Tweed Valley Trail Runners

Run The Longest Day

There's an exciting new trail run planned for the Borders in 2023...

Entries are now open for The Longest Day – an exciting new trail run for 2023! Brought to you by the Tweed Valley Trail Run, this 10-hour endurance event for off-road adventurers takes place on 17 June, just days before the summer solstice.

Based in the beautiful surroundings of Cademuir Forest in the Tweed Valley, participants can choose to run solo, as a pair or in teams of three, four or a ‘party’ group of five to notch up as many laps as they can of a 7K route. Runners will leave the event village with the sun on their backs at midday – and finish their final laps as night falls 10 long hours later. 

In true relay style, only one member of each team can be on the course at a time but there’s no limit to how many or how few laps those taking part complete. It’s all about a personal challenge or team goal!

The Trail Run team have a reputation for challenging races on stunning trails and The Longest Day won’t be any different. Expect techy forest tracks, a few lung-pumping climbs and plenty of spectacular views, as well as a lively event village loaded with local food, drink and music to keep the energy levels high.

Trail Run director, Neil Dalgleish, says the 2023 race is going to be extra special: “This is the first time we’ve put on an endurance run on this scale in the Tweed Valley – it’s going to be epic! The trails around Cademuir are a dream for off-road runners, and whether they have their sights on a half-marathon, an ultra or just a fun day out on the hill with their mates, our midsummer event ticks the box.”

The Longest Day is open to anyone over the age of 16 and younger runners aged 11-15 will get their chance to check out the course with a special race earlier in the day.

Want to stretch the day out even longer? There’s on-site camping for those wanting to enjoy a night under the stars with their running pals.

Find out more at the event website

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