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Please read this event information carefully to ensure that you fully understand the event details and programme and to ensure we all play our part in making the event an enjoyable, successful and safe event for everyone. Glenlivet is a very special and amazingly beautiful place and we sincerely hope that you will ‘feel the spirit of the glen’ during your run – enjoy!
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Sunday April 5th 2020. Race Start – 11am.
Event registration and all event facilities are located at the beautiful award winning ‘Glenlivet Distillery’ (post code AB37 9DB) which is well-signposted throughout the region by the standard brown ‘visitor attraction’ signs. Event parking will be opposite the distillery and will be well-signed and marshalled; please do not park in any other areas or at the distillery. From a best practice environmental perspective please try and car-share wherever possible. Recommended travel directions are:
From Aberdeen (approx 75 miles):
From Elgin (approx 27 miles):
From Inverness (approx 53 miles):
From Aviemore (approx 32 miles):
From Ballater (approx 33 miles):
All runners are required to attend ‘Race Registration’ which will be located in the sumptuous ‘Malt Barn’ building at the distillery. This room also acts as the ‘event hub’ for all facilities and activities and will be well-signed. Registration is open from 0900 until 1020 and is where entrants get their individual event running number, safety pins and race timing chip; instructions on how to wear the race timing chip will be given at Registration.
There are no entries on event day and all pre-registered runners must register in person and must not register or run under another person’s details. Any medical condition that the organisers should be aware of must be noted on the back of your individual race number given out at registration (pens are provided). Important: if you have been ill or feel unwell you must not take part – it’s just not worth it! Running numbers must be worn on the front of your running top fixed with 4 safety pins and be clearly visible at all times and must not be altered, defaced or changed in any way
Race Numbers: Runners individual race numbers will be listed on the event website a week before the event and updated daily during that week. There will also be race number lists posted at the event hub on race day. Please ensure you know your race number before coming up to the relevant registration desk
There are no separate changing or shower facilities at the event but the very large registration room has ample space for runners to change (discreetly…) and to leave any bags; valuable items should not be brought to the event and individuals remain responsible for their own possessions at all times. There are plenty of ‘very, very nice’ male and female toilets in the event hub building. There will be refreshments available for purchase in the event hub building and the distillery visitor centre café, shop and visitor tours will be open all day too and are well worth a visit. Family, friends and supporters are very welcome to come along on the day
There will be an important race brief and welcome at 1030 in the registration room and all runners must attend to hear important event safety instructions and any last minute unforeseen event changes
The Race Start will be at 1100 prompt and the start line is approx 500 metres from the event hub building. Please be at the Start Area for 1045 for a great warm up session and don’t run over the Race Timing mats before the Race Start! Please try and assemble at the start line area according to your predicted run time; quicker towards the front and not as quick towards the back as this makes for a far safer start and sensible early pace judgement. The overriding aims are to enjoy the run safely and to finish comfortably
The circular race route is an accurate 10km course as measured by an official Scottish Athletics course measurer and will have kilometre distance signs at each kilometre. There will be two water stations on the route at approx 4km and 7.5km and the entire route will be well-signed and marshalled throughout. The route is set on good surface country roads and lanes and follows an anti-clockwise direction from the distillery. Being located in the beautiful ‘Braes of Glenlivet’ the route is obviously not flat and there is a steady 2km hill climb (infamously known as the ‘Steady Incline’…) to Gallow Hill after approx 1.5km; however once this is past the route descends and meanders through an amazing rural landscape back to the finish by the River Livet. Runners must keep to the left hand side of the roads at all times; although the run route is set on quiet country roads, these roads are still open to traffic. There will be a safety sweep vehicle following the last runners around the course but there is no pressure to go quicker – it’s about finishing safely in whatever time it takes, run, jog, walk or crawl! More details on the route and the event can be found at www.theglenlivet10k.com
Approaching the finish line, runners will be directed into a finish funnel lane and their finish time will be recorded by the race timing system. From the finish line, runners will be directed to cross the lovely footbridge over the River Livet where they will receive their well-earned event medal and drinking water will be available (please note that as part of our environmental commitment we will no longer be giving our plastic bottles) and then directed back to the distillery event hub, a short walk away, where they will receive their event goody bag.
You really could help someone get their life back on track by getting sponsored for your run. If you could just raise £10 in sponsorship or as a donation that really would make a positive impact on helping someone recover their life after life-changing illness. If you would like a CHSS official sponsor form please just get in touch and we can email or post one to you or even easier why not set up an event online sponsorship page.
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You can bring your valued sponsorship or donations to the Registration Help Desk on event day or you can send it in after the event (details will be in your goody bag) If you have any unwanted clothes or bric a brac in good condition (not electrical items) at home then why not bring these along to the event for our CHSS Charity Shops! Just bring items along in a strong bag to Registration Help Desk and we’ll be very grateful indeed and will get this valued stock into our Charity Shops immediately – another great way to help people who have survived major illness get their lives back.
If you are looking to stay overnight in the beautiful Glenlivet area, then have a look at these websites:
http://www.glenlivet-cairngorms.co.uk and http://www.glenlivetnews.org.uk/services.php