The Dramathon

20 Oct 2018

The Dramathon - The Speyside Single Malt Marathon

ENTRIES OPEN EARLY JAN 2018

For the present time we are only accepting applications from people who marshalled at the 2017 event, all other entries will open in January

Saturday 20th October 2018

The Dramathon is actually four races : full marathon, half, 10km and a relay.

All are trail races, mostly on well-maintained grassy 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 the first 2 legs of the relay). The final stretch from Craigellachie to Dufftown is a gradual uphill slope. Some occasional 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
  • Finishers Medal
  • Custom Event T-Shirt 
  • 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

Marathon : £55 (+ 5% Entry Central card processing fee)

Half Marathon : £35 (+ 5% Entry Central card processing fee)

Relay Race (per Team of 4) : £120 (+ 5% Entry Central card processing fee)

10K : £30 (+ 5% Entry Central card processing fee)


Please note race numbers will be distributed at Glenfarclas Distillery on Friday 19th October as well as Glenfiddich Distillery on Saturday 20th October 2018

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/

and follow us on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/Thedramathon

 

For further information contact us at :

 

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 1 month prior to race date: 75% refund (less any Entry Central fees), up to 2 weeks prior to race date 50% refund (less any Entry Central 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 The Dramathon 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 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. 

 

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

The Dramathon Relay

Saturday 20th October 2018

Tackle The Dramathon 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 19th October 2018 between 3.00pm and 6.00pm at Glenfarclas Distillery as well as on the day of the race between 7.30am and 8.45am in the carpark of Glenfiddich Distillery. All members of your relay team must be present. 

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

First leg starts at 10am at Glenfarclas (departure from Glenfiddich at 9am).

All times to be confirmed.

All those taking part will receive a medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky, a Glencairn tasting glass (new for 2018) and a technical t-shirt (NB t-shirt sizes are on the large size, e.g. a medium is more like a large).

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

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

For further information, please contact : info@thedramathon.com

 

Route sections :

The first section from Glenfarclas to Ballindalloch is probably the toughest with some rough going 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 along the banks of the Spey, except for a wee (!) hill up to Cardhu.

The third section from Tamdhu to Aberlour is the easiest section taking in the award-winning architecture of Dalmunach distillery and onto Aberlour for the handover.

The fourth and final section from Aberlour to Glenfiddich 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 Marathon

Saturday 20th October 2018

The Full Marathon is a marathon distance trail running race from Glenfarclas distillery to Glenfiddich distillery.

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 occasional short sections on minor roads and some hilly terrain.

Please note race numbers will be distributed on Friday 19th October 2018 between 3.00pm and 6.00pm at Glenfarclas Distillery and the day of the race between 7.30am and 8.45am in the carpark of Glenfiddich Distillery.

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

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

All times to be confirmed.

All those taking part will receive a medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky, a Glencairn tasting glass (new for 2018) and a technical t-shirt (NB sizes are on the large side, e.g. a medium is more like a large).

 

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

For further information contact us at : info@thedramathon.com

  

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

The Dramathon Half Marathon

Saturday 20th October 2018

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 will be distributed on Friday 19th October at Glenfarclas distillery between 3pm and 6pm and on the day of the race between 8.30am and 10am in the carpark of Glenfiddich Distillery.

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

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

All times to be confirmed.

All those taking part will receive a medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky, a Glencairn tasting glass (new for 2018) and a technical t-shirt.

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

For further information, please contact : info@thedramathon.com

  

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

The Dramathon 10K - The Speyside Single Malt Marathon

Saturday 20th October 2018

The race starts at Aberlour 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 difficult but from Craigellachie to Glenfiddich there is a gradual climb. 

Please note race numbers will be distributed on Friday 19th October 2018 between 3.00pm and 6.00pm at Glenfarclas Distillery as well as the day of the race between 7.30am and 11.30am in the carpark of Glenfiddich Distillery.

Transport by bus will be provided from Glenfiddich to the Start at Aberlour (departure at 12.15pm). 

Race starts at 1pm from Aberlour.

All times to be confirmed.

All those taking part will receive a medal, samples of Speyside single malt whisky, a Glencairn tasting glass (new this year) and a technical t-shirt (please note, t-shirt sizes are on the large side, e.g. our mediums are more like a large) 

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

For further information contact: info@thedramathon.com 

  

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

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Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
The Dramathon (Relay)20 Oct 2018??/60Application24 Dec 2017
The Dramathon Marathon20 Oct 2018??/600Application24 Dec 2017
The Dramathon Half-marathon20 Oct 2018??/400Application24 Dec 2017
The Dramathon (10K)20 Oct 2018??/250Application24 Dec 2017
Prices
Until
24 Dec 2017£120.00
Until
24 Dec 2017£55.00
Until
24 Dec 2017£35.00
Until
24 Dec 2017£30.00

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