Callander 10K


Sun 17th Mar 2024

McLaren Leisure Centre, Callander
10K - £22 | 1K - £5

Callander 10K

Run towards Loch Venachar, enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, a flat return to Callander via the old railway line, before a final push along the riverside to the finish.


  • Rhona Penman (verified owner)

    A fabulous event. The atmosphere was so friendly and supportive throughout, and much appreciated given the weather, underfoot conditions and oh, those hills lol. A tough but really interesting route. I will definitely be back and would recommend this race to everyone.

  • Jane Hunter (verified owner)

    Loved this 10km! Everything felt well organized and friendly. An iconic route and well marshalled. Loved the pipers and the drummer, lovely touches esp at the top of the hill! Great scenery, all in Scotland at it’s best. Well done TayFitness, plan to be back! Thank you everyone. Jane and Liz.

  • Derek Yule (verified owner)

    This was my first time running Callander. I thought everything about the event was brilliant. From pre-event information to the day itself, organisation was excellent. The warm up was much appreciated and one of the best I have done, and the many people along the route encouraged all runners. The pipers were particularly welcome. It’s a lovely course but does have a couple of climbs, so it is not easy. But I would thoroughly recommend this event to anyone. I definitely plan to be back.

  • Alan Orr (verified owner)

    great event . the organisation was 1st class. So friendly and helpfull . Callander a great we place and thanks to the locals for making us all welcome and coming out to cheer us all on

  • Jason crozier (verified owner)

    Great run, really well organized, thanks to all the volunteers and staff.

  • Hannah Holmes (verified owner)

    We had an absolute blast at this run. We cannot thank the organisers or volunteers enough. The course was stunning and the hill was challenging but rewarding. There was a great atmosphere and the pipers were fantastic!

  • Mary McCutcheon (verified owner)

    I have participated in many previous Tay Fitness events. I knew therefore that I could expect a well organised event with great marshalls and route markings. These together with a beautiful route was guaranteed. What I also like about Tay fitness events is that they manage to make events both large but intimate and friendly at the same time. Each event contributes to the community which also makes it appealing. Keep doing what you are doing. It’s working. Thanks

  • Fiona Lundie (verified owner)

    What a well organised 10k race. Friendly and helpful marshals and a great scenic route. The pipers and drummers helped spur you on, especially the piper at the top of the hill. Runners and locals all enjoyed themselves.

  • Richard Eadington

    Well done to the organisers and fellow participants for making such a memorable event. A really well run event with a lovely route and open to all abilities of runners.😊

  • stevencraik (verified owner)

    A super 10k in tough wintery conditions. Well organised. Most of the course is flat, however the 2k up and downhill were challenging. The final hill was a shock! I loved the Pipers and the drummer/band playing Sweet Child of Mine. Loved it and will be back.


    + How much does it cost to enter?

    10K – £22

    Fun Run – £5

    + What are the age limits?

    10K: 15+ years old on the day of the event

    1K: 5+ years but under 5s can run with adult supervision

    + What's included in the entry fee?
    • Professionally organised event
    • Medal for all participants
    • Water at the finish
    • Electronic chip timing
    • Medical provision across the event route
    • Free access to photos on this website and social media
    • Race hydration from Active Root
    + What facilities are there?
    • Male/Female/Disabled Toilets – McLaren Leisure Centre
    • Male and Female Changing Rooms – McLaren Leisure Centre
    • Baggage Drop
    • First Aid – Event hub and on the route
    • Parking – Callander public car parks (There is no parking at the McLaren Leisure Centre)
    • Drop-Off  Zone – Outside McLaren High School (vehicles will need to park in the public parking in Callander)
    • Catering – TBC
    + What's the event schedule?

    9am – Registration desk opens, t-shirt collection and late registrations

    11:45am – Registration desk closes

    11:55am – Welcome and safety briefing

    12pm – The 10K starts

    12.10pm (approx) – 1K Fun Run starts

    12:35pm – 10K winner expected

    1.45pm – Final participants expected

    + Is the race timed?

    Every participant in the 10K will be accurately timed using chip timing technology from Perfect Timing Scotland. Participants race number and timing chip are integrated and will be posted to participants approximately 2 weeks before the event. Participants who register less than 2 weeks before the event will collect their timing chips on the day of the event. Participants will be able to check their official time at the timing booth as soon as they finish. Soon after the event, all race results will be posted online and on social media. The 1K event is not timed using chips.

    + Is there a cut-off time?

    No! No matter how fast or slow you think you are, we will support every runner to cross the finish line. Participants will only be withdrawn from the event or asked not to continue if your health and safety is compromised due to illness or injury.

    + Where will the water stops be?

    There are 2 water stops on the route at 4 and 6.5Km approx. The water stops will be stocked with water and Active Root hydration drink.

    + Is the route marked?

    Yes, the route will be fully marked using large yellow signs. Marshals and medical staff will be positioned at key locations.

    + What are the route conditions?

    Approximately 8.5Km on tarmac and 1.5Km on compacted trail. We would recommend ‘road’ shoes for this event.

    + Can I order event merchandise?

    Yes via our website, click HERE. There will also be a selection of event merchandise, from all our events, available to buy on the day. Payment on the day can be taken by card or cash.

    + Are there prizes for the winners?
    • All finishers of the 10K and fun run will receive a medal and water at the finish.
    • There will be prizes for the top 3 men and women overall. Exact prizes are TBC.
    • There will also be prizes for the male and female winners of the following categories in the 10K: Junior (15-17), Open (18-39), Veteran (40-49), Super Veteran (50-59), Vintage Veteran (60+).
    + Is there car parking available?

    Yes, there is public parking in Callander town centre (charges may apply). There is no parking at the event hub except for disabled parking. Please allow 10-15 minutes to walk from the public car parks to the start line.

    + Where can I stay?

    There are many places to stay locally. Try this website for more information: Destination Callander, Visit Callander.

    + Can I defer/transfer/get a refund?

    Deferrals: If a participant is unable to take part they may request a deferral up to 1 month before the event.  Deferrals must be used the following year and cannot be deferred for a second time.

    Transfers: If a participant is unable to take part they may request to transfer their place to another runner up until 1 week before the event. If the race numbers have already been posted out it is up to the runners to organise exchange of the race number.

    Refunds: Can be requested until 1 month before the event and are subject to a 10% admin fee. After this date, credit codes will be issued if the withdrawn place can be reallocated to a new participant. Credit codes are also subject to a 10% admin fee. They can be used against any other event within 1 year.

    Make a Request: If you wish to request a deferral, transfer or refund, please email [email protected].

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