Whisky Lovers & Runners' Heaven: Dramathon

I just noticed that I have not been updating anything for some months, due to all the busy schedules in tastings and crazy travelling in previous 2 months. Sorry for keeping you all waiting for my articles (even I have been actively updating my facebook page and instagram). Finally I have time to sit down and update some articles (even some are still in draft and waiting for me to finish and publish :P)

I just read a wonderful and exciting news online and I believe it is a must to share with runners who are whisky lovers (or the other way round). There will be the very FIRST Whisky Marathon held in autumn 2017, named Dramathon! As a lover of both, I have already decided to join, and now just waiting for my HK whisky travel mates to wake up to tell them about this exciting news and see if they are willing to participate together to have some fun (due to time difference between HK & Finland)!

(source: Dramathon official website)

The first whisky marathon will be held on 21 October 2017 in Speyside of Scotland. The Dramathon was dreamed up by Jon Dunderdale and Ian King over a dram or two who are running and single malt enthusiasts (one is better at running, the other is better at whisky). They were greatly inspired by the Medoc Marathon and came up this idea. They aim to create an event which is well-put together and professionally organised, but that retains a sense of humour, a chilled-out atmosphere, is inclusive, and great value for money.

There will be 4 different routes and competitions for runners to participate: full marathon (running from Glenfarclas to Glenfiddich), half-marathon (Tamdhu to Glenfiddich), 10K (Aberlour to Glenfiddich) or a relay race (team of 4 divides up the marathon). During the run, participants will get stamped at each participating distillery and can pick up the corresponding miniatures at the end of the race. (Please refer to the Dramathon official website for other routes details)

(source: Dramathon official website)

The entry fee of the runs starts from £25 (10K) up to £100 (relay for a team of 4). The cost includes the following:

  • Fully marked course

  • Coach transport to the Start Line

  • Baggage transfer back to Finish Line

  • Finishers Medal

  • Custom Event T-Shirt

  • Professionally organised

  • Well stocked feed stations

  • Electronic Timing

  • Whisky samples from local distilleries

  • Start at Glenfarclas distillery

  • Finish at Glenfiddich distillery

  • Extensive safety and 1st Aid teams

  • Public Liability Insurance

There is no restrictions on the entry timing for all the races but all the races must be finished by 4pm that day (time limit for full marathon is 6.5hrs). If you are a whisky enthusiast or a running maniacs, this should be some new experience for you.

I am planning to participate in a half marathon or even full marathon, what about you? Are you ready for this exciting run in 2017?

For further details, please refer to the Dramathon official website.

#Glenfiddich #glenfarclas #Marathon #singlemalt #Dramathon #Running #whisky #Speyside #Scotch

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