SATURDAY, 28 MAY 2022 AT 09:00
This is a festival of three events consisting of a half marathon distance Walk starting at 9:00am. The Half Marathon and 10K running events start at 11:00am. Sorry, there will be no Fun Run this year, due to Covid restrictions.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. Anyone aged 15+ can take part.
The school has toilets, and changing facilities. There is no secure storage for baggage. Around the finish area there will be food available whilst seeing your fellow competitors complete their event. Please ensure that 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.
The races are under UK Athletic Rules and will be Scottish Athletics Licenced as before – current application for the Licence is in progress. The course has now been officially measured – final route maps as below. Please – NO headphones while running for safety during this road race, and NO dogs running.