Crathes Festival Runners

Run Your Own Fairytale Race

Crathes Castle will play host to this autumn festival of running...

This autumn make plans for a fairytale ending at the PIM Crathes Running Festival which is scheduled for 24 September. Taking place in the beautiful grounds of Crathes Castle in the North East, this multi-race event will include a 1.5K kids race, 5K and Half Marathon.

All races start beside the fairytale-like Crathes Castle with its intricate maze of turrets, towers, oak panels and painted ceilings. The half marathon route will then take runners out onto the country roads to the north and east of the estate grounds.

Runners will head out towards the estate of fellow NTS property, Drum Castle, eventually turning and heading back in a loop towards Crathes and finishing in front of the castle. Most of the route is on quiet, tarmac covered roads and there are also a couple of level, off-road farm track sections for a bit of variety.

The 5K and 1.5K routes have a similar start to the half marathon, however these shorter distance events will be confined to the Crathes Castle grounds providing a good challenge for all levels of runners.

Organisers stress that the half marathon course will offer competitors a good PB opportunity and all finishers will receive a medal and technical T-shirt. Runners and spectators alike will have an enjoyable and fun-filled day out and the entry fee will help support the valuable conservation work of the National Trust for Scotland.

If you'd like to know more you can do so here.

Image: PIM Ltd

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