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Chapelton 10K

Running is one of the best ways to improve your general fitness and mental health. It can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and boost your mood. But running can also be challenging, especially if you are new to it or have a busy schedule. That’s why you should set yourself goals and enter a 10k race.

A 10k race is a distance of 10 kilometers, or about 6.2 miles. It’s a popular and achievable goal for many runners, whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete. Here are some of the benefits of running a 10k race and how to prepare for it.

– Entering a 10k race can motivate you to stick to a training plan. When you sign up for a race, you have a deadline and a commitment. You are more likely to follow a consistent and progressive running routine that will help you improve your endurance, speed, and confidence.
– It can challenge you to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. A 10k race is not too short or too long, but it still requires some effort and determination. You will learn how to pace yourself, deal with discomfort, and overcome mental barriers. You will also discover what you are capable of and how far you can go.
– Running a 10k race can reward you with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Crossing the finish line of a 10k race is an amazing feeling that you will never forget. You will have achieved something that many people never do. You will have proven to yourself and others that you are a runner. You will also have a personal record that you can be proud of and try to beat in the future.
– It will connect you with other runners and the running community. A 10k race is a social event that brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities who share a common passion for running. You will meet new friends, get inspired by other runners, and enjoy the support and encouragement of the spectators and volunteers.

If you are interested in running a 10k race, here are some tips on how to get started

– Choose a race that suits your level and preference. There are many 10k races available throughout the year, in different locations and terrains. You can find a race that matches your ability, style, and budget. You can also look for races that support a cause that you care about or offer some perks like medals, shirts, or snacks.
– Follow a training plan that prepares you for the distance and the pace. A typical 10k training plan lasts for 8 to 12 weeks and involves running 3 to 5 times per week, with varying distances and intensities. You should also include some cross-training, strength training, stretching, and rest days to prevent injuries and improve your performance.
– Set realistic and specific goals for yourself and track your progress. Your goals should be based on your current fitness level, experience, and personal factors. You should also have short-term and long-term goals that are measurable and achievable. For example, you can aim to run a certain distance or time each week or month, or to finish the race without stopping or walking.
– Enjoy the process and have fun. Running a 10k race is not only about the outcome, but also about the journey. You should celebrate every milestone, learn from every setback, and appreciate every moment. You should also find ways to make your running more enjoyable, such as listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks, running with friends or a group, or exploring new routes or scenery.

Running a 10k race is a great way to improve your general fitness and mental health. It can also be an exciting and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a 10k race today and start training for it. You won’t regret it!

The Chapelton of Elsick 10k will be held on Sunday 14th July so plenty time to get entered, start training and joint us for a great day!

If you are local to Chapelton come along on a Wednesday evening at 6.30 to the Chapelton Running Group (CRG), Fore more information on CRG chck the groups Facebook page.

CRG Elsick House

Chapelton Running Group 24 hour Relay

Chapelton Running Group fundraiser for Maggie’s Centres

CRG 24hr Charity Relay

On 27th October 2023, members of the Chapelton Running Group are taking on the challenge of running a 24 hour non-stop relay in order to show our support for CRG founder, Chapelton 10K Race Director and all time running legend, Ann Gallon, who is bravely fighting another courageous battle with the Big C, and at the same time try and raise a bit of cash for Maggies Aberdeen who have been a fantastic support to Ann and are a charity close to her heart.
If you would like to show your support and make a donation head over to the Just Giving Page – CRG 24 Hour Relay.
CRG 24 hour Relay - Ann Chapelton 10k CRG 24 hour Relay, CRG Elsick House

Chapelton 48 Hour Relay

Chapelton 48 hour relay to raise funds for local charities.

The proceeds of the Chapelton of Elsick 10K each year go to local charities and community groups. As there will be no event this year due to the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic the charities and community groups that would normally benefit will miss out on the much needed funds raised by the Chapelton 10k

To try and support local charity groups we held a 24 hour relay run in 2020 and raised just under £1500.

This year we have decided to make it a 48 hour relay event which will start at 6 pm on Friday 9th July with the final runner finishing at The Hut in Liddell Park, Chapelton at 6 pm Sunday 11th July.

Runners can select to run one or more of the individual hour time slots and run any route they wish . The final runner will finish at The Hut, Liddell Park, Chapelton.

We would greatly appreciate any support you can give by sponsoring our runners.

Head over to our Chapelton 48 Hour Relay Go Fund Me page

Thank you for the support.

Chapelton 24 Hour Relay

The proceeds of the Chapelton of Elsick 10K each year go to local charities and community groups. This year we have had to cancel the event due to the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic resulting in the charities we normally support missing out on much needed funds.

To continue to support two of the charities Pillar Kincardine and Portlethen Community Ambulance we are holding a 24 hour relay run. The relay will start at 3 pm on Saturday 11th July with the final runner finishing at The Hut in Liddell Park, Chapelton.

We have 24 local runners each running their own chosen route at there allotted time and will record the distance they cover in the hour. 

We would greatly appreciate any support you can give by sponsoring our runners.

