Important Safety Information
  • Our race is mostly “Open Road” and you will be sharing the route with cars and pedestrians. The route is signposted but please be aware at all times of traffic risk

  • Please run on the LEFT HAND SIDE leaving town and in the county until returning the Cemetery water stop when runners will be directed to run on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of roads to the finish.

  • Do not cut corners in the country roads out of town. Stay to the left side.

  • Main junctions in town will have marshals but there will be one or two quieter junctions that will not have a marshal present. Be aware that cars may be approaching.

  • The crossing of Kirkton Road is will be traffic managed by a third party agency FirstClass.

  • Runners must not wear headphones (this is as a result of changes to Scottish Athletics rules).

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  • ​Always observe instructions given by marshals and the police who will be at 2 junctions along the route. In one or two points you will be crossing roads. If it’s not safe to cross – don’t.

  • This year’s route will be going out and back along 2.5miles of the same country road. Faster runners be aware of runners who may be on the wrong side of the road at turnings in this section. Do not cut corners !!

  • Part of the route this year is “off road” in Swanley Forest along wide forestry tracks. The tracks are very suitable for road trainers but the surface is uneven in parts due to recent forestry operations and will pose a greater trip hazard.

  • Should you need medical assistance during the race, contact a marshal or you can get help at a water station if one is near. We will have one or two marshals on bikes along the forest part of the course. If there is not a marshal close by, ask a runner to speak to a marshal at the next marshal point.

  • If you are in difficulty and have a mobile phone signal phone 101 and state you are in the Stonehaven Half Marathon and need assistance.

  • Our race is in July and is very hilly. It can get hot and a lot of the course is not in shade. Make sure you are properly protected from the sun, and adequately hydrated at the start. Though we have water stations take liquid with you at the start if you want. There is a lot of hill in our race – it is not a PB course - pace yourself accordingly.

  • Do not run the race if you are feeling unwell in any way.

  • Make sure you write your name and emergency contact details on the back of your race number. If you have a medical condition or take medication, write it there too.

  • If you pull out of the race then please let us know by phoning or texting 07976 893982 so we know you are safe. 

  • Swanley forest part of the route is usually free of flies. Wear repellent if you wish.

Entry Restrictions

Our Half Marathon is run in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the sports’ governing body - Scottish Athletics Limited. SAL has issued the Race Organisers with a permit to hold the race which under the Terms and Conditions stipulate that runners taking part in the Half Marathon must be over 17 years old on the day. No buggies, wheelchairs or running with pets is allowed in either of the races.


The Specsavers 1K Fun Run is set up mainly for under 12s but is open to any age group, free to enter. All finishers get a medal

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