Odlo Glentress 11 – TweedLove Trail Run (5km, 11km & Family Run)

Odlo Glentress Eleven Trail Run (5km, 11km & Family Run)

Family Run start 5:30pm, Friday 25th May 2018 – Online Entries Closed – Entries available on the day

Main Race start 6.30pm, Friday 25th May 2018 – Online Entries Closed – Entries available on the day

Start and finish at Event HQ, Glentress, Tweed Valley
Starts and finishes in Peebles, Scottish Borders (23 miles south of Edinburgh)

New for 2018 – new choice of route lengths, and an all new kids race!


Download the runners notes here

Download the 5km course here

Download the 11km course here

Welcome to TweedLove’s trail-running event.

Welcome to the Odlo Glentress 11. Last year, this event was TweedLove’s first ever trail-running event, and turned out to be a hot and dusty success. For 2018, the “11” now has two distances to choose from, with a NEW 5KM ROUTE too and now there’s a kids/family fun run too!

As you might guess from the name, the event shares a lot in common with the ever-popular Odlo Glentress 7 endurance MTB race. A cracking course for experienced athletes or first time trail runners – and anyone who enjoys running through beautiful forest landscapes on a summer evening!

The course will be more or less the same one used for the bike race, which is the following day.

The Odlo Glentress Eleven trail run aims to share the same sense of fun and adventure that the bike race has done successfully for the last six years. The courses are have some tough climbs, enjoyable downhills and stunning trail scenery in the Glentress Forest.

Check out the 2017 video edit here



Main Course distance Either 5km or 11km 

Total ascent 375m (less for 5km!)

Highest point 406m (starting altitude 179m)


Entry cost

11km Trail Run – £25 per person (14 years +)

5km Trail Run – £15 per person (11 years +)

2.5km Family Run  – £8 per pair (8-13 years with adult)


Suitable for all kinds of runners – anyone who thinks they might enjoy running through beautiful forest landscapes. The trails will be suitable for seasoned runners or first-time trail runners. The courses are mostly uphill for the first part and downhill for the second part.


The 5k is open for ages 11 years+ and the 11km is open for ages 14+.

The family run is open for adult and child pairs as a team. Open to 8-13 year old kids, must be with an adult (over 16). You’ll start together as a team, and you have to cross the finish line together too!

Some favourite Glentress bike trails are used for the event, but don’t worry about bikes being present – the entire course is closed to all other users apart from the event runners.

What you get

  • Fully waymarked course – closed to everyone but you
  • Electronic chip timing – results print out as you finish
  • Goody bag
  • Qualified medical support
  •  Water / refreshment stop on route
  • Beautiful trail scenery

Registration is at event HQ before the start – we’ll send all runners detailed info in advance.

Everyone needs to register well in advance of the race start time in order to collect your race number and timing chip.

Race categories:

  • Female under 16 
  • Female 16 – 40
  • Female over 40 
  • Male under 16
  • Male 16 – 40
  • Male over 40 


If you want to do the full 7/5 or 7/11 double – the run on Friday night followed by the bike race on Saturday – and why ever wouldn’t you!? – there will be discounted double entries available here from 7:30pm on Friday 10th  November 2017.


Course Info

Here’s a (provisional) map of the course.

Course distance Either 5km or 11km 

Total ascent 375m (less for 5km!)

Highest point 406m (starting altitude 179m)

Nutrition & Training Plan

To help you on race day we have teamed up with HIGH5 to provide you with sports nutrition on course. HIGH5 will provide you with nutritious products with amazing natural flavours, whether you’re a new starter or an elite professional. 

Discover the full HIGH5 range of trusted gels, drinks and bars.

Comprehensive HIGH5 training plans for all levels of experience for both running and cycling. See here for more information. HIGH5 Nutrition advice and tips for triathlon, cycling, running or just general training.

Enter here

GT 5 & 11 2018 Website T&Cs

Want to get involved in other ways?

Join us as a volunteer drop us a line for more info and we’ll be in touch! It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!