Entries for 2015 open Tuesday 30th
September 2014 at noon.
The date for
next year's races is 25th
and 26th April. We hope
to see you back at
RunBalmoral announces new initiatives as 2015 entries open
Details of an exciting new race, new sponsors and a fantastic new sports bursary were all announced by the organisers of RunBalmoral when entries for the 2015 races opened today. more
Featured news by the Run Balmoral Events Team
Welcome to Runbalmoral 2015. Entries are open and we are proud to have announced details of an exciting new race, new sponsors and a fantastic new sports bursary, all of which will enhance the attractiveness of the event which is to take place on Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April.
Our long term sponsors, Stena Drilling, ConocoPhillips, Kongsberg Maritime and McIntosh Plant Hire are all back on board and they will be the respective backers of the 10Km, 5Km, 2.5Km and 1.5Km races on the Saturday. Stena Drilling and ConocoPhillips will also support the Corporate Team Challenge which is now in its third year and is becoming increasingly popular and more and more competitive.
We are delighted that these companies will now be joined by Glacier Energy Services Ltd who will sponsor the 15 mile trail race on the Sunday while Apollo Offshore Engineering will promote our new 30Km duathlon (5Km run, 20Km mountain bike/5Km run) which is sure to add an exciting new dimension to the Sunday programme of events. Our Wee Trail race, held over a 3 mile course, will also be held again on the Sunday.
As usual, we will be involved with a number of nominated charities, which for 2015 will be Gastrocan, VSA, Clan, Clic Sargent, Archie Foundation, Simeon Care for the Elderly, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Alfie Milne Trust. We encourage runners to get involved in sponsoring a charity as such support raises a phenomenal amount of money locally. The charities have without doubt added a real vibrancy to the RunBalmoral event.
We are also delighted to once again be working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and, of course, Balmoral Estate. Local community organisations also contribute to making the whole occasion something special.
As we are keen to look at new ways of supporting local community groups we are introducing a sports bursary award this year. Local schools and other youth or community organisations will be invited to bid for the award, full details of which will be announced in due course. This is a completely new project and is one I am looking forward to being involved with.
There’s so many exciting developments going on, so we hope you will join us.
See you at RunBalmoral.
James Knowles Chairman of RunBalmoral
Chairman of Balmoral Road Races Ltd