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Interested in Running the Highland Perthshire Marathon? Intestested in doing the Perthshire Cycle Sportive?
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FAQs

When do Entries Close?

Entries close at 23:59 on 26th August 2018

 

How do we get there?

FOR RUNNERS

From the North, South or East. Leave A9 at Ballinluig. Travel 10 miles West to Aberfeldy on the A827. From West pick up A827 at Killin. Travel 30 miles east to Aberfeldy. Nearest Railway station is Pitlochry. Course assembly point is  Wade's Park adjacent to Aberfeldy Golf Course Poplar Avenue Satnav PH15 2BH

FOR CYCLISTS

The same general directions as above for runners except that the assembly point is at the Wades Park.

 

Where is Registration?

Marathon / Half Marathon Registration is at the Community Campus 31st Aug and late registration on the 1st Sept at Wades Park

Cycle Registration is at the Community Campus 31st Sept Late Cycle Registration will be at Wades Park on the 1st Sept.

 

Where is the start?

The assembly point is Wade's Park adjacent to Aberfeldy Golf Course, Popular Avenue, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BH

The Run Marathon starts in Poplar Avenue half way between Wade's Park entrance ans the Alean Chraggan Hotel

The Run Half Marathon starts at the entrance to Wade's Park

The Cycle Sportive 26 & 13 mile start at Wade's Park.

 

Where is the finish?

All events finish at the Community Campus Crieff Road.

 

Do we get food?

A drink and light snack will be available for competitors free of charge at the finish line at the Community Campus. Food and drinks are available to purchase at the Community Campus for all.There is also a food provided at the ceilidh in the evening included for competitors and additional tickets are available either via EntryCentral or on the evening.

 

What are the costs for Ceilidh & Food?

The cost for non-competitors Adults £12, All Children Under 16 £6.

 

How many water stops?

Four water stops each circuit are positioned at Camserney, Enerfoil, Taymouth Castle East Gate, and at Dunollie roundabout. There is also water, energy drinks in cups, fruit & cake available at the finish for participants.

 

What is the running surface?

Tarmac all the way - all left turns with the exception of the finish which involves a road crossing and a right turn which will be well marshalled.

 

Can we bring a dog?

Yes. But the dog must be on a lead whilst near competitors. No animal is permitted to run with the competitors or within the Community Campus buildings except Guide dogs.

 

Can we camp?

Yes. Free camping is available with portaloo toilets at Wade's Park adjacent to the Golf Course Poplar Avenue PH15 2BH. Commercial site to East of town run by Moness, booking advisable.

 

Where are the toilet facilities?

Campus, Wade's Park (Start & Finish), water stations, and Kenmore Hotel.

 

Medical. How is it covered?

A GP will be on site with ambulance back-up.

 

Do we get a medal?

All competitors will receive a medal on completion. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all running categories. In addition there will be a prize for the overall male and female winner in both the Marathon & Half Marathon. There are no place medals for the Cycle Sportive but all participants will receive a finishers medal.

 

Are the roads closed?

No. The roads are not closed. Runners and cyclists will run with traffic but the course will be heavily marshalled, signed and coned where appropriate.

 

Where are the best viewing places for supporters?

Large areas at Start & Finish. Taymouth Castle is also a good, safe view point.

 

Do we have any gates to open?

No. It is a clear road course all the way.

 

Can I run whilst using an Ipod

We are sorry but NO since the route is partly on the Public Highway and competitors must be able to hear an instruction clearly from any Marshal.

 

Is this an annual event?

The inaugural Highland Perthshire Marathon & Half Marathon in 2012 was very successful, and therefore the organisers have decided to continue each year whilst there is demand and this year it will be run on the 1st September 2018

 

Is this an official marathon?

Yes it has been approved by the Scottish Athletics Association

 

Do we get a discount as a running club?

Sorry, the fees are the same for all this year. However if a group or club have 6 entries they will get the 7th free. Contact the Event Secretary for details. Jim Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can also take advantage of the Early Bird offer until 30th June 2017

 

Is there a bar at the ceilidh?

Yes. There is a full bar facility.

 

Do we get transport back to car parks?

The car parking area is at Wade's Park but please feel free to take advantage of the shuttle service to The Community Campus.

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