Beach Ballistic

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£30.00 - £45.00
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Set in the unique and challenging coastal landscape of Aberdeenshire is the awesome Beach Ballistic OCR course. Runners will navigate a unique dune system, take a dip in the sea and crawl, slide, climb and jump their way through a gruelling 8k or 16k. Don't miss out on this great day out.
16k Beach Ballistic, 8k Adults Beach Ballistic and 8k Kids Beach Ballistic
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Sat, 5 Aug 2023
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Balmedie, United Kingdom
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3.7
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Where and when
Location
Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeen AB23 8XG, UK
Start times
Sat, 5 Aug 2023
16k Beach Ballistic:
9:30am |
8k Adults Beach Ballistic:
9:40am |
8k Kids Beach Ballistic:
9:50am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Beach Ballistic
16k Beach Ballistic
Distance
16km
CourseRoute
1 Loop
£45.00
8k Adults Beach Ballistic
Distance
8km
£35.00
8k Kids Beach Ballistic
Distance
8km
£30.00
Route information
The vast grounds of Balmedie Country Park play host to Scotland's one and only beach-based OCR. Participants can choose between tackling the 8k or 16k course.
16k
The 16k course will be 1 lap of the 28 obstacle course. There will be multiple start waves to account for varying speeds and abilities around the course.
8k
The 8k event is the perfect event for newcomers to OCR, or seasoned veterans looking to push their speed to the limit. This event will be held on Sunday, and is open to competitors 11+ years of age.
What's included
  • Beach Ballistic Finisher's medal
  • Goody Bag
  • Toilets
  • Secure bag drop
  • Water stations
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How to get there
Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeen AB23 8XG, UK
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By Car
Balmedie Country Park, is approximately 20 minutes drive north of Aberdeen on the A90, and 25 minutes drive north east from Aberdeen International Airport on the B977.
By Bus
Regular buses leave from Aberdeen bus station which is adjacent to the train station on Guild Street.
Event day logistics
Schedule
09:30 16k Beach Ballistic Wave 1
09:35 16k Beach Ballistic Wave 2
09:40 8k Adults Beach Ballistic Wave 1
09:45 8k Adults Beach Ballistic Wave 2
09:50 8k Kids Beach Ballistic Wave 1
09:55 8k Kids Beach Ballistic Wave 2
Age Requirements
For the 16k and 8k Adults Beach Ballistic, all participants must be aged 15 and older. All runners in the 8k Kids Beach Ballistic must be aged between 11 and 15.
Water Stations
There will be 1 water station on the course.
Bag Drop
A secure bag drop will be located at the start/finish line.
Logistics
The first waves of each race are the competitive runs. The second waves of each race are fun runs.
All three courses are timed with mandatory obstacles. If an obstacle is not completed, there will be timed and physical exercise penalties.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome to cheer on all the athletes along the race course, just as long as they don't get in the way of the racing or climb on any of the obstacles.
Backpack
Kit List
As with any obstacle course there are some items of kit that will help make the race a little more comfortable.
  • No loose shoes as they as may come off during obstacles
  • Avoid cotton
  • Running socks
  • Tight moisture wicking shirts
  • Wear shorts or tights that will stay up
  • Gloves for the cold and heat
  • No hats or jewellery
  • Compression gear (great for cramping)
  • A change of clothes and a bag for the dirty ones
  • Sunscreen
FAQs
Will there be a bag drop available at the Beach Ballistic?
Yes, all participants will be able to store their bag by the start/finish line.
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What are the age cut-offs for the Beach Ballistic?
Competitors must be at least 15 to compete in the 8k Adult or 16k events. Competitors must be 11-15 for the 8k Kids Race.
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Will there be parking at the Beach Ballistic?
Yes, Balmedie Country Park offers ample parking which will be close to the Event Pavilion.
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Reviews
3.7
4 reviews
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Very tough race, particularly with most of the course being on sand, with quite a few sand dunes to contend with. Good mix of obstacles. Great race
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4.7
Did the race in 2019
Did find it challenging but got awful tired of running up so much sand dunes.will be better prepared next time
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4.0
Did the race in 2019
Enjoyed the experienceThere was a long stretch of running on sand that could have been broken up with obstacles.Some queuing at the start (first few obstacles) but no queuing at the rest of the obstacles.
Peter Dragee.
Star
1.0
Did the race in 2019
It was too easy. Not going to do it again. Everyone taking part were not funny and they made me feel left out and different.
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