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Islay Single Malt Marathon

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the romantic Isle of Islay will host its first marathon, a point-to-point 26.2 mile challenge that will showcase the breathtaking setting of the island. As race director, I can state that this route represents one of the most scenic spots in the world (whitewashed seaside villages, rugged rock-strewn beaches, a shimmering loch, and a ramble through the moors). Having run in over 60 marathons, including Loch Ness and America’s most scenic, Mount Desert Island (Maine), I can honestly say that Islay’s Single Malt Marathon deserves a ranking as one of the world’s most scenic.
The marathon will raise funds for the children of Islay – the youth pipers and the high school seniors who will make a volunteer trip to a developing country in 2015. All entry fees will be given to this expedition. Each finisher medal will be handcrafted by an islander, making each piece unique and memorable. And, to complete a fun-filled weekend, a ceilidh, a celebration of Gaelic dancing and song, is planned for the evening after the marathon – a rare chance to witness traditional Gaelic culture as well as celebrating your accomplishment with fellow marathoners.
Race dateSunday 13th April 2014
Starting time6:30am
VenuePort Ellen
FacilitiesPre-race pasta dinner; post-marathon party - Gaelic ceilidh
Race limit50
Entry fee£30.00
PrizesTrophies, door prizes, engraved single malt tasting glass for each entrant
Organiserbob kroeger
Event websiteVisit website

Race details last updated on Wednesday 4th September 2019 a 9:33am.


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