WJM Linlithgow Junior Fun Run 2019
6th October 2019 @ 2:35pm
Entries opening soon
The WJM Linlithgow 10K and Junior Fun Run is a prestigious and long running community road running event organised by Linlithgow Athletic Club. Each year around 40% of competitors are from the local area.
The event raises a modest amount of money that is used to help fund the work the club does in promoting and providing opportunities for athletics in our community. No individuals within our organisation gain financially from the event in any way.
Note that due to course restrictions only the first 300 entries will be accepted.
If the race does not fill in advance there may be entries available on the day.
Please note that entries are non-refundable and not transferable.
RACE START POINT
The race starts in Linlithgow High Street and finishes in the historic Linlithgow Palace Peel area.
RACE NUMBER & TIMING CHIP
Your race bib number with timing chip incorporated must be collected on the day of the race, between 12pm – 1.30pm at the Race HQ, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow EH49 7AH. This is in the centre of town, not far from the start. Follow signs on the day.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROVISION
The Burgh Halls has been booked for registration purposes only and runners are obliged to leave the building once this process has been completed. In the event of inclement weather runners can seek cover in the nearby St Michael's Parish Church Hall (accessed via the Vennel Car Park).
NUMBERS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.
TRAVEL and PARKING
Linlithgow is a well connected town with access to both M9 and M8 motorways. Linlithgow railway station is a short walk from the start and finish. There are several car parks in the town. Examples: (1) New station overflow car park off the Edinburgh Road to the east of the town (adjacent to cricket club). (2) Long stay car park adjacent to Tesco's. (3) Loch-side car parks, accessed from Water Yett and St Ninians Way. (4) The Vennel car park at the Cross (charges).
Toilet facilities are available at the Burgh Halls. Additional toilet facilities will be available at the nearby St Michael's Parish Church Hall (accessed via the Vennel Car Park). Alternative arrangements have also been made with the Low Port Centre a few minutes walk east along the High Street (opposite Tesco).
ASSEMBLY AND MUSTER
All competitors should be assembled at The Cross, by 2:10pm. There will be signs on the day to direct the runners towards this. Following the pre-race briefing, runners will be led to the start area. Please be aware that these arrangements differ from last year. Please follow start instructions given by officials. There are no changing and showering facilities available, so make sure that you know where or with whom you leave your belongings. The race will start at 2:35pm by the sound of a klaxon.
The 1.9k route follows the High Street towards the West Port before heading loch-side towards the Palace, finishing with a lap of the Peel. Some of the paths around the loch are narrow and the club cannot guarantee there will not be other users. Please obey the signals and directions given by route stewards – for safety reasons please do not wear headphones.
A Lead Cyclist will help guide the runners along the route and a Sweeper Cyclist will follow the field.
Water will be supplied at the finish of the race.
All finishers will be handed a medal and modest goody bag at the finish area
Linlithgow Athletic Club is extremely grateful for the support of the following organisations: - WJM, Linlithgow Academy, Express Micro Science, Tunnocks, Life Fit Wellness, Run 4 It, McNicoll Vehicle Hire, Tesco and Casra Sports.
The event is held under licence from Scottish Athletics.