2019 Trail Running Events
Take It Off Road
As an outdoor sports retailer, gyms are a bit of an anathema to us. Get outside and get active is our mantra and trail running, with its subtle blend of sweat and mud, is our sort of exercise regime. Trail running can be really invigorating and replacing the tarmac with rocky tracks and woodland trails is the perfect way to keep fit, test your limits and leave the stresses of everyday life behind.
From 5k off-roaders to ultras for the more experienced, with our mix of running events this spring and summer there’s something for everyone to get involved in. Whether you’re taking your first tentative steps or you’re no stranger to the trail, you’ll find an event that will push you to new heights!
Salomon Skyline Scotland™
This autumn, experience four high-octane skyrunning races over three days. Taking place on 20th-22nd September, the Salomon Mamores VK, Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace, Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra and Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® put the world’s best mountain athletes to the test.
The UK’s biggest weekend of mountain running, you can find out more here: www.skylinescotland.com
Founded in 2015 as the ‘Glasgow Trail Running Festival’, Ryan Scott and Jo Cowper wanted to create a celebration of trail running. Since then it has evolved into TrailFest, Scotland’s biggest trail running community. Helping people to try trail running and supporting those who are already ripping up the trails, they leave the pavements and roads behind for adventures and explorations in the forests, hills, mountains and moors.
Join the community: www.trailfestscotland.com
Aspire Running Events
Aspire was formed in 2014, with the sole aim to get everyone, young and old out into the great outdoors - getting fitter and healthier as a family with beautiful scenic places as a backdrop. This year, we have joined up with Aspire Running Events to offer off-road running races of various distances and skill levels, held across venues in the South West of England.
Learn more here: www.aspirerunningevents.co.uk
The Trail Events Company
Founded out of their love for trails and the outdoors, the Trail Events Company mission is to get as many people as possible using and enjoying the trails and National Parks of the UK. With six events held in some of the most spectacular locations in the UK, 10k, half, marathon and ultra races are all on offer.
Sign up today: www.trailevents.co
Girls On Hills
New for 2019 is our partnership with Scotland’s only guided trail running company designed specifically for women. Their guided runs take place in the Glen Coe area of the Scottish Highlands and are aimed at women who want to break free from the road and take their running into the mountains. They offer guided trail, fell and skyrunning, as well as women-only navigation courses.
Get involved: www.facebook.com/GirlsOnHills
Our partnership with Glenmore Lodge is now in its seventh year. For 2019, they are offering two trail running weekends in May and October. Set in the Cairngorms National Park, a range of runs will be available from 5k to 15k, taking you through the stunning Glenmore forest. Mixed in with the running will be sessions on trail running techniques, trail navigation, gym exercises and trail gear.
Get the details: www.glenmorelodge.org.uk