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Go ‘Roon the Toon’ in June

Kilmarnock Harriers' 10k race back in the diary

Entries have opened for the popular Roon the Toon 10K in Kilmarnock, with all 1500 places expected to sell out quickly. The 2021 edition of the race will be held on Sunday, 6 June, and will incorporate both the West District 10K Championships & the Scottish 10K Wheelchair Championships.  

Last year’s race should have been the fifth anniversary of the event, organised by the Kilmarnock Harriers in partnership with local authority bodies, but coronavirus had other ideas. To mark the event’s half decade, any runner completing all five ‘Roon the Toons’ will qualify for a ‘unique bonus sweatshirt'.

As always, the ‘fast and flat’ course starts and finishes at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena in Kilmarnock, and goes, as you might expect, ‘Roon the Toon’.  

Complimentary places are available to male runners who ran a 10k in less than 31 minutes and female runners who ran the same distance in under 36 minutes in either 2019 or 2020. 

In addition to the usual prizes for male and female running club teams, there will also be special prizes for mixed teams from the public services (like the NHS, police, fire), an educational establishment (secondary school, college or university), a business and a non-running or triathlon sports club. 

This year’s edition of the race will again feature the ‘Schools Challenge’ and the ‘Sports Club Challenge’, giving teams the chance to win £1000 for their organisation. 

Entries include a ‘fantastic goody bag with a value well in excess of the entry fee’, T-shirt and medal. 

In recognition of our uncertain times, the Kilmarnock Harriers have promised a full refund to any runner unable to compete due to illness or self-isolation, or if the event is postponed or cancelled.

Image courtesy: Kilmarnock Harriers (flickr)

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