Entry is in the following age categories:
Individual (16+ years of age)
Early bird offer: £20 (valid until 31 March 2021)
Standard fee: £25
Individual junior participant (8 – 15 years of age)
Early bird offer: £17 (valid until 31 March 2021)
Standard fee: £20
Eventbrite booking fees will also apply.
Glack Trail kick’s off at 11am on 4 September 2021, with the gates opening at 10am. To keep a smooth running and safe race, the run will start in four waves, which go out at 20 minute intervals. You can select your wave time when registering online. As it’s a timed event, race placings will cover all waves. However, for the more competitive runners, we recommend entering the first wave.
Junior participants (ages 8 – 15) must be accompanied by an adult at the event. During the run itself, participants under the age of 12 must have an 18+ year old guardian who is a registered participant in the event. They must stick together throughout the run. There can be two participants under 12 years of age per one guardian.
On the day of the event, it’s best to arrive 1 hour before your wave time and no later than 20 minutes before. And remember to allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the registration area.
When you arrive, head to the registration tent to pick up your race number. To do this, you need to show your Eventbrite e-ticket - either on your phone or paper copy.
Please see the Registration page for full details on registration.
Spectators are more than welcome, just please note that you enter the hill at your own risk. Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to limited car parking space, we encourage spectators to come in the same car as people participating in the event.
By attending the site of the Event, whether you are participating or not, you are deemed to be accepting the Event’s terms and conditions.
How to get to Glack Hill
Coming from Aberdeen, take the A944 out of the city. After about 12 miles you will reach Dunecht. Take the first right on to Gauchhill Road/B977. After just a few hundred meters turn left. You will see the hill up ahead to the right. Continue along the road for roughly a mile and a half and you will see the signs for the car park entrance. The turning is just past a rise in the road, and cars tend to speed along there, so please be careful when turning. The hill can also be easily got to from the Kemnay and Kintore roads.
Parking will be in an adjacent field. It will be clearly signed from the main road. Please allow at least 10 minutes to get from the car park to the registration area.
How do I register?
Please go to our registration page. It's important to read the guidance notes before clicking on the link to Eventbrite. When on the Eventbrite website, please select the number and type of tickets required and then follow the instructions to register.
What if COVID-19 is still around and the event can't go ahead?
If the coronavirus situation means we're unable to host Glack Trail 2021, we'll provide a full refund. You'll also have the option to transfer your place to either a rescheduled event date or the following year's event. Please see our terms and conditions for full details of our refund policy.
Can you enter as a team?
To keep things simple, registration entry is only for individuals. However, you're welcome to run as a team on the day.
How can I amend my registration details?
Once registered, you can login to Eventbrite and edit your entry up to 14 days before the event. Please ensure all details are complete and correct before this date. Any changes after this date will be at the discretion of the organiser and any incomplete entries maybe removed without refund.
I have registered and not received any emails...
Once registered, you should receive an email from Eventbrite confirming your place - this is your event e-ticket. You will receive an email nearer the event confirming your wave time. There may also be some other info emails in between. If you don’t receive any emails, please check that your email address is correct on Eventbrite and that our emails aren’t hiding in your spam folder. Failing that, please let us know and we’ll work out what has gone wrong.
What clothing/equipment is needed?
No equipment is needed. Just your normal running or fitness clothes will do. Trail running shoes will give more grip on the different terrains but they're not essential. And of course dress to whatever the September weather chooses to give us!
Is there somewhere to leave my bag?
Yes, there will be an unmanned bag drop tent where are you welcome to leave a bag. The items are left at your own risk and we recommend not leaving any valuables. Please also clearly label your bag.
Is the run timed?
Yes. We're excited to have Perfect Timing Scotland provide 'chip on bib' timing technology. Each runner can receive their time by text, at the event and online shortly after the event.
How long do I need to be there before it starts?
We recommend registering 1 hour prior to your allotted wave time and no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time. Please remember to allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the registration area.
Where do I park?
Parking will be provided in a field beside the hill. It will be clearly sign posted on the day. While the parking is complementary to entrants, the car park is marshalled by a charity and so donations would be much appreciated. Due to limited car parking space, we encourage spectators to come in the same car as entrants.
Spectators: Can I bring anyone to watch?
Spectators are more than welcome, just please note that they enter the hill at their own risk. Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. By attending the site of the run, whether participating or not, they are deemed to be accepting the event's terms and conditions.
Due to limited car parking space, we encourage spectators to come in the same car as entrants.
Will there be toilets?
Yes there will be toilets on site.
How long is the race?
The race is just over 8km. However, with the hills and challenging terrain, it will feel a lot longer!
How long will it take?
For the majority of runners it will take around one hour but for those competing to win, the course could be completed in half the time.
Will I need to sign a disclaimer form?
Yes. On arrival each participant will have to register to receive their race number. This will involve signing a disclaimer form. No-one can take part without signing the disclaimer form. This is to ensure that each participant has read the terms and conditions and is aware of the risks involved in taking part in the run.
What level of fitness is required to take part?
There is no time limit to the run so you're welcome to walk when needed. Nevertheless, as the terms and conditions state, you must meet the age requirements and be in a fit state to participate in the run.
Is it ok to wear fancy dress?
Yes, of course! We only ask that you don't wear anything that could obstruct your view or impede other runners. And please bear in mind the weather - it could get cold, even in September!
Where is Glack Hill?
Glack Hill is in between Dunecht and Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. It's 30 minutes outside of Aberdeen city centre. Please see our venue page for details of how to get there.
Will food and drink be available?
Each runner will receive a bottle of water after completing the run. Vendors will also be present selling hot and cold drinks and snacks.
What happened to the Glack Attack obstacle run?
Sadly, there will be no more Glack Attack obstacle events. For a number of reasons, including cost and insurance, obstacle events are no longer viable for the scale of events we like to host at Glack.
The runs are organised by Glack Hill Adventure Ltd. Glack Hill Adventure Ltd. is a family business that provides adventure activities on Glack Hill, Aberdeenshire. Its prime objectives are to generate funds to invest in the upkeep of Glack Hill, support local groups and raise funds for charities.
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