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Trail Outlaws present the Devil's Foot 10K. A trail race that starts in Melrose 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.

The course is full marked and there will be several checkpoints to provide refreshments to help you on your way.


Entry includes:-

  • Bespoke Medal
  • Chip Timing by TOTS
  • Instant Online results by TOTS
  • Feed stations – water and sweets, more substantial snacks and drinks on longer events
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Medical Cover
  • Free event parking
  • First male and female, first in age category. Level up for free!
  • Bespoke memento for all runners
  • Digital photography of event and entrants
  • Chance to purchase bespoke event t-shirt


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Cut Offs

The 10K race must be completed within 2 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). 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 finishers get a bespoke medal and a race memento. A race t-shirt is also available as an addditional purchase.

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

THE DEVIL'S FOOT 10K - Schedule

  • 20/10/2024 - 08:00 - 09:40Melrose Rugby Club

    Race Registration.
  • 10:10Melrose

    Race Briefing.
  • 10:15Melrose

    Race Start.
  • 11:45Melrose

    Race Presentations.
  • 12:15Melrose Rugby Club

    Race cut off.

Check Point Food and Snacks

There will be water, coke and snacks at the checkpoint. The checkpoint is at 3 miles.

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. Earphones/headphones may be used, but MUST be taken off head or out of ears completely at certain points.
    1. When you’re approaching a road crossing
    2. When you’re approaching a checkpoint
    3. If you see a marshal in hi-viz anywhere along the race route
    4. On any section of trail narrow enough that you’re running single file
    5. Speakers are not allowed
    6. If you forget about your earphones, and a marshal signals you to remove them, you must do so immediately. If you try to argue the point about your music being turned off, your earphones may be confiscated from you until the race finish, and you also risk being removed from the race for your own safety, i.e. disqualified.
  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.

Race Registration and Finish Location

Melrose Rugby Club,

The Greenyards,

High Street,



Map for Melrose Rugby Club
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Female Category Year Time
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