A new 10-kilometer road-race organised by the North Ayrshire Athletics Club (NAAC) and supported by KA Leisure and North Ayrshire Council, is already attracting great interest from the public.
The ‘Race the Prom’ event will take place on Sunday, September 6th, beginning at 11:00am from the athletics arena adjacent to St Matthew’s Academy in Saltcoats. Runners can record their personal time through the use of a ‘race chip’ and organisers point out the course is “virtually flat”.
All finishers will receive a medal, t-shirt and a ‘goody bag’ valued at £20.00, despite entry costing just £10.00 or £12.00.
A NAAC spokesperson said, “The race is being run under SAL [Scottish Athletics Limited] regulations and we are accepting registrations now. I would urge anyone interested in taking part to please enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Entries will be accepted on the day of the race only if places are available.
“The race follows a very flat route, which includes the scenic promenade, a short section of trail alongside a golf course, an old railway track and some sections of pavement, with one small hill in the second half of the race.”
The route will be overseen by marshals on the day and will be sign-posted.