9 Feb

New half marathon for Kirkcaldy

rear view of a group of runners

Organisers of the new Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon have announced a 25 August date for what they hope will become a key fixture in the Fife running calendar.

The title of the new race is honoured in a route which includes Beveridge, Dunnikier and Ravenscraig parks. Dysart’s historic harbour and the waterfront are also course features. Organisers have playfully billed the route as 'including free hills, complemented by fast flats and downhills for that elusive PB search'.

The initial reaction to the new event has been favourable on social media with many runners remembering Kirkcaldy's previous half marathon in the 1980s.

Organisers are hoping to announce entry details soon.


  1. Dave Morton said...

    Really looking forward to this! :-D A variety of factors have led to the demise of road half marathons in Fife (and elsewhere) over the previous decades - mainly the way in which our local councils work and the way in which our local/national police force work. These changes along with arguably an increased focus on safety have led the costs involved in staging such events skyrocket. Only the biggest races in the biggest cities with the largest amount of entrants have been able to survive. I would propose that this is not a good thing and we should strive to try and find the balance between safety and commons sense. I really hope the organisers can prepare a plan that meets with council and police approval and the public in Kirkcaldy and further afield get behind what could be a really positive event for the town as a whole. :-)

  2. runABC Scotland said...

    Fingers crossed, Dave. This could be a great addition to the Scottish race calendar :-)