Foxtrail | Race 3 – 10K BALGONE
FoxTrail is the Winter Running series based in and around the beautiful Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar, East Lothian. The five race series, set to the backdrop of East Lothian’s most iconic beaches, estuaries and coastline, will be centred primarily on the East Neuk of the county between Lochhouses and Belhaven beach, utilising what must be some of the most scenic trail routes in the country.
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Race 3 takes us away from FoxTrail HQ to Balgone Estate, North Berwick. This year is the third year of Balgone being host to a race and it’s fair to say last year did not disappoint! 10k of mud, mud, more mud, and hills! 302ft of ascent doesn’t sound much, but the energy sapping mud ensures a tough race is in store… certainly not one to underestimate.

If wet, this race has the potential to be the muddiest of the series once again. Challenging terrain and some technical sections will have you feeling like you have earnt the impending festive splurge!

Balgone is also the home to the ‘Pinnacle of obstacle racing’, Total Warrior.

Early bird entry fee £17.50 // £100 for full 6 race series entry

Early bird ends 17th of AUGUST 2018

Full Price after Early Bird ends- £20 

10K Race Route

10K Race Route

Race Route; TBC


Please note that there will be a mixture of different and challenging terrain on the route and conditions will be muddy, soft and very slippy in areas. This route has the potential to be the muddiest or the series. We would recommend using trail running shoes for the race.


Race timetable


Race timetable

Race Registration 8.00am – 9.00am
Race Brief 9.00am
Race Start 9.15am


Parking details will be released closer to the event day, follow the link below to see the event location

Balgone Estate

Water Station

Water Station

The water station will be located at the start/finish. Free Tea or Coffee with a biscuit, will be provided after the race.

What's Included

Whats Included

All runners will receive their race number and safety pins at registration. And tea coffee and biscuits after the race. Runners who complete all 6 races will receive a memento for their achievement!

Route Marshalling

Route Marshaling/ Marking

All routes are way marked with tape and signposts, and marshals will be situated at key points in the race.

Please remember to double check the route map before the race start.

Final route maps can be found on the race info pages released prior to the event day.



The FoxTrail Winter Running Series is covered by event/public Liability Insurance. All racers and spectators that attend the event and participate at their own risk.


Prizes/ Medals

The top three men and women in each race will receive our coveted handmade medals and a goodie bag with prizes from our generous sponsors.

The overall series winner will be announced on the final race day. To be eligible for the series winner award you must enter at least 4 of the 6 events. For those who are entering the full series, your top 4 rankings will be the ones to count.

A veteran’s series winner for 55yrs and over will be announced at the final race only, so definitely not one to miss!

There will also be sponsored spot prizes given out on race days.



If you need medical assistance during a race our marshals will have first aid kits and a radio/mobile phones. The majority of marshals are also qualified first aiders.

The race start/finish area will also have first aid provisions and first aid qualified staff.

If you have any concerns regarding your health prior to any FoxTrail race, we would ask that you consult your GP before proceeding.



Within the period two weeks prior to any given event, runners will not be allowed to withdraw from the race and a deferral will be offered for the following year only.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

In the event of extreme weather the race may be cancelled and re-arranged for a later date. In the event of this race being cancelled we have marked Sunday the 16th of December 2018 as the reserve date. Regrettably, we are unable to offer refunds for participants unable to make the reserve date.



Wherever possible, please share transport to and from the event with other runners and help us reduce the carbon footprint of our events.

A train from Edinburgh is available to/from North Berwick train station. There is no Public transport to Balgone estate. The train in the morning will not arrive early enough for race start, see below for bus and train timetables;

Edinburgh- North Berwick Bus

Central Belt Train Timetable


Local Taxi Firm

Torrance Taxis: 01368862612

Kit List

Kit List

Trainers/trail running shoes recommended.

Running clothing suitable to weather conditions – remember this is a winter event series!


Check out last years runners results for this race…

Could YOU be this years champ? Or could you beat your previous time? Only one way to find out!

Race Three 2017 (10k) Results

Race Three 2018 (10k) Results

FoxTrail WRS Series Results 2017/18

FoxTrail WRS Series Results 2016/17