Selkirk Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

05 May 2018


Welcome to the entry pages for the Selkirk Trail Marathon and Selkirk Trail Half Marathon running events.


Come and join us in the beautiful Scottish Borders for a set of tough, hilly and 'proper' off road Trail Races - the SELKIRK TRAIL MARATHON and the SELKIRK TRAIL HALF MARATHON!. 

Marathon Distance: 42km (almost completely off tarmac), with 1290m of climb. Proper!.

Half Distance: 22km (almost completely off tarmac), with 605m of climb. Decent!.

Race date: Saturday 5th May 2018


Brought to you by Selkirk-based Durty Events (Craggy Island Triathlon, Aviemore Triathlon, Borders Bike Festival) and renowned trail-builder Peter Laing, this epic run comprises the very best off-road trails in the spectacular Scottish Borders.​ Expect big climbs, technical descents, glorious riverside trails and winding woodland paths. 

Trail shoes are recommended as the course is off-road (very off-road in places), and often muddy, steep, rocky or rooted. It's 'proper' challenging off-road running. 

You will be winding in and out of the Tweed and Yarrow valleys and their forests and moorland. You will visit the historic Bowhill House and the nearby 'Duchess' Drive', and pass the spectacular ruins of Newark Castle. The Half then returns to the finish line whilst the Full Ultra scales the heights of the Three Brethren (464m above sea level) and descend (then climb again - sorry!) Yair Forest. The final few km's will be an exhilarating drop back into Selkirk. 

The course will be fully way-marked. 

What's Included in the Entry Fee;

- Fully marked course
- Chip Timing (Sport Ident 'Dibber')
- Hand-made Finishers' Medal
- 3 x Stocked Aid Stations (1 on the Half Ultra)
- Professional Organisation
- Large Course Safety Team
- On site Camping (Friday and Saturday)

Selkirk is easily accessed from Central Scotland, North East and North West England

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T&Cs Please see for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled for reasons beyond the organiser’s control, (e.g. adverse weather conditions, major incident etc.) the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event. Original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred unless they advise Durty Events that they do not wish to transfer to the rescheduled event in writing (email to ) within 7 days of the original event date.

In the event of cancellation, original entrants may, at the sole discretion of Durty Events be offered an entry transfer of equivalent value to an alternative event in the companies’ portfolio.

In all cases, Durty Events reserves the right to charge a small administration fee (typically £5) to cover costs associated with card repayments and refund administration time.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the Durty Events portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details. 

Durty Events

01835 823 514

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Selkirk Trail Marathon05 May 2018??/150Open01 May 2018
Selkirk Trail Half Marathon05 May 2018??/150Open01 May 2018
31 Dec 2017£25.00
01 May 2018£30.00
31 Dec 2017£20.00
01 May 2018£25.00

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral with a card payment, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Event Address
Selkirk Rugby Club Philiphaugh Selkirk TD7 5AX