Stornoway 200 Half Marathon, 10k & Fun Run
Saturday 27th May 2017
‘The Stornoway 200’ HALF MARATHON?
Our event has never reached 200 competitors despite the quality of event organisation. For 2017 we have made this a target and have incorporated this target into the event name. You can help us reach that target by registering and telling others about the event. We look forward to hosting you on May 27th 2017!
Stornoway 2017’s route will be the same as the previous year’s ‘new’ route! It combines many of the fastest sections of past courses as well as including the scenic trails and avenues of the Lews Castle Grounds.
The race starts adjacent to Stornoway’s inner harbour marina and will quickly move out of the town centre to Matheson Road before following the Newton Basin sea front and onto Lower Sandwick shore (2.5m).
The route from Lower Sandwick shore through Sandwick Cross to North St Sandwick reunites the well acquainted Stornoway half runner to Melbost Farm; where the open expansive view of Broad Bay take runner onto Steinish village (5m and last used in the race prior to 2000!).
The final two miles on the town’s tarmac then take runners to the entrance of the Lews Castle Grounds. This section of approximately 5miles takes runners through the Willow Glen rising to the routes highest point at 8m. This is followed by a fast section leading to the Lews Castle.
The final 2.5m in the grounds takes the runners along the River Creed and the shore road opposite Stornoway harbour. When exiting the grounds the glory run to the finish on the inner harbour leaves the runners with approx 1K to go with the lift of spectators to carry you over the finish line!
The route remains a mix of tarmac roads and gravel trails. The trails are used extensively by local runners and are suitable for road shoes. So, no need to pack your trail shoes! The route however is not ideal for wheel chairs.
Will be at approximately 3m, 6m, 8.5m & 10.5m
From the start in the area of the Bridge Centre the route will go along Bayhead Street and enter the Lews Castle Grounds through the arch of Porters Lodge. Thereafter it will follow the same route as the half marathon.
Stornoway 200 Half marathon
Early Bird entries – till March 26th
Affiliated £19.00 (must provide Scottish Athletics registration number) – Unaffiliated £ 21.00
Thereafter, affiliated £24.00 – unaffiliated £26.00.
Online entries close May 20th
Affiliated £12.00 – unaffiliated £14.00,
Online entries close May 20th
Registration for both events will be on Friday 26th May
Town Hall on South Beach Street from 5pm-9pm. Registration will be open until a bit after the ferry gets in, so please make your way straight from the ferry if coming over on Friday night. Ferry scheduled arrival in Stornoway 8pm.
At registration you will be given your race number. Please check the details on the back and let us know if there’s anything incorrect.
Entries for the fun run will be available at registration and Saturday morning. Further details will be added later regarding the fun run.
There will be no on the day entries for the half marathon or 10k.
Race headquarters are in the Stornoway Town Hall.
The Half Marathon will start at 10:00am near the Lifeboat Station on the Inner Harbour.
The 10K will start at 10.50am near the Bridge Centre on Bayhead Street, approx 400m from the Inner Harbour Start / finish area. Runners should assemble / warm-up at the Bayhead play-park at 10.40am.
The Family Fun Run (approx 2 miles) at 10.05 near the Lifeboat Station on the Inner Harbour.
All races finish on the quay near the lifeboat station
Male: Adam Eyrie-Walker (HBT) 1hr 08 57 (1990)
Female: Jane Robertson (Ayr Seaforth) 1hr 21 00 (1990).
Presentation of Half Marathon & 10K Race Prizes
Will take place in the Town Hall at approximately 1pm, light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Presentation of Fun Run Race Prizes
Will take place near the finish line from 10.50.
2017 Half Marathon Categories:
1st, 2nd and 3rd 1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st, 2nd and 3rd Vet 40 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vet 35
1st Vet 50 1st Vet 45
1st Vet 60 1st Vet 55
1st, 2nd and 3rd Local 1st, 2nd and 3rd Local
Winning teams (Team prizes decided by the combined times of the first 3 runners from each team).
1st, 2nd and 3rd 1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st Vet 40 1st, Vet 35
1st Local 1st Local
Winning team (best combined time of the first 3 runners from the team regardless of gender)
Please note only one prize will be awarded per runner.
E.G. if a V40 runner finishes 2nd overall they will be awarded the 2nd place trophy and the first V40 outside the top three will receive the V40 prize.
Veteran runners will receive the awards in their own category only, so even if a V45 finishes ahead of a V35 they will receive the V45 trophy.
The only exception to this will be the local prizes which will be awarded even if they have won another category prize.
About The Leanne Fund
Based in Stornoway, The Leanne Fund is the foremost Cystic Fibrosis charity working with children and young people across the Highlands, Islands and Grampian regions of Scotland.
We provide vital social, practical, emotional and financial assistance, supporting the whole family.
Join The Leanne Fund team at the Stornoway Half Marathon/10k on Saturday 27 May 2017 and help make a difference for young people like Arienne. Watch Arienne’s story here
How will The Leanne Fund support me?
In return for taking a charity place (paid entry), we’ll provide you with a branded Leanne Fund t-shirt and all the fundraising support you need to make your fundraising a success!
How do I register?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org We will then provide you with a coupon code to use, when signing up for the race. Once you have been provided with the code, you can signup for the Half Marathon or 10K on this website, entering the provided code on the online signup form.
How do I fundraise?
An easy and efficient way to raise sponsorship for your run is to set up an online giving page, such as Just Giving. Online giving sites are a great way to help promote your fundraising efforts to your family, friends and colleagues.
Alternatively, you can download a Leanne Fund Sponsorship Form here
How much sponsorship do I have to raise?
In return for your place on Team Leanne Fund we ask our runners to pledge to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.
Being part of Team Leanne Fund not only raises vital cash but also helps to raise awareness of The Leanne Fund and the life changing services we provide.
Join us on 27 May and help us make a difference in the lives of children and young people affected by Cystic Fibrosis across the North of Scotland! We’ll be with you every step of the way.
We look forward to seeing you on race day!
Should you require further information or have any questions:
Please contact: Chrisetta Mitchell
Telephone: 01851 702020