Glow Ape Night Trail Run


Sun 13th Oct 2019

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Duke's Pass, Aberfoyle, FK8 3SX
10K or 1 mile
10K: 7pm / 1 mile: 7.10pm. NOTE: Times are subject to slight change
10K: £26 / 1 mile: £7
x 2 (2.4 and 5.6K)



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  • Theresa Elliot (verified owner)

    Loved this event. I had a great day just swimming at my own pace, at times in my own wee world.
    This is what I love about it, it great for those wanting to race and be first etc and for those that just want to achieve a personal challenge. For me it was about getting a better time than last time. It is true what Tay Fitness advertise, it about helping every swimmer home.
    It’s a well organised event, with great friendly volunteers marshaling.

  • Anne-Marie Davison (verified owner)

    My first outdoor swimming event, the build up info was all useful, the event was well planned, everyone was so friendly, I enjoyed it very much, and was happy that it didn’t matter how long I took, I would finish. To have people help me stand up and get to the finish line, was a must! I’d forgotten how to stand ! Thank you all

  • I Rathbone (verified owner)

    All the volunteers and commentators were really friendly, encouraging and welcoming. Those on the kayakers were engaging and made me feel safe in the open water. It was really nice when coming out of the water that there was a line of volunteers to hold me up, and help me find my feet again. The event was well organised, and the piper did really well.

  • Brian Mccormack (verified owner)

    Loved the event , really well run and a lovely friendly atmosphere . . Many thanks to all concerned organisers marshals , canoeists and competitors (oh and the stunning Loch Tay ) it all combined to make a very memorable event

  • Annie Robinson (verified owner)

    Fantastic well organised event. Really happy to accommodate my request to change swim distance. Brilliant atmosphere and piper was a lovely touch. Accommodation on site was great and brilliant food at the Boathouse. Will definitely bring family back so they can enjoy the lodges and surroundings too

  • Anna Crampin (verified owner)

    I was staying at the lodges with some friends when an email alerted us to the swimming event this weekend. I hadn’t realised and was absolutely delighted when there were spots in the 5k swim for me and in the 250m for my daughter. Lovely setting, being piped into the water and support at each turning buoy made the event brilliant. I’m already looking for my next Tay Fitness Event!

  • Ingrid Machell (verified owner)

    What a great event! My first attempt at swimming 5k and I was so delighted that I did it at Loch Tay. The whole event was superbly run, and I couldn’t fault anything. Unfortunately I was quite cold by halfway, and began to struggle. The last lap seemed to take forever, and I couldn’t thank the young lad in the kayak who paddled alongside me for a while – it made a HUGE difference as I was feeling quite lonely! Thanks to the volunteers who helped me out of the water, to Dougie the amazing commentator, and all my fabulous friends who waited for me after completing their own swims, and made it an epic finish. I think we’ll all be back next year!

  • Nicola Greenan (verified owner)

    What a brilliant and well run event. We were here last year and after it being cancelled we were so pleased that it was going ahead.
    I felt so supported and safe throughout the event and the encouragement from the support staff made it so much fun!
    Thank you all for a great day! 👍

  • Steven Cowling (verified owner)

    Friendly and well organised event. Beautiful location and excellent facilities. Already looking forward to next year, think I’ll stay at the lodges and make a weekend of it with the family. Lovely to bump in to a friend at the event who I hadn’t realised was also a swimmer. Brilliant day all round. Thanks to all involved!

  • Sarah McEwan (verified owner)

    First OWS event and it was fantastic. Great organisation, felt very safe in the water, and lots of thought had gone into the after-swim part (although I was not as cold as I anticipated!). Thank you very much – my swim buddy and I will be back!


    + What are the age limits?
    • 10K trail: 15+ years old on the day of the event

    • 1 mile: 0 to 14 years old (children aged 8 and under must run with adult supervision). The path is suitable for buggies.

    + Can I order an event t-shirt?

