Race Day Info

Please read the following information carefully as there are significant changes to race day information from previous years.

The race is held under UK Athletics Rules and is a Scottish Athletics Licensed Event (license pending)

RACE DAY INFO

Registration: 08:30 – 09:45 (The Egg Shed, next to Pier Square at Ardrishaig Harbour)

Buses Leave: 10:15 (promptly from Pier Square)

Race Briefing: 10:55 (At the start line)

Race Start: 11:00 (Crinan Canal Basin)

Prize Giving: 13:00 approx. (The Old Post Office next to The Steamer Terminal Cafe, Pier Square)

 

AGE CATAGORIES

Junior: 16 – 17

Seniors: 18 – 39

Veterans: 40 – 49

Super Veterans: 50 – 59

Vintage: 60+

 

PARKING AND REGISTRATION

Parking is available in the two public car parks situated on the shore side of the A83 in Ardrishaig providing a total of approximately 100 spaces.  There will also be limited parking available at Ardrishaig Harbour next to the Egg Shed.  If parking on street, please do so in a responsible and considerate manner.  Please do not park on the A83.  There will be no parking in Pier Square for any competitors, this is strictly reserved for race officials, Scottish Canals staff and to allow us to park the buses for your transfer to the start.

The race registration is at The Egg Shed next to Pier Square.  Please arrive in good time to allow for parking and registration.

 

SHUTTLE BUS

**This is a point to point race, there will be a free shuttle bus taking competitors from Ardrishaig to the start at Crinan, please indicate at the relevant section of the entry form whether you will require a place on the shuttle bus**

The shuttle bus will leave Pier Square, Ardrishaig at 10:15am promptly.  Please do not miss it, as we will have no other means of transporting competitors to the start line.  Competitors on the bus will be dropped off approximately half a mile from the start.  Competitors should be aware that they will be dropped off on the single track road into Crinan and that there will be other vehicles using this road.  There is no bag facility on the bus.  Please board the bus ready to race.

There is a car park at the start area in Crinan with around 40 spaces, therefore there is very limited for space for competitors to leave their cars at the start. Scottish Canals control the car park at the Crinan Basin where parking charges have now been introduced. Please be aware that parking tarriffs may be in operation on the race day. Please do think about lift sharing if you or family/friends are parking at the start to help ease the pressure for spaces.  The lanes around Crinan are narrow and have little room for roadside parking.

THE START

The race briefing will be held on the start line at 10:55am. The race will begin at 11am prompt.  The start area in Crinan is narrow so we ask that slower runners stay near the back to ease congestion.  Runners will head along the canal keeping it to their right at all times.

In accordance with SA Rules runners must not wear headphones during the race to enable them to hear traffic, other runners and directions from marshals especially where the course crosses roads that will be open to traffic.  We will allow the use of bone conductor headphones.  We hope that you understand the no headphones rule.  Non-compliance of this rule will result in disqualification.

 

THE FINISH

The finish line will be at Lock 4 where the towpath ends in Ardrishaig.  Please be careful making your way from the finish line back to Pier Square.  Complimentary soup will be available to all competitors who show their race number at The Old Post Office next to The Steamer Terminal. Teas, coffees, soft drinks, cakes and snacks can be purchased from The Seamer Terminal before and after the race.

 

PRIZE GIVING AND RESULTS

Prize giving is planned for 1pm (or sooner if results are in).  We will look to email the results and publish them on our website as soon as possible.