The Pentland Road races are the fastest and flattest 5k and 10k races in the Western Isles, PBs are (almost) guaranteed! It’s also a great time trial in the lead up to the Stornoway Half Marathon.
Always one of the island running scene’s most sociable events. It is run on a Friday evening with race sponsor and local butcher MacLeod & MacLeod supplying burgers and sausages for all runners after the race. There is also a free refreshment at the golf club bar for all finishers.
10k entry details
£12 entry fee (£10 for SA members)
Maximum of 80 entries
Runners must be at least 15 years old on race day
5k entry details
£8 entry fee (£6 for SA members)
Maximum of 40 entries
Runners must be at least 14 years old on race day
Pick up race numbers from the main lounge in Stornoway Golf Club from 5pm on Race day
The 10k starts at 6:15pm (Runners will be bussed to the start line from the Golf Club car park at 5:50pm)
Details of the 5K start will be announced after entries close and numbers participating is known
Prizegiving & food
Every finisher will get a Macleod & Macleod burger roll or roll and sausage in the Golf club after the race. Also show your race number at the bar to get one free refreshment (alcoholic or non)! The prizegiving will take place as soon as everyone has finished and the results have been finalised.
All entries close on Friday 5th April – sorry no entries on the day
Any queries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 10k and 5k are both point to point routes, starting out on the Pentland Road before entering the Castle Grounds at Marybank Lodge and finishing next to the Golf Club car park. The route has very little uphill and is normally very quick!
The 5k route is the last 5km of the 10k route pictured below.
Runners will be bussed out to the start of both races from the Golf Club car park. Please don’t take your cars to the start of either race as space out on the Pentland Road is very limited, and the busses need to be able to turn.