2019 Date TBC

10k and 5k Races


2018 Results2018 PHOTOS

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Basic info

Registration: Opens from 5:00 pm

Festival Timings:
Race start times: 5k – 6:30 pm, 10k – 7:30 pm
Fun Fair: from 6:00pm
Firework display: approx. 8:45 pm (to coincide with the end of the festival)

Race HQ: Citadel Leisure Centre, S Harbour St, Ayr, KA7 1JB

Race numbers: Will be sent out prior to the event, contact us as soon as possible with any change of address details.

Mementoes: All mementoes will be available in the tents directly after the race at the finish (runners do not have to come back to the Citadel)

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Thanks Tesco and Tunnock’s for the refreshments!

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Look out for Run4It shop at the event, discounts will be made available through your entry.

Fully closed, flat and fast race!

Visiting the Airshow? Or simply inspired to run a 5/10k in an amazing location? Had a great experience in 2017?

Then the new midweek Ayr Running Festival in Partnership with Combat Stress 2018 format is exactly what you need!!

These races are suitable for all abilities and are one of the flattest (if not the!!) in the UK and Ireland. Flat 5/10k, beautiful scenery and iconic historic buildings, on amazing surfaces and fully closed roads. Add this to the accurately measured, SA licensed and live chip timed course, its impossible to find a reason why not to run?

The Brand New 5/10k courses with only 12m/24m climb.

The 5k is a 1 lap course and the 10k is a 2 lap course.  This new central race location will be great for spectators and also runners and coaches.  Each lap the runners will get their live split times which will provide useful info for runner’s future races or make for a great watching experience.

Fantastic entertainment!

Amazing Harbour Fireworks display to end the Festival provided by 21CC!

Fun Fair and snack truck selling food!

Prices

All pre-entry prices include booking fees, no more annoying additional fees, just one payment and away you race!

To meet the needs of all runners we have now created 3 entry choices.

10k

1) JUST RUN PACKAGE

Chip timed race entry, free booking fee, drink at the finish and free race number postage

SA affiliated club runners – £17.00*
Non-affiliated club runners – £19.00

2) MEMENTO PACKAGE

Package 1 plus bespoke high-quality race medal and 1 additional race memento

Combat Stress Charity Place available, this includes memento package at a reduced rate. Raise £20 or more for Combat Stress to have a free bespoke Combat Stress T-shirt provided by the charity. For all details choose the option COMBAT STRESS CHARITY to get the PLACE. Please, remember to choose MEMENTO PACKAGE option!

Combat Stress Charity Place – £18.00
SA affiliated club runners – £21.00*
Non-affiliated club runners – £23.00

5k

1) JUST RUN PACKAGE

Chip timed race entry, free booking fee and drink at the finish and free race number postage

SA affiliated club runners – £11.00*
Non-affiliated club runners – £13.00

2) MEMENTO PACKAGE

Package 1 plus bespoke high-quality race medal and 1 additional race memento

Combat Stress Charity Place available, this includes memento package at a reduced rate. Raise £20 or more for Combat Stress to have a free bespoke Combat Stress T-shirt provided by the charity. For all details choose the option COMBAT STRESS CHARITY to get the PLACE. Please, remember to choose MEMENTO PACKAGE option!

Combat Stress Charity Place – £12.00
SA affiliated club runners – £15.00*
Non-affiliated club runners – £17.00

* You must know you SA number in order to get you an affiliate discount. ARC clubs are classified as unattached in SA certified races.

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Race Mementoes

All mementoes will be available in the tents directly after the race at the finish.

2018 T-shirt front

2018 T-shirt back

What's Included (in every package)

  • Live chip timing, including 5k splits, gun and chip time.
  • Water, snack and sponsors goodies.
  • Fully marshalled, signed, measured and licensed courses.
  • Amazing prizes including several spot prizes.
  • Free professional race photos.
  • Free race number postage.

Free Elite Places

Available to any runner who has qualifying times under the following within the last 2 years (please provide screenshots or links to details of qualifying times). Contact us on jacek[at]cannonballevents.co.uk.

10k

Men – sub 32:00
Women – sub 36.30

5k

Men – sub 15.30
Women – sub 17:45

Free professional race photos

Prizes

10k
1st £100 voucher, 2nd  £70 voucher, 3rd  £50 voucher

Age Category prizes: 1st runner (includes u23 and then vet 35 up to vet 70)
£15 vouchers

Team prize: 1st team (3 same sex from one club to count)
3 x £10 vouchers

Corporate /Non-running Club prize:  1st team(3 runners to count)
3 x £10 vouchers

5k
1st £60 voucher, 2nd  £40 voucher, 3rd  £25 voucher

Age Category prizes: 1st runner (includes u23 and then vet 35 up to vet 70)
£10 vouchers

Team prize: 1st team (3 same sex from one club to count)
3 x £10 vouchers

Corporate /Non-running Club prize:  1st team(3 runners to count)
3 x £10 vouchers

All prizes will be posted out within 1 week of the race!

Corporate

Do you have 2 or more friends who fancy a challenge? Why not enter a non-running club team?

The first team 3 members of your team to cross the line will count towards a prize for the fastest non-running club team. This is a great opportunity for your gym, school, college, workplace, football club or just a group of friends to win a prize. There are no limits on how many members in your teams and you could even enter A, B, C teams etc. You simply enter your non-running club team name upon entry.

Combat Stress

Click the button below to read how you can run for Combat Stress, raise funds for this fabulous charity and GET A DISCOUNT FOR THE MEMENTO PACKAGE!

Click here to run for Combat Stress

Add this race to your club Grand Prix / Calendar and we will give each club member a 10% discount (applied by simply using the clubs name on entry), contact us on jacek[at]cannonballevents.co.uk to setup.

Like the timing and organising services we offer? Why not let us organise your club/ charity event?

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Chip Timing Results

2018 Results

Women's Records

Record set on the old course

10k – Jessica Martin 38:54
(Shettleston Harriers)

5k

Men's Records

Record set on the old course

10k – Philip Cooper 34:11
(Hallamshire Harriers Sheffield)

5k

Historical Results

Other Results

Predominantly closed road, fast, flat course

Route description

The 5k loop is repeated twice for the 10k so please see the route description below.

After a short distance, runners make a left turn onto Seafield Lane, then a sweeping right at the roundabout onto Seafield Drive. Heading straight down this road to reach an adjoining path leading to the Esplanade path, taking a right onto the coastal path running straight on the historic Lang Scots Mile for about 1.5 miles. Eventually you will reach a turn point on the Jetty road where you will then head back towards the start. There is a one way system in operation for cars and clear separation between traffic and runners, this will give all runners a great chance to run free from traffic and achieve their goals.

Stay and Play in Ayr

The location is truly stunning and makes for a fantastic weekend festival, great for all the family.

For accommodation and places to visit go to www.visitscotland.com

Historic and places of interest include:

Ayr Running Festival 2017 Highlights


Sponsors and Partners

Accreditations

Oficially course measured and insured by runbritain license.