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River Ayr Way Ultra Marathon

16 Sep 2017

River Ayr Way Ultra and Relay            Saturday 16th September 2017

  • 40 mile ultra marathon through some of Ayrshire's most spectacular scenery
  • your chance to discover a little-known corner of Scotland
  • food, fruit, cold drinks and a friendly welcome at checkpoints every 10 miles
  • water stations every 5 miles
  • drop-bags conveyed to checkpoints
  • rucksacks conveyed to the finish
  • transport to the start of the race from Ayr or Kilmarnock

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River Ayr Way Ultra

Glenbuck Loch to Dam Park, Ayr

Distance: 40 miles

Max Time: 10 hours


Before the race

Dam Park Stadium will be open from 7am on the Day
Please park at the Ayrshire College Car Park
Buses depart at 7.30am from Ayrshire College Car Park and Dean Castle Country Park, please make sure you have booked a seat
Registration at Glenbuck from 8am
Drop bags marked with your Race number and the appropriate Checkpoint Number can be left at registration

During the race

All Checkpoints will have  water
10 mile checkpoints will have runners bag drop, juice, chocolate, fruit and snacks
First Aid will be available
If you wish to pull out of the race please tell a marshal.
Diversions may be in place on the day. However, where they are, the diverted route will be fully signposted. Please follow all local signage
Running conditions in some sections are very muddy underfoot
The River Ayr Way is generally speaking off road but there are small sections on quiet road and the final five miles is on tarmac
As usual there are tricky sections which are detailed on the website:
Finish is at Dam Park Race Track where you will be expected to do a lap of the track before completing the race.

After the race

Dam Park showers will be open until 8pm
Minibus back to Kilmarnock from Dam Park, although there may be a waiting time for this bus depending on numbers.


Check-in: Saturday 16th September 8:00 to 8:45 at Glenbuck Loch

Start of race  9:00


River Ayr Way Relay

Section 1:  Glenbuck to Sorn, 17 miles, mainly off road, rural paths

Section 2:  Sorn to Annbank,  14 miles, mainly off road, rural paths. Some on road sections.

Section 3:  Annbank to Ayr, 9 miles, mainly on road and tarmac paths

Overall time allowed: 10 hours

Check-in Saturday 16th September, 7.30 to 8.45 at Glenbuck Loch

Buses leave from Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock and Ayrshire College, Ayr at 7:30. Dam Park will be open from 7:00 for toilets.

Start of race  9:00


You can choose how many are in the team (2 or 3)

 Further details and maps at


Paddy MacDonald
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
River Ayr Way Ultra Marathon16 Sep 2017??/200Closed09 Sep 2017
River Ayr Way Ultra Marathon Relay16 Sep 2017??/20Closed09 Sep 2017
09 Sep 2017£25.00£27.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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Event Address
Ultra Marathon from Glenbuck Loch near Muirkirk, East Ayrshire to Dam Park, Ayr, South Ayrshire