United Kingdom·August 5 - 7 2022

CAIRNGORMS TRAIL RACE FESTIVAL

Adventurers paradise: Trail Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K & Kids 1 mile. +Festivities: Yoga, live music, athlete talks, workshops & camping!

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Overview

5-7 August 2022, you’re invited to join Trail Pursuit in the wild & beautiful Cairngorms, the UK's largest National Park, in the Scottish Highlands. We're looking for bold, pioneering & adventurous trail runners to join our first ever edition. Experience the magical mountain range at our trail race festival. Inspiring Trail Races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids 1 mile distances. All levels welcome! +Festival Activities: 🧘 Vinyasa flow yoga & breathwork classes 🎤 Athlete talks & adventure films
 🏃🏽‍♂️ Guided hikes & social runs ❄️ Ice bath experience 🏕️ Weekend camping & campervans 🌈 Live music & DJs, workshops & festival vibes! Location: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL When: 5-7 August 2022 We have chosen to support the Cairngorms Trust, a small independent charity who help to create sustainable environments for the community, landscape & wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Highlights

Epic Trail Races

Epic Trail Races

From trail 5Ks to marathon, and even a mini runners 1 mile race, Trail Pursuit welcomes all levels of runner, and most importantly, anyone with a passion for the outdoors.

Guided social runs & hikes

Guided social runs & hikes

Explore the wondrous Cairngorms National Park on guided runs & hikes, led by experienced mountain leaders!

Weekend Camping

Weekend Camping

Get ready for summer adventures! Sleep a stones throw from the start line & be at one with nature. Camping & campervan spots available.

Rejuvenating Yoga

Rejuvenating Yoga

Across the weekend enjoy guided yoga classes to help you relax & unwind.

Inspirational Speakers

Inspirational Speakers

Hear from athlete speakers who share stories on-stage. Everything from; mindset, to challenges, fuelling strategies & diversity in sport.

Sports Expo

Sports Expo

Explore innovative products from a range of brands in our events village. Everything from cutting edge nutrition, recovery products to performance apparel.

Delicious Food

Delicious Food

Enjoy a well-earned meal from a mix of healthy, wholesome & nutritious vendors. All dietary types catered for.

Navigation Workshops

Navigation Workshops

Navigation is an essential building block to equip anyone for outdoor adventures, learn the key steps & develop your skills.

Live Music

Live Music

Celebrate your racing achievement with live bands & DJs!

Explore wild Cairngorms

Explore wild Cairngorms

The Cairngorms National Park has more mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries than you can possibly imagine. You can find five of the UK's six highest mountains, alongside 55 Munros - mountains over 3,000 ft.

Breathwork Classes

Breathwork Classes

Guided breathwork classes led by Kay Lou. Use your breath consciously, to make positive change in the mind and body. It is single handedly the most effective self care tool that helps to alleviate stress, lower anxiety and overwhelm, control panic and burnout almost immediately - as well as optimising your athletic performance and enhancing your overall well-being.

Live Film Screening

Live Film Screening

Kick back & watch inspiring run & adventure films! If you or a friend have a short film to showcase please email olivia@trailpursuit.com or ed@trailpursuit.com

We are canicross friendly

We are canicross friendly

Bring your four legged friends! We welcome dogs at least 1 years of age & to be kept on a lead throughout.

Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself

We can all do & be more than we ever imagined. Choose your race distance & conquer that goal!

THE ROUTES

Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K for an incredible trail running experience. All levels welcome.

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Hosts

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KOMOOT

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JUBEL BEER

JUBEL BEER

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COOPAH RUNNING

COOPAH RUNNING

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Schedule

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DAY 1

Registration

Race Registration takes place from 2-8pm on Friday 5th August. Collect your race packs which include your race bib & number.

Race Registration is also open between 7-8.45am on Saturday 6th August.

Look out for signs to the registration tents, they will be clearly signed!

Along with race registration, setup your tents, try some yoga & prepare for an inspiring evening of adventure films!



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DAY 2

Trail Races

Saturday 6th August:
Trail Marathon: 08:00, Half Marathon: 09:00,
10K: 09:30, 5K: 10:00, Kids 1 mile: 14:00.

Please ensure all race numbers are visible to the marshals, as you will need to check in at each feed station on route. The courses will be fully marked and marshalled so no need for navigation and feed stations enroute.

There is no cut off times on these races, as we would rather people enjoy the run without any pressure of cut offs.

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DAY 3

Guided Yoga

Across the weekend there will be a mix of yoga sessions to help you unwind.

Sessions will be led by our qualified yoga teachers, suitable for beginner & experienced yogies.

Help soothe your muscles pre & post race!


