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Trail Outlaws present the Devil's Foot Half Marathon. A trail race that starts in Lauder and follows the scenic trails of the Southern Upland Way back to Melrose. After crossing the river, you will head past the Devils Foot Mark! You then head for a devilshly difficult finish over the Eildon Hills, before heading back to finish at Melrose Rugby Club.

Entry includes a free coach journey to the start of the race. The course is full marked and there will be several checkpoints to provide refreshments to help you on your way.

Do you want to take on the ultimate trails series Half Marathon challenge? Five challenging routes that you will need to complete to earn your exclusive hoodie and the chance to compete against other people in a league for prizes.



The race opens for entries on 20th July 2019. There will be 500 places available for the race. The entry fee is £30/£32 for the HM race. Entry includes a coach journey to the start at Lauder.

Qualification requirement

All entrants must have completed a race of at least 10K distance within the time limits for that race. The race should have been completed within the last 3 years. If you have not run a race of least 10K distance, but will be running one before this race takes place, then you can enter in advance.

Cut Offs

The Half Marathon race must be completed within 4 hours. There are additional cut off times for the checkpoints. Please see the Checkpoints for further information.

Route and Course Markings

The route follows the Southern Upland Way and will be marked with additional flags and correx signs. Course navigation remains the runners responsibility.

First Aid

All of the check points have basic first aid facilities. If you suffer an injury or accident that warrants direct medical attention and you are not able to get to an aid station, then please phone one of the race directors(07734309500 or 07984307900). If you have no phone contact, ask any runners or members of the public that pass you to relay the message. If you are injured but able to walk, please make your way to the nearest check point. If you suffer a severe injury, encounter someone in serious difficulty or are in any doubt at all please call 999. If you are on/beside a driveable tarmac road then please ask for the Ambulance service. If you are not by a drivable road then please request the Police and request Mountain Rescue.

Borders General Hospital, Huntlyburn, Melrose, TD6 9BS. 01896 826000


All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.

There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.

Senior 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 plus
First Three First finisher First finisher First finisher First finisher


  • 17/10/2021 - 08:00 - 09:30Melrose Rugby Club

    Race Registration.
  • 09:15Melrose Rugby Club

    Coach 1 & 2 leave for Lauder
  • 09:55Lauder

    Race Briefing.
  • 10:00Lauder

    Race Start.
  • 12:30Lauder

    Race Presentations.
  • 14:00Melrose Rugby Club

    Race cut off.

Check Point Food and Snacks

There will be water, coke and snacks at every checkpoint. The first checkpoint is 3.25 miles and the second checkpoint is at 8.25 miles.

There will be a 3 hour cut off at the chain bridge as you enter Melrose. Which is at approximately 9.25 miles.

Melrose Rugby Club are putting on a hot food option for the end of the race. Which can be purchased as part of entry or after entry.

Mandatory Kit

  1. Whistle
  2. Survival bag/blanket
  3. Compass
  4. Printed map of route
  5. Hat and gloves
  6. Waterproof jacket
  7. Waterproof trousers
  8. Minimum of 500ml water
  9. Emergency food/sport bar
  10. Personal cup
  11. Mobile phone number of the race directors +447734309500 (Tim) +447984307900 (Garry)
  12. Fully charged phone

Main Rules

  1. All competitors must be running under their own names and numbers. No swapping of numbers or running in another’s place will be accepted. If you are found to be running in another’s place you will be disqualified.
  2. You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
  3. Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race. The decision will be FINAL.
  4. Runners must carry all mandatory equipment at all times during the race unless stated otherwise at Race Briefing by the Race Director. If found to be not carrying the required kit at any time, you will be disqualified.
  5. If you decide to retire from the race you must notify a marshal. You must surrender your race number and you will not be allowed to continue.
  6. Unsporting behaviour (cheating) will not be tolerated and result in immediate disqualification. This includes but not limited to, not carrying mandatory kit at all times, taking short cuts, use of PEDs.
  7. We strongly advise against the using of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs i.e Ibuprofen) during the events, as they are proven to cause harm during endurance events. Doing so against this advice is strictly at the competitor’s risk.
  8. All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
  9. You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
  10. If you do not leave an aid station before the cut off time you will not be allowed to continue for safety, cut-off times will be strictly enforced. If you get to the finish line after the final cut off you will unfortunately not be listed as an official finisher and will not be eligible for awards.
  11. Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. Some of our events take place in SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), and securing permission to host events in these areas is very difficult. If you litter you not only jeopardise the events future, but more importantly you jeopardise the area.
  12. Dogs are NOT allowed to take part in the event. They present a trip hazard to other runners and a risk of upsetting livestock of local land owners.
  13. Headphones are not permitted at the race. However, bone conducting ear phones are permitted.
  14. You do not have a right of way priority over any other users of the course, you must respect other users of the course throughout the duration of the event.
  15. The race has an ARC permit number and will be held under ARC rules. We recommend that you make yourself familiar with ARC rules specific to Trail running: http://www.runningclubs.org.uk/rules
  16. No mules(A pacer or crew member or any other carrying kit/equipment that you should be carrying.) allowed during the event.
  17. The use of pacers IS allowed on Ultra distance events, however they should offer no physical assistance. They should not open and close gates for you, as this is classed as physical assistance and gives and unfair advantage over runners who have to so themselves.
  18. We actively encourage all runners to have crew support (motorised where possible) as Trail Outlaws cannot help in the transporting of crew members. We believe that the distance and course is challenge enough and that our friends and family put up with our training and time away, so actively encourage them to be with you at the event. However all crew must abide by the rules of the event at all times and listen to and take heed of any event staff direction. Crews must not jam up any of the trails or byways or highways during the event. Any violations of the rules by the crew and or pacers will result in the disqualification of the runner.
  19. You must carry a fully charged mobile phone and the number must be given to event staff prior or at the registration of the event.
  20. You must be 18 years of age on the day of the event to take part in a 50 mile + event. You must be 21 years of age on the day of the even to take part in a 100 mile + event.

Coach Transfer for the Race

Coach Transfer

Coach from train station?.

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Race Registration and Finish Location

Melrose Rugby Club,

The Greenyards,

High Street,



Map for Melrose Rugby Club

Race Start Location

Free coach to race start.

Car Park,

Mill Wynd,



Map for Race Start
Male Category Year Time
Dessie Flanagan M 2019 01:39:24
Dessie Flanagan M40 2019 01:39:24
Paul Peacock M50 2019 02:03:52
John Lee M60 2019 03:34:24
Bill Duff M70 2019 02:42:58
Female Category Year Time
Jenny Durkin F 2019 02:01:37
Joanne Corris F40 2019 02:24:41
Ashley Price-Sebate F50 2019 02:50:00
Rosemary Lee F60 2019 03:09:35
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