10k Road Race

125-800x533The 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.  With that in mind we are sure you will find our Beginners’ Programme provides all the incentive needed to help with your pre-race training.

Each competitor will finish with a goodie bag and be provided with refreshments. Furthermore, as a consequence of attracting valued sponsorship for the 10k road race, last year we introduced a chip-to-chip timing system enabling each competitor to retrieve their official time immediately upon completion of the race.  This process proved very successful and was well received by the competitors, so much so we intend to retain it for the foreseeable future.

All in all a truly fun experience for everyone to enjoy!


Operated under UK Athletics’ Laws & Rules
A Scottish Athletics’ Permit Event
An open event for men, women and children (15 years and over)


Click here to identify the breath-taking coastal route runners experience along the way!


On completion of this event every competitor receives a medal, in addition to …

1st Prize  –  £85
2nd Prize  –  £65
3rd Prize  –  £45
4th Prize  –  £25

Fastest women not in first 4 places

1st Prize  –  £40
2nd Prize  –  £30

Fastest veteran men (40 years and over on Games’ Day)

1st Prize  –  £40
2nd Prize  –  £30

Fastest veteran women (35 years and over on Games’ Day)

1st Prize  –  £40
2nd Prize  –  £30

Local competitors

1st local man  –  £25
1st local woman  –  £25

Please note …
  1. Competitors must be 15 years of age or over on the day of the Games
  2. The road race is due to commence at approximately 3.00.pm, all competitors should report to the Secretary’s Tent no later than 2.00.pm on the day


£10 each  –  For Scottish Athletics’ members
£12 each  –  For non-members

(Entries will not be processed unless fees have been paid)


Online  –  You can now register for this fantastic event online – Click here

On the day  –  An entry form can be obtained from the Secretary’s Tent between 12.00.noon and 2.00.pm

Benefits of advance registration …

For competitors selecting to pre-register with us by post, race numbers, race information and admission passes will be distributed to postal addresses (as supplied by them) from the 14th July onwards. Furthermore, competitors who have pre-registered in this manner can gain entry to the Games on the day at no charge, just bring your confirmation of race entry.  With regret, this concession is not possible in terms of “On the day” entries.

If you have registered online, you will be able to collect your race pack on games day from the Secretaries Tent.

If further assistance is required please use the “contact us” page