Sat 17 Sep, 2016, 9am start
This annual 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 this year.
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, food and fruit
• Bag drop to checkpoints available
• Transport to the start of the race
• Rucksacks transported to the finish
• A much coveted goody bag!
If 40 miles doesn’t appeal, a brand new relay option has been introduced this year which can be done in teams of 2 or 3.
Entries close on 10 September. Enter online at Entry Central or visit the East Ayrshire Leisure website for more info.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the East Ayrshire Leisure or River Ayr Way Facebook pages.