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Abbotsford House 2 mile challenge under review

16 Aug 2020

Abbotsford House 2 mile challenge under review has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.

Organiser's Description


Gala Harriers athletic club has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Abbotsford House 5 mile trail race and 2 mile Challenge originally planned for Sunday 16th August 2020.

With the health, safety and welfare of our runners, volunteers, marshals will always remain our priority. We feel it is our responsibility to protect everyone involved, including our emergency services and local community who have always been so supportive.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused by this exceptional situation and the impact on your planning

Gala Harriers Abbotsford House

2 mile Challenge  

Sunday 16th August 2020 Starts 11:15am

Please arrive in good time to register and collect your number

This event is under review a decision will be made by the end of July 2020


The race costs £5 and is aprox 2 miles of trail starting in front of Abbotsford House on the banks of the river tweed. Abbotsford House is a historic country house in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed. It was formerly the residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. 

Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford remains today

as one of the most famous houses in the world.

The 2 mile challenge is suitable for all ages and abilities. (Under 8 years can take part but must be acompanied by an adult).

There will be a customised medal for all finishers.







15 Jul 2020£3.00£5.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 16/08/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 350

Places Available: ??



Gerry Moss



Abbotsford, Melrose TD6 9BQ Abbotsford The Home Of Sir Walter Scott, Address