You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser or activate Google Chrome Frame to improve your experience.
This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description


University of St Andrews Athletics and Cross Country presents…


The St Andrews West Sands 5k!


Our annual beach race is back! If you fancy

  •          December temperatures when it’s only September
  •          Being battered by winds delivered straight from Norway
  •          Sand, sand and more seemingly infinite sand

then why not come and enjoy St Andrews’ most famous beach?


Date: 23rd September 2023

Start Time: 11:00am

Location: West Sands, St Andrews, Fife (Nearest Postcode: KY16 9XL)

Description: A 5km out-and-back beach race along the famous West Sands beach. The event is suitable for runners of all backgrounds and abilities and we will hopefully see some strong competition at the front!

Parking: There is ample parking on the grass along West Sands Road (see site map). Please ensure you park courteously and do not block the road for other users.

Entry and Registration: The event is online entry only and limited to 150 people. Students £5 and Non-students £10. For non-scottishathletics members there is a £2 levy. Entries close on Thursday 21st September. Refunds will only be available if we can transfer your place to someone on our waiting list before entries close on Thursday 21st September. Any refunds will be provided less £1 EntryCentral fees. Registration and number collection will be on the day and located alongside the Blown Away Beach Hut. Registration will open at 10:00am. Minimum participant age is 11.

Toilets and Changing Facilities: There are public toilets next to registration. There are no changing facilities, so we ask that all runners come prepared and ready to race.

Prizes and Results: There will be prizes for the top 3 Male and Female runners. The race is manually timed and results will be posted as soon as possible on our Facebook page

St Andrews West Sands 5k (non-students)

If you are not a student at a UK university, this option is for you.

St Andrews West Sands 5k (students only)

In order to verify you are a student at a UK university we require your matriculation number and university email address on sign-up.


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

St Andrews West Sands 5k (non-students)
21 Sep 2023 23:59£10.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

St Andrews West Sands 5k (students only)
21 Sep 2023 23:59£5.00£7.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

Dates and Status

Date: 23 Sep 2023

Closing Date: 21 Sep 2023 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/150

Status: Closed



Chuka Akunna



Event Route