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The Dramathon

15 Oct 2022

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

Organiser's Description

The Dramathon - The Speyside Single Malt Marathon

Saturday 15th October 2022

Entries open Jan 2nd 2022 at 6pm UK time. 

Deferred runners from 2021: if you were signed up for The Dramathon 2021 and you chose to defer your entry, you are already signed up for 2022. You have nothing to do, just sit tight. 

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The Dramathon is actually four races : The Full Dram (nearly 42km), The Half Dram (nearly 21km), The Wee Dram (just over 10km) and the relay (We Dram).

All are trail races, mostly on well-maintained paths along the beautiful Speyside Way. The route takes in several distilleries along the route, offering sights and smells to ignite your senses. Depending on the distance you run you will pick up the corresponding miniatures of single malt at the end of the race.

The finish line for all the races is at Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown. The full marathon starts at Glenfarclas, the half-marathon starts at Tamdhu, the 10K in Aberlour and the various legs of the relay divide up the marathon route into roughly 4 x 10km.

The course is mostly pretty flat, and largely follows the old railway line of the Speyside Way, but there are a couple of hills in the first half of the full marathon (and legs 1 and 3 of the relay). The final stretch from Craigellachie to Dufftown is a gradual uphill slope. Some short sections on minor roads.

The Spey Valley will be in full spectacular Autumnal bloom on race weekend – come and experience one of the most beautiful and interesting corners of Scotland.

The Dramathon is beautifully structured and well-paced with a great finish. Just like a Speyside malt in fact ...

More details are available on the event website – www.thedramathon.com

 

Entry Fees:

What’s included in the entry fee : 

  • Fully marked course
  • Coach transport to the Start Line
  • Baggage transfer back to Finish Line
  • Original Finisher's Medal made from a whisky barrel stave
  • Glencairn tasting glass with Dramathon logo
  • Professionally organised
  • Well stocked feed stations
  • Electronic Timing
  • Whisky samples from local distilleries
  • Extensive safety and 1st Aid teams
  • Public Liability Insurance

To see the route simply click on this Link below

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1392766687

Please note that we reserve the right to change the route at any time.  Please watch the event's facebook page for latest updates :

https://www.facebook.com/The-Dramathon-105544339878704/

You can also follow us on Instagram or Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Thedramathon

or join The Dramathon Training Club on Strava : https://strava.com/clubs/302395

T&Cs 

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 2 months prior to race date = 75% refund (less any Entry Central fees); up to 1 month prior to race date = 50% refund (less any Entry Central fees); after 1 month 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 The Dramathon that they do not wish to transfer to the rescheduled event in writing (email to info@thedramathon.com) within 7 days of the original event date.

In the event of cancellation, original entrants may, at the sole discretion of The Dramathon, be offered an entry transfer of equivalent value to an alternative event.

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

Data policy:

By entering any Dramathon Company race, entrants give the organisers clear and positive consent to use limited personal data for the specific purposes of organising The Dramathon (start lists, age categories, published results, timing systems, emergency contact details, relevant medical data, race information, newsletters about forthcoming events).

Email addresses are kept indefinitely for commercial purposes. All other information is deleted after 1 year.

If you wish to obtain our full Data Policy, please request by email

 

*******ALL STANDARD OF RUNNERS WELCOME******

The Dramathon Relay ("We Dram")

Saturday 15th October 2022

Tackle The Full Marathon route in teams of four.

Each stage is about a quarter of the full marathon route (see below).

Please note race numbers will be distributed on Friday 14th October 2022 between 2.00pm and 5.00pm and on race day between 6.30am and 8.30am. 

Transport by bus will be provided from Glenfiddich distillery to the various relay start points (staggered departures). 

First leg starts at 10am at Glenfarclas (bus departure from Glenfiddich at 9am). Runners of legs 2, 3, 4 depart in buses from Glenfiddich later in the morning. 

All times to be confirmed in the athlete briefing document.

All those taking part will receive a custom medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky and a Glencairn tasting glass. 

We no longer provide single use plastic cups at food stations. Please bring your own portable cup. You need to plan to carry your cup during the race.

