Mhor Marathon

DATE -

Sun 9th Aug 2020

DISTANCES -
Solo - 26.2 miles | Relay - 16.2 miles or 10 miles
START -
9am, McLaren High School, Callander
FINISH -
Monachyle Mhor Hotel, Balquhidder
ENTRY FEE -
Solo: £39 | 2 person relay: £27pp
WATERSTOPS -
x 7 (5.5, 10.6, 14, 16, 18.4, 21.75 and 24.5 miles)

EVENT INFORMATION

+ What are the relay options?
  • Runner 1: Start (Callander) to Mhor 84 Motel – 16.2 miles
  • Runner 2: Mhor 84 Motel to the Finish – 10 miles
  • Runners will switch at Mhor 84 Motel at the 16.2 mile mark on the route. There will be parking available for runner 2 to park a car for runner 1 to collect and drive to the finish. Both runners will receive their medals together at the finish at Monachyle Mhor Hotel. Runner 1 will have the chance to run the last 100m up the finish chute with their team mate, should they wish to.
  • When you register for the event you will be asked to give a team name and to identify which leg each runner will complete. If any of this information changes prior to the event, please contact events@tayfitness.com
+ What's included?
  • Medal for all participants
  • Post-race pint of Mhor 84 lager (over 18s only) or soft drink – Sponsored by Belhaven Brewery, the makers of Mhor 84 Lager
  • Electronic chip timing
+ Are there cut off times?

No. Whether this is your 1st or 51st marathon, you’re 18 or 80, as long as you are medically fit to continue, we will support you to the finish line.

+ What facilities are there?
  • FREE Car Parking at the finish at Monachyle Mhor Hotel

  • Toilets at start, finish and on the route

  • Changing facilities 

  • Bag drop at start, with bags taken to finish to be collected

  • Medical cover

+ Where are the water stops?
  • x 7 (5.5, 10.6, 14, 16.2, 18.4, 21.75 and 24.5 miles approx)
  • All WS: Water, Active Root energy drink, bananas, jelly babies, pretzels
  • WS 2, 3, 5, 6, 7: High 5 energy gels
+ What is the route elevation?
  • Full Route: 2250 feet (approx)
  • Relay Leg 1: 1550 feet (approx)
  • Relay Leg 2: 700 feet (approx)
+ Is there food and drink available?

Mhor will be offering a selection of food for Marathon participants and spectators. Food and drink will be available before the race at the start line and from 11am at the finish line. Food and drink will include tea and coffee, licensed bar (at the finish), breakfast rolls, freshly made fish and chips, burgers, salads and home baking. Exact menu TBC.

+ Is the race timed?

Every participant in the event 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.

 

+ Is it true we have to cross a river?

Within the last mile of the event there is a river crossing. This is at most 30 metres depending on the water level. The crossing will be done by boat using a pulley system. Participants will be sat in a boat for the duration of the crossing and the pulleys will be operated by event staff. It is not possible to run across the river.

+ Is there post-race massage?

Massage will be available after the event at Monachyle Mhor Hotel by the wonderful Athletes’ Angels! A 15 minute massage costs £10. You can guarantee your massage by pre-booking via our shop. We’ll get in touch closer to the event to book your time slot.

+ What car parking facilities are there?

The start is based at McLaren High School, Callander. Parking is available across the town, charges may apply. The start is approximately a 5-minute walk from the town centre car parking. We are encouraging all participants to come to the event with family and friends. This will mean participants can be collected by their friends at the finish at Monachyle Mhor Hotel, where they can join in the celebrations and share the Run Mhor experience.

For runners coming to the event alone, we will be offering a return bus service, please see below. The parking at Mhor 84 Motel is for relay runners only, not spectators as spaces are very limited. Vehicles will be directed to park on the service road which runs in front of Mhor 84. Parking at the finish is based in the fields below Monachyle Mhor Hotel.

Travel to and from the hotel will be managed by a traffic control system, to make the journey along the single track road as smooth as possible. Please be patient if asked to wait, it is for your safety.

+ Can I book a bus back from the finish to Callander?

There will be a limited bus service from Monachyle Mhor Hotel to Callander after the event to return runners who are not travelling with spectators. There will be two bus services available, departing from Monachlye Mhor Hotel at 2.30pm and 4.30pm.  The bus will drop off participants at the Station Road Car Park in central Callander. The bus service costs £10 and is for participants only. Bookings will open in early 2020.

+ Can I order an event t-shirt or hoodie?

Yes, from the online event shop. These are quality, wicking t-shirts. T-shirts and running hoodies are available in regular or ladies fitted styles and in sizes extra small to extra large.

+ What's the event schedule?

7.30am – Late registration, toilets and help desk open

8:45am – Registration desk closes

8:50am – Welcome and safety briefing

8:55am – Race warm up

9am – Mhor Marathon start

12pm – First runners expected

5pm – Final runners expected

+ 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. If the request is made after the race numbers have been posted, the number must be returned by post. 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 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 events@tayfitness.com.

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