The Dirty Weekend 

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The Dirty Weekend Race Series



Falkland Trail Runners is pleased to announce The Dirty Weekend 2018. A series of three filthy races between Friday 1 June and Sunday 3 June 2018. The first Dirty Weekend took place in 2015, and this year's festival is set to be better than ever!

Three races with excellent flowing trails, some narrow and tight bits, some testing hills ... and the distinct possibility that you'll get your feet wet! We’ll use some of your favourite tracks, but we’re also taking you to parts of Falkland Estate the public rarely visit.

Early Bird Offer

Sorry, but the Early Bird discount expired on 28 February 2018.

The Races

Here’s what it’ll be like:

The Dusky Maiden Chase Friday 1 June 7:30pm
Relive logo Approx 7km with something for everyone! Fast, well-graded downhill for that WHEEE moment, a challenging technical section along a gorge, undulating downhills through trees, a couple of stiles to clamber over, some muddy bits, and a water splash! Plus, where else do you get to run BEHIND a waterfall?
Tufty's Revenge Saturday 2 June 6:30pm
Relive logo Approx 8km, mostly on well-graded paths, but including some interesting side tracks.
The Blue Brae Polka Sunday 3 June 2:30pm
Relive logo Approx 8km with a good mix of established tracks and trails. Some excellent "off-piste" running will add a bit of spice!
  1. silly hilly bits
  2. soggy boggy bits
  3. round abouty bits
  4. squirrelly birly bits
  5. splishy sploshy bits
  6. sections of trail unique to FTR races
  11. Entries from just £26 for all three races!

Apres Race

Running is fine, racing is better, but a bun's more fun!

Saturday evening sees the Dirty Barbeque - burgers and buns for everyone. Bring your own sides and drinks. Free for runners and helpers. Cheap as Chips for friends. There won’t actually be any chips. But you get the idea!

Starts right after the Saturday race, until 11pm, including live music.

Shiny Discount Scheme

Loads of the local businesses in Falkland will be signing up to give runners and helpers discounts during race weekend. This is a great time to get some of your entry fee back on coffee or a snack, a nice gift for a friend - even vintage clothes for you or your partner.

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Event The Dirty Weekend
Date 01 June 2018 - 03 June 2018
Start Time 18:30
Early Bird Cut-off 1
Entries Cut-off 18 May 2018
Max Entries 200

The minimum age for all Falkland Trail Runners events is 16 years old on the day of the race (if a race series, 16 years old on the day of the first race).


Members of Falkland Trail Runners £29
Members of other ARC-affiliated clubs £33
Individual Members of Scottish Athletics
(i.e. those with an SA number)
Members of a club affiliated to England Athletics, Wales Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland £33
All others £35

IMPORTANT. As a member of FTR, you can get the reduced rate entry even if you don't have a Scottish Athletics number. To get your discounted entry, make sure that, in the EntryCentral signup process, you have set Falkland Trail Runners as your "Running Club". Also, set "I’m a member of" to "ARC Affiliated Club".

Members of other clubs can get their discount if they are an individual member of Scottish Athletics, UK Athletics, etc. If you select "None of these", you will NOT get your discount.

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Payment Surchages

The Payment Services Regulations 2017 came into effect on 13 January 2018. These ban the charging of surcharges on payments. Our event registration & payment is handled by EntryCentral who charge a service fee of 4% (minimum of 50p). Like many organisers, we passed this on to entrants as an extra item payable to EntryCentral. Prices now have to be fully inclusive. For the Dirty Weekend, technical limitations in the EntryCentral systems mean that they still show the service fee for the Dirty Weekend separately.

This means that the entry fees shown above do not include the EntryCentral service charge. The entry fee including the EntryCentral service charge can be seen in our event brochure. You can be assured that the total amount you pay for your entry will be the same as before.

Standards of Organisation

UK Athletics has delegated the management of Trail Running to the Trail Running Association. Our method of marking race routes complies fully with TRA guidelines. See How we Mark Our Routes.

Our event management plan, risk analysis, and other documents can be downloaded, as soon as they become available, using the links below the event logo.

Your Information

By entering our events you agree that we may pass your personal details to any organisation used in the conduct of the event (e.g. results and other services). We may share your information with a service provider, relevant governing body or affiliated organisation for the purpose of administration 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) your name, locality, occupation, age category and club, any club affiliation, race times, etc.

You agree that we may share your image and personal details in news reports, publicity information, on our club web site and on social media sites.

Our race numbers provide for personal and medical information to be completed by runners. UK governing bodies recommend that this information is provided by runners. In the unlikely event of an incident, first aid and medical staff can use this information to provide the most appropriate treatment. By entering our events and providing medical information, you agree that we may release your personal and medical details to event personnel, the emergency services and others when we are asked to do so or when it is otherwise necessary (for example, to inform your family, next of kin and statutory authorities).