Race info Participants

Ben Lomond hill race 2024

Scottish Athletics West District Championship

Midday, Saturday 11th May 2024

Entries open: 6pm Sunday 3rd March 2024

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Entry fee: £17.00 + £2.00 if you do not have Scottish, English or Welsh Athletics licence.

Race Date: 11th May 2024.
Race Time: 12pm (midday).

Race Registration & Start: The new registration & start line will be at the overflow car park, 0.5 km before Rowardennan, Loch Lomond.
Limited to 150 participants, after which a waitlist will be established. Entrant swaps are not permitted. Refunds are subject to the following conditions: a portion of your registration fee will be donated to mountain rescue. However, your eligibility for a partial refund depends on the profitability of the race. If the race generates enough profit, a partial refund may be issued; otherwise, refunds may not be available.
Elite runner entries - we have a small number of places available for elite runners. If you would like to be considered for such a place please email the race director.

Race Director: Jamie Provan on behalf of Westerlands CCC - jamie@maroculous.com

Mini Bus - The race will provide a mini bus shuttle service. PLEASE USE THE EVENT MINI-BUS FROM BALMAHA.if you don't do so the future of the race will be at risk
If your club is organising its own mini bus please contact the race organiser.

Car park: Balmaha car park (parking fee required), with event mini-bus to Rowardennan.
W3W: https://w3w.co/caged.hubcaps.regular

Parking at Rowardennan Forestry Commission car park will be impossible - it fills up early in the morning with hillwalkers. There is no parking at the hotel.

Changing Facitilies - There are no changing facilities, but you can have a free cold bath in Loch Lomond afterwards.
Public Toilets - Rowardennan & Balmaha, refer to the Forestry and Land Scotland website for specific details of the facilities.
Food & water - There will be soup (gluten/vegan) and water. With a variety cakes & fruit at race control for participants.
Bag - there will be a small area to leave your bag during the event.

Competitors must take primary responsibility for their own safety on the hill.

Kit checks
will be made at registration : no kit = no number. You must have the following minimum kit with you at all times during the race: waterproof jacket with hood, waterproof overtrousers, hat, gloves, whistle. This is the minimum kit requirement for this event, but you are responsible for carrying any additional items you consider necessary for your own protection given the conditions, or as the race organiser may dictate on the day. Failure to comply will mean automatic disqualification from the event. All of the above is for your own safety - hypothermia can be fatal.

Competitor Safety
If you sign in, we will assume that you intend to start. If you do not start, or if you retire during the race, you MUST inform the race start/finish officials. If you do not report in, we will assume you are still on the hill, and we will have to look for you. Failure to comply will mean automatic disqualification from future events, and will have resulted in a great deal of wasted time and effort for all concerned.

If you see someone in trouble: help them.

On the hill responsiblity - We have been granted permissions by numerous bodies to organise this event. You will be sharing the hill with lots of walkers - please be courteous and respect them. If you do not, the race's future will be jeopardised. Running the race does not entitle you to any special rights of way.

Cut off - Please note that there is a time allowance of 40 minutes to the checkpoint half way up the hill. (This corresponds to an estimated finishing time of 2h 15m) Runners failing to reach the checkpoint in this time will be turned back. If you are unsure of being able to meet these times, please do not enter.

Distance 12.6 km / 7.8 m
Ascent 960 m / 3149 ft

Record (M)  1:02:16 - John Wild (1983)
Record (F)  1:11:57 - Beverley Redfern (1990)

Supporters: St Mocha, Loch Lomond Brewery