This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.
Logo for The 2017 Bennachie Hill Race

The 2017 Bennachie Hill Race

01 Oct 2017



The Bennachie Hill Race is firmly established in the hill-running race calendar as one of the most popular races in North-East Scotland among hill and roadrunners alike. At around 8.2 miles in length and with a total of 1600ft of ascent (13.1k and 500 metres), the Senior race is an achievable challenge for everyone. The route is all off-road, and good trail shoes are recommended.


The race starts at the Back O’Bennachie car park near Insch and takes in many of the famous ‘tops’ of Bennachie, including Oxen Craig, Craigshannoch and Mither Tap itself.  The route returns to the start via the famous ‘Maiden’s Causeway’, past Hosie’s Well and Nursery Cottage.

Registration/Number pick up opening at 12.30 and closing at 1.30, so please arrive in good time to get your number.



Parking at the Back 'O' Bennachie car cark, Forrestry Commission parking charges apply, please check on arrival.

 The Bennachie Hill Race, with Morven and Cairn William, is also the last race in the Aberdeenshire Hill Race series. 

Iona Ellington
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
The 2017 Bennachie Hill Race (Adult)01 Oct 2017??/220Closed26 Sep 2017
The 2017 Bennachie Hill Race (Junior)01 Oct 2017??/25Closed29 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017£8.00£10.00

*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

Event Address
Back o’Bennachie Car Park, Oyne, Aberdeenshire AB52 6RH