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Take Up The Ayrshire Challenge

There's still time to enter this Ayrshire trail challenge...

Races in Ayrshire are thin on the ground, so if you're local and would like to run on 'home turf' you better get your skates on and register for the second event in the UK Running Series' Ayrshire Challenge - the Eglinton Park Trail Race.

Scheduled to take place on 29 May this traffic-free trail race will take place in one of Ayrshire's most scenic country parks. Located on the grounds of the old Eglinton Castle estate in Kilwinning, Eglinton Country Park covers an area of 990 acres.

The central iconic feature of the country park is the ruined castle, once home to the Eglinton family and later the Montgomeries, Earls of Eglinton and chiefs of the Clan Montgomery.

This is the second event in the three-race series which includes events in south, north and east Ayrshire. South Ayrshire was up first with the Rozelle Estate Run which took place on 1 May and was by all accounts a great success. Tim Murphy commented on Facebook: "Lovely, friendly event. Hope it's back next year!"

The Eglinton event is limited to 150 runners with Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Junior 3K races all on offer, so why not take the whole family along and enjoy some time in the beautiful surroundings of the country park once you've competed?

If you would like to know more visit the event website here, or if you'd like to enter you can do so right here.

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