Merrick Hill Race
16 Sep 18
MERRICK HILL RACE
SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2018 start at 12 NOON
8 miles, 2,900ft of climb.
The Merrick is located in the Galloway forest region in the southwest of Scotland.
It is embedded in the Awful Hand range on the western edge of the Galloway Hills.
At a height of 2,765ft it is the highest mountain in Scotland south of Ben Lomond.
The first Merrick race took place on 12th August 1989 and we are now celebrating the 30th race. Any runners who took part in the first race will race for free, just turn up on the day.
The race starts and finishes at Bruce’s Stone, Glentrool. Access is from the A714 road, 10 miles north of Newton Stewart. Turn off at Bargrennan to Glentrool village and then follow the road signs to Bruce’s Stone.
The route climbs the Fell of Eschoncan, and then on to the Bennan Hill, Benyellary and finally to the Merrick summit. Return by the same route. Full information, route details and route map are on the Scottish Hill Racing website: http://www.scottishhillracing.co.uk/RaceDetails.aspx?RaceID=RA-0101
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For more information or inquries, email
The event has an SAL permit and is organised by Girvan AAC. The race is bound by SAL and Scottish Hill Runners' rules. Minimum age is 18. All hill race competitors have a prime responsibility for their own safety. You must judge as to whether you are able and equipped to take part. This is a risk sport.
All runners taking part are required to carry with them a map, compas s, whistle and full body cover. Every runner is checked before the start and any not complying will not be allowed to start.
Late entries after the closing date Wed 12th Sept will be accepted on the day.