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This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the entry pages for the Blair Castle Trail Weekender

Outsider Events are excited to welcome the 3rd edition of The Blair Castle Trail Weekender on the 2 - 4th June 2023. This year, we're cranking it up a notch with the addition of more races and more festivities!

Staged in the grounds of the iconic Blair Atholl Castle and Estate, this brand new event has trail races from 7km right up to the 58km Full Tilt Ultra. 

All respective races start at the event village, before runners make their way out of the castle grounds and into the trail proper.

Frome here on out, depending on your choice of race, runners either loop round past the edges Hercules Garden and back toward the event village, fork off up the winding trails of the picturesque Glen Tilt or head toward the 1009m high summit of Ben Dearg. What trail will you take?

What else is on offer with my entry? 

We believe there's so much more to a race than just the run its self. With this in mind, we have a range of activities which comes inclusive with your entry. This extends to friends and family who are with you - even if they're not running. 

Expect to see pre and post race Yoga classes, access to a mix of catering experiences, a bar area, mix of catering experiences and evening entertainment.

Blair Atholl has an amazing range of accomodation on offer, however we have an option of adding on a camping pitch at the event village for just £5 a tent (please note this just includes toilet access and no shower facilities). 

Entry Fee's:

What's included?

  • Fully Marked Course
  • Electronic Timing 
  • Eco Finishers Medal
  • Safety & First Aid Teams
  • Access to Yoga Classes (extends to those accompanying)
  • Discounted Saturday Night Camping Pitch
  • Free Parking all weekend
  • Public Liability Insurance 

What's based at the event village?

  • Race Sign-on
  • Catering
  • Camping
  • Bar Area 
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Free Weekend Parking
  • Medical HQ
  • Event Partner Stalls
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Yoga Classes
  • Start/Finish Area

Can I sign up for more than one race?

Yes, it is possible to sign up for more than one race over the course of the weekend. However, we must add that it is only possible to do one race on each of the days due to the timing of the events. Please contact us on reagrding a discount for competitors looking to enter multiple races as an individual and we will happily accomodate.

T & C's 

Please see Outsider Events Terms and Conditions before signing up for respective events. 


Full Tilt Ultra 58km

Full Tilt Ultra - 58km 

09:00 Saturday 3rdJune 2023

58km (ish) 1800m elevation 

Price: £62 (+4% entry central processing fee) 

A true beast of a race, the Full Tilt Ultra takes in the two Munro summits of Ben Dearg (1009m) and Carn a Chlamain (963m). Combined with the charming beauty of Glen Tilt which follows the River Tilt and its plenty waterfalls and alluring pools along the way - the Full Tilt Ultra is a true stunner. 

Runners will be treated to multiple professionally stocked feed stations along the way to keep you fuelled for the challenges that lie ahead. 

At the finish, enjoy the event village where there will be cold beer and complementory lead Yoga sessions to help aid post run recovery. 

Due to the demanding elevation and terrain, this race is not for the faint hearted and runners should be of an experienced standard and aware of the risks associated with such a challenge. 

Find out more on our event website.

Dearg Up n' Doon 30km

Dearg Up n' Doon - 29km 

10.30 Saturday 3rd June 2023

30km (ish) - 1000m elevation

Price: £42 (+4% Entry Central Processing fee)

The Dearg Up n' Doon takes quite a step up from the 2 shorter race options. 

Reaching heights of 1009m at the summit of Ben Dearg - one of the highest points in a wedge of high, exposed countryside that is situated between Glen Tilt to the east and the Pass of Drumochter to the west.  Runners will experience extensive views across the Cairngorm Mountains and the remote beauty of the Alt Schiecheachan Bothy. 

Following the exposed trail back down the mountainside, the route eventually rejoins the vast forests of Blairduachdar before snaking it's way through the dense pine, larch and birch woods and back to to the finish. 

Find out more on our event website.

Banvie Burn 13km

                                                              Banvie Burn - 13km 

                                                            10:30 Sunday 4th June 2023

                                                            13km (ish) - 200m Elevation

                                                 Price: £34 (+4% Entry Central processing Fee) 

Like the 7km, the Banvie Burn 13km route is also a great introduction to the world of Trail Running. 

Instead of returing back to the event village, runners will fork off through the Blairuachdair woods and follow the path into the fringes of Glen Tilt - just enough to get a flavour of its raw, remote beauty. 

After entering the Glen, the route returns back toward the finish - shadowing the the river Tilt before entering the event village and finishing area. 

Make the most of the weekend and take part in one of our lead Yoga session to loosen the legs off + enjoy a cold beer or two.

Find out more on our event website.

Dianas Grove 7km


Dianas Grove - 7km 

12:30 Sunday 4th June 2023

7km - 100m elevation

Price: £22 (+4% Entry Central processing fee)

 This 7km race is the perfect introduction to the world of trail running. 

A rolling route, without too much eleveation or technical challenges, but just enough to keep you on your toes.

Take part on one of our post-race Yoga sessions to aid your recovery and enjoy a cold pint or two.

Find out more on our event website

Blair Castle Kids Trail


Blair Castle Kids Trail 1, 2, 3km

14:00 Sunday 4th June 2023

1, 2, 3km - 50m elevation

Price: £8 (+4% Entry Central processing fee)

 For the first time, we have our kids trail races with varying lengths - perfect for kids looking to dip their toe into the world of trail running. 

We have age categories for the following:

  • Under 8's (must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
  • 8 - 11
  • 12+ 

The race format will be approximately 1km lap, which will include 1 for the youngest category, 2 for the 8 - 11 and 3 for the 12+. 

Find out more on our event website

Festival Village Only

Festival Village Only

For 2023, we're really developing our festival programme with Friday night films, an array of live music, DJ sets and various workshops. 

This standalone festival ticket also includes full weekend camping and parking too.

Find out more on our event website.


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

Full Tilt Ultra 58km
01 Jun 2023 23:59£62.00
Dearg Up n' Doon 30km
30 May 2023 22:29£42.00
Banvie Burn 13km
29 May 2023 22:29£34.00
Dianas Grove 7km
30 May 2023 22:29£26.00
Blair Castle Kids Trail
30 May 2023 22:29£8.00
Festival Village Only
01 Jun 2023 23:59£20.00

Dates and Status

Status: Closed

EventDateAvailable/TotalClosing Date
Full Tilt Ultra 58km03 Jun 2023??/15001 Jun 2023 23:59
Dearg Up n' Doon 30km03 Jun 2023??/20030 May 2023 22:29
Banvie Burn 13km04 Jun 2023??/20029 May 2023 22:29
Dianas Grove 7km04 Jun 2023??/20030 May 2023 22:29
Blair Castle Kids Trail04 Jun 2023??/20030 May 2023 22:29
Festival Village Only02 Jun 2023??/20001 Jun 2023 23:59


Cameron Balfour

Target Park, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TL