Run 4 It Partnership Lights the Way for ILLUMINATOR

Scotland's Toughest Night Trail Half Marathon
Scotland's Toughest Night Trail Half Marathon

Run 4 It, the Scottish specialist sports retailer, has proudly partnered with local outdoor events company Firetrail Events, to become the retail sponsor for this years ILLUMINATOR Run.

The ILLUMINATOR is an epic half marathon where participants trail run or walk through the wilderness of Glen Tanar Estate in total darkness, with only a head torch to light their way.

William Stewart, Run 4 It’s Aberdeen Store Manager and male winner of last year’s race, is looking forward to the ILLUMINATOR 2016 not only as he attempts to repeat his winning run, but also anticipating the added benefits his company can bring to the event.

“The specialist products in our range are ideal when it comes to covering the extensive kit list that is required for the Illuminator. This, combined with the experience and the knowledge that myself and my team have to share with participants are key. It’s a great fit!”

Firetrail’s Jono Buckland is also excited about the new partnership: “At this kind of event it’s so important that participants have the correct equipment.

“Run4it are definitely the right partner to help with that, especially as their staff can offer expert advice based on personal experience of the event – it’s amazing to have them on board!”

Last year the ILLUMINATOR was a great success, with more than 650 people taking part. This year, however, numbers are set to rise with more than 1,200 expected to tackle the 15-mile night trail on October 29.

The race starts and finishes in Aboyne, taking in a circular route through Glen Tanar, and featuring two illuminated sections to brighten up the proceedings.