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Organiser's Description

Welcome to the inaugural Kelpies Half Marathon 22nd Sept 2024

 Venue - Helix Park, Falkirk 

Scurry Events & Everyrunner Events are coming together to deliver a brand new iconic event!
 
The Start & finish will be at the Kelpies and then you will run across the Firth of Forth twice using the Clackmannanshire Bridge (built in 2008) and then back over the Kincardine Bridge ( built in 1932).
 
So imagine this. The minute the gun goes you will be running towards these world heritage horse sculptures. After a run round these magnificant beasts you will head under the bridge towards the A905 where you will cross at the traffic lights and turn left and head towards the Skinflats.
 
Before you hit the first house you will turn right, follow the path to the end and turn left towards the nice quite roads behind the Skinflats. Following these back roads and paths towards the Clackmannanshire Bridge you will be open to the weather gods as there is minimal cover for you to hide. You will then loop round to the flyover. This will take you to the Clackmannanshire Bridge with another photo opportunity, look left and you will have a stunning view of the Forth and look to the right you have a view of the Kincardine Bridge. The views here are absolutely stunning. Head towards the end of the Bridge and you will turn up the only short hill in our race (30m) and turn right towards the village of Kincardine. Taking you through this beautiful wee village and up towards the lovely Kincardine Bridge. Once you are on the other side of this bridge you will turn under the Clackmannanshire bridge and head towards the flyover you crossed the first time around.
From here you are flat out back on the paths of the Skinflats following the same route as you did before.
 As you reach the final canal path you will see on the near horizon those magnificent Kelpies again and its a short memorable stretch as you come under the bridge at the Kelpies with the finish on the green.
A fantastic finish will await you when crossing the finishing line at our athletes village. 
 
Why would you not want to sign up to this flat, fast race giving you the best chance to get that Half Marathon PB you have always craved!!
 
This event is an ideal race for seasoned and new runners!
 
Timings - Itinerary (provisional times - subject to change) - You can see any race updates or posts nearer the time on https://www.facebook.com/KelpiesHalf/

Registration - 07.45 to 08.55 am - In the gazebos across from the Kelpies Visitor Centre

9.00 am Half Marathon Runners make their way to the start line.

9.05 am warm up / Half Marathon race start time at 9.15 am / Prize Giving 11.15 am.

General Information - Race Numbers will be issued at registration.

The event will be chip timed and your chip will be integrated into your race number.

Your vehicle and belongings are your own responsibility and the organisers accept no liability for loss, damage, or theft.

We reserve the right to start the prize giving once 80% of competitors complete the course.

The evnt will be supporting a number of local charitable groups and more infornation will be given on our Facebook page 

We aim to have 2 water stations along the half marathon route. We are trying to be as sustanable as possible so please support us, please bring your own refillable water bottles which you can fill up at the Kelpies water station and at our water station on route. We will be providing paper cups which will be recycled after our event as we move towards a plastic free event.

Active Root will be supplying their ginger sports drink at the finish.

All Half Marathon competitors will receive a commemorative finishers medal and their well earned t-shirt at the finish.

Health and Safety All routes are extensively sign posted and well marshalled. Safety is paramount and we expect runners to follow the advice of marshals at all times & take all reasonable precaution.

Please be courteous towards public dog walkers and other path users as they have equal rights and access to paths especially on the bridge crossings.

Adverse weather conditions on the day may cause the race to be rescheduled (see cancellation below).

Every competitor is asked to confirm their safe arrival back at the finish even if they have not been able to complete the course.

First Aid / Injuries These events can be strenuous, and the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries. A First-aid team will be available at the Start and Finish areas.  Anyone withdrawing during the event must report to the finish team.

Emergency Contacts Please ensure you write your emergency contact details on the reverse of your race number. 

Prizes Prizes will be awarded in the Half Marathon to the first 3 male and female runners overall and the first O40, O50, O60 and O70 male and female unless in the top 3 overall and then a roll down applies. 

Cancellation In the event of extreme weather, the race may be cancelled and re-arranged for a later date. In the event of this race being cancelled your entry will be automatically transferred to a rescheduled date. This date will be decided by Scurry Events & Everyrunner Events (most likely the following week). If you are unable to make this date then a 25% refund can be made.

In the event of abandonment, postponement or cancellation of the event, we will have no responsibility for any costs incurred because of cancellation, including travel or accommodation costs.

Participant withdrawal / Refund policy If for any reason after registration you wish to withdraw from the event: Any time up until 30 days from the date of the event you can login to entry central and organise a transfer with someone you know or email for a 50% refund. Between 30 days and 14 days from the event you can login to entry central and organise a transfer with someone you know or email for a 25% refund. No refunds will be given within 14 days. Participants who do not attend the event will not receive any form of refund/credit. During the event: no refunds will be given.

GDPR By signing up to this event you agree that we may publish your personal information as part of the results of the event and may pass such information to the governing body if applicable or any affilliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation and age category. I agree that my contact details can be used to communicate with me for matters relating to the organising of this event, including but not limited to, updates on event planning and results (including links to social media event groups) and for communication about holding of this event in the following year.

We hope you enjoy the inaugural Kelpies Half Marathon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices

Until
First 200 places£32.00
Next 300 places£34.00
15 Sep 2024 23:59£37.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 22/09/2024

Status: Open

Total Places: 600

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Peter Ness

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