THIS year’s Cowalfest walking festival (October 12th to 16th) is linking up with the Dunoon Hill Runners to offer people of all ages the chance of trying out trail running.
On Saturday 14th October there will be a ‘upto 5k’ ‘taster’ run from Benmore Botanic Garden for anyone interested in taking up the challenge.
Guided and supported by the Dunoon Hill Runners club, the event is open to anyone over the age of nine with children needing to be accompanied by an adult.
Ciorsdan Fagan, an advisor to Cowalfest and a keen hill runner herself, commented: “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in running the trails around our stunning part of the world in a guided and safe way.
“The Dunoon Hill Runners will be supporting those taking part every step of the way. It’s a friendly and welcoming group and we’re delighted that they’ve partnered with this year’s Cowalfest.”
The Trail Run Taster event is one of over 60 scheduled guided walks, special interest walks and family friendly events that are part of Cowalfest, one of Scotland’s biggest walking festivals that’s making a welcome return after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.