Saturday 7th October 2023

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An AS category Hill Race run over 5 miles and climbing 2100 feet

Third Race of the Aberdeenshire Hillrace Series

Entry fee (pay on the day):- Adults £6, Under 18s £2.50.

Start Location and Route

Groddie, By Dinnet, Aboyne. Grid Ref NJ410044

The Full Morven course (8km, 640m climb) takes a direct route up Morven above the ruined cottage of Balhennie, starting on the walker’s access path by the roadside. It follows good tracks all the way and will be marked. The initial steep section above Balhennie is avoided on the descent by the gentler landrover track which descends diagonally NE to Balhennie from the coll below Roar Hill (Grid ref NJ395033).

Race Rules and Safety

The Morven hill race is insured through Scottish Hill Runners, and run under Scottish Hill Runners rules

All runners are required to carry the following:

  • full waterproof body cover (taped seams)
  • hat (buff acceptable)
  • whistle
  • map and compass (a paper map is required, phone or GPX is not an acceptable alternative)

NOTE:- DOGS must be kept on a lead – there are sheep in the area.