Buchan Trail Marathon

02 Aug 2020

Buchan Trail Marathon 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

Friends of Aden and the Buchan Development Partnership

1st Buchan Trail Marathon 

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic, unfortunately, this event is cancelled, further details of either a reschedule or cancellation will be forthcoming.


                                 Race directors Derek Jennings (FOA) and Justine Tough BDP

 Aden Country Park

Sunday 2nd August 2020 at 10:00 am

Marathon entries aged 18 and over

        There is a 5-1/2 hour cut off time, after which support will be withdrawn

Fun Run (under 10’s). Fun Run Entries only on the day

 Marathon Entry fees are £25(SAL) membership and £27(Non SAL). 

Online Entries close Thursday 30th July.

(Entries will close early if the limit of 300 is reached)

If the race does not reach maximum there may be entries on the day

So please sign up and avoid disappointment

The Course (Route Map being revised)

**Due to the nature of the course the planning of the route is still underway and will be confirmed in the next few weeks. Or when we receive landowner permissions**

The race will start and finish in the grounds of Aden Park, a hidden jewel in the heart of the Buchan countryside. Aden was originally owned by the Monks of Deer and was then given to the Keith family by Robert the Bruce. The course will continue through the Pitfour Estate passing the manmade lake and the Temple of Theseus, this was near the now demolished Pitfour House (the Blenheim of the North). The course continues through Drinnies wood along the 19th century horse racing circuit and its spectator tower. Then into Louden wood site of a 4000 year old stone circle. You will then run into White Cow wood where you will pass another Stone Circle and have the occasional view of the White Horse of Mormond, returning eventually to Aden. Due to the probable changes to the route we may need to add a loop in here or there.

We will have the usual race outlets at the park and for the children a Fun Run and a chance to play in our new Playpark with castle.

The Race will take place at 10:00am on Sunday2nd August 2020. Fun Runs will start after the Marthon Runners have started

The race starts and finishes in Aden Country Park as described

There will be a race safety briefing at the race satart to go over any safety issues and answer any questions race starts and finishes in Aden Country Park as described

Your race number must be collected on the day of the race between 8:30am – 9:40 am from the steading/café area in Aden. Numbers are allocated alphabetically by surname, but printed confirmation of entry from Entrycentral.com may be used to identify you in the entry system so please print it and bring it with you..

Car Parking - There are 3 large car parks in Aden Park near the race start. Marshals will be in attendance, please obey the marshals instructions

Changing and toilet facilities are available in the steading area. Changing areas will be secured while the race is in progress, however the organisers accept no responsibility for loss of clothing or equipment.

There will be water supplied on the route at 4 stages and there is a café on site and there will also be food vans.

There will be prizes in the various categories


There will be no refunds. Exchanges will be processed entirely at the discretion of the race organisers.

Race directors are Derek Jennings (FOA) and Justine Tough BDP for any queries,


30 Apr 2020£23.00£25.00

*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

Dates and Status

Date: 02/08/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 300

Places Available: ??



Justine Tough