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Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon & 10k MOKRUN Weekend

25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Organiser's Description

           MOK RUN INVITES YOU TO TAKE PART IN THE 14th MULL OF KINTYRE RACE WEEKEND

                                   SATURDAY 25th MAY - SUNDAY 26th MAY 2019

 

  • MOK RUN Junior Race Saturday 25th May 2018 at 2pm
  • MOK RUN Half Marathon & 10K Sunday 26th May 2019 at 10:30am
  • MOK RUN Ceilidh Sunday 26th May 2019 Door open 7:30pm close 9:00pm

 

MOK RUN was established 2006 in Campbeltown, located close to the beautiful Mull of Kintyre. It has been voted as the UK’s top race in Runner's World magazine multiple times and places sell out in hours.

The race has grown in popularity due to its picturesque location, fantastic atmosphere as well as the post-race celebrations of Danish pastries and ceilidh dancing!

The 10k race is around three sides of scenic Campbeltown Loch, and is mainly very flat and attracts runners from far and wide to gain a lucrative ‘Personal Best’ but we are very proud that we encourage people of all fitness levels and ages to try out this achievable goal with many power walking around the course, a lot for charity. The half-marathon route leaves the town and runs through the rural countryside and includes around a kilometre on the hard sandy beach of Westport which makes for spectacular photographs and is normally the highlight for any visitor. The final mile of both races is on a slight down gradient into the town and through the main street where runners are greeted by crowds of locals cheering them to the finish line – encouraging the first and the very last.

We support many local causes and charities, raising lots of awareness and funding. Many of our participants raise sponsorship for their own charity causes too.

A special feature of our event is the range of other activities which take place over the weekend, making it much more than just a race. This has given our event a great community feel and been popular with runners and locals alike. We have introduced MOK RUN Junior Races on the Saturday which attracts young children to take part and has proven just as popular , with places selling out within a few hours .  The Junior races have proved hugely successful and enjoyable for all involved making it a wonderful, family weekend . Our post race ceilidh is a hit for runners and non runners alike and is worth kicking your trainers and putting your dancing shoes on for and your kilt if you have one. The celiidh is open to under 18's if accompanied by an adult . Licensed bar available.

Each year we are given tremendous support from the local community – individuals and businesses. We aim to make MOK RUN special and are famous for our finish line friendliness including our local councillor commentator who announces all finishers’ names as they cross the line as well as the incredibly generous goody bag which includes a locally handmade pottery medal, technical tshirt, energy drink, chocolate bar and much more! We even have the local bakery at hand providing all finishers and helpers at no extra charge a freshly baked Danish Pastry, sandwich and hot drink of their choice which always goes down a treat.

General information

Adult Race strictly limited to 1000 places between both races - places usually sell out within 6 - 8 hours. Race closes once full and we do not operate a reserve list or allow swaps.

Electronic chip timing will be used . Every runner will be issued with a timing chip in their race bib. Runners will be required to register and collect their race number the day before or on race day morning. An email confirmation with further details will be sent out a few weeks before event date. No race information will be sent by post.

All finishers will receive a top quality running t shirt; good bag with added extras; unique local handmade pottery medal; post race food which includes the Famous Mok Run Danish Pastry, sandwich of choice and a hot drink.

Cancellation policy

In the unfortunate event that you can no longer take part in the race your entry is not refundable or transferable to another year or person. Your fee will be treated as a donation to Mok Run.

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           MOK RUN invites you to take part in the 14th Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and 10k 

                                              Sunday 26th May 2019 10:30am 

 MOKRUN was established 2006 in Campbeltown, located close to the beautiful Mull of Kintyre. It has been voted as the UK’s top race in Runner's World magazine multiple times and places sell out within hours.

The race has grown in popularity due to its picturesque location, fantastic atmosphere as well as the post-race celebrations of Danish pastries and Ceilidh dancing! 

Start and finishes at the War Memorial , Esplanade, Campbeltown. 

**Race strictly limited to 1000 places between both races – enter early to guarantee a place , race usually sells out within a few hours **

Online entry closing date : once full 

**We do not operate a reserve list or allow race swaps , further details can be found on disclaimer form ** 

10k Route Information (route maps and video available at www.mokrun.com)


The 10k route is mainly flat, and on road/pavements. In town , run with the traffic, on pavement where possible. Along Kilkerran Road, beyond paddling pool, run facing traffic. Signs & Marshals will direct which side of road to run on throughout the course. There are 3 water stops on the course.

