Road to the Isles Half Marathon - Saturday 29th April 2017
Half Marathon (£25) - 12pm
The Road to the Isles Half Marathon is an absolute must for anybody looking to challenge themselves physically against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery. The stunning route sees runners snake through ancient woodland, jog by pretty coastal villages, run beside glorious beaches before going on to pass Loch Morar, the deepest freshwater loch in Britain; River Morar, the shortest river in Britain and Loch Nevis, the deepest seawater loch in Europe. The Road to the Isles Half Marathon is more than just a road race, it’s an experience!
The undulating 21km half marathon begins at glorious Arisaig House where participants will receive a high octane warm up before setting off along a fairly level route through the beautiful fishing village of Arisaig. Runners will then go onto follow the old Road to the Isles towards Traigh. From Traigh it’s onto Morar and the long straight into Mallaig, crossing the finishing line at the West Bay car park.
10k (£25) - 1pm
The 10k starts at Traigh Beach car park where participants will be treated to panoramic views of the Small Isles as they prepare for the off. Runners will receive a high octane warm up before setting off towards Loch Morar, following the same route into Mallaig as the half marathon and 5k.
5k (£10) - 1.30pm
Why not join in with the spirit of the day and walk or run the 5k? This lovely route meets the half marathon and 10k participants on the banks of Loch Morar, snaking through the village and back to the finish line in Mallaig.
Walk on the Wild Side (£25) - 10am
If running isn’t your thing, you don’t need to miss out on the action, why not sign up for Walk on the Wild Side? This great walk follows exactly the same route as the half marathon with water stops, first aiders and marshals on hand to help out if needs be.
The above routes provide an enjoyable challenge for all ages and abilities and sights such as the Silver Sands of Morar will boost your morale all the way to the finish line! So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and get involved in our relaxed and fun Bank Holiday event. If you need more of a reason to participate, the Road to the Isles Half Marathon is a fundraising event organised by and for Mallaig Pool & Leisure Centre. All monies raised will go towards the Leisure Centre’s refurbishment programme so you’ll be helping to keep our community fit too. The £25 fee includes:
- Water stations will be provided at three locations throughout the race.
- Race marshals will be in place to direct participants at all junctions.
- At least one qualified first aider will be available throughout the race.
- Delicious homemade refreshments will be provided at the finish line.
- All participants will receive an exciting goody bag, a shiny medal and complimentary use of the swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi to relieve sore muscles.
To keep up to date with developments and for further information, visit our dedicated Road to the Isles Half Marathon page.
The Santa Dash - Saturday 9th December 2017
Dust off your Santa suits and come and join us at 12pm for our annual charity 5k Santa Dash!
This fun, festive and family orientated event is open to everyone and we’re hoping for a bumper turnout with better weather this year (fingers crossed). So what are you waiting for? Why not don your Santa hat, wrap some tinsel around your neck and walk, jog or run from Morar train station to the Steam Inn in Mallaig where a roaring fire, a cauldron of mulled wine and warm mince pies will await you. There’ll be no entry fee this year, just donations at the Steam Inn which will go towards our refurbishment programme. Get in touch with and we'll send you out an entry form or pick one up from one of our members of staff any time before 9th December.