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The Declaration Run 2020

The Flagship event in Arbroath brought to you by Hardcore Events and supported by Angus Council and Arbroath 2020 Committee.

We have been granted permission by Angus Council, Arbroath Abbey (Historic  Scotland), and the Arbroath 2020 Events Committee to undertake a half marathon around Arbroath. This is a Tar and Trail Run, the main part of it being on open roads but other parts being on farm tracks and public footpaths in surrounding Countryside.  


It starts at Arbroath Abbey and finishes at Inchcape Park next to Arbroath Harbour from where the ship carrying the Declaration to the Pope departed.

The start time is, of course,  1320 and we hope that everyone should be finished no later than 1745, the route will be fully signed and marshals located throughout its length to ensure that everyone is kept safe.  There are 2 designated water stops on the route, just over 4 miles apart.

The race will be chip timed and all runners completing the event will receive a medal  bearing the Seal of Arbroath Abbey.  For those lucky enough to achieve the best results in the designated categories they will receive one of the 51 special edition signatory medals.  Each signatory medal is unique and  each will bear the Seal of one of the signatories to the Declaration.  There will be a formal presentation of the Signatory Medals  at the Abbey's High Altar following the marathon.

As a participant you will be piped off at the start and piped in at the finish, entertained with live music, and have the opportunity to browse a number of stalls offering you some of the best things produced in Arbroath and Angus.

This is a family orientated run and we are hoping that we will have 1320 runners at the start to make this a very memorable one off event and if it proves to be popular we may re-run it in 2021!

The History

The Declaration of Arbroath has so much history behind it we couldn't fit it all in here. Please have a look at what inspired this fantastic event below. 

The Route

We have used an external site to map out our route. You can view it here and download it as GPX file for your device here. 


Arbroath 2020

The town has much going on this year for the anniversary of the Declaration so please have a look are our sponsors page to see what else if on offer. 


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