When: 15th March 2014
Where: Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland
£: £38.25 – £55 to enter the races. Camping is available for an extra £10.
What is it?
The Mighty Deerstalker is possibly Contrary Life‘s favourite quirky run. Why, you might ask? Well, imagine a hoard of slightly crazy runners ploughing through muddy terrain complete with dapper tweed attire and pipes.
On 15th March, this flamboyant and fiendish run takes place at Traquair House in Peeblesshire with the choice of 5k and 10k runs.
The Mighty Deerstalker 10k run begins in the evening (so don’t forget the headtorch) with natural and man-made obstacles to negotiate. The lead runner will be greeted with a celebratory firework as the final peak is completed.
Runners are encouraged to don fancy dress of tweed, pipes, deerstalker caps and even kilts along with the usual winter running attire.
Following the run competitors are invited to carry on the fun with The Mighty Beerstalker afterparty. There will be live music from local bands and plenty of real ale to quench the thirst. To enjoy the party and camping at the venue costs an extra £10 on top of the entry fee.
Traquair House dates back to 1107 and was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. It is Scotland’s oldest inhabited house.
More info: www.mightydeerstalker.com