Saturday 7th October 2023 – 13:00

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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 Hill Race course (8km, 640m climb) starts on the walker’s access path by the roadside and takes a direct route up Morven above the ruined cottage of Balhennie (Point 2),  It follows good tracks all the way and will be marked. 
On the descent the route forks right (Point 4) to the bealach below Roar Hill (Point 5. Grid ref NJ395033) and the NE back towards Balhennie and the finish.

The Half-Morven is open to Senior age groups as well as Juniors (U18 & U16).

The Mini-Morven is for U14 and U12 only.


Race Organiser – Warren Burgess

Race Rules and Safety

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

Juniors (U18) are not allowed to enter the full Morven Hill Race

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. (Dogs not permitted to race)


Prize giving and award of trophies will be immediately following each race, including the Aberdeenshire Hillrace Series winners.

Records and Previous Results

Male: Tom Owens, 43:22, 2015

Female: Angela Mudge, 49:47, 2006

2023 Results

2022 Results