Glenshee 9 Hill Race – Saturday 1st August 2020

The Glenshee 9 hill race is a 20 mile/5,500′ run across the 9 Munro’s bordering Glenshee Ski Centre in the East Highlands. In 2020 it will be a British and Scottish Championship (long counter) race.

The race is run in an anticlockwise circuit across the following summits:-

Creag Leacach (987m)
Glas Maol (1068m)
Cairn of Claise (1064m)
Tom Buidhe (957m)
Tolmount (958m)
Carn an Tuirc (1019m)
Carn Aosda (917m)
Carn a’Gheoidh (975m)
The Cairnwell (933m)

Registration from 9am at Glenshee Ski Centre, 9 miles south of Braemar. Start and finish at Glenshee Ski Centre. Race starts at 11am.

You will be required to carry full body cover, whistle, map (this map must extend at least 2 km beyond your race route in all directions and be waterproof), compass and some emergency food. PLUS any additional clothing dependent on the forecasted weather conditions. Please note that although it is held in summer, it is Scotland and well over 50% of the route lies above the 900m contour line. The route is not flagged and there are no water stations. You will cross a number of burns which normally flow even in very dry summers.

There is one road crossing after approximately 13 miles (GR NO 147800) This checkpoint is also a cut-off which must be reached within 3.5 hours of race start. This will be strictly enforced.

Route details can be found at www.stevenfallon.co.uk/glensheeroute.html

There is toilet, changing and car parking at the start, but sorry, no showers. We will provide refreshments after the race and aim to have the prize giving at about 4.30pm.

Glenshee cafe will be open throughout the day and the Cairnwell chairlift will be operating for friends/family/supporters.

All profits will go to Braemar Mountain Rescue Team who will be providing race cover.

A link to online entries will be posted here on Friday 7th February 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/Glenshee9hillrace/