Head over to our Chapelton 24 Hour Relay Go Fund Me page

Thank you for the support.

Event Cancelled

We have made the decision to cancel our Chapelton of Elsick 10k this year. Although disappointing to do so, we are sure it is the right decision at this time given the uncertainty that lies ahead in the upcoming months.

We are sure our runners and community will agree and support our decision as we all fight to slow down the spread of Coronavirus to save lives.

All runners will receive their refund in the next few days via Entry Central.

Please stay safe and we will see you all back in Chapelton next year.

Medal Design Competition

Design our 2020 Medals!

Chapelton of Elsick 10K need your help in a search to find the best medal design for this year’s Chapelton of Elsick 10k Medalsevent on Sunday 12th July 2020.

You could win:

  • Your medal design produced and presented to potentially 400 race finishers

  • A £60 gift card for Slate & Grain Brasserie and Bar

  • A medal for yourself to keep

  • Plus, get the chance to signal the start of the race by blowing the horn on the day!

Chapelton 10k RunnersTo enter the competition, please send your design to Design in specialist software or draw on paper. Please submit your entry by midnight on 8th March 2020.



Medal Design Requirements:

Chapelton PhoneboxDimensions of the medal: 60mm x 60mm, one sided. Must state ‘Chapelton of Elsick 10K’ and‘2020’ on the medal and also include the iconic Chapelton phone box.

The main colour of the medal will be silver with an option to include 1 or 2 colours of enamel (e.g. red for phone box.)

Good luck!

Chapelton 10k

Chapelton Farmers’ Market

Chapelton Farmers MarketA week after a very succesful RunChapelton – Chapelton of Elsick 10k and children’s fun runs the location of our event village in Hume Square will this Sunday be home for Chapelton’s first farmers market.

This Sunday, 21st July, come along 11am -3pm and see the produce and goods on sale from a great range of stall holders.

There will be hot food from Haydn’s Woodfired Pizza and The Principled Pig, and Teacake will be serving coffee and lunchtime treats.

The stalls include:

Looking like it will be a great day, hope you make it along on Sunday to the first Chapelton Farmers Market.

Hume Square, Chapelton, AB39 8AE

Full details are over at the Chapelton Facebook page

Chapelton is only a short drive from both Aberdeen and Stonehaven and with the AWPR it is now quicker to get to from north of Aberdeen.


Thank You!

RunChapelton – Chapelton of Elsick 10k and Childrens Fun Runs

We would like to thank the following organisations for their generosity supporting the Chapelton of Elsick 10k and children’s fun runs.

Our fantastic Spot Prizes who were generously donated by:

And for helping on the day to make sure our event was a success:

And of course our wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to marshal, manage registration, manage the water stations, manage the start/finish area, manage the home bakes stall, cycle, bake, and pour beer!

We also have to thank Elsick House for allowing us access to the grounds and estate for the race route and the staff at Elsick for assisting with the water station and the grounds staff that spent time making sure everything was looking good for race day both at Elsick and around Chapelton.

The residents of Chapelton and properties on the 10k course have also to be thanked for their cooperatio.

Thanks to you all! and roll on July 2020………..

Keep an eye on our website RunChapelton for next years date and information.


Six Degrees North

We are pleased that Six Degrees North will be joining us at our event village for the 2019 Chapelton of Elsick 10K. 

All the runners will receive a free Six Degrees North beer on production of their race number (over 18’s only) and beer will also be on sale from the beer stall. Hot food will be available from Teacake and The Deesidely Tasty Company and will also have a sweetie and cup cake stalls. 

For the Children we will have a bouncy castle and face painting.

Ice cream lovers young and old will be able to enjoy fine ice cream from Fits the Scoop.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for what is shaping up to be a great race and fun day out for the family.

Event Village details


Chapelton of Elsick 10k

Chapelton of Elsick 10kThe Chapelton of Elsick 10K is organised by residents of Chapelton with the profits of the event going to local charities and community groups. This year we have 400 entries for the event and have expanded our Event Village in Hume Square and Liddell Park so that the runners and spectators can relax and enjoy the music from Mearns FM  and  hot food from The Deesidely Tasty Company and Chapelton’s own Teacake.

This years charities and organisations to benefit are:

Portlethen Community Ambulance
Newtonhill Pipeband
Chapelton Baby & Toddler Group
Pillar Kincardine
Newtonhill Beavers\Cubs\Scouts
Friends of Newtonhill School

Thanks to our Event Sponsor Hall Morrice Chartered Accountants and Medal sponsors WM Donald for their generous support of the Chapelton of Elsick 10k. We have also received support from AJC Homes, ZeroC,  A & J Stephen the Elsick Development Company  and of course we have to thank Elsick House for access to the House, grounds and private roads around the estate without which we would have no 10k course.

Race days supplies of water & bananas have also be donated by Tesco, Asda and the Coop.

The support of all the companies is greatly appreciated and allows us to maximise the profit from the event that will go to our nominated charities and community organisations.

Look forward to seeing you all on the day whether runner or spectator.