Online Registration

Step by step guides:

Creating or joining a team from scratch:
Create a team... then invite others to join and pay for themselves individually

Create and pay for a whole team entry... then assign team places

Create a team after signing up

Join a team

Swap teams

How to mange your team

Registration (entry) and payment is online via Race Space only. No new registrations on event day.On event day you must go to registration with your ticket on your phone or printed.

Create a team
You can create a team when you first register through Race Space. Once you have created a team you can invite others to join.

Age rules
The minimum age is 16 (on the day of the event). If you are 16 or 17 (on the day of the event) your parents or legal guardian will agree and accept all the event terms and conditions and consent to your participation in the Beast Race event by signing your printed PDF ticket.

Refunds or deferrals:
We operate a 14-day cooling off period. If you cancel your entry you will receive a refund of the Entry Fee minus the RaceSpace booking fee. To apply for a refund, you must email us within 14 days of payment of the entry fee. This rule does not apply within the 14 days prior to the event where no refunds can be given at all. Your entry fee is non-refundable (after the 14-day cooling off period)

Individual Deferments:
We are not able to offer individual deferments to future years.

Registration cut off
You must be registered and have made all team changes 5 days before each event.

You will receive a confirmation email from RaceSpace confirming your registration. You MUST print and sign the attached PDF ticket and bring it to registration at the event along with your photo ID.

Changing your details
Log into your RaceSpace account and edit your details whenever you like up to two weeks before the event. The only detail you cannot change is the name of the participant. If you would like to arrange a swap or replacement runner please email

Please check your spam or junk folders or double check what email address you used to buy your ticket!
If it's still not there we’re sorry you aren’t receiving our emails. Contact us and we’ll resend any information you may have missed.

How to register at the event

1. Arrive at registration 45mins before your start wave (this will be emailed to you 10 days before)
2. Present your race ticket on your phone or printed to registration staff
3. Receive your timing chip
4. Go to the start line 15mins before your wave start time

What To Bring

1. Race Ticket, on phone or printed
2. Any required medication

Race equipment and clothing:
- Trail running shoes with good grip
- Synthetic sports clothing that sheds water quickly and keeps you warm when wet (Lycra, - -powerstretch etc.); gloves/hat (optional)

Post-race equipment:
- Towel/s- Full change of clothes and footwear
- Additional warm clothes (fleece, warm jackets etc.)
- you will be cold and wet!
- Warm hat and gloves
- Umbrella
- Plastic bags/trug/plastic box to put all your wet equipment into
- Cash (if you want to purchase food and drink at the event)

Wave/Start Times

You or your team captain can select a 'preferred' wave time when you enter; however, this is just an indicator and may not be the wave you are given. Your wave time will be emailed to you around 10 days before the event and is not changeable.

If you have joined a team you will be put in the same wave as your team mates.

08:30 car park opens

09:00 registration opens - for first wave only!

(each subsequent wave will register 30 - 45 minutes before the wave starts)

09:45 - 1st Wave

10:00 - 2nd Wave

10:15 - 3nd Wave

...and so on until 18 Wave14:00


Cost & Fundraising

How much does a ticket cost?
Banchory Beast Race  - See here

What the ticket fee includes:
- Race momento
- Snack at the end (further great food can be purchased)
- Free key/documents drop- Electronic timing
- Medical support and professional first aid
- Professional water-safety marshals
- Water stations along the route and at finish

T-SHIRTS: You are now able to opt in and purchase a Beast Race Finishers t-shirts as an 'Add-on' when you buy your ticket. This is a change from previous years and is our effort to reduce plastic waste/fast fashion, provide a higher quality garment and to keep the average ticket cost as low as possible. These performance sports tee's are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and do not have any sponsors logo's on.

Get an invoice
For workplace teams only - please click here.

Race Timing

The event is timed with electronic timing chips. A small chip given to you during registration at the event should be attached to your shoe. Your start and finish time is recorded and your overall time is then calculated. Results will be posted on our social media shortly after the event and emailed to all participants.


