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Sunday 12th June 2022 10am

The Event

 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 30th July when the process for sending out running numbers and chips commences. We apologise for the inconvenience and uncertainty.

  1. The Roon the Toon 10K road race starts and finishes at Kilmarnock’s Ayrshire Athletics Arena
  2. The route takes competitors ‘Roon the Toon’, through the town centre and surrounding countryside, over a fast and mainly flat course.
  3. It is an iconic course, with great en route entertainment and the best value goody bag and medal anywhere.
  4. After the race why not join us for the post race party courtesy of the fabulous Park Hotel. Get a FREE pint, Prosecco or fruit juice and enjoy heavily discounted prices on the post race buffet. (tbc for 2021)
  5. Any competitor completeing 5 Roon the Toons will also qualify for  a unique bonus sweatshirt /hoodie.
  6. Once again the event will include the Scottish 10K Wheelchair Race Championship (open to experienced wheelchair racers) and it is the 2021 West District Road Race Championship. Also back again for 2021, is the Stroller Roll which allows entrants pushing prams / buggies / wheelchairs to compete (self propelled wheelchair users compete in the main race). NB: Championship status suspended for 2021 due to Covid Restrictions
  7. To enter the race simply follow the instructions on the ‘How To Enter’ button below.
  8. Roon the Toon is a partnership between Kilmarnock Harriers, East Ayrshire Council, East Ayrshire Leisure and Ayrshire Roads Alliance.
  9. We would be unable to host the race without the support of our sponsors. Click the 'Partners' button below to see the full list.
  10. Scottish Athletics Licensed Event Under UK Athletics Rules
Sunday 22nd August
Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Queens Drive, Kilmarnock, KA1 3XF

Getting there & parking

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.

Public transport

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.

First Aid

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:

  • first public service team (Police, Fire, NHS or Local Authority)  
  • first secondary school team (age 15 and over, including staff) - outwith the Schools Challenge 
  • first business team
  • first sports club team - outwith the Sports Club Challenge

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.

Running for charity

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

The Event

Welcome to Kilmarnock's 10k run