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The Loch Morlich Running Festival

06 Jan 2024

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the Fitnessat58degrees Loch Morlich Running Festival!

We are renowned for delivering unforgettable fitness experiences in unforgettable locations and over the last few years, have developed a great reputation for our accessible, personal and friendly events in stunning locations. Our Loch Morlich Running Festival has been an event growing in popularity for the last 5 years now and we are delighted to say, IT'S BACK!

The Loch Morlich Running Festival takes place on Saturday 6th January 2024, making it a unique event! This is the perfect opportunity to kickstart your 2024 with friends and family, whilst pushing yourself to one of the most stunning finish lines in the UK, Loch Morlich beach. The event is very welcoming, our supportive team will cheer you on whether you decide to walk, jog or you are going for a personal best!

Both courses are all on forest tracks (trail shoes are recommended but not essential), the exact distances are 5.6KM and 11.4KM (every year, we get feedback about the fact the course is longer than 5K and longer than 10K, we make this very clear in the pre-event information and this allows us to finish on the beach, we don't feel that we should call the event "The Loch Morlich 11.4K", thank you for your understanding, we did warn you!), the course includes stunning views throughout as you make your way through the Glenmore Forest to Loch Morlich beach. The course will be well marshalled and sign posted, with first-aiders on site throughout the event. 

Registration and the Start are at the Hayfield, Glenmore. To get to the start, simply follow directions for Cairngorm Mountain, just before you reach the orange snow gates at the bottom of the ski road, you will see the Hayfield on the right hand side. Please use Forestry Scotland car parks, which are situated around the start area. Toilets will be available on site. From the finish, you will have a five minute walk back to the start. 

What's included? 

-Warm up with all runners with Fitnessat58degrees instructor Sam Cairns. 

-Chip Timing provided by Perfect Timing Scotland, with results sent out on the day. Category results also provided. *Please accept and understand the price increase for this event is to allow us to use chip timing moving forward, which is a lot more accurate and professional. We work with Perfect Timing Scotland for our Speyside Triathlon and they do a fantastic job. 

-Bespoke Loch Morlich Running Festival finishers medal.

-Tasty home baking at the finish including Chocolate Brownies, Hawaiian Slice and Vegan Flapjacks. 

-Prizes for the top three male and female in both the 5K and 10K races. 

-Dog friendly, family friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 

-A local bagpiper at the start line. 

-A stunning course, with the Cairngorm Mountains as your backdrop and a completely unique finish line. 


5K: £30.

10K: £35. 

*We strive to make this a family friendly event, under 16s can run for free when a parent or guardian signs up too. 



Registration, from 10.30am. 

Warm Up and Brief, 11.45am. 

5K AND 10K (Mass start), 12pm. 

If you have any other queries, please email us at 

We look forward to seeing you there! Let's kickstart our 2024 in the best way possible.

Sam and the team, Fitnessat58degrees.

I undersigned declare that I am medically fit to compete and do so at my own risk. I hereby absolve the organisers from any claim for injury or illness incurred during or as a result of the event or for any loss or damage to property. I understand that the organisers reserve the right to refuse entry and that entry fees are non refundable. I agree that my picture may be included in any photographs, which may be published from the race. I confirm that the information I have provided on this form is accurate.


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

The Loch Morlich Running Festival 10KM
24 Dec 2023 23:59£35.00
The Loch Morlich Running Festival 5KM
24 Dec 2023 23:59£30.00

Dates and Status

Date: 06 Jan 2024

Closing Date: 24 Dec 2023 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/500

Status: Open


Sam Cairns