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This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K and Kids' Fun Run


Welcome to the Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K and Kids' Fun Run.

Chris Smith, raised in Daviot, represented Team GB in mountain running championships.

In his memory, his friends, working alongside Daviot Community Trust, have created a Memorial in the grounds of Daviot Estate as a place that local families and future generations can enjoy. 

The event is being held on Daviot Community Trust land and the neighbouring Daviot House Estate in the village of Daviot, near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. 

The Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K and Kids' Fun Run is organised by Inverurie's Garioch Road Runners.

Entries can be made online through Entry Central or on the day.

Online entries will close at midnight 1 November 2023. EntryCentral will show the race as 'Closed' after this time, but limited entries will still be available on the day.

Please consider making a donation to the Chris Smith Memorial Fund during the online registration process.

Online Race Briefing

There will be a live race briefing for all our runners at approximately 7.30pm on Friday, 3 November on the Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K and Kids' Fun Run Facebook page. It will also be recorded and made available to view later.

Registration and Number Pick Up

Registration will be open from 9.30am to 10.45am on the day of the run at the Daviot Village Hall.

As parking is limited at the hall, and there is another function taking place in addition to ours, we request that runners move their cars to the race car park after collecting their race numbers.

Runners are advised that any items left in the hall during the run are left at the runners' own risk. 

Car Parking

Due to the huge amounts of rain we have had recently, car parking will be at the Kirkdale Nursery (AB51 0JL), just down the road from the Daviot Village Hall. Depending on conditions, 4x4s may also be able to park in a neighbouring field.

Start Times

The Kids' Fun Run will start promptly at 10.20am.

The Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K will start promptly at 11.00am. 


The Kids' Fun Run follows an approximately 2km route through the estate.

The Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K takes in two laps of a scenic, undulating route on a mixture of grass, gravel paths and tarmac roads.

Entry fees

Kids' Run: £5

Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K: £10

Age Limits

Kids' Run: 5-10 (adults may run with younger children)

Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K: 11+

Toilets and Changing

No changing facilities or showers are available, so please turn up ready to run. Toilets will be available in the Daviot Village Hall.


A limited selection of refreshements will be available at the finish line.

Prizes and presentations after the last finishers cross the line.

We regret that no buggies or dogs are allowed in either event.

Thank you also to Kirkdale Nursery, Daviot Community Trust, the Chris Smith Memorial Foundation, Sunlit Shadow Events and the Garioch Roadrunners for making this event possible.



To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Chris Smith Daviot Dash 5K
01 Nov 2023 23:59£10.00
Chris Smith Daviot Dash U11s Fun Run
01 Nov 2023 23:59£5.00

Dates and Status

Date: 05 Nov 2023

Closing Date: 01 Nov 2023 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/100

Status: Closed



Christine Appel

07834 265 918


Daviot Community Trust, Daviot, Aberdeenshire