Dumyat Hill Race

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The Dumyat Hill Race is the University of Stirling's flagship running event, and a popular fixture on the Scottish hill running calendar. 

This race provides a fun, challenging event set around our beautiful campus. The Dumyat Hill Race doubles as the Scottish Student Sport Hill Running Championship and Scottish Hill Running Race. The 49th Dumyat Hill Race will be back in May 2024, and we look forward to welcoming all runners back on campus soon.

Race history and previous results

The Dumyat Hill Race was first created when a University of Stirling psychologist laid a £1 bet claiming the return trip from the University’s Gannochy Pavilion to the top of the Dumyat was impossible in less than an hour. On Graduation Day 1972, the £1 was lost by three minutes and, following the first ‘official race’ in 1973, it has been held annually in May ever since.

Dumyat is pronounced dum-eye-at, being a contraction of Dun Myat, which was a fortress of the Pictish group the Maeatae. The remains of the Dun Myat fort are near the summit.

The Dumyat Hill Race has grown to attract around 450 entrants annually, each tackling the 390m climb across 8km of tough terrain. The race record stands at an incredible 32 minutes and 23 seconds, set by Murray Strain. Former World Mountain Running Champion Angela Mudge is the women’s record holder with a time of 36 minutes and 36 seconds.

Full results from the Dumyat Hill Race 2023

Full results from the Dumyat Hill Race 2022

Full results from the Dumyat Hill Race 2019

Full results from the Dumyat Hill Race 2018


Supporting the Future Forest Company

The Future Forest Company (sister organisation to Trees not Tees), are on a mission to plant enough trees by 2030 to remove 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Individually, trees are a powerful tool for carbon sequestration. As forests, they play an even more valuable role in supporting ecosystem regeneration and biodiversity.

They are planting over 300,000 trees on the iconic Dumyat hillside estate, using a range of tree species, predominantly native broadleaf. Your entry to the race gives you the opportunity to contribute to the ecological restoration of the area and sponsor the planting of a tree at Dumyat. You’ll receive a certificate with the species and What3Words location of your sapling.

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