Race 1 – 13K
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 one is the iconic 13km of the FoxTrail series, kicking off the races at FoxTrail HQ. The 13K route has become a classic in the FoxTrail series and as the first race of the winter its a chance to catch up with FoxTrail friends of years gone by.

The route winds through woodland and across farm trails, incorporating the John Muir Way in the beautiful John Muir Country Park. You can look forward to a mix of terrains on a relatively flat and fast course, the perfect start to the 6 race series. This will also be the final race in the series – it’s so good we run it twice!

The first of our 5K race series will also be taking place on the day so why not encourage friends and family to sign up and get involved with the FoxTrail Family.

Entry fee £20 // £110 for full 6 race series entry

13K Race Route

13K 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. We would recommend using trail running shoes for the race.

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Race timetable


Race timetable

Race Registration 8.00am – 9.00am
Race Brief 9.05am
Race Start 9.15am


Parking will be located within the Foxlake car park and overflow car park. Please follow the link below for detailed instructions on how to get to Foxlake;

 Directions to Foxlake

Water Station

Water Station

Water Station will be located at the 7.5km mark near the John Muir County Park Car Park. 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 a 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 signage, 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 you must enter at least 4 of the 6 events. For those who are entering and run the full 6 races in series, your top 4 rankings will be the ones to count.

An over 55’s overall series winner will also be announced for men and woman at the final race, so definitely not one to miss!

There will also be sponsored spot prizes given out on race days so try and stick around for announcements as if your race number is called and you are not there the prize will be given to the next number!



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.

In case of emergency please carry with you a mobile phone, an emergency procedure will be emailed out closer to the date of the race. 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 4th of November 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 Dunbar train station and then via bus (East Linton bound buses, ask for Foxlake Adventures) or a taxi. Bus times are infrequent; a taxi may be more suited to race times.

Train Times

Central Belt Train Timetable

Edin 0707– Dunbar 0727

Dunbar 1138– Edin 1205 OR Dunbar 1308–  Edin 1338

Local Taxi Firm

Torrance Taxis: 01368862612

Kit List

Kit List

Trainers/trail running shoes and a mobile phone in case of emergency.

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

Please bring warm clothes for after the event, there will be places to store kit bags at Foxlake Adventures.

FoxTrail Winter Running Series Results 2016/17 & 2017/18

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 One 2016 (13k) Results

Race One 2017 (13k) Results

FoxTrail WRS Series Results 2017/18

FoxTrail WRS Series Results 2016/17