Friday Frolic

We are excited to be offering an 8 mile fun run on Friday evening this year. The run will start at 6.30 pm on the beach at Machrihanish, heading north, then cutting along the top of the golf course and south through the airbase, finishing at the Village Hall. Showers and refreshments courtesy of the Ugadale Hotel will be provided. Parking is available behind the Ugadale Hotel.

Closing date for entries is 22nd April.

Price £12 with £2 reduction for SAL members.

Electronic timing by KiTST

Entries will open on Saturday 8th January

The Route 8 miles 177 ft climb

GPX track here

The run will start on the beach, just across from the Village Hall. Take care when crossing the road and the short section of the golf course. Head north on the beach for a short way then turn right to catch the bridge across the river. Don’t be tempted to wade across as currents and rips can be fierce. Immediately turn left parallel to the river and back to the beach. From there it’s a chase north to the lookout, turn right (east) along the single track path at the top of the golf course and then south on the minor road.

At the MACC Business Park, turn right into the gate and follow the signposted route through the business park and across the runway of Machrihanish Airport (feel free to play at being a plane and make appropriate noises, see below) to exit from the southernmost gate. Turn right at West Parkfergus Farm, left across the bridge at West Machrihanish Farm and right onto the B843. Run on the right hand side of the road until a marshal directs you to cross onto the pavement.

Finish at the village hall where refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Ugadale Hotel.

Note: If you are running in the Ultra, entering the Frolic is an optional
extra, so your name won’t appear in the EntryCentral list for the Frolic.

If you are not running in the Ultra, enter via the unique link.

You are responsible for your own safety and that of fellow-runners.
With safety in mind, please follow these simple rules:
No ear phones
No dogs
Always stop to help an injured competitor. This may involve making them comfortable and going on to a checkpoint or somewhere with a mobile phone signal.
Wear your number on your front where it is visible to marshals. As your medical details etc are on the back of your number, it cannot be swapped with anyone else.
At road crossings, follow marshals’ instructions to wait until traffic is clear and to walk across roads. This has been agreed with Police Scotland.


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