Glenshee 9 Hill Race – Saturday 7th August 2021

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 2021 it will be a Scottish Championship (long counter) race.

Entries go live on Tuesday 1st June midday


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 8.30am at Glenshee Ski Centre, 9 miles south of Braemar. Start and finish at Glenshee Ski Centre. Wave starts from 10.00am. Details to follow.

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 by 2.30pm regardless of race start time. This will be strictly enforced.

Route details can be found at

There is toilet 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 3.30pm.

Glenshee cafe will be open throughout the day (weather permitting) 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.