The River Ayr Way Challenge

Entries now open on entrycentral for the race on 15th September. Closing date for entries is 1st Sep. £25 for SAF and £27 for non SAF entries. Click here to enter

The River Ayr Way was opened in 2006 and is now attracting around 100,000 people to walk it each year. We have a number of events along the River Ayr Way throughout the year but the River Ayr Way Challenge is the most popular and by far the most challenging event.

Each year, many of the participants choose to take part in the Challenge as a sponsored event and you are welcome to raise sponsorship for a charity of your choice.

To date sponsorship has been raised for various charities including the Cancer Research UK, the Fairy Box Charity and Scottish Cancer Support.

In registering, you are accepting the River Ayr Way Challenge terms and conditions. You are declaring that you are medically fit, will abide by the rules and regulations of the event and understand that you are entering entirely at your own risk to yourself and your belongings.

There is also a relay option for the River Ayr Way Challenge if 40 miles doesn't appeal. We recommend a team of 3 although a team of 2 is also possible. The course is split into 3 sections: Entry £50


Section 1:  Glenbuck to Sorn, 17 miles, mainly off road, rural paths

Section 2:  Sorn to Annbank,  14 miles, mainly off road, rural paths. Some on road sections.

Section 3:  Annbank to Ayr, 9 miles, mainly on road and tarmac paths


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