The provisional date for the 2020 event is Sunday 27th December with entries expected to open in October via EntryCentral subject of course to Scottish Government and Scottish Athletics guidance in relation to Covid-19.
Assuming it goes ahead, the event will be again be chip timed with approximately 500 places available. Due to the time of year provision will be made for a later running should weather force cancellation. Race HQ is the Devonvale Hall, Tillicoultry, FK13 6NS where you can collect your race number, use the toilet facilities, get changed, and leave your bag (at your own risk). There are no showers unfortunately.
The course, for the most part, follows the Devon Way from Tillicoultry to Dollar and back. To avoid a dead turn, and allow you to keep the momentum going, you will come off the Devon Way in Dollar for a 1km loop, before re-joining and heading homeward to Tillicoultry.
Apart from two wee sections of hardpack gravel at either end, the route is tarred wide pathway, and for all intents and purposes is flat, sheltered and traffic free.
This means it’s a fast one, so as such we have had Scottish Athletics accurately measure out 10km. To ensure all is in order we operate per UK Athletics rules and under a Scottish Athletics permit. Your result will therefore be valid toward national ranking statistics. However, the event is open to all, and if pace is not your thing, then you’ve got the lovely Devon River valley to enjoy, as well as views of the Ochil hills.
2020 sponsors are to be confirmed but expect similar to 2019 where we had bottled water at the finish courtesy of Louie Brown’s Bar, Dalgety Bay, a banana, a can of beer from our generous sponsors Williams Bros (for over 18s), and a unique medal. The guys from Active Root were also there with samples of their ginger sports drink. Hot drinks as well as pies from William Sword Bakery and soup from The Scottish Soup Company were served in the hall after the event.
See the race results page for past results, course records, reports, photos, etc.