15th Kilmaurs Gala 5K Fun Run
26 Jul 2023
KILMAURS GALA invites you to take part in the 15th annual Kilmaurs Gala 5k Fun Run on Wednesday 26th July 2023. The event was initially organised for fun runners and those new to running and has continued to attract great reviews for this approach. However, in recent years the winning times have all been sub 16 minutes indicating that the faster racers are attracted to the course as well.
To ensure that we maximise entrants experience we have placed a limit on numbers to a maximum of 300. There will be a waiting list in operation for use in the event of all places being taken. Contact the organiser if you cannot take part.
There will be NO entries taken on the day and all participants will require to enter on-line prior to the event. To avoid swapping or transferring of numbers participants shoudl be able to provide photo ID at registration.
2023 will continue with electronic timing courtesy of Whats My Time. Pick-up your chip and number on the night of the event at registration.
Kilmaurs Gala 5k is held Under UK Athletics Rules and is a scottishathletics Licensed Event.
There will be the restricted on-field car-parking available. However, as this is a grass surface and Scottish summertime being what it is we cannot guarantee that the surface will be dry. Additional near-by parking is available as below for both local car-parks and on street parking.
CoS Car Park, Kilmarnock Rd - 2 minute walk to registration and race start.
Weston Tavern Car Park, Fenwick Rd - 3 minute walk to registration and race start.
Scotrail Car Park, Crofthead Rd, - 5 minute walk to registration and race start.
Opposite Kilmaurs Primary and within Kilmaurs Primary, Sunnyside - 4 minute walk to registration and race start.
Kilmarnock Rd, on-street parking - 2 minute walk to registration and race start.
Registration is in the Morton Park (KA3 2RB) with (limited) changing and (limited) toilets and a secure baggage area. We have increased the number of toilets available from previous years events.
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 5:00pm. AS A PRE-ENTRY YOU ONLY NEED TIME TO COLLECT YOUR CHIP & NUMBER. HOWEVER, AS REGISTRATION IS ALWAYS BUSY PLEASE COME EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.
The run starts (and finishes) on the running track in Morton Park in Kilmaurs village. The first 1.5Km are within the confines of the park and then it’s out on to the Kilmarnock Road and countryside. The highest point of the course is at the 3.5Km mark and from this point is downhill all the way back to the track again for the finish. The 2023 event will use the same fast course as 2022.
START: Morton Park, Kilmaurs, KA3 2RB at 7:00pm
Entry includes medal for all finishers with prizes in a range of individual and team categories plus loads of spot prizes including Jog Scotland individual and team prizes.
Online entry closing date – 23rd July 2023
Entry Central will show the event closed when the limit is reached. There will be no waiting list in operation. Enter early to avoid disappointment. Entries are non-transferrable.
No dogs are allowed in the Kilmaurs 5K. No competitors with pushchairs are allowed in the Kilmaurs 5k for safety reasons. The course is unsuitable for wheel chair users. No ear-phones or similar that restrict runners hearing are allowed.
We've extended our prize list to include more Junior and Youth prizes - rewarding the next generation.
1st, 2nd & 3rd M&F
1st M&F team (4 counters)
1st Mixed Jog Scotland Team (6 counters)
1st M&F Junior (11-14)
1st M&F Youth (15-17)
1st M&F Vet (40-49)
1st M&F Supervet (50-59)
1st M&F Vintage (60-69)
1st M&F Super vintage 70+
Course record prizes in both male and female categories. Current records are male - 14:40, Luke Traynor 2016 and female - 17:16, Yvonne McNairn 2022.
KILMAURS GALA 5K
- Popular accurate scenic course through Ayrshire countryside.
- Electronic timing for all competitors
- Medal for all finishers
- Spot prizes
- Km markers and safe well marshalled route
- Water station at start and finish
- Car parking and toilet facilities beside registration
- Changing facilities at registration (limited)
- Post race refreshments / fruit
- The Scottish Athletics permit restricts 5K entry to under 13’s as the minimum age permitted.
Prior to the 5k there will be childrens races on the track using the 5K finish line giving the stars of the future their chance to shine. Free to enter on the night and everyone will receive a medal. There's no minimum age.
CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT
Competitors and spectators safety will always be the highest priority for the event organisers. If anything occurs that is outwith our control that would compromise health and safety then we reserve the right to modify, cancel or reschedule the event accordingly. The organisers will communicate any changes through entrants email as far ahead as circumstances dictate along with entry decisions. Refunds will be given at the discretion of the organisers depending on circumstances impacting the event. There may be an option to defer to the following year. The process as it applies will be communicated to all entrants.
Please contact me if there are any questions relating to any of the above.
See you in Kilmaurs on the last Wednesday in July.
|23 Jul 2023 23:59||£10.00||£12.00|
*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up
Dates and Status
19:00:00 - 20:00:00
Total Places: 300
Places Available: ??List