Events in the North East of Scotland

You're guide to all the upcoming local running events in the North East of Scotland.

If you're holding an event and want it added or publicised, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Running Shop with the details.


Date Event Details
3rd June 2017 Ming the Merciless Duathlon event out at Gartly, Huntly. 2 run distances, 2 cycle distances + cakes!
4th June  2017 Scolty Hill Race Great hill race out at Scolty Hill, Banchory.
6th June  2017 SKrunce Series 3rd of the SKrunce series, Tyrebagger, Kirkhill. Start 7pm. £1 entry. 3.8 miles.
6th June  2017 Metro 10k Beach Run 10k fun run at the Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen. Very flat so PB potential!
11th June 2017 Dunnydeer Hill Race Lovely 4.8mile race over the Dunnydeer Hill out at Insch.
11th June 2017 Westhill10k The 2nd year for this popular 10k run around Westhill. Sold out quickly last year!
15th June 2017 Hill O'Fare Hill Race Evening hill race, starting at the Echt side of the hill. 
18th June 2017 Ythan Challenge Multi-terrain adventure race through the beautiful Esslemont Estate in Ellon.  Great trail run with a few obstacles and of course the river. Highly recommended.
18th June 2017 The Intellicore Red Run 10k & 5k runs, along with a 5k walk out at the Fetternear Estate, Kemnay, all in aid of Friends of Anchor
21st June 2017 Creag Choinnich Hill Race Starting at Braemar Castle, this is recorded as the oldest hill race in the UK, dating back to 1064. 3.5km with a climb of 250m.
25th June 2017 Portsoy Boat Festival 10k 10k and family fun runs.  More details to follow.
25th June 2017 Peterhead Running Festival 1/2 Marathon and 5K plus school runs
1st July   2017 The Clashmach Hill Race New hill race for 2017 out on Clashmach Hill near Huntly.
2nd July    2017 Stonehaven 1/2 Marathon Stonehaven 1/2 Marathon. Mixed terrain.
4th July    2017 SKrunce Series 4th of the SKrunce series, Tyrebagger, Kirkhill. Start 7pm. £1 entry. 3.8 miles.
9th July    2017 Triathlon Series 2017 Huntly.  No.3 in the Aberdeenshire Triathlon Series. Sprint and Novice events.
9th July  2017 Heart of the Park - Braemar 12k multi terrain trail race through spectacular scenery
16th July 2017 Houff of Ury Hill Race 5m hill race, with 430ft of climb. Part of Stonehaven Highland Games
20th July 2017 Mither Tap Hill Race 7pm start at the Bennachie Centre. 4miles with a climb of 1200ft. Junior race as well (8-18).  Click on summer series in Cosmics races page for further details
23rd July 2017 Triathlon Series 2017 Inverurie.  No.4 in the Aberdeenshire Triathlon Series. Sprint and Novice events.
23rd July 2017 10K@10 Fun Run - Newburgh Informal run in aid of Kayleighs Wee Stars and Worldwide Cancer Research. There will be cakes!!
30th July 2017 Ballater 10 10 mile senic loop around Ballater. Tough and testing!
1st August  2017 SKrunce Series 5th of the SKrunce series, Tyrebagger, Kirkhill. Start 7pm. £1 entry. 3.8 miles.
6th August 2017 Railway Relay 3rd year of the Peterhead to Ellon (old Buchan railway line) relay. Great fun with loads of banter on the way!
6th August  2017 Triathlon Series 2017 Westhill.  No.5 in the Aberdeenshire Triathlon Series. Sprint and Novice events.
13th August  2017 Dyce 1/2 Marathon Nice out and back 1/2 marathon along the old railway line.
13th August 2017 Crimond 10k + 5K Fun run Fast out and back road race. All in aid of Crimond Xmas lights.
13th August 2017 SUPathlon - Knockburn Loch Scotlands only SUPathlon event.  Stand up paddle board/Bike/Run. Lots of fun!
17th August 2017 Cheyne Hill Race 7pm start at Cheyne Woods (near Stonehaven).  Click on the Summer series in the Comics race page for more details.
19th August 2017 BRG Coastal Challenge Run, walk or cycle the 17.5 mile route from Fraserburgh to Gardenstown
19th August 2017 Tap O Noth Hill Race New hill race this year, as part of the Rhynie Gala in conjunction with Insch Trail Running Club. 7.9k with 370m of elevation gain.
20th August 2017 Hatton 10K & 5k Fun Run Annual 10km run suitable for any level of runner. A very friendly event which coincides with the Hatton Gala, on the 2nd last Sunday in August.
26th August 2017 Mormond Hill Run A local friendly race up Mormond Hill. Challenging climb passing the iconic white horse with rewarding views from the top. 5.3ml race with 520ft accent.
27th August 2017 Great Aberdeen run A half marathon, 10k, family run through the heart of the City.
2nd September 2017 Huntly Room to Run 10K & 5K races along with lots of other races and activities for the family
5th Sept.  2017 SKrunce Series 5th of the SKrunce series, Tyrebagger, Kirkhill. Start 7pm. £1 entry. 3.8 miles.
9th Sept.   2017 Dandara 5k In aid of Friends of Hazlehead Park. 5k adults race, and variety of kids races.
9th Sept. 2017 Newmachar 10k New race for this year. More information to follow soon.
16th Sept. 2017 Cairn William Hill Race Starting at Monymusk Villiage Hall, this is a 11k hill race.
16th Sept. 2017 Crathes 1/2 Marathon Half marathon starting at Crathes Castle on tarmac and with a few off-road level farm tracks.
24th Sept.  2017 Triathlon Series 2017 Huntly.  No.6 in the Aberdeenshire Triathlon Series. Standard only.
1st October 2017 Bennachie Hill Race 8.2 miles, 1600ft climb. Great race with great cakes at the end!
8th October 2017 Formula 5 Duathlon Knockburn Loch. New event.  Run Bike Run Bike Run. Runs are 1 mile, Bike, 5 miles (super sprint), 1.75 mile, 10 mile (sprint).
21st October 2017 The Dramathon New marathon along the beautiful Speyside Way. Also includes half marathon, 10k & relay.