Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon, 10k and Walk

25 May 2019

Organiser's Description

Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon, 10k and Walk

Saturday 25th May 2019

Please note: New Half Marathon and 10km routes for 2019

This is a festival of three events consisting of a half marathon distance walk starting at 9:00am followed by a half marathon and 10km running events starting at 11:00am.  This event takes place in Scotland's artists' town of Kirkcudbright, located on the beautiful south coast of Dumfries & Galloway.

Starting and finishing at Kirkcudbright Academy, the Half Marathon route takes in the scenic sights around Kirkcudbright town before heading out of town along the 'Beeches' road to complete a small loop around Twynholm.  Runners then proceed south to take in the picturesque views of the Solway Estuary before heading back north beside Kirkcudbright Bay.  The finish is a short route through the west side of the town to the finish line at the school.  The 10km route follows the same half marathon route through the town at the start but splits to head south along the west side of Kirkcudbright Bay.  It turns around at 7kms to head back into Kirkcudbright and the finish.  Water stops will be approximately every 5kms.  A map of the route is available on the event website kahm.org.uk.

The event is a scottishathletics licenced event, licenced applied for, where the running races are under UK Athletics rules.  As the event is held on public roads, no headphones/earphones while running will be permitted for your safety and that of other road users, allowing you to hear the instructions of marshals on route.  The routes will be officially measured before race day.

All finishers will receive a memento on completing their event.  Prizes will be given for both running events being men's and ladies first three finishers, plus first under 20; veteran 40; veteran 50 and veteran 60+.  A men's and ladies team prize (for top 3) will be given for the half marathon running race.  Prizes are also available for the first local finishers.

Car Parking

There is plenty of parking within the town of Kirkcudbright, notably for those sticking around after the race. Official competitor parking will be on the field at Gartshore Park, Castledykes Road.  Please do not park at the Swimming Pool unless also enjoying these facilities.  

Race HQ

Race numbers and chip timing devices are to be collected from the school hall at Kirkcudbright Academy on the day.  Please arrive in plenty of time ahead of the start of the race.  The chip timing is a shoe tag that will need to be tied through your laces.  The start and finish are within 200 metres of Race HQ.  If the entry limit has not been reached, late entries will be available on the day for a supplement to cover extra administration.

Facilities

The school has men's and ladies toilets, changing and shower facilities.  There is no secure storage area for baggage, although can be left in the school hall at your own risk.  We would recommend leaving no valuables in your bags.

Around the finish area there will be various stalls/entertainment and food available whilst seeing your fellow competitors complete their event.  Please ensure you dispose of any rubbish in the bins provided around the site.  This is essential to maintain the goodwill and support of the school and their janitors.

Results and Prizes

Results for individual runners will be available immediately after finishing.  Please ensure you return your shoe tags on completing your race.  Prize giving will be held at 1:30pm or shortly afterwards.  

Other information...

After the event, there are plenty of cafes, sight seeing, galleries and museums to visit in-and-around Kirkcudbright.  We would encourage you to stay for the day and enjoy the beautiful area.

Proceeds from this event go towards extra-curricular activities, equipment and projects for the pupils of Kirkcudbright Academy.

Online bookings will cost £18.00 (plus Entry Central booking fee).  Late entries on the day will be charged at £20.00.  Runners who are affiliated to scottishathletics are entitled to a £2 discount on entry fees.

This race starts at 11:00am.

Online bookings will cost £13.00 (plus Entry Central booking fee).  Late entries on the day will be charged at £15.00. Runners who are affiliated to scottishathletics are entitled to a £2 discount on entry fees.

This race starts at 11:00am.

The half marathon walk starts at 9am.  If entering on the day, entries will be £10.00.  Please arrive in good time prior to the start of the event to ensure your are registered.

Route maps will be supplied, subject to available copies, and sign posted on route.  However, there may not be any marshals for parts of the route.  The event closes at 2:00pm.

Please follow the highway code when walking the route.

 

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
22 May 2019£16.00£18.00

*Discounted for members of Scottish Athletics

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up
UntilDiscounted*Standard
22 May 2019£11.00£13.00

*Discounted for members of Scottish Athletics

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up
Until
22 May 2019£10.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 25 May 2019

Closing Date: 22 May 2019

Places Available/Total: ??/500

Status: Open

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Organiser

Richard Nash
   
Kirkcudbright Academy St Mary's Wynd, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JU