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Winton Trail Run – Saturday 14th April 2018

Winton Trail Run: 10k, 5k or Family 3.5k

The Winton Trail Run over 10K, 5K and Family 3.5K offers a unique opportunity to run off road through some of East Lothian’s most beautiful countryside on Winton Estate.

2018 Winton Trail Run results!

Huge congratulations to all runners this year, we’ll announce our money raised later in the week, but here are your race times!

Formerly the Pencaitland Fun Run, the event is now into its 6th year. The run raises funds for Marie Curie and local registered charities, the Pencaitland Primary School PTA and Pencaitland Playgroup.

Participants are encouraged to wear yellow to support Marie Curie, and dressing up is actively encouraged! Will you be a banana or a daffodil? Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress outfits.

There are clearly marked and marshaled off road routes along the fantastic Winton Walks for everyone to enjoy, and refreshments to return to.

We are delighted to be sponsored by

You’re also invited to come back for Winton Castle’s Open Day the following day, Sunday 15th April 2018.

Proceeds go to registered charities: Marie Curie, Pencaitland Primary School PTA & Pencaitland Playgroup.

(Scottish Charitable Organisations: SCO38731, SCO42585 & SCO000003)

If you would like to raise funds for Marie Curie via sponsorship for your run, you can do so atwww.justgiving.com/mariecurie

Get yourself sponsored or enter a team: you can download your own Marie Curie sponsorship form here

 Health and Safety

Clear route maps will be posted at the registration desks for all routes.

Whilst the proprietors of Winton Castle regularly maintain the tracks and footpaths, runners should come adequately prepared for uneven, grass, gravel or mud surfaces.

All routes are extensively sign posted and well marshalled. Safety is paramount and we expect runners to follow the advice of marshals and the police at all times especially at points where the 10K route crosses the main road.

To ensure runner safety, wearing headphones is strictly prohibited. Unfortunately, there will be no bike race this year.


Please note that for our 2018 race parking will be at Wintonhill Farm.  This will be well signed off the main Pencaitland to Tranent Road. A frequent shuttle bus service will bring guests to our festival area at the Castle. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to registration.

A car parking donation in aid of Marie Curie can be made on the shuttle bus.


Toilet facilities are located in the potting shed and in Winton Castle. An unattended bag drop area is available. The organisers accept no responsibility for loss of personal items. Cafe facilities are available at the start/finish line, free water, fruit and biscuit medals will be available to participants on completing the course.

Race Start and Finish

All races start and finish at Winton Castle, Pencaitland, East Lothian. EH34 5AT. All race times will be displayed here after the race. Timing devices are not issued for this event.

The Course

The 10K is a beautiful cross country route which circles Winton Castle exclusively through trail and tracks between Pencaitland, Boggs Holdings and Ormiston. The 10K route involves very few road sections and is almost completely off-road on the well maintained Winton Walks. The start and finish are in front of Winton Castle.

The 5K runners follow a route close to the 3.5K route.

Every competitor should confirm their safe arrival back at the finish desk even if they have not been able to complete the course.

Sign up for the Winton Trail Run on Saturday 14th April 2018 (2 pm) at EntryCentral now!


The 10K route water station is situated at the 5k point. Water and fruit is freely available at the finish line.

Race Prizes – presentation at 3:15pm

10K: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female

5K: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Junior – (11-16yrs)

3.5K: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Junior (under 11yrs)

1st, 2nd & 3rd positions for all categories will receive a Winner T-shirt and all race competitors will receive a certificate and biscuit medal which they can choose to decorate!

For queries please email Janis Ward at janis_ward@hotmail.com