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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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Date and Time

Sunday April 8th 2018. Race Start – 11am.

Travel to the event

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):

  • A96 to Huntly
  • A920 to Dufftown
  • B9009 to Glenlivet – Follow signs for Glenlivet Distillery via B9008 and B9136

From Elgin (approx 27 miles):

  • A941 to Craigellachie
  • A95 to Ballindalloch (Delnashaugh)
  • B9008 to Glenlivet – Follow signs for Glenlivet Distillery via B9008 and B9136

From Inverness (approx 53 miles):

  • A9 to Carrbridge
  • A939 to Dulnain Bridge
  • A95 to Ballindalloch (Delnashaugh)
  • B9008 to Glenlivet – Follow signs for Glenlivet Distillery via B9008 and B9136

From Aviemore (approx 32 miles):

  • A95 to Ballindalloch (Delnashaugh)
  • B9008 to Glenlivet – Follow signs for Glenlivet Distillery via B9008 and B9136

From Ballater (approx 33 miles):

  • A939 to Tomintoul
  • B9008 to Glenlivet – Follow signs for Glenlivet Distillery via B9008 and B9136

Registration

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 new entries or runner substitutions 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 approx 10 days before the event and will be updated for any last week entries regularly. 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

Facilities

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

Race Brief

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

Race Start

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 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

Route

The circular 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! 

Race Finish

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 a bottle of water and then directed back to the distillery event hub, a short walk away, where they will receive their event goody bag.

Additional Safety Notes

  • The event will be fully signed with specific event signage and competent and briefed event  marshals will be in place and clearly identifiable as will all event related vehicles
  • There will be qualified medical cover at the event and a dedicated communication network and event safety plan in place
  • Runners MUST follow ALL marshals’ instructions throughout the event
  • If you are ill or feeling unwell you must not take part. Make sure you are fit enough to take part before the event
  • Make sure you wear suitable well-tested running kit and shoes – don’t wear anything new or borrowed on the day. Remember that Vaseline is the runner’s best friend…
  • Bring along additional kit in case of bad weather (unlikely of course…) and for after the run to keep warm and dry (come prepared for all eventualities – sunglasses to woolly hats!) 
  • Make sure you are well-hydrated before, during and after the event – bring plenty of fluids
  • GOLDEN RULE: Any runner withdrawing or retiring after the race has started for any reason MUST inform the nearest event marshal or the finish line team as soon as possible. If you are injured, become unwell or need help in any way you MUST inform the nearest marshal as soon as possible

Results and Prizes

  • There will be a number of small prizes awarded for the quickest runners in each category and also a number of spot prizes
  • The finishing times for all runners will be posted on the Race Timing website http://www.resultsbase.net/resultsjust type ‘Glenlivet’ in the ‘search’ box and then the ‘April 2018’ Glenlivet 10K event
  • There will be a short prize-giving ceremony at approx 12.45pm in the Event Hub room
  • For the purposes of the ‘Glenlivet 10K’;
    • a Senior is defined as aged between 16-39
    • a Veteran is defined as aged between 40-49
    • a Super-Veteran is defined as aged between 50-59
    • a Vintage is defined as aged 60+

Sponsorship & Donations

You could really help improve the quality of life of people, young and old, that are affected by life- changing illnesses which CHSS support by getting sponsored for your run. If you could even just match your entry fee in sponsorship that really would make a positive impact on someone’s life. If you would like an event paper 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 at this link:

Set up sponsorship page

You can bring any sponsorship or donations to Registration 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 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

Accommodation

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

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