The Milngavie Trail Race is back again in 2018! This a challenging race based around the wild and beautiful trails of the West Highland Way and Mugdock Country Park. The race starts and finishes at the Headquarters of the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scout Group and takes runners out through some scenic and challenging terrain.
This year we have added a Junior race for young people between the ages of 13 and 16 which will start and finish at the same place as the main race and take a shorter, but equally challenging route.
The race is being organised by 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scout Group and any funds raised from the event will go towards much needed improvements and repairs to the Scout Hall and its grounds and to purchase new equipment to provide activities and fun for our 150 young members.
The route will be fully marked and marshalled and finishers will be rewarded with a medal, free beer and as much cake as you can eat at race HQ! The race is a Scottish Athletics Permit event and is being held under UK Athletics Rules
Both Races are held on a mixture of hard trails, single track and unmade ground. The route will be signposted and marshalled but runners remain responsible for their own safety at all times and must ensure that they are appropriately dressed and trained for the event and weather conditions on the day.
Senior Trail Race = Approx 8.4 miles
Junior Trail Race = Approx 3.1 miles
Course Records (Senior Race):
Course Records (Senior Race):
Male: Del Young - 52:10 (2016)
Female: Jennifer Rooney - 1:03:12 (2016)
Both races will be using electronic chip timing and results will be available as soon as you cross the finish line.
There will be no water or feed stations on the course and so it is runners own responsibility to carry any water or food that they will require for the duration of the event.
The Senior event is open to all runners with a minimum age of 17 years old on the race day.
The Junior event is open to all runners with a minimum age of 13 years and a maximum age of 16 years on race day.
There will be an entry limit of 300 for the Senior event and 100 for the Junior event and once these are full we will operate a waiting list. If a place becomes available following a withdrawal, those on the waiting list will be notified and offered an opportunity to take up the place.
If you are unable to run or require to withdraw prior to race date, the following refunds will apply:
Race registration will be open from 9:00am on the day of the race and will close 15 minutes before the start. Registration will be at race HQ which is the Scout Hall, 45-49 Main Street, Milngavie, G62 6BX. There will be changing and toilet facilities at Race HQ but no shower or washing facilities. Kit bags can be left at Race HQ which will be occupied throughout the duration of the event but the organisers accept no responsibility for the safety or security of any articles left unattended.
The Senior race will start at 11:00am and the Junior race will start at 10:45am
There is no parking at the event HQ but plenty parking available a short walk from the start at Tesco (CCTV and Parking Restrictions may apply) and Milngavie Train Station.
There is also a regular train service direct from Glasgow to Milngavie with the first train on Sunday morning arriving in Milngavie at 9:33am and then every half hour thereafter. The train station is a 5 minute walk from Race HQ.
Runners must assemble at the start line 10 minutes prior to the start for the race briefing.
All finishers will receive a medal and as much tea, coffee and cake as you can eat! We have also joined up with local craft brewery Jaw Brew to supply a fantastic bottle of their hand crafted beer to every finisher (Senior race only!). Prizes will be awarded to overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in both Male and Female events and the overall winners of the Senior Male and Female categories will be presented with the Milngavie Scout Staffs for safe keeping. There will be a selection of great spot prizes and oh, did I mention the cake?
and to get you in the mood, here are some pictures taken of previous races