10K ROAD RACE
The race has established itself as a firm fixture in running club diaries with many considering that the route, with views over the Clyde estuary, Loch Striven and the Kyles of Bute, encompassing some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland, is one of the most spectacular.
Competitors leave the Games’ Stadium at approximately 3.00.pm, travelling down through the town then turning northwards along the coast road, passing the Skeoch Woods and Ardbeg Point then on to Port Bannatyne where they turn back along the route to the finish line in the Stadium with approximately 3,000 spectators cheering the runners en route.
The race has been an annual event, in some form, for over since the 1950s and a record-breaking 225 runners registered for this year’s event. Serious competitors and fun-runners alike have enjoyed this well-organised; clearly marked; safe and marshalled road race.
… and for those thinking about competing in a 10k run for the very first time, the Isle of Bute has to be the perfect choice for your inaugural race.