NB : Two new ecological measures in 2020:

1) We have decided to make the finisher t-shirt an optional extra which you can purchase (or not) at sign-up. We aer switching to a local (Inverness) supplier who provides tshirts made from recycled material. BTW we won't be making a profit on the tshirts, we just pass on the cost price from the supplier.

2) By far the biggest part of our carbon footprint is due to travel to the event, so we are asking you to help offset this by buying trees for our "Dramathon Grove", in rough proportion to the distance you're travelling. 

Relay team enrolment is done by one member of the team. The full amount is paid by this person.

Should you choose to buy cancellation insurance with Booking Protect when buying your entries, please keep a note of your reference in case you need to make a claim. The Dramathon doesn't have this info and won't be able to provide it to you.

Please note that we reserve the right to change the route at any time. Please watch the event's facebook page for latest updates :

https://www.facebook.com/The-Dramathon-105544339878704/

and follow us on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/Thedramathon

 

Route sections :

The first section from Glenfarclas to Ballindalloch is probably the toughest with a rough-ish trail path just after Glenfarclas but you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of Ben Rinnes before the elegance of the manicured lawns of Ballindalloch Castle and their Estate Distillery.

The second section from Ballindalloch to Tamdhu is mostly plain sailing through the Spey Valley, except for the short climb up to Cragganmore Distillery.

The third section from Tamdhu to Aberlour starts with a wee (!) hill up to Cardhu which gives you some fine views. At Carron you will see the award-winning architecture of Dalmunach distillery before finishing in Aberlour for the handover.

The fourth and final section from Aberlour to Craigellachie is a breeze before the grand finale taking you through Balvenie and Glenfiddich to claim your drams and catch your breath before the post-race celebrations.

 

*******ALL STANDARDS OF RUNNERS WELCOME******

The Dramathon - "The Full Dram"

Saturday 15th October 2022

The Full Dram is a marathon-distance trail running race from Glenfarclas distillery to Glenfiddich distillery (actually just under 42km). 

The route takes in several distilleries along the route. You will pick up the corresponding miniatures at the end of the race.

The route uses mainly forest tracks with some short sections on minor roads and some hilly terrain.

Please note race numbers for the full marathon will be distributed on Friday 14th October between 2.00pm and 5.00pm and on race day between 6.30am and 8.45am.

Transport by bus will be provided from Glenfiddich Distillery to the start point. 

Race starts at Glenfarclas at 10am (bus departure from Glenfiddich at 9am).

All times to be confirmed in athlete briefing doc.

All those taking part will receive a custom medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky and a Glencairn tasting glass. 

NB: We will no longer provide single use plastic cups at food stations. Please bring your own portable cup. You need to plan to carry your cup during the race.

New ecological measures in 2022:

1) We have decided to make the finisher tshirts an optional extra which you can purchase (or not) when you sign up. We are switching to a local (Inverness) supplier who provides tshirts made from recycled material. BTW we won't be making any money on the tshirts, we just pass on the price from the supplier. 

2) By far the biggest part of our carbon footprint is due to travel to the event so we are asking you to help offset this by buying trees for our "Dramathon Grove", in rough proportion to the distance you're travelling.

Should you choose to buy cancellation insurance with Booking Protect when buying your entries, please keep a note of your reference in case you need to make a claim. The Dramathon doesn't have this info and won't be able to provide it to you.

Please note that we reserve the right to change the route at any time. Please watch the event's facebook page for latest updates :

https://www.facebook.com/The-Dramathon-105544339878704/

and follow us on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/Thedramathon

  

*******ALL STANDARDS OF RUNNERS WELCOME******

The Dramathon Half Marathon "Half Dram"

Saturday 15th October 2022

The route starts at Tamdhu Station near Tamdhu Distillery, and follows the beautiful River Spey along the Speyside Way, through Aberlour, past Craigellachie and on to the finish line at Glenfiddich Distillery. 

Please note race numbers for the half marathon will be distributed on Friday 14th October between 2pm and 5pm and on race day between 6.30am and 9.45am.

