Sat 2nd March 2024

Glenshee Ski Center - Scotland

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The experience of running in the snow at night in the Scottish mountains makes Snow Running a unique event in the UK Hill Running Calendar.


Format: Hill running circuit around Glenshee ski station on the compact piste snow, run at sunset and into the winter night. Short (6.5km) and long (11.5km) courses for range of abilities.

Designed as a challenging but fun event. You can run it as an opportunity to simply experience the challenge of the snowy hills at night or as a fierce mountain competitor chasing the trophy!

Participants must have done sufficient training and have an optimal level of health and physical condition, plus experience of undertaking activities in mountain conditions.

Course

Long Course

11.5 km 950m climb

Marked in green in Loop 1 and purple Loop 2 . Minimum age 18 to register.

Registration

Short Course

6.5 km 500m climb

Marked with green arrows (Loop 1 & small loop). Minimum age 16 to register.

Registration

Loop 1: 6 km 500m climb, light green arrows mark part of the course that will be dependent on ground conditions.

Loop 2: 5.5km 450m climb

We are confident that we can go ahead with full or patchy snow cover.

With the course being held in the ski station we can provide enough resources to make it safe to run in challenging conditions but the weather will be closely monitored to ensure it will be a safe event.

Participants will be notified in the event of cancellation for bad weather.

LOOP 1 - 6km 500m climb

Marked in green

Snow Cross Glenshee loop 1

LOOP 2 - 5.5km 450m climb

Marked in purple

Snow Cross Glenshee loop 2

In the event of adverse weather conditions, the organizers will establish an alternative course to ensure the participants’ safety.

Participants must attend the briefing to know about the possible changes to the established course.

There will be a time limit….2hrs 45 mins for the full course.Anyone that takes more than 1hr 15 mins on Loop 1 will be asked to complete only the short course.A tail runner will be deployed ……

Trophy and Prizes

Trophy for first male and female in each category.

Lucky dip prize draw on race numbers for all participants present at Prize Giving Ceremony.

Long course:

  • First Female and male
  • Junior under 20
  • Veteran over 40
  • Veteran over 50
  • Veteran over 60

Short course:

  • First female and male Junior (under 18).

Time Table

  • Race number collection from 3.30pm to 4.45pm
  • Race briefing 5.00pm
  • Race start 5.30pm
  • Course closure at 8.15pm
  • Prize giving 8.15pm

Our Care Policy:

https://www.scottishhillrunners.uk/Safety.aspx
Take care of yourself and take care of each other. Take care of nature; take only photos and memories and leave only foot prints (in the snow)!

Equipment

Compulsory Items for Participants to wear or carry

Participants will be required to carry a minimum of clothing & equipment for the duration of the whole event:

  • Head torch and rear red light fully charged
  • Recommended spare battery, backup torch/light
  • Full body cover including thermal base layer top & full-length leggings to be worn
  • Spare wind / thermal upper body layer to be worn or carried
  • Waterproof jacket & over-trousers with taped seams to be worn or carried
  • Thermal and waterproof gloves
  • Hat
  • Trail shoes and mini crampons for running or “orienteering” style shoes with dobs (e.g. VJ Sport Falcon).
  • NOT allowed shoes with track spikes, football boots or mountaineering boots and crampons
  • Waterproof socks recommended
  • Emergency survival bag (not blanket) e.g. Lifesystems
  • Printed (waterproof) map with race route and suitable for navigating the course
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Fully charged mobile phone switched on, with event organization number saved.
  • Enough food & fluid for the race – none to be provided by organisers, but personal drop bags can be left at road crossing.
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THE USE OF POLES IS FORBIDDEN in line with the Scottish Hill Runners safety guidance. Hill Runners and Safety

*Race rules and regulations state that runners place themselves under the obligation of having these supplies with them and are obliged to demonstrate this to any member of the organizing committee immediately before the start of the race, during it or in the finish area if requested.

Navigational devices (GPS units, watches, smartphone, etc.) are permitted. Although the course will be fully marked, participants will be required to have the ability to navigate.

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Registration

Registration via Webscorer: Click here to register

  • Registration period: until 28th Feb 2024, or until the maximum number of places is reached (up to 150 people). Contact info@snowrunning.uk for any issues registering.
  • Registration Fee:
    • £30 per person or £35 after 31st January 2024.
    • £20 for junior under 20.

Registration includes:

  • Trophy for category winners
  • Commemorative Snow Running pendant
  • Race Timing and results
  • An emergency plan in conjunction with Glenshee Ski Center
  • Access to Tea@Theshee Café for prize giving and post race refreshments.
  • Optional: Race photographs from Stuart Ross Photography

Cancellations:

  • Registrations are personal and non-transferable.
  • Cancellation can only be made until midnight 23th Feb 2024, with a £5 processing fee.

Accommodation

Victoria Hall

We have access to Victoria Hall in the centre of Braemar, with kitchen and bathroom and with space for pitching tents outside.

Prices
  • Roll mat/campbed space in the hall: FREE for RUNNERS and £8 per person for friends/family of runners.
  • Camping tent pitch: FREE for RUNNERS and £5 per person for friends/family of runners.
  • First come first served - please email info@snowrunning.uk to reserve your spot.
Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall Camping

Other Recommended options

(Please book directly via their websites)

Results

Snow Running Glenshee'22 the round up

We had a stunning night at Glenshee Ski Station for the very first Snow running event in 2022 – a truly unique event.

From the organising team many thanks to all of the Marshalls, Tail-runners, Timekeepers, and Glenshee ski patrol for helping to keep it safe and fun for everyone.

A special thanks to our Sponsors: Dymlab, Decathlon, Glenshee Ski Station, Dewars of Aberfeldy, Johnson and Loftus Boatbuilders (trophies), Cromarty Forge (logo and snow flake pendants), Scottish Hill Runners (insurance), Stuart Ross Media (Photography) and Total Endurance (spot prize).
Their generosity and prizes were key to getting us all together in a very social atmosphere at prize giving at Tea_at_the_Shee cafe. We hope the lucky winners enjoy their prizes!

View results here: Result

Snow Running 2023 - Results

Last night captured the essence of our event very well, a winter hill running race in snow covered hills ,starting at dusk finishing at night. 3Ridges3Hills2Valleys

We had firm compact ground, boggy bits, pathed sections, and the precious snowy sections. Also we went from clear skies to foggy intervals and even a few snow showers. All in all it resulted in a very enjoyable course where runners have to adapt to changing conditions!

It made us very happy 😊 to have a lot of returning faces from last year, new ones and families coming to support. Also, important to mention the great increase in women this year, lovely.

Thanks to all the runners, Snow Running Team, and Glenshee Ski Center for making a great event happen.

Photos

Photos courtesy of Stuart Ross Photography:

  • View Snow Running 2022 photos here: Photos
  • View Snow Running 2023 photos here: Photos


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