Coronavirus: Despite the best efforts of ourselves, East Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Leisure we are not able to host this years race on June 6th. Our only viable alternative date this summer is 22nd of August so we have provisionally moved the event date till then, but that could still be subject to Covid constraints. Unlike some smaller events or those not requiring extensive road closures, we cannot host the event with staggered starts or social distancing (roads are only closed for 2 hrs) and due to the cost of the road closures the event needs at least 1000 to break even. If 22nd August does not suit, entrants can opt for a full refund or to have their entry carried forward to next year. This offer is open until running numbers and chips are sent out, normally 3 weeks before the event. We apologise for the inconvenience and uncertainty.
The Ayrshire Athletics Arena is located on Queen’s Drive, Kilmarnock. There are excellent direct transportation links from the M77 and A71 allowing easy access for those travelling within the West of Scotland.
Parking in front of the Ayrshire Athletics Arena will be reserved for official vehicles, emergency vehicles and disabled parking.
Parking for competitors will be available close to the Ayrshire Athletics Arena at Scott Ellis playing fields – Newmill Road, Kilmarnock KA1 3JB and at East Ayrshire Council Heaquarters, London Rd, Kilmarnock KA3 7BU.
The Ayrshire Athletics Arena is a 25 minute walk from Kilmarnock railway station and a 20 minute walk from Kilmarnock bus station.
Changing and toilet facilities are available at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena.
Bags can be left in the indoor training area.
This area will be unsupervised.
The Ayrshire Athletics Arena will take no responsibility for the loss or damage of items left.
A team of professional first aiders will be on duty throughout the day at the AAA and 2 members of the team will patrol the race route on bicycles. In addition all the motorcycle outriders are first aid trained and are able to summon assistance
Each competitor will receive a race T shirt, a goody bag and medal with a joint in excess of the cost of entry. The prize fund is over £4000. NB: Prizes are based on finish position / gun time not chip time.
In addition to individual and running club team prizes, there will be male and female team prizes for:
There is no limit to the size of team but only the first 3 runners places (based on overall finishing position) count toward the team result.
There is a £100 bonus for breaking the men's, women's or wheelchair course records. Current record holders are -
Men - Calum McKenzie 30:58, Women - Elspeth Curran 34:18, Wheelchair - Sean Frame 26:09
You can get a printout of your time whenever you finish and all results are posted dynamically here - RESULTS. Runners should also receive a text to their phone within one minute of finishing.
If you would like to raise money for charity but don’t have a charity in mind please support the Kilmarnock Harriers’ partner charity - Ayrshire Cancer Support.
Download a sponsor form here