MOK RUN places running out faster than the tide

Mull of Kintyre festival – and its Danish pastries – proving as popular as ever

Just days after going on sale, only a third of places remain for the 2022 Mull of Kintyre 10K & Half Marathon.

Entries to the two races – the main events at this year’s MOK RUN Festival (28 & 29 May) – are limited to 1000, with no waiting list or swap service. Entries to the 200-capacity Junior Run for children under 12 are well over half sold, and are expected to sell out alongside entries to the adult events. 

This year’s event will mark the 17th edition of the MOK RUN Festival. Established in Campbeltown in 2006, the event has grown in popularity over the years due to its picturesque location and fantastic atmosphere, as well as its legendary post-race ceilidh, supported by the South Kintyre Sports Council. The event has also regularly been voted the UK’s top race in Runner’s World, further enhancing its reputation as a family-friendly bucket-list event.

Both the 10K and the Half Marathon start at the town’s war memorial, with the 10K keeping to the flat sides of scenic Campbeltown Loch. The Half-Marathon route heads out into the countryside, and includes a kilometre or so of running on the hard sandy beach at Machrihanish/Westport. From there runners can take in views across to Islay, Jura and Gigha – the highlight of the event for many.

All finishers will receive goody bags containing a locally hand-made pottery medal, a t-shirt and much, much more. All finishers will also receive a locally made and freshly baked Danish pastry – another MOK RUN tradition.

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