There will be a virtual prize giving on our Facebook page after the event.
Prizes will be posted directly out to winners.

Awesome wooden Beast Shield prizes will be awarded to:

1st Male Beast
2nd Male Beast
3rd Male Beast
1st Female Beast
2nd Female Beast
3rd Female Beast

NOTE: You can be in a team and still win the fastest individual prize!

Photos & Media

You are very welcome to take images of the event but you are not allowed sell them online or through any other means.

We welcome all media coverage. Please contact us for more information.


Is it safe?
Due to the nature of the event, the route and obstacles all carry inherent risks to your wellbeing. Whilst it is impossible to guarantee your safety, we do consider it paramount. Detailed arrangements will be in place to ensure everyone enjoys an adventurous and challenging ‘beastly experience’. Professional event staff and first-aid providers will be located at intervals around the course (please read our Terms and Conditions and Medical Disclaimer available on the registration form when signing up).

Swimming Requirement
If you want to participate in the water obstacles you will need to be able to swim and keep yourself safe in water. There are some water obstacles that involve wading up to neck depth and involve dunking your head under water. Water obstacles involve jumping or sliding into deep water and swimming for approximately 10 meters at a time (there will be professional water safety staff very close by to help if required).

Avoiding obstacles
If you think an obstacle is too challenging physically or mentally there is always an option to go around and continue with the race. However, if you’re ‘in it to win it’ and would like to make it onto the podium, you have to be in a physical and mental prepared to safely tackle all the obstacles properly.

If you need to leave medication close to the finish line please see a member of the registration staff to organise this. Please read in full our medical disclaimer during online registration. If you have further questions regarding the event please contact us.

Training & Preparation

Training for the Beast
The race requires sufficient aerobic endurance to complete a 10km run on rough terrain, including  ascent and descent. In addition you need the physical strength and agility to climb, crawl, drag and wade/swim as required by the obstacles. Many previous Beast Racers have benefited from going to outdoor boot-camp training or circuit training with a focus on whole body strength and fitness. We also recommend regular 10km running training. We strongly recommend you consult your doctor before committing to any training programmes or the event.

How difficult is it?
This depends on how fit you are and how hard you push yourself! Many sprint round and many walk the entire course!The route is 10km long and includes ascent and descent, very rough terrain underfoot, dense forest and vegetation, thick mud, deep cold water and 20+ man-made obstacles that require strength, power, agility, aerobic fitness and lots of mental determination.


There may be a small charge for parking. Please note that it  is on grass and may be wet and slippery! Please help us reduce traffic and carbon emissions by car sharing.

Where to leave valuables
There is a secure key & ID document drop at registration, which is very close to the car park, so you can leave all your other items in the car.

Water Station
Drinking water is available approximately halfway around the course and at the finish.

There is limited access to shared showers at Knockburn Loch. Please be prepared in the event you are unable to access these.

There will be plenty of toilets close to the start line including disabled access toilets

Disabled Access
The event base is on hard standing ground; if you wish to park on hard standing rather than grass please inform the parking stewards on entry. Some obstacles will be accessible for viewing if you have limited mobility. Please contact us if you have specific questions.

There’s a feast after the Beast! Available to purchase is a fine selection of street food and real coffee including veggie options.

If you’re an awesome catering provider please get in contact.

Spectators, Children & Dogs

We welcome your supporters and spectating is free! Spectators will have excellent viewing access to some major obstacles within a short walk of the event centre. There are several great vantage points from which friends and family can watch and photograph your achievement. They can also enjoy the excellent food, drink and atmosphere. Please stay a safe distance from all other attendees and respect our covid safety measures.

Feel free to bring your family, there is some great spectating to be had! However, for their own safety you must not allow children access onto the course or obstacles at anytime before, during or after the race.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the event grounds, please leave the mutts at home:(

Event Terms & Conditions

CLICK HERE: Event Terms & Conditions & Medical Disclaimer


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