15 Sep

A RAW Deal

River Ayr Way ChallengeThe River Ayr Way Challenge returns on Saturday (17 September). The 40 mile ultra-marathon, often referred to as the RAW Challenge, is part of 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 and runs from its source at Glenbuck Loch to the sea at Ayr. It officially opened in 2006 so celebrates its 10 year anniversary.

The race is held mostly off-road with small sections on quiet roads and the last five miles on tarmac. Participants should note that some sections are muddy underfoot. For those who don’t fancy the full 40 miles, this year’s event will feature a relay option for the first time, which can be done in teams of two or three.

For more information, visit the East Ayrshire Leisure website.