): £20, minimum age 18
Please refer to the Event Terms and Conditions page on High Terrain Events website for details on withdrawals, deferrals and transfers.
Professionally run event, qualified and experienced personnel at various checkpoints, qualified medical support, online registration, electronic chip timing, unique finishers medal, fully marked routes, 15% Run4it discount e-voucher, refreshments at finish, free day event parking worth £5.00.
"Loved it. It was brilliant. Can't wait to do it again. Great organised event. Thank you!"