Glen Clova Half Marathon
Saturday 11th November 2023
Start 12 noon
The race has a limit of 300 runners and will be filled on a first come first served basis. The deadline for entries is Friday 3rd November 2023 or when the race is full. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.
- accurately measured and scenic route
- chip timing by Perfect Timing
- entry fee £18 (Association of Running Clubs affiliated) or £20 (non-affiliated)
- prizes to major category winners
- male and female team prizes (first 3 club members to count)
- held under Association of Running Club rules
- memento for each finisher
Race registration will take place from 10am - 11.30am at the Glen Clova Hotel. Wristbands will be put on runners at registration and should remain on until you have finished the race and collected your soup. All participants should be at the race start no later than 11.55am. Competitors must be aged 18 years or over on race day.
Entries are NON REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE.
Entrants who can no longer make the race can defer for one year if they notify us by 6pm on Friday 3rd November
Please note that as the race takes place on public roads, the use of HEADPHONES DURING THE RACE IS NOT PERMITTED (bone conducting headphones are permitted this year.) Runners ignoring this rule will risk disqualification. There is a 3 hour time limit for this half marathon, please only enter if you expect to complete the run within 3 hours.
The START: Directions will be posted to the start area and all participants should be at this point no later than 11:55am. Please line up as per your estimated finishing time.
Changing Accommodation: Changing facilities are limited so we request that where possible you arrive at the start already changed. The organisers will accept no liability for loss of, or damage to, competitors’ property. There are no shower facilities apart from whatever the weather throws at us on the day.
Car Parking: Due to the location of the event, limited car parking facilities and environmental impact - we recommend car sharing. Upon arrival at the hotel please follow the directions of the car park marshals. Cars will be directed to the hotel car park and 4x4s will be directed to the field in front of the hotel.
Route & Water Station: The route is accurately measured with mile markers and follows an anticlockwise loop of the glen. Marshals will be at junctions, so please obey their instructions. Please run on the left hand side of the road. Three refreshment stations will be provided at regular intervals.
First Aid: First Aid help will be provided on route should you need it. If you are unable to finish, try to walk to a refreshment station or wait for our sweep vehicle, which will transport you back safely.
The Finish: The finish is at the entry to the hotel car park. Please ensure your number is clearly visible and follow the marshals' instructions at the finish. This will help race officials to record the correct order and times.
Refreshments: Soup, tea and coffee will be provided for runners at the Clova Hotel. We have been advised by the Hotel management that non resident runners/friends/family looking to eat in the restaurant MUST PRE BOOK no later than the night before the race or they may not be able to accommodate.
Results: We will endeavour to publish results at www.forfarroadrunners.co.uk and perfecttimingscotland.co.uk within 48 hours.
Prizes: We aim to start the presentation in the lounge area at 2:30pm or within 5 minutes of the last competitor finishing. Prizes will be awarded to the following categories; M, F, MV, FV, MSV, FSV, and the following male and female 60+, 70+, Team prizes (3 per club) and DD8 categories. If runners do not attend the prizegiving (or have a representative attend) they will forfeit their prize as we can not post out prizes.
Massage: Will be available pre and post race FREE of charge.
Thank you to our sponsors: Glen Clova Hotel, Strathmore Water, Run 4 It, and Take a Hike