Do you have to be a club runner to enter the 10k?
No, the race is open to anyone aged 15 years or over.
Is it a tough course?
No, the course is fast and almost flat. It is ideal for first time 10k runners or runners looking for an improved time.
How do I know if I have been accepted into the race?
Once you have completed the online form and paid the fee, you should receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this does not happen please check your spam folder then email your details to email@example.com or contact the race hotline on 01563 555227.
What will I receive before the race?
All runners, who have been accepted into the race, will be sent a race number with chip attached by post two weeks prior to the event. If this has not arrived within one week of the event please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the race hotline on 01563 555227 .
I’ve entered but am unable to take part. Can I get a refund or give my place to a friend?
We are unable to give refunds or transfer entries. Please don’t swap your race number with any other runner, as this could cause problems for our medical teams and results service.
Can I walk the race?
This event is a road race designed for runners. The traffic management plan is built around the estimated times of club and fun runners. We are therefore unable to accommodate walkers in the event.
Can I run with my dog?
The race is a permitted event run under Scottish Athletics event rules. This means you can’t run with dogs or use any other aids.
Can I run with a buggy or pram or a wheelchair
Yes. There is a separate section of the entry form - The 10K Stroller Roll, for runners wishing to do this. However all pushed devices will need to start at the back of the field to comply with our insurers requirements. However you should be able to start overtaking quite quickly. In line with the above comments re walking, we do expect all entrants to attempt to run for the majority of the race. NB: it is one medal / T shirt per entry.
Where is the start / finish?
The race start is on the entry / exit road to the Ayrshire Athletics Arena. The finish is at the start of the 100m straight, having completed ¾ of a lap of the track.
Do I need to bring anything with me on race day?
Please bring your race number and safety pins or better still pre-attach it to your running top.
What should I do when I arrive on the day?
If you arrive ready to run then we would encourage you to warm up and stretch on the track and footpaths to the rear of the Ayrshire Athletics Arena.
Please try and remain within the range of the PA system.
What happens if I can’t finish the race?
If you need medical attention or are too tired to complete the course, please alert the nearest steward who will call for assistance. A vehicle will follow the last runner and will collect anybody requiring assistance.
What catering services will be available on the day?
Catering vans will be based at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena. Kilmarnock town centre has a large number of restaurants suitable for a post race celebration.
What happens at the finish?
After crossing the finish line, you will receive a goody bag, medal and a drink.
Please then move away from the finish area to avoid congestion.
How will I know my finishing time?
You can get a printout of your time whenever you finish and all results are posted dynamically here - RESULTS. Also new for this year - all runners will receive a text to their phone within one minute of finishing.
Prizes will be presented approximately 30 minutes after the first runner finishes.
An announcement will be made through the PA system advising where the presentation will take place.
If you have any further questions please call the race hotline on 01563 555227. Leave a clear message, with your contact details, and someone will get back to you.
Alternatively email email@example.com