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DAY 4

Breathwork, Navigation & Workshops

Our resident Breathwork Coach Kay Lou will be leading breathing sessions throughout the weekend to help you re-centre & elevate your senses.

Navigation classes will be led by a mix of partners. Brush up your orienteering skills & improve your map reading skills.

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DAY 5

Athlete Speakers

We are excited to welcome a number of inspiring athlete speakers to Trail Pursuit: Lake District!

Speakers discuss a variety of topics ranging from nutrition & fuelling, epic challenges, diversity & inclusion in sport & lots more.

Full line up of speakers to be announced soon.

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DAY 6

Adventure Film Screening

What's a festival without adventure movies & popcorn?

On Friday 27 May we're hosting a run & adventure film screening, sit back, relax & enjoy!

If you or a friend have a running & adventure film please email us at olivia@trailpursuit.com or ed@trailpursuit.com

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DAY 7

Enjoy the festival vibes!

At Trail Pursuit, we believe in equality, adventure & celebrating each other!

Kick back, enjoy the festival atmosphere & be proud of what you've just achieved.

There will be live music, an events village with a range of vendors, delicious food & drink & so much more!

What's Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Fully marked course

Fully chip timed

Finishers eco medal

Yoga all weekend

Nutrition

Live film screening

Live music & DJs!

Inspiring athlete speakers

Navigation & Breathwork workshops

Guided social runs & hikes

Sports expo

Official event photography

On-site first aid

On-site camping (with Race + Festival + Camping Ticket)

Drinks & snacks (extra)

Shower Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £15)

Weekend Parking Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £15)

Campervan Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £59)

Trip Tips

GETTING TO THE RACE FESTIVAL

GETTING TO THE RACE FESTIVAL

Festival Location: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL

CAMPING INFO

CAMPING INFO

Event Location: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL We are pleased to offer camping at Trail Pursuit: Scotland. Camping located next to the start line. Please note: - this is a basic campsite - fresh water tap & portaloos onsite - no electrical hookups available - no fire pits allowed We have x2 options when booking your race! 1) Book your Race & Festival Ticket (WITH CAMPING) 2) Book your Race & Festival Ticket (WITHOUT CAMPING)

MANDATORY KIT LIST

MANDATORY KIT LIST

(Marathon & Half) - Waterproof jacket (taped seams) - Waterproof trousers (taped seams) - Spare base layer - Hat / Buff / Gloves - Emergency bag - Whistle - Fully charged mobile phone - High energy snacks - 500ml minimum liquid - Personal cup or bottle - Mini first aid kit 5km & 10km Kit List - Waterproof jacket (taped seams) - Spare base layer - Fully charged mobile phone - Personal cup or bottle

CAIRNGORMS TRUST CHARITY

CAIRNGORMS TRUST CHARITY

We have chosen to support the Cairngorms Trust, a small independent charity who help to create sustainable environments for the community, landscape & wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park.

Stories

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I started running about 2 years ago when I sold my bike during lockdown and realising that I had nothing to motivate myself I had to start something so my partner suggested running. I thought "What! I hate running" but then I found my love for Trail Running and honestly have never looked back. Where better than Scotland for hills. TP, the Cairngorms await!

Scott Murray

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Trail running for me is a place to escape. A time to think about everything or absolutely nothing at all. I love trail running as it allows me to explore beautiful parts of the world by foot, I can’t wait to get the chance to see a new part of the Cairngorms in August with Trail Pursuit!

Alexandra Harvey

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Trail running is the feeling of being a child and running for no reason other than the joy of running. I'm buzzing for Trail Pursuit to come to the Cairngorms where the mountains and forests make you in awe of nature and the locals make you feel at home.

Sarah Homer

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I have absolutely loved switching to trail running after starting out as a road runner! Getting out in nature and exploring new routes away from the city gives me headspace and it much more relaxing as I don’t worry about times or getting bored! I’ve been to the Cairngorms to run quite a few times, there are so many different routes to discover! It is so beautiful there and really shows off what Scotland has to offer so I am super excited that Trail Pursuit is coming to us in August!

Angeline Maher

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When I started trail running, it reaffirmed the reasons why I run. Trail running is a big part of me challenging myself and what I can do. Whether that’s how far I run or how high I climb. I trail run to collect unique experiences, meet new people and appreciate our precious natural environment.

Gina Evans

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As someone who primarily road runs in the city, getting out on the trail is my escape. It's more than just fresh air, it takes me to a healthy mental place.

Haroon Mota

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Trail running makes me a happier person, connects me with a nature, which I really enjoy. I feel wild and free when I'm on my trails 🙃

Magda Kaminska

Add Ons

CAR PARK PASS - CAIRNGORMS

Weekend car park pass valid from Friday - Sunday. x1 per car

PRICE$18.94/pp

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SHOWER PASS - CAIRNGORMS

Weekend hot shower pass, valid Friday - Sunday

PRICE$18.94/pp

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LIMITED EDITION TEE - CAIRNGORMS 2022

Ethically designed by a local artist fusing the beauty of trail running & adventure!

