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

An Early Bird Offer is available. Entries up to 28 February 2018 get a special discount.

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 28 February 2018
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).


 Early BirdNormal Rate
Members of Falkland Trail Runners £26 £31
Members of other ARC-affiliated clubs £28 £33
Individual Members of Scottish Athletics
(i.e. those with an SA number)
£28 £33
Members of a club affiliated to England Athletics, Wales Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland £28 £33
All others £30 £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 you have set Falkland Trail Runners as your club in your EntryCentral profile.

NEW REGULATIONS ON PAYMENT CARD SURCHARGES. 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 fee of 4% (minimum of 50p) for their service. Like many organisers, we passed this on to entrants as an extra item on top of the entry fee. We now have to show our prices in a way that includes the EntryCentral charge. For the Dirty Weekend, technical limitations mean that EntryCentral will still show the service fee separately. All future FTR events will show fully inclusive prices. You can be assured that the total amount you pay for your entry will be the same as, or less than, before.

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. How we Mark Our Routes.

We welcome entries from disabled athletes. View information about our policies on inclusion and what we can do to help.

If you require information about this event formatted to assist with accessibility, email stating your requirements. We’ll do our best to help.

Medical Information

Our race numbers provide for personal and medical information to be completed by runners. UK Athletics recommends 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 the medical team in the event of a medical emergency. You also agree that it may be released to the race organiser (to inform next of kin and statutory authorities).