Transport by bus will be provided from Glenfiddich distillery to the start point. 

Race starts at 11.30am (departure from Glenfiddich at about 10.30am).

All times to be confirmed in athlete briefing document.

All those taking part will receive a custom medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky and a Glencairn tasting glass. 

We will no longer provide single use plastic cups at food stations. Please bring your own portable cup.  You need to plan to carry your cup during the race.

Two new ecological measures in 2022:

1) We have decided to make the finisher tshirt an optional extra which you can purchase (or not) at sign-up. We are switching to a local (Inverness) supplier who provides tshirts made from recycled material. BTW we won't be making any money on the tshirts, we just pass on the cost price from the supplier. 

2) By far the biggest part of our carbon footprint is due to travel to the event, so we are asking you to help offset this by buying trees for our Trees for Life "Dramathon Grove", in rough proportion to the distance you're travelling.

Please note that we reserve the right to change the route at any time. Please watch the event's facebook page for latest updates :

https://www.facebook.com/The-Dramathon-105544339878704/

and follow us on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/Thedramathon

  

*******ALL STANDARDS OF RUNNERS WELCOME******

The Dramathon 10K - "The Wee Dram"

Saturday 15th October 2022

The race starts at Aberlour (in the Alice Littler Memorial Park by the river) and follows the River Spey along the Speyside Way to Craigellachie before turning right up the River Fiddich to the finish line at Glenfiddich Distillery. The route is not technically difficult but from Craigellachie to Glenfiddich there is a gradual climb. NB the route is slightly over 10K. 

Please note race numbers for the 10K will be distributed on Friday 14th October between 2.00pm and 5.00pm and on race day between 6.30am and 10.30am.

Transport by bus will be provided from Glenfiddich to the Start at Aberlour (departure between 11am and 12pm).

Race starts at 1.15pm from Aberlour.

All times to be confirmed.

All those taking part will receive a custom medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky and a Glencairn tasting glass. 

Please note we no longer provide single use plastic cups at food stations. Please bring your own portable cup. You need to plan to carry your cup during the race.

New ecological measures for 2022:

1) We have decided to make the finisher T-shirt an optional extra which you can purchase (or not) when you sign up. We are switching to a local (Inverness) supplier who can do us T-shirts made from recycled material. BTW we won't be making a profit on the T shirts, we just pass on the cost price from the supplier.

2) By far the biggest part of our carbon footprint is due to travel to the event so we are asking you to help offset this by buying trees for our "Dramathon Grove", in rough proportion to the distance you're travelling.

Please note that we reserve the right to change the route at any time. Please watch the event's facebook page for latest updates :

https://www.facebook.com/The-Dramathon-105544339878704/

and follow us on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/Thedramathon

  

*******ALL STANDARDS OF RUNNERS WELCOME******

The Dramathon After-Race Party

Saturday 15th October 2022 - 7.30pm to midnight

Mortlach Memorial Hall, Albert Place, Dufftown

Simple pleasures: there'll be the renowned Tweed ceilidh band, you can buy food from Edelwurst Catering and drinks at the bar.

Ticket sales are only in advance via Entry Central, not on the door.

6 tickets per buyer maximum.

Over 18s only.

Please bring proof of purchase and ID with you on the night. 

Sorry, we are not able to refund tickets if you don't turn up!

Prices

Until
25 Sep 2022 23:59£124.00
Until
25 Sep 2022 23:59£62.00
Until
25 Sep 2022 23:59£38.00
Until
25 Sep 2022 23:59£31.00
UntilPrice
12 Oct 2022 23:59£12.00
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 15 Oct 2022

Status: Closed

EventAvailable/TotalClosing Date
The Dramathon (Relay) "We Dram"??/5025 Sep 2022 23:59
The Dramathon Marathon "Full Dram"??/55025 Sep 2022 23:59
The Dramathon Half-marathon "Half Dram"??/65025 Sep 2022 23:59
The Dramathon (10K) "The Wee Dram"??/35025 Sep 2022 23:59
The Dramathon After Race Party??/20012 Oct 2022 23:59

Organiser

Ian King

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