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St Andrews West Sands 5k

26 Sep 2021

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: 26th September 2021

Start Time: 11:00am

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

Description: A 5km out-and-back beach race along West Sands. The race will be run under UK Athletics Rules and is a scottishathletics licensed event. The event is suitable for runners of all backgrounds and abilities and forms part of the Scottish Student Sport XC winter league - so hopefully we’ll 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 Friday 24th September. Refunds will only be available if we can transfer your place to someone on our waiting list before entries close on Friday 24th 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. We encourage mask wearing and social distancing at registration. 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.

Covid-19: We encourage mask wearing at the Start and Finish. Spitting is discouraged as is slipstreaming. The start line and route is wide enough to accommodate social distancing and we ask you to observe this. If local restrictions are imposed in Fife, the format of the race may change and we will impose a waved start as appropriate.

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

If you are not a student at a UK university, this option is for you. Whilst the race is part of the Scottish Student Sport XC Winter League, non-students are more than welcome to attend too!

The race is part of the Scottish Student Sport XC Winter League. In order to verify you are a student at a UK university we require your matriculation number and university email address on sign-up.


24 Sep 2021£10.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

24 Sep 2021£5.00£7.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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

Dates and Status

Date: 26 Sep 2021

Closing Date: 24 Sep 2021

Places Available/Total: ??/150

Status: Open



Kieran Cooper



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