The biggest midweek 10k in Scotland, Troon Tortoises 10K, celebrates its 30th anniversary on 6 May. To mark the occasion, organisers Troon Tortoises are increasing prize money for the race to £2,000.
Demand for places was expected to be high and this turned out to be the case with the event selling out shortly after entries opened. With a modest entry of 115 at the inaugural race in 1986 race, the event has since grown to attract close to 1000 participants in 2014.
The 10k starts and finishes at the Walker Halls, South Beach, providing a flat and fast route. The course has been described as featuring a mixture of seaside and park running.
One participant said of the event: "Nice flat course with lovely scenery through forest and by the sea. Very well-marshalled and huge crowd support along the promenade."
For more information visit the Troon Tortoises website.