PRICE$31.58/pp

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CAMPERVAN PASS (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) - CAIRNGORMS

Weekend campervan park pass valid from Friday - Sunday. x1 per vehicle. Book this with the RACE+FESTIVAL TICKET

PRICE$74.52/pp

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CAMPING - FRI-SUN

Booked a ticket without camping & now want to camp? Book one of these!

PRICE$37.89/pp

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WEEKEND FESTIVAL TICKET - ADULT - (NO RUNNING)

Includes: yoga, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, adventure film screening, sports expo & guided runs/hikes!

PRICE$87.15/pp

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WEEKEND FESTIVAL TICKET - CHILD - (NO RUNNING)

Includes: kids activities, yoga, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, adventure film screening, sports expo & guided runs/hikes!...
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PRICE$36.63/pp

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DAY FESTIVAL TICKET - SATURDAY (NO RUNNING)

Includes: yoga, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, sports expo, guided runs/hikes! More tba

PRICE$49.26/pp

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DAY FESTIVAL TICKET - SUNDAY (NO RUNNING)

Includes: yoga, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, sports expo & guided hikes/runs! More tba

PRICE$49.26/pp

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CHILD FESTIVAL TICKET (DAY PASS)

Includes: kids activities, yoga, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, sports expo & guided runs/hikes!

PRICE$24.00/pp

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TRAIL PURSUIT BUFF

Super comfy, limited edition Cairngorms Buff!

PRICE$12.63/pp

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FAQs

Trail Pursuit: Scotland takes place on Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August 2022.

Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL

Yes. Trail Pursuit is inclusive for beginner & experienced trail runners alike. However, for the trail marathon we recommend having sufficient experience under your belt as there are challenging technical parts. 

A mix of terrain including hard packed trails, rocky elevated fells & bridleways ways, taking in panoramic views of the Cairngorms!

No, all routes are fully marked & marshalled so you can focus on the epic trail running.

Yes, the team at Trail Pursuit are available to answer your questions at hello@trailpursuit.com. Please note replies may be slower during busy periods, thank you for your patience.

Yes. All individual entrants for 5K through to marathon must be aged 17 or over. This is to comply with UK Athletics guidance. For the Kids 1 Mile race any age between 5 - 12 years old.

Absolutely! Sharing the experience is fully encouraged.

Includes: Your chosen race, chip timing, medical support & finishers eco medal. Plus yoga & breathwork, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, adventure film screening, guided social runs & hikes, sports expo & x2 nights camping! 

Includes: Your chosen race, chip timing, medical support & finishers eco medal. Plus yoga & breathwork, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, adventure film screening, guided runs & hikes, sports expo & NO CAMPING.

You can enter the festival site across the weekend however, cannot stay on-site. 

Yes, please do this before the cut off date 30 days before the event. This is to ensure administration, timing & logistics are taken care of. 

Absolutely. There are two ways to run for charity: sign up and then run for your chosen charity or in some cases charities have bought bundles of tickets in advance and will be advertising on their own website.

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST: 
Marathon: 08:00
Half Marathon: 09:00

10K: 09:30
5K: 10:00
Kids 1 mile: 14:00

NB: An official warm up will take place approximately 15 minutes before the start of each race.

Everyone crossing the finish line will receive a Trail Pursuit: Scotland medal for the distance they have completed. These will be given out in the finish funnel area by one of our amazing community groups.

Kids 1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Mountain Marathon races have a range of prizes from our very generous sponsors. Prizes are provided for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (Male/Female)

You will receive a confirmation via email after you purchase your ticket.

Our qualified yoga, breathwork & navigation teachers will lead sessions across the weekend. Exact times to be confirmed.

Included in your RACE + FESTIVAL + CAMPING ticket is x2 nights camping at Blair Castle, Friday - Sunday.

Please bring your own tent & camping gear.

Yes, you're welcome to bring your camper! Please purchase your Campervan Pass separately at checkout.

Want to run & stay in your campervan? Choose RACE & FESTIVAL Ticket & also add the Campervan Pass.

Campervans will park in a separate field.

We are canicross friendly! Please ensure your dog is at least 1 year of age & confident around other dogs & humans. We kindly ask you keep them on a lead throughout & please pickup & dispose of their poop!

If Trail Pursuit races are cancelled for any reason, you will be credited to a re-scheduled date or deferred to the following year.

CAIRNGORMS TRAIL RACE FESTIVAL

United Kingdom·August 5 - 7 2022·2 nights

FROM$24/pp$80/pp

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