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4 March 2023

In the middle of nowhere (approx 20 minutes outside of Aberdeen…) lies the infamous Glack Hill, shrouded in mystery and guarded by angry looking sheep. Once a year, the gates open and brave adventurers are challenged to take on its brutal trails!

Glack Trail is about running and leaping around forests, hills and open countryside. Our unique course weaves around stunning wilderness without an inch of tarmac in sight. The timed event is perfect for all – from hardened trail runners to first time adventurers.


If we need to postpone or cancel Glack Trail, you can defer to a future event or get a full refund.

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What you need to know about Glack Trail
Electronic 'chip on bib' timing

For placing, the leader board, personal goals or ignoring!

Quality gear

Finishers buff and medal

Top route

Fully marked course and water stops

Safety focus

First aiders on site

Perfect for all

From hardened trail runners to first time adventurers. And the wee race for kids!

Awesome atmosphere

Base camp with music, activities and catering

Professional event

Eight years of delivering quality, award winning Glack events

Stunning location

Hidden away in the ancient grounds of Glack Hill and Woods

Run with purpose

Glack events have helped raise over £80,000 for charity partner Friends of Anchor

Need to know

The magic 8

The Glack Trail is 8km (and some!). Why eight kilometres? Because we have 8km of awesome trails, which should not be underestimated!


We've thoroughly tested the course and we're confident it'll be the longest (and most enjoyable!) eight kilometres you'll ever run.

And the best thing about having a unique trail course is that you can aim for the leader board and the Glack Trail record!


New kids 3km race!

We’re excited to launch a new kids race for 6 – 12 year olds. The ‘Wee Glack Trail’ is an awesome roller coaster of a trail run, and at just over 3km is perfect all abilities – from keen club runners to beginners looking for their first adventure run.

The wee run start time is 12.10, which means it takes place after the big run, making for the perfect family day out!


6 - 8 year old participants must be accompanied by an adult throughout the run. The adult taking part with their child doesn’t need to pay to participate, and can accompany up to two participants. 9 – 12 year olds do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Please see the registration page for full details.

Glack magic 8

Glack Hill sits proudly behind Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. It stands at a modest 207m high but what it lacks in height, it makes up for in awesome terrain with natural trails navigating woodland, steep slopes, quarries and impressive boulders. It was born to host trail runs!

Unique location

Pledge £80 and get a free place

Join us to #championthecause by signing up to fundraise for Friends on ANCHOR, helping make a direct difference to cancer and haematology care in the region.

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