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Roon the Watter 6 miles & Junior Fun Run

31 Jul 2018

Roon the Watter 6 miles
& Junior Fun Run

Roon the Watter (“Round the Water”) is a 6 mile/10km road race part of the Gatehouse Gala week.  The race is on the evening of Tuesday 31st July 2018.  Starting from the Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre, runners first go through the Gatehouse of Fleet with supporting crowds cheering you on.  Proceeding in an anticlockwise direction, the route turns left at the top of the town, staying left at each road junction crossing the Water of Fleet, up a short sharp hill past the castle, before a long 2-3 mile gentle down hill back into Gatehouse of Fleet.  The circular route follows much of the Water of Fleet river (hence “Roon the Watter”) both upstream and down.

The main event registration is from 17:45 to 18:50 before starting at 19:00pm.  A Junior Fun Run for those 14 and under starts at 18:30 with registration closing shortly before.  The race starts from the Gatehouse Community Centre.  The online entry Fee is £2 for the Junior fun run and £5 for the 6 mile event.  On-The-Day entry fees increase to £3/junior fun run and £7 for the Roon the Watter.

All runners will receive a memento of the day with prizes as follows:

Roon the Watter race

• Top 3 Male and Female
• 1st Local Male and Female
• 1st Male and Female junior (under 18)
• Female v35, v45, v55+
• Male v40, v50, v60+

Fun Run

• Top 3 male and female
• 1st Local Male and Female
• Male and Female under 9
• Male and Female under 11
• Male and Female under 13
• Male and Female under 15


There is plenty of parking within the village of Gatehouse, although note that parking at the Community Center is reserved for marshalls, stalls and the finish area.  The Community Center has toilets and is the race HQ where race numbers are collected, late entries and presentations held.  Please note, there are no showers available on site.

The event will have one water stop around the 3 mile mark with further water supplied at the end of the race.

After the event, there are plenty of restaurants and pubs in the village where we would encourage you to stay and enjoy the scenic area.

Richard Nash

07920 844052

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Roon the Watter (6 Miles)31 Jul 2018??/500Open22 Jul 2018
Roon the Watter (Junior Fun Run)31 Jul 2018??/500Open22 Jul 2018

These events share a common pool of 500 places

22 Jul 2018£5.00

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral, the Service Fee is2% (min 25p) for each sign-up. The organiser also pays 2% (min 25p)

Event Address
Gatehouse Community Centre Corner of Dromore Road and Garden Street Off Old Military Road, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2JX