• Forvie, credit: ActivNorth


  • Balmoral Castle

    Balmoral Castle

  • Edinburgh Castle map

    Edinburgh Castle map

  • Stirling Castle map

    Stirling Castle map


Anyone may enter any course, Elite or Standard Age-class, except that British Orienteering insurance requirements in respect of road safety mean that Under 16s may not enter adult courses in Edinburgh and Stirling.
Entries are now closed.

If you wish to be competitive for the “King of the Castles” you must enter the correct course for your age-class, or ‘run up’ in a younger class (for adult) or older class (for junior).

Entry fees

Entries 1st Spetember – 3rd October 2014

Warm up Sprint (Edinburgh) £9 £4
All other events £18* £8

Adult discount = £16 for all 5 events; junior/student discount =£6

Race the Castles T-shirtFull Package is £65 adults, £30 juniors and includes a goodie bag, containing T-shirt, shortbread, oatcakes, porridge and more.
Entries received after 28th September may not receive a goodie bag

*except adults entering White to Light Green at Balmoral and Forvie who pay £6/£8

Additional charge for hire of SportIdent timing chip if required

Closing date for entries extended to 3rd October 2014

To enter the JOK chasing sprint visit the JOK website

String course

There will be a string course offered at Balmoral and at Forvie. To help Organisers there is an option to pre-register your interest as part of the Fabian4 entry process.


Please note, as part of the Fabian4 entry process you must supply your IOF Athlete ID when entering these races. Athletes not previously ranked should request an IOF ID; instructions can be found here http://orienteering.org/foot-orienteering/event-organizing/world-ranking-instructions/

World Ranking IDs
The IOF has introduced new World Ranking IDs for all athletes taking part in World Ranking Events. The athletes need to give their World Ranking IDs when entering to the event. The IDs can be found here

Check your own data
The new IOF World Ranking system only uses the Latin alphabet from a to z. It is very important for all runners to check that the information about them is correct. Please check the following: spelling of your first and last name, birth year, and nationality.

Elite Relays

The entry process for the Elite Relays at Forvie requires each team member to enter as an individual through Fabian4 (this is to enable you to take advantage of the 5 race package). Team declaration forms will be available via RaceTheCastles website or the Information point at Edinburgh and Stirling.

Download the Relay Team Declaration Form

Last edited: 06th Oct 14