    Limited sizes available. These are quality, running t-shirts and cost £10. They are available in regular or ladies fitted styles and in sizes small to extra large. NOTE: The 2019 t-shirt is the same as the 2018 t-shirt.

    + What's included?
    • Medal for all participants

    • Post-race pint of Belhaven lager (over 18s only) or soft drink

      • Sponsored by Belhaven Brewery

      • 10K trail participants only

      • The pints can be collected at the Forth Inn, Aberfoyle on production of your race number. There is no bottled alternative. The Forth Inn is located on the main road through Aberfoyle, you can’t miss it!

    • Electronic chip timing for the 10K trail race

      • Participant race numbers 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. 1 mile entrants will collect their race number on the night of the event.

    • Water stops and medical assistance on route

    • Free access to event photos via Facebook and Flickr thanks to our photographer Phil Crowder

    + What facilities are available?
    • FREE Car Parking at the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre or in Aberfoyle

      • Parking at the Lodge will be on a first come first served basis. Once the Lodge parking is full there will be a drop off facility only. Additionnal parking in Aberfoyle is a 10 min walk from the start line.

    • Male/Female/Disabled Toilets

    • Changing Facilities – Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

    • Baggage Drop – Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

    • First Aid – Based at Start/Finish Line and across the route

    • Food and drink available from the Lodge Cafe before, during and after the event for participants and spectators

    • Event Shop –  Opportunity to buy event merchandise including glow sticks, head torches and clothing

    + 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 two weeks before the event. Participants who register less than two weeks before the event will collect their timing chips on the night.  Participants will be able to check their official time at the timing booth as soon as they finish.  Soon after the event, all results will be posted online and on social media.

    + Is the event safe?

    Due to the type of event and the terrain there is a higher risk potential than a ‘normal’ trail event. Our biggest priority is the well-being of our participants and as such there will be a number of experienced and professional staff and medical personnel based at the start/finish and across the route. We simply ask and expect all participants to be courteous and careful whilst fully enjoying the event. Please ensure you highlight any pre-existing medical conditions when you register and bring any medication required with you to the event.

    + What is the event schedule?
    • The start and finish of both routes are based at the Lodge Visitor Centre along with the event hub.

    • There is no need to re-register on the night, unless you have your race number to collect, just turn up and run!

    • Our event compere, Dougie Robertson (Buena Vista Entertainments), will create a buzzing atmosphere to send you into the night and welcome you back, glowing from your adventure!

    • After crossing the finish line you will receive your medal and bottle of water. There will be hot food and drinks available from the Lodge Cafe throughout the night.

    • Don’t forget to take your race number to the Forth Inn, Aberfoyle to claim your FREE pint of Belhaven Lager and a chance to put your feet up after an exhilarating night in the forest.

    + Are there prizes for winners?

    Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners in the 10K as well as the 1st boy and girl in the 1 mile event. There will also be spot prizes for the most glowing and fluorescent runners! Prize details TBC.

    + What kit is compulsory?

    Runners and spectators of all ages are expected to dress appropriately for a night-time running event in mid-October. This simply means dress for the conditions and inclement Scottish weather!

    • Compulsory items for all 10K are a head torch (suitable for safe use in darkness, 250 lumens recommended) and a mobile phone (in case of emergency).

    + How will I know where to run in the dark?
    • Each route will be clearly signed and any hazards illuminated

    • There will be marshals and medical assistance spread across the routes at key locations and junctions

    • The first and last 1K of the 10K  route as well as the full 1 mile route, will be illuminated with an incredible variety of lights.

    • The terrain is likely to be muddy in places so trail shoes are advisable.

    + Can I defer/transfer/get a refund?
    • Refunds can only be requested until 13th September 2019.

    • If a registered participant is unable to take part they may also request a deferral to the 2020 event or request to transfer their place to another runner, up until 27th September 2019.

    • If you wish to request a deferral or refund please email [email protected]

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