• Forvie


  • Balmoral Castle

    Balmoral Castle

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

  • Stirling Castle

    Stirling Castle

Race the Castles 2014

The new International Orienteering Festival

Race the Castles brought you the very best of Scotland. A weekend of urban racing in the ancient cities of Edinburgh and Stirling, and then classic orienteering in forest and sand dunes on Royal Deeside.

What's it all about?

Race the Castles was a great way to experience some of the most famous parts of Scotland on foot. Regular orienteers know its the best-kept secret in sport, but if you haven't tried Urban Orienteering before, here is an Introduction to Urban Orienteering.

Results and GPS Tracking

Single PDF with results from all events, useful for club secretaries/newsletter editors.

Forvie National Nature ReserveForvie Sun 19th

Senior Home Internationals


You should have received an email asking you to complete a post-event survey, please complete it, as it provides info for future events. You can complete the survey here.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral WRE Sat 18th

Scotland SHI Sprint winners 2014Stirling Sunday 12th

Scotland were the winners of the Senior Sprint Home International competition

Edinburgh ArenaEdinburgh Saturday 11th

Edinburgh Prologue Fri 10th

GPS Tracking

GPS tracking via IOF LiveCentre here The links to individual races became live at the times we start the arena display. You can see live, or replay, the route taken by the top runners as they navigate the intricate Scottish terrain.

Alternative GPS tracking from gpsseuranta.net is also available from this link Please note this tracking application normally requires Java within your browser and will not work with mobile devices like phones & tablets, but if you add "index.php?v=m" to the end of the link from that page it will load a light version that doesn't need Java.

Lost Property etc.

String course results & Prizes

See below for a full list of all the lost property that ended up at Forvie.
Thanks to all the competitors who not only left the assembly field in pristine condition but helped raise £700 to go towards the cost of sending the Banchory Schools team to the World Schools 2015 in Turkey. A further £250 will be donated to local cancer charity UCAN at the request of the farmer for the use of the parking and assembly fields.
Some King of The Castles prizes still to be awarded, if you think you qualified (first 3 in each of the standard classes), email to arrange collection.


Something for the weekend

Looking forward to the weekend on Royal Deeside, views from the RtC organiser Graeme Ackland.


Bulletin 2 / Final Details

I would advise not printing out the details yet in case there are late changes.