➢ Start on Esplanade, near the War Memorial, Esplanade
➢ Run through bus lane and turn right on to Kinloch Road and Aqualibrium Avenue
➢ Turn right at the Dellwood Hotel and straight along High Street
➢ Continue along Low Askomil to Trench Point checkpoint and turn
➢ Back along Low Askomil and turn left down North Shore Street onto esplanade
➢ Continue along esplanade turning slightly left after the Pier along Hall Street past cinema
➢ Continue straight along Lochside walkway past putting green and up onto Kilkerran Road
➢ Carry on down Kilkerran Road past cemetery to checkpoint and turn
*➢ Return along Kilkerran Road and turn left onto Woodlands Road Ave and along Limecraigs Road
➢ Continue straight over onto Meadows Avenue
➢ Turn right at the end of Meadows onto Tomaig Road
➢ Turn right onto Witchburn Road
➢ Continue down the Big Kiln and turn left to go down Main Street
➢ Turn left at the bottom of Main Street by the Royal Hotel to finish on the esplanade

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Half-Marathon Route information

The Half-Marathon route is mostly flat with a slow incline as the race leaves the town in mile 2 and again in mile 3 after the left turn at the Craigs’ Farm. In town please run with the traffic, on pavement where possible. Outside the town follow marshal’s instructions. From the town to just past Drumore, run on pavement on left hand side and then cross as directed by marshals to run facing oncoming traffic. The A83 from Campbeltown to the Craigs’ Farm is a busy roadbut will be well marshalled. At points you will be directed to run with the traffic. Signs & marshals will direct which side of road to run on throughout the course.

The section from beyond Clochkeil Farm to the beach (approx 1,000m) crosses the Machrihanish Dunes golf course. Marshals and signs will highlight the route but extra care should be taken here. This section is run in reverse coming off the beach. Beach conditions can vary - further update during briefing. Marshals & Coastguard 4x4 vehicle will be present on the beach and will mark out the best route. The section on the beach is approximately 1 mile. There are 4 water stops on the half marathon route.

➢ Start with 10k race at War Memorial
➢ Run through bus lane and turn right on to Kinloch Road and Aqualibrium Avenue
➢ Continue straight up the West Road (A83) to the Craigs’ Farm (nb 10k will turn right)
➢ Turn left out past the Rhoin, Sound of Kintyre and Clochkeil. Then follow track onto beach
➢ Run along beach to turning point
➢ Turn back along the beach and exit back up the same track back to Clockeil
➢ Return along past the Sound of Kintyre and turn right into the Moss Road
➢ Go round the Moss Road passing Campbeltown Airport and turn left at end towards Stewarton and Campbeltown
➢ Continue into Campbeltown down the Big Kiln and turn left into Main Street
➢ Turn left at the bottom of Main Street by the Royal Hotel to finish on the esplanade at War Memorial.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Car Parking
Please arrive early to allow plenty of time to park your car. Parking will NOT be permitted anywhere along the Esplanade, Princes Street, Aqualibrium Avenue, Hall Street, Longrow side of Main Street or Kinloch Road and Royal Hotel area There will be plenty parking in the Aqualibrium Car Park, Pavillion (behind the All Weather Pitch), John Street, High Street, Bolgam Street and Saddell Street.

Both routes will be well marshalled.

 

Mull of Kintyre Junior Races 2019

The Junior Races this year take place on Saturday 25th May 2019, starting at 2:00pm at Kinloch Green, Esplanade, Campbeltown, allowing the whole family to support the young athletes and get involved. Races will also finish at the same location.

Race categories and distance for Female and Male

500m - Age 5-6 year olds
- Parents are allowed to run with their children

500m - Age 7-8 year olds
- Parents are not allowed to run with their children

1K- Age 9-11 year olds
- Parents are not allowed to run with their children

2K - Age 12-14 year olds
- Parents are not allowed to run with their children

Please note age category is age on race day.
If you enter your child in the wrong race for their age they will be transferred to the correct age group on the day
- Most of the course will be visible from the Start/Finish area. • All parents must have a signed waiver to enter their child / children in race .
* We suggest planning to arrive 30 minutes prior to race start time.

All confirmed Junior Race entrants MUST collect their race number from the race registration area in the Aqualibrium Leisure Centre between 11:30am - 1:00pm race day. All entrants will receive a quality t-shirt , handmade pottery medal and generous goody bag.
No race packs will be issued to Junior entrants before race day.
A prize-giving will take place at 3.00pm for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners for both male and
female in all age catergories.

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Takes place on: 25 May 2019
Entries close: 20 May 2019 or when full ( Limited 150)
Price: £10.00

NB: It is important you enter your child/children into the correct race category (Age on race day )

MOKRUN POST RACE CEILIDH SUNDAY 26TH MAY 2019    

£16 Per ticket 

South Kintyre Sports Council will once again host the ever popular post-race MOKRUN Ceilidh. The Ceilidh is held in the Victoria Hall from 7.30pm on the Sunday evening of the race. Headlining this fantastic event is Ceol-On-Aire , ceilidh band from Oban Argyll , along with Jamie G Discos and local pipers. Doors open at 7.30pm (close at 9pm). A night not to be missed. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Licence bar available and Grand Raffle with the chance to win one of 4 Golden Tickets (free entry into Mok run 2019 )

Tickets normally sell out so get yours while you can as tickets limited to 380.

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
20 May 2019£25.00£27.00

*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
UntilDiscounted*Standard
25 Apr 2019£9.00£10.00

*Discounted for members of Scottish Athletics

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
UntilPrice
10 May 2019£16.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Status: Closed

EventDateAvailable/TotalClosing Date
MOKRUN Half- Marathon & 10K26 May 2019??/100020 May 2019
MOK RUN Junior Race25 May 2019??/15025 Apr 2019
MOK RUN Ceilidh26 May 2019??/32810 May 2019
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Organiser

Gail Williams
 
Kinloch Green, Esplanade , Campbeltown