The Mighty Deerstalker

14 March 2015, Traquair house, Innerleithen nr Edinburgh, Extreme

The Mighty Deerstalker

One of the UK’s toughest off road runs – but also the most fun!

The Notorious Mighty Deerstalker – 5k daylight or 10k torchlight – one of the UK’s toughest off road runs – but also the most fun!

Tweed jackets, moustaches and hats at the ready as you prepare to plough through mud filled trenches, scramble up scree slopes and navigate the night in the toughest and fun off-road run in the UK. Then after you've crawled across the finish line stumble over to our legendary Beerstalker party tent and limber up for a bit of crowd surfing. Back for its 10th year, the notorious Deerstalker courses offer up all the thrills, spills and hills you’ll love and loathe. Tweed, tartan, and the occasional onesie are top of the what-to-wear list.

Event entry varies – team, individual places and early bird rates available – participants pay entry – no minimum sponsorship required – all we ask of you is that you raise what you can!

Fancy dress is encouraged, and we recommend raiding your local charity shops for all things tweed, maybe a mighty fine waist coast or a kilt, a Deerstalker cap is very fetching too. Please remember that this is a challenging as well as seriously entertaining experience. You will be getting very wet and possibly cold at times, and you will be tired by the end, so make sure your clothing is appropriate for the conditions, particularly if the weather looks threatening

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Starting in one mass start at 1400, our 5k run is still a genuine test, but it’s roughly half the distance and runs in daylight, so caters to those newer to off-road running, or wanting to “test the water”. Using sections of the 10k course from start to finish, it’s got all the fun, but less of the physicality, with the added bonus of being able to see where you’re going! The 5k route features a well-signposted drink station approx halfway. Run duration between 50mins and 2hours

The MIGHTY Deerstalker is the one to go for if you want the full nocturnal badge of honour. We give you all the features of the “5k”, but send you further afield into the disorienting darkness! Further, higher, steeper, wetter and wilder and don’t forget the headtorch – you’ll need it to overcome all the natural and man made obstacles the course will throw at you.
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The 10k route features a well-signposted drink station which you pass twice en route. Those that are fleet of foot and wish to race for a chance at claiming 1 of our legendary trophies will have to enter wave 1, as for 2015 it will only be participants in wave 1 that will be eligible.

Run duration between 90 minutes and 4 hours. Be prepared, we will have a cut-off in place to keep you on schedule!

The 10k run starts at dusk. This means that YOU WILL NEED A GOOD HEADTORCH, almost from the start.
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Alison Baker

Alison Baker

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