Strathearn Harriers - New Year's Day Run 2014

Race Entry Info

The 2024 race is planned for Sunday 1st September.

    • Race start at 1000 hrs.
    • Mass starts. In the interests of our marshals out on the course there may need to be mass starts for teams not reaching set times on Legs 3 and 4.
    • Race numbers and electronic "dibbers" to be collected at registration from 0830 on the day.
    • Toilets and (basic) showers available in the pavilion at Laggan Park, as in previous years.
    • Parking is only permitted at Laggan Park (start/finish) and Invergeldie (leg 2/3 handover).
    • minibus shuttle service will operate non-stop throughout the race between leg 1/2 handover, leg 2/3 handover and leg 3/4 handover (10.30am to 3.00pm - approx 20 min round trip). Please plan on using this to minimize the number of cars on the single-track road up Glen Lednock.
    • Entry costs £50 per team of 4 runners (including booking fee) and includes post-race refreshments*
    • Minimum Age. All runners must be 18 or older on day of the race.
    • Maximum teams. Entry will be limited to 50 teams. This year, there's no limit on number of teams per club.
    • Junior Race. 

    *Vegetarian options will be available, but, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate every allergy and dietary requirement. If you have any intolerances or allergens you may wish to bring your own post-race food.  

    Electronic Timing

    This year, we are introducing electronic timing and checkpoint control using the SportIdent System. Teams will be issued with an electronic "dibber" at the start of this race which will be used by runners to check in at the checkpoints and at the end of their legs. The dibber is then handed on to the next runner as the baton. This will ensure precise times are available once your team has reached the finish line at Laggan Park and the dibber's data is downloaded. All dibbers should be returned at the end of the race. There will be a charge for all dibbers that are not returned.

    Charity Fundraising

    The race is dedicated to the memory of our friend and fellow Harrier Simon Wake who died aged 47 in October 2008 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. All proceeds from the race are donated to NHS Tayside Health Fund and ring-fenced to help the fight against this terrible disease. There will be a raffle on the day so please bring cash and you could win some great prizes. The raffle will be drawn after the post-race refreshments during the race prize giving. 

    Race Legs are:

    1. 11.2k, 386m ascent – route marked.
    2. 6.9k, 426m – unmarked. 
    3. 13.6k, 666m – unmarked (apart from a small section to guide you to checkpoint 6).
    4. 11.5k, 253m – marked

    Legs 2 and 3 cover rough mountain terrain, while Legs 1 and 4 are challenging trail routes.

    Rules and Safety

    Please make sure you read the Race Rules and Safety Guidance before entering. By entering the race you agree to the Race Rules and Safety Guidance, and will ensure that all runners in your team are also fully aware of them before the race. The safety and well-being of runners and marshals are top priorities.

    All runners must carry safety equipment including: map, compass, whistle, waterproof jacket and trousers, hat and gloves. There will be kit checks for all runners.

The race will be opened for entries online in summer 2023 through SiEntries


  • Entries close at 6pm on Thursday 29th August or when the race is full
  • Race information, rules and safety instructions are here 


Before entering, please note the following:

Terms and Conditions of entry

  1. To enter the race, runners must be a. Eligible to compete under SAL rules - viewable at - and willing to abide by those rules. b. Aged 18 years or over on the day of the race. c. Physically fit to run the course.
  2. All runners participate entirely at their own risk. The race organisers (Strathearn Harriers) and their associates shall not be liable for any accident, injury, loss or damage arising as a consequence of any runner’s participation in the race.
  3. All runners should be aware of and comply with the race rules and safety instructions.
  4. Runners may enter representing their first or second claim clubs.
  5. By entering the race, runners authorise Strathearn Harriers to use for promotional purposes pictures of the runner(s) taking part in the race or prize-giving.
  6. Entries are not transferable between teams, but if necessary changes can be made to the individual runners within the team. This can be done using the Entry Central online system if you entered using an Entry Central account, otherwise by emailing the organiser or on the day.
  7. Entries may not be deferred to a subsequent year
  8. Customers have the right to cancel and receive a refund for any entry made over the Internet as long as that is done within 14 days of the original entry date.
  9. No other refunds will be made except in the event of the organisers deciding to cancel the race.


The reason we need to process entrants' personal data is to organise and administer the Event, and we will only use your personal data for those purposes.

By entering the race, you agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times and age category.

If in the process of entering the race you separately give consent for Strathearn Harriers to send you information by email about other events that Strathearn Harriers may organise in the future, we will only use that consent for the purpose for which it was given, and you may at any time change or withdraw that consent by contacting us by email.

Strathearn Harriers

11th July 2024