Criffel Hill Race

19 Mar 17

Criffel Hill Race has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


Dumfries Running Club invites you to run the Criffel Hill Race on Sunday 19th March 2017



Incorporating the 2017 SHR Championships Race (medium counter).

Incorporating the West District Hill Running Championships 2017


Runners will enjoy spectacular scenery and stunning views over the Solway Coast (weather permitting!). Starting in the village of New Abbey, 8 miles south west of Dumfries (approx 20 minute drive from Dumfries). The prominent summit of Criffel is 2.5 miles to the south of the village. Criffel is 570m high but appears higher because of its isolation and high relative height. It is the eighth most prominent hill in southern Scotland. The race beings in New Abbey and climbs up through woodlands before taking in the summits of Knockendock and Criffel itself and returns via the same route. 

Mandatory kit requirements : Full body waterproof cover, hat, gloves, whistle, mechanical compass, a map and the ability to navigate in poor weather conditions. 

In exceptionally poor weather conditions a shorter route/course will be considered which will take in the summit of Knockendock and turning here. The weather can be unpredictable in March and the race organiser reserves the right to cancel the race if necessary - even at short notice. In the unlikely event that the race is cancelled, refunds will not be given, however free entry to the event will be provided for the following year.

All proceeds from this event will go to Moffat Mountain Rescue Team. 

All runners must abide by the Scottish Hill Runners mandatory safety rules. For full details please visit the Scottish Hill Runners website. Guidelines and rules can be viewed under the 'Safety' Section.


START: New Abbey Village, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, 


FINISH: New Abbey Village, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway


Entry includes minimal refreshments at the end of the race. 


Race strictly limited to 300 – enter early to guarantee your place!
Online entry closing date Thursday 16th March 2017
Very limited entry will be available on the day for runners affiliated to local running clubs in Dumfriesshire. (Dumfries, Annan, Dalbeattie etc.) at the discretion of the race organiser. For more information please email Ranjit Thomas at (please put subject as 'Criffel Hill Race')


1st, 2nd & 3rd M&F  
1st M&F 40 +
1st M&F 50 +
1st M&F 60 +



16 Mar 2017£4.00£6.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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

Dates and Status

Date: 19/03/2017

Status: Closed

Total Places: 300

Places Available: ??



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