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Welcome to the Cairngorm Runners

The club began in 2007, in response to a demand from local people who were looking to train for the Aviemore Highland Half Marathon. Since then, the club has been going from strength to strength. We are a friendly club that welcomes runners of all abilities - from absolute beginners to elite runners.

Club runs are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm.  The season starts in Spring and continues until it gets too dark!.  There are also a number of casual runs, events and training sessions throughout the year.

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The Illuminator is a night time trail run that takes place each October on the Glen Tanar estate near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. It has 3 race lengths, an 8km, a 15km and a 15 mile. You can find out more about The Illuminator here.

This year, Colin Cadden took part in the 15 mile Illuminator.

Cover Photo: Illuminator Run

The Dava Way is the perfect race to transition from marathons to ultras, or if you are a seasoned ultrarunner looking for a quick 50km.
This trail links the historic towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Forres, with a "fun" finish to show you the RD's favourite running spots as a child to make the 50km distance! The route predominantly follows the old Highland Railway line, which means an off road yet runnable trail. 

On Saturday 11th December, Cairngorm Runners James, Jez, David and Colin participated in the 2023 event.

Cover Photo: Stuart Ross Media


Upcoming Events


Weekly Runs

Monday Runs - 2023 schedule can be found in our Events page. From 27/3-24/4 we will be working out of the Rothiemurchus Tennis Courts car park. There are 4 sessions every Monday at 1830: beginners, intermediates 1, intermediates 2 and advanced. The exact plan is posted a few days in advance, check the calendar date for full details.

New runners are always welcome to join us.

Wednesday Training - Check out our events page for the full programme of Wednesday sessions. From 29/3-26/4 we will be setting off from the Rothiemurchus Tennis Courts/Woodland Car Park (PH22 1QH) at 1830.

Other Casual Runs - Check out our Facebook group.  There is always someone looking for a running buddy.
They are not official club runs and normally end in coffee and cake!

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