The Glenduckie Hill Race (virtual) 2020

05 Sep 2020

The Glenduckie Hill Race (virtual) 2020 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

The Glenduckie hill race has been running for 8 years, typically coinciding with the annual Dunbog Gathering and Games dating back to 2011.  

Since then the hill race has grown in local notoriety, and for 2020 the hill race will continue in its tradition but in respect of the current Covid19 situation will become a virtual race for 2020. This will allow competitors to respect government guidance whilst still able to race the actual Glenduckie Hill circuit.  

This fast 4km race has a challenging 110m across a 1km section en route to the summit known to many as heart attack alley(at a max gradient of 16%!). Can you run it without slowing to a walk?

We encourage runners of all ages and categories to participate virtually, submitting their evidence through strava on entry central (this will also be reviewed by event organisers through Strava) and look forward to continuing this fine tradition for another year.


  • Mens Champion (17+)
  • Womens Champion (17+)
  • Youth Champion (13 to 16 - must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Local champion (** - Local entrants are asked to email event organiser Andrew Ferguson directly to highlight their entry into this category)

*FOR 2020 All participants are asked to race in accordance with the most up to date Covid19 guidance on the day of racing – eg only with household members or those in their social bubble**

  • Entry for the hill race is only through Entry central – your £10 entry fee will support the local Dunbog Hall and Community park who raise funds for local community facilities.
  • Between 0900 and 1800 on Saturday the 5th September and Sunday the 6th September you can record a time - Racing is not permitted during darkness
  • Participants park at the Dunbog Hall and Community Park and START at the carpark (it will be marked clearly on the days of racing), follow the way markers from the car park to the top of Glenduckie hill (athletes must touch the cairn at the top) then return back down to the start finish area - recording your time on your device.
  • Runners must register a time on the strava segment “Glenduckie Hill Race 2020”
  • You can enter as many times as you wish during the entry period, only athletes registered to enter through entry central AND recording a time on strava during the time period will qualify for the race.
  • Winners will be announced on the Dunbog Community Hall Facebook page on Monday the 7th September - judges decision is final.


**For 2020 All participants must adhere to the most up to date Covid19 guidance on the day of racing - giving consideration to social distance when overtaking, group size and outdoor exercise advice**

A small carpark is available at Dunbog Community Hall, competitors can park there before starting the race.

A short section runs along the edge of the A913 and care should be taken to remain on the pavement, not overtaking any other athletes during this section.

By its nature – an off road trail run up and down a hill is on surfaces that are uneven – care should be taken to run within your abilities and any injuries are at the athletes own risk

The course will be waymarked clearly on the weekend of the race. 

If you do not sign up and register a time through strava then your entry will not count.

**Local defined as:

  • Living or working (at least three days a week) in the Parish of Dunbog, or in the Community Council area of Abdie & Dunbog, or within 5km or 3.15miles (as the crow flies) of Dunbog Community Hall
  • A member of Dunbog Community Hall, or living in the household of a member.
  • A former pupil of Dunbog Primary School or a parent or sibling of a pupil of Dunbog Primary.


04 Sep 2020£10.00

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

Dates and Status

Date: 05/09/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??


Andrew Ferguson