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Run Balmoral 2022

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2021
Balmoral Estate, Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Following the postponement of the 2020 event due to the Coronavirus pandemic and ongoing restrictions, Run Balmoral 2021 will not go ahead and we now look forward to Run Balmoral 2022 which will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022.

Kayleigh's Wee Stars look forward to returning to Balmoral as an affiliated charity in 2022 and will post further details on this page regarding race spaces once the event opens again.

The Stena Drilling 10K takes you through some beautiful Highland scenery on the Balmoral Estate and will be clearly marked and well marshalled. The early part of the course is relatively fast on smooth tarmac, at approximately 3.5K the course rises quite steeply up through the woods of Garmaddie for approximately 1.2K! At the top of the famous “Hill”, you will be met by the sound of the pipes before you enjoy the descent, which continues on the estate tracks then joins the fast, smooth tarmac for the return section back to Balmoral Castle and the final 300 metres to the finish line gantry.

The Chrysaor 5K all takes place on estate tarmac roads. The race begins heading west from the Castle adjacent the river Dee to a turning point at the Highland Pony Stud. There is a slight incline as the route returns to the castle via the “top road” which has magnificent views of Balmoral Castle and gardens.

If you wish to run either of these spectacular routes as part of the KWS team, please email for further details and to register. We've covered the entry fee, we'll give you a Kayleigh's Wee Stars running t-shirt, and all we ask is for you to raise some funds for us in return!

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