Kayleigh’s Wee Stars Barra 10k
Saturday 28th May 2016
Kayleigh’s Wee Stars continues to provide support for families where there is a child with a terminal illness, both in the North East and across Scotland. In the last 3 years, with the support of our fundraisers and local businesses, we have provided over £300,000 to approximately 150 families.
2016 sees the launch of the Kayleigh’s Wee Stars Barra 10k – and it’s not for the faint hearted! This challenging cross country 10k will see runners climbing the Barra Hill whilst crossing the site of the Battle of Barra which took place over 700 years ago.
We have been fortunate to have the support of many local businesses who are sponsoring this event. All monies raised from this 10K will go directly to the families in need of support. For more information about Kayleigh’s Wee Stars and the support we provide, please visit www.kayleighsweestars.co.uk
The 10k route consists of 2k road, 3k cross country, 5k road. You can see the whole route on Strava here.
The start (and finish) is at Oldmeldrum Academy leading on to the fields at the foot of the Barra Hill. At this point, you will enter the cross country section of the course where extra caution must be taken as you will be running on uneven ground.
The climb to the summit of Barra Hill is about 1km and from there you will enjoy panoramic views of Aberdeenshire. The route then takes you onto the Bourtie Road for a fast, downhill second half road section of the course as you wind back into Oldmeldrum.
The entire route will be well signposted and heavily marshalled.
£14.00 affiliated runners (Scottish Athletics Members)
£16.00 non- affiliated runners (This is compulsory and provides you with race insurance for the day)
Age Groups and Categories
We only have men’s and women’s categories for prizes – there will be no specific age group categories. In order to run, you must be 16 years or older on the day of the race.
Men’s 1st, 2nd 3rd
Woman’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd
One water stop will be in place just past the half way mark at the beginning of the descent on the Bourtie Road.
Timing chips will be provided at registration and results will be posted on Results Base.net straight after the race.
|8.45am-9.45am||Registration in Meldrum Academy Sports Hall|
|9.50am||Race briefing at the start line|
Ample parking will be available at Meldrum Academy. We would encourage those who live locally to walk where possible to ease congestion. Marsalls will be on hand in the morning to organize event parking in the following locations :-
1. Meldrum Academy
2. Meldrum Medical Practice
3. Hoodles Childcare
5. Within Meldrum Industrial Estate
6. Millburn Road
We have full use of Meldrum Academy facilities for the morning: changing rooms, toilets and sports hall. Please note there will not be lockers available or any secure bag drop.
Road Crossings for Runners
There are a few road crossings as you leave and return to Meldrum Academy, all of which will be heavily marshalled. However, the roads will not be closed and marshals do not have the authority to stop traffic. The marshals are there to support you, but ultimately it is the responsibility of each and every runner to cross the road safely.
Finishing T-shirt and medal.
Unfortunately we cannot allow wheelchairs to enter as part of the planned route because the Barra Hill is not suitable and is impassable with a wheelchair. However, if you are a wheelchair user, and you are keen to participate, we would love to accommodate you in some way. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work together to create an appropriate route.
The event is being run in conjunction with:
We are hugely grateful for the support of our sponsors. Their contributions mean that absolutely all of the money raised from this event’s entry fee, will be going directly to families where there is a child with a terminal diagnosis. Thank you for your support.