Glen Scotia Mull of Kintyre Marathon
25 Mar 17
The inaugral Glen Scotia Mull of Kintyre Marathon takes place on Saturday 25th March 2017. It starts and finishes in Campbeltown, at the Ferry Terminal.
The course entirely run on the road/pavements and the route is a loop out of Campbeltown, down through rural Southend and back into Campbeltown over some of the Kintyre Way route where you will witness some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. It is HILLY. This is a challenging marathon route that has at least 5 hills that are beyond 350 feet elevation. Many of the hills are in the last 8 miles. We expect all runners taking part in this to have previous long distance running experience and advise that the cut-off time will be 6.5 hours maximum. No walkers permitted for health and safety. This is run on open roads.
There are very limited spaces for relay teams of 2 or 4. Teams of 2 will roughly do a 1/2 marathon each, changing at Muneroy Tearoom in Southend and teams of 4 will do approximately 6.5 miles each. Details of each changeover and checkpoint will be issued in race packs.
A full Welcome Race Pack including information about registration, relay teams, refreshments and prizegiving will be emailed to all entrants two weeks prior to the event but in the meantime, some key information can be found below:
Registration will take place from 8am to 8.45am at the Ferry Terminal - to be confirmed in your welcome race pack. It is hoped to have chip timing. Relay teams must also register at this time. Transport can be provided for relay members to specific changeover points.
There will be 4 official water stops throughout the course. There will also a special refreshments stop at the famous Muneroy Tearoom. This is approximately 1/2 way around the course. There will be refreshments for all relay finishers at Muneroy Tearoom and at the ferry terminal (registration.
Prizegiving will take place at approximately 2pm at the Ferry Terminal.
Health and Safety
The route will be well marked and monitored by marshals. Relay teams will have specific points for changing over and will be given further details in the welcome race pack.
Parking, travel and accommodation
There is plenty free parking available in Campbeltown with plenty spaces along Hall Street towards the ferry terminal.
There are lots of accommodation providers in the beautiful surrounding area of Kintyre - please see www.kintyreaccommodation.com.
West Coast Motors offer a reliable service from Glasgow. See www.westcoastmotors.co.uk for up to date schedules. West Coast Motors also provide a local service from Campbeltown to Southend and return (on main road NOT learside). Relay runners who complete their section and inform check point stewarts can utilise this service to return to Campbeltown. Refreshments will be given at Muneroy Tearoom, Southend and back at registration at the ferry terminal.
There will be space at registration for you to leave bags; this is at your own risk.
All participants will receive refreshments at the finish line as well as a commemorative t-shirt and medal.
Find Glen Scotia Mull of Kintyre Marathon on Facebook forthe most up to date informaton in the lead up to the event.
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