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Winton Trail Run – Saturday 8th April 2017

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

  • Saturday 8th April 2017 at Winton Castle, Pencaitland, East Lothian EH34 5AT near Edinburgh
  • Registration 12.30pm -1:30pm - Race Start 2pm

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.

Formerly the Pencaitland Fun Run, the event is now into its 5th year. The run raises funds for Marie Curie and local registered charities, the Pencaitland Primary School PTA and Pencaitland Playgroup.

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

A record 600 runners took part in 2016 and it was a fantastic day.

Book your places for 8th April 2017 at Entry Central now!

Winton Trail Run 8 April 2017

Entry Fees

  • 10K Run: £12 advanced entry, £15 on the day (15 years and over)
  • 5K Run: £10 advanced entry, £12 on the day (11 years and over), Junior runners (11-16 yrs) £5 advanced entry, £6 on the day
  • 3.5 K Family Run: £3.50 advanced entry, £4.50 on the day (All ages. Buggies and toddlers are welcome to walk around)

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

(Scottish Charitable Organisations: SCO38731, SCO42585 & SCO000003)

Book your places at Entry Central now!

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


Registration is from 12.30pm at Winton Castle.

One registration desk per race. Online applicants will already be allocated numbers and can collect these from the "pre-registered" desk.

Warm up session from 1.45pm. Race start time: 2pm.

Numbers will be issued at registration, please ensure you write your emergency contact details on the reverse. St Andrew Ambulance will be on site should you have any concerns.

Health and Safety

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

10K route map: gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4027361

5K route map: gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4027351

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.


Extensive parking is available in Winton Castle's car park.


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 medal 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 house exclusively through trail and tracks between Pencaitland, Boggs Holdings and Ormiston. The new 10K route involves fewer road sections and road crossings. 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.


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