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River Ayr Way Challenge

action from the River Ayr Way ultra

action from the River Ayr Way ultra

 

Saturday 15 September 2018 (9am start)

The River Ayr Way Challenge is an annual 40 mile ultra-marathon. Often referred to as the RAW Challenge, it is a popular event in the Scottish Ultra Marathon series and attracts runners from all over the country.

The River Ayr Way is Scotland’s first source to sea path network. It passes through some of Ayrshire’s most spectacular and varied scenery with an abundance of wildlife as it runs from its source at Glenbuck Loch to the sea at Ayr. It officially opened in 2006 and has attracted ultra-runners ever since.

What to expect:

  • Running conditions: mostly off road – some small sections on quiet roads and last 5 miles on tarmac. Some sections are muddy underfoot. Race finishes at Dam Park track in Ayr
  • Checkpoints every 5 miles with water
  • Checkpoints every 10 miles with, food and fruit, cold drinks and words of encouragement
  • Bag drop to checkpoints available
  • Transport to the start of the race
  • Rucksacks transported  to the finish
  • A much coveted medal and T-shirt

If 40 miles doesn’t appeal, there is a relay option. We advise teams of three for this but can be done with a team of two.

Entries close on 1 September. Entries are £25 for SAF and £27

ONLINE ENTRIES HERE

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CONTACT EAST AYRSHIRE LEISURE FOR INFO

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