Hidden Glen 10K


Sun 23rd Apr 2023

Monachyle Mhor Hotel, Balquhidder
10K: £25 | Fun Run: £5

Hidden Glen 10K

Starting at boutique hotel Monachyle Mhor, this is not your average 10K! Trace the banks of Loch Doine and run deep into Monachyle Glen… Voted Best 10K in Scotland and 3rd Best in the UK 2020.


  • SEAN DUFFY (verified owner)

    Superb event, tough course but a great atmosphere all the way round and afterwards. Would thoroughly recommend

  • Paul Wilson

    It may have been the weather, it most certainly involved the volunteers, the scenery and even the hill, but this certainly is one of the best events I have been to! The events village at the hotel is the perfect size to be personal, friendly and welcoming, while also having everything you need for before (and after) the run. It feels like a huge family gathering than the often soulless corporate events at other, larger, offerings. The whole day is impeccably organised from the parking, registration and warm up through to the waves setting off and the welcome back at the end. The marshals were amazing, lifting spirits throughout a pretty tough course (must do more hill training) and making sure we are all making it back. The lack of cut off times adds to the relaxed stress free feel, you just know you will get to finish and be cheered on by everyone no matter what. I would recommend this to everyone I meet. It is a must do in an amazing part of the country.

  • Janyne Afseth

    I think this def can take the billing as the top 10K in Scotland. The organisation is top notch. The organisation, communication and support on the day far better than many larger events and very professional. The course is beautiful (but quite a challenge!!!), the atmosphere fantastic and food exceptional (as always is the case with Mhor). Regardless of fitness – the fastest to slowest runner is cheered and supported and would fully recommend. Even better when the sun shines like it did for us in 2022.

  • Joy Koebel (verified owner)

    Wonderful friendly, family atmosphere.
    Loved the bagpipes at the top of the hill. Visiting the baking booth for a tasty lunch afterwards hit the spot

  • Lesley Coutts (verified owner)

    Attempted the Hidden Glen 10k yesterday. Had I known how tough it was I might not have entered 🤣 I fell at about 7k and had to have attention from medic Stuart (thanks Stuart, I’m sore but fine), so my finish time was a bit longer than it might have been. However, the event is fantastic – the location and scenery is stunning, and the organisers, volunteers and everyone involved did a great job. Even the weather was perfect 🌞

  • Michael Mallon (verified owner)

    Great atmosphere. There was a handful of lads playing the bagpipes at various points throughout the race 👌🏼Tough course but an enjoyable one!

  • Emma Whitfield (verified owner)

    Love love loved this race! The location was so scenic and you had plenty of toilet cake and tea/pint facilities that were all very hygienic. There was a fun warm up at the start which everyone took part in. The race itself was also very pretty despite hilly at the start and on the way back it meant more hills to come down which was very helpful! They also had various water stops especially for it being a 10k and had a bagpiper at the half way point. The most fun I’ve ever had at a race x

  • Samantha Lyon (verified owner)

    My partner and I have recently starting running again, and having completed a couple of Tay Fitness events, the Hidden Glen 10k was insane!! We smiled from start to finish, the views were incredible and the atmosphere was the best yet!! We haven’t stopped recommending this race to our friends and cannot wait to return in 2022!

  • Alyn Smith (verified owner)

    We’ve camped @ Mhor,(pre kids) stayed at Monachyle Mhor, Mhor 84 & Pilot Panther, sampled Mhor Bread & Fish, and all have been excellent. Having now ran the Mhor Hidden Glen with my son I can add that to the list and it did not disappoint. Tough route, but that added to the overall experience, and stunning. Really well organised, great support and encouragement from start to finish, with the pipers giving an extra boost. Now signed up for the Trilogy!

  • Ross Finnie (verified owner)

    I’ve done the Hidden Glen every year since it started, and I’ll keep on entering as long as my legs let me! It’s a great route – not one to set your PB on, but just that nice balance of a being difficult enough in places to keep you on your toes without being a total dangerfest. Ideal for first-time trail runners. Mostly it’s just the fact that it’s always a brilliant, friendly event that keeps me coming back, and even the lack of sponsored freebie pint this year didn’t manage to spoil that.


    + How much does it cost to enter?

    10K: £25

    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
    • Parking close to the start/finish
    + What facilities are available?
    • Male/Female/Disabled Toilets
    • Changing Tents
    • First Aid – Event hub and on the route
    • Baggage Drop (TBC)
    • Car parking – In fields close to the start
    • Hot and cold food and drinks
    + What's the event schedule?

    9am – Registration, car park and t-shirt collection open

    11:45am – Registration desk closes

    11:55am – Welcome and safety briefing

    12pm – 10K start

    12:20pm (approx) – Fun run starts

    12:40pm – First 10K finishers expected

    2pm – Final runners expected

    2.15pm – Prizegiving (TBC)

    + Is the race timed?

    Every participant in the 10K event will be accurately timed using chip timing technology from Perfect Timing Scotland. Participant race numbers and timing chips are integrated. Race timing chips will be posted to participants approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Lost or forgotten numbers can be replaced for a fee of £2 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.

    + 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 waterstops be?

    There are 3 water stops on the route. These are located at 3, 6 and 8.5K.

    + 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?

    The first 2Km is on tarmac, after this the rest of the route is on trail. Some of it can be muddy and puddly, but this just adds to the fun! We would recommend ‘trail’ shoes for this event.

    + Can I order event merchandise?

    Yes via our website, click HERE. There will also be a section 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?
    • Overall top 3 places: Male and Female
    • 1st place Male and Female in the following categories: Junior (15-17), Open (18-39), Veteran (40-49), Super Vet (50-59), Vintage Vet (60+)
    • 1K Fun Run: 1st Boy and Girl (Under 15)
    + Is there car parking available?

    Car parking for the event is based in the fields below Monachyle Mhor Hotel. The road to the hotel from the A84 junction is narrow and windy, please drive with caution. On arrival at the event site you will be directed by marshals to the event parking, please follow their instructions. The parking is not suitable for low cars, motorhomes or caravans.

    + Is there any food and drink available at Monachyle Mhor?

    Monachlye Mhor will be offering a special selection of food for Hidden Glen participants and spectators. Event food will be available from 9am until 4pm and will include tea and coffee, licensed bar (from 12pm), breakfast rolls, freshly made fish and chips, burgers, salads and home baking. Exact menu TBC.

    + Where can I stay?

    Why not treat yourself and stay a Monachyle Mhor or Mhor 84. For more info CLICK HERE.

    + Is the event safe?

    Tay Fitness Events want to assure you that you will be very safe while taking part. Throughout the event you will be kept safe by a large and highly qualified team of medical and event professionals along with a large number of experienced event marshals.

    + 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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