Glow Ape is your chance to embrace the darkness and run into the light!
Sun 13th Oct 2019
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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]