Dumyat Hill Race

The Dumyat Hill Race is the University of Stirling's flagship running event, and a popular fixture on the Scottish hill running calendar. We are delighted that the Dumyat Hill Race is back in 2023 and will take place on Wednesday 10 May 2023 (17:30 - 21:30 BST).

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. This race has become a great tradition and a bucket list event for all University of Stirling students and staff. Now in its 48th year, we invite you all to take the challenge and get involved!

Dumyat hill race


  • Pre-register online up to Sunday 7 May
  • Number collection from 17:30-18:30 on the night
  • Race briefing from 18:50
  • Race starts at 19:00
  • Prize presentations from 18:15/18:30


  • 1st place runner (Open, University Student, University Student Team, University of Stirling Staff, Veteran, Superveteran)


A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available for each race category until Wednesday 15 March. You may only enter one race category and there will be no on-the-day entries available. Tickets purchased at the student rate will require proof of study on the evening. All entrants will receive a portion of post-race stovies from our catering team. As an optional add-on, you can also purchase the iconic Dumyat t-shirt, scroll to the bottom of the ticket selection to view the add-ons before checking out. 

Plant a tree with your ticket

To help the Dumyat Hill Race make a positive environmental impact, you now have the opportunity to support The Future Forest Company by selecting 'plant a tree' with your ticket purchase.

Entry and on the day

Please be aware that you may only enter one race category and that there will be no on-the-day entries available.

Entrants to the Dumyat Hill Race must be 16 or over.

To ensure the safety of all participants and marshals, we may place a time limit on the evening of the race - this will be at the discretion of the organising committee.

Please be aware of weather conditions, ensuring you wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

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.

Results and previous races

The Dumyat Hill Race continues to attract more than 300 entrants, 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, a sports masseuse at the University, is the women’s record holder with a time of 36 minutes and 36 seconds.

Full results from the Dumyat Hill Race 2022

Full results from the Dumyat Hill Race 2019

Full results from the Dumyat Hill Race 2018