Loch 2 Lawers

DATE -

Sun 19th Sep 2021

LOCATION -
Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Killin, Perthshire, FK21 8TY
HALF MARATHON START -
11am
10K START -
12pm
ENTRY FEE -
10K: £25 | Half Marathon: £39
ENTRANTS -
Limited to 150 entrants per distance

EVENT INFORMATION

+ What's included in the entry fee?
  • Medal for all participants
  • Safety and Medical teams across the run route and on the summit of Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas
  • Electronic timing
  • Free access to event photos via Facebook and the event website
  • 15% off voucher for a 3 night stay over the event weekend at Loch Tay Highland Lodges. You will receive your discount code in your confirmation email after your register.
  • Race hydration from Active Root
  • Free on-site parking at Loch Tay Highland Lodges
+ What's the minimum age?
  • 10K: Participants must be 15 years old on the day of the event.
  • Half Marathon: Participants must be 18 years old on the day of the event
+ Are there cut off times?

No, there are no cut off times for either distance. Participants will only be withdrawn from the event or asked not to continue for the following reasons:

  • Your health and safety is compromised due to illness or injury
  • If the weather conditions become too adverse. This will be a decision made by the event directors.
+ What are the race timings?
  • Registration:
    • Sunday 19th September, from 9am until 15 minutes before your start time
  • Half Marathon start: 11am
  • 10K start: 12pm
  • Race Briefing: 15 minutes before each start time
+ What are the route conditions?
  • Terrain: trails, narrow paths, sections of technical running, steep ascents
  • Half Marathon route: The route summits two mountains on the same range that are each over 3000 feet. The total ascent is 1300 metres (approx.)
  • 10K route: The total ascent is 390 metres (approx.)
  • The event route passes through protected areas of the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve. We are very lucky to have been granted permission to use it by the National Trust for Scotland. As such it is mandatory that participants stick to the path, do not take shortcuts or run on the verges, and have consideration for other visitors.
+ Do we have to stick to the paths?

Yes! Much of the route is on Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, owned and managed for conservation and access by the National Trust for Scotland. As well as its stunning scenery the area is recognised as one of the most important sites for mountain plants in Britain, with many national rarities. National and international designations aim to protect the area and its special plant communities, but the fragile mountain vegetation is vulnerable to damage by repeated trampling. By sticking to the paths, not running on the verges or taking shortcuts, you can help stop the development of ever-widening scars on the landscape and safeguard the outstanding flora.

 

Learn more about our the Trust’s work at  https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/ben-lawers#results

+ Do you have permission to use the land for the event?

Yes. We have been generously granted permission by Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, Roro Estate and Edwin Thompson Land Management Agents, to use their land for the event. Without their agreement the event would not be able to take place so we are extremely grateful to all of them.

+ What facilities are there?
  • Bag Drop (Not in 2021)
  • Toilets
  • On-site catering at the Boathouse
  • FREE parking
+ What kit do I need?

Compulsory and Recommended Kit

This list has been compiled based on our own experiences of the route and how quickly weather conditions can change. Please read and follow the kit guide:

 

10K – Compulsory

  • Mobile phone in waterproof case
  • Event number and timing chip (issued by TFE at registration)

10K – Recommended

  • ‘Hill running’ shoes with better grip then ‘road’ shoes
  • 500ml of water or energy drink. You will pass the water stop after 4Km and 6Km but may benefit from carrying your own water to use prior to the water stop.
  • Download the ‘OS Locate’ app for android or Apple phones. The free to download app is a fast and highly accurate means of pinpointing a user’s exact location.

Half Marathon – Compulsory

  • Mobile phone in waterproof case
  • Event number and timing chip (issued by TFE at registration)
  • Hydration – 1– 2 litres of water or energy drink, carried in a rucksack/hydration bladder. You will pass the only waterstop at 4Km and 17Km. During the 13Km between these points you will be entirely self-sufficient for hydration while summiting Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas
  • Nutrition – energy bars, gels etc, appropriate to your needs. There is no nutrition available on the route, participants must be entirely self-sufficient during the event.
  • Spare warm long sleeve layer
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood
  • ‘Hill running’ shoes with better grip then ‘road’ shoes
  • Hat and gloves
  • A whistle (for use in emergencies)
  • Emergency foil blanket (issued by TFE at event registration)

Half Marathon – Recommended

  • Waterproof trousers
  • Map (OS Map 51) and compass
  • Download and use the .gpx navigation file of the route.
  • Download the ‘OS Locate’ app for android or Apple phones. The free to download app is a fast and highly accurate means of pinpointing a user’s exact location.
+ Where can I stay?
  • Why not stay on-site, just metres from the start line, at Loch Tay Highland Lodges. All entrants will receive 15% off their wide range of accommodation suitable for individuals up to large groups. Find out more at lochtay-vacations.co.uk
+ Where will the water stops be?
  • There will be 2 water stops on the route
    • 10K: 4Km and 6km
    • Half Marathon: 4Km and 17Km
    • Half Marathon runners must must be self-sufficient for the middle 13Km of the run. Participants must carry at least 1 litre of water or energy drink.
  • Hydration – provided by Active Root
  • Nutrition – provided by participants. In 2021 there will be no on-course nutrition.
+ Will the run route be marked?
  • Each of the run routes will be marked with yellow and orange arrows.
  • There will also be marshals located at key junctions and water stops, to guide you if necessary.
  • The 10K and 21K routes cross the road outside the Lodges, you will be marshalled across it.
+ Will there be prizes?

Yes! Cash prizes are being sponsored by Loch Tay Highland Lodges.

  • Half Marathon – Male and Female
    • 1st – £100
    • 2nd – £75
    • 3rd – £50
  • 10K – Male and Female
    • 1st – £75
    • 2nd – £50
    • 3rd – £25
  • Spot prizes – provided by Active Root
+ Is the event safe?
  • Tay Fitness Events want to reassure you that you will be in very safe hands while taking part in Loch 2 Lawers. Throughout the event you will be kept safe by a large and highly experienced team of hill safety and medical staff.
+ 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. The place will then only be deferred if the number can be reallocated.

 

  • Transfers: If a participant is unable to take part they may request to transfer their place to another swimmer up until 1 week before the event.

 

  • 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 events@tayfitness.com.
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