Race Route

A fast, scenic course with long flat stretches along the foot of the Ochil Hills. The course gently undulates elsewhere with a character building hill at the 11 mile mark.

  • Distance: 13.1 mi. |  21.1 km

  • Profile: Flat/Undulating
  • Terrain: Road
  • Route Type: Loop

Course records for the route are:
Male – 64:51 – Tsegezab Woldemichael
Female – 73:19 – Sandra Branney

Race Information

We hope you will find all the relevant information that you need to participate in the 40th Alloa Round Table Half Marathon.
We have covered all aspects of the race based on FAQ’s that we have received over the years.

If you have any further questions then please contact us via the form on our Contact Page.

The race start and finish is located at Lornshill Academy, Alloa, FK10 2ES.

Registration will open at 7am and close at 8.30am.  At the venue there will be toilets, changing rooms, internal storage areas and catering.

Expand the below map for venue information

There will be no parking at Lornshill Academy or in the surrounding areas so please ensure that you read the following information about the best ways to travel to the start/finish line and arrive in plenty of time.

  • Walking/jogging – there are paths from Tullibody, Alloa and Sauchie direct to Lornshill Academy.  Lornshill Academy is 1.5miles from Alloa Town Centre if you wish to use this to warm up before the race.
  • Cycling – There are bike stands available for storing bikes at Lornshill Academy.
  • Drop Off – We will be operating a drop off service at Lornshill Academy within the school bus drop-off area.  Please note that this will close at 8am and is likely to be very busy so arrive in plenty of time.
  • Driving – Please use the car parks in Alloa town centre. Shuttle busses will be provided from the main bus stop in Alloa Town Centre and will operate from 6.45am.  The shuttle busses will be in operation after the race as well.

Do not park in the areas surrounding Lornshill Academy as due to road closures you may not be able to access your car after completing the race.

Expand the below map for Alloa parking information

The race starts at 09:00am on Sunday 17th March 2024

Sport Systems will be timing the event.

We will provide runners with a “Personal Time” calculated from when the runner crosses the start line to when the runner crosses the finish line – this is sometimes called chip to chip timing. We will also provide a “Race Time” calculated from when the race is started to when the runner crosses the finish line – this is sometimes called gun time.

As set down by the rules of athletics, the results and prizes will be provided in Race Time order.

The race will be run under ARC Rules (ARC Race Permit Applied For) and the course has been measured and certified as accurate by an accredited course measurer.

Race packs and numbers will be posted to runners approximately 1 week prior to the event.  For anyone that entered the race after 27th February, your race number will be collected on the day at the registration point which opens at 7am.

The race route:

Unsecured baggage storage will be available at Lornshill Academy as well as a limited number of lockable storage lockers. The race organisers take no responsibility for any items stored at Lornshill Academy before, during or after the race.

Here is the link to the live entrants list so you can check your name is there and eye up the competition! Entrants List Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Entry List”

If you have entered and your name is not on the list, please contact us by emailing enquiries@sportsystems.co.uk.

Please see below to find out which category you will be in:

  • Standard Category – Age 17 – 39
  • Vet 40 – Age 40 – 49
  • Vet 50 – Age 50 – 59
  • Vet 60 – Age 60 – 69
  • Vet 70 – Age 70 +

*Please note each runners age on the day of the race applies for all categories

St. Andrew’s First Aid will be providing the first aid cover throughout the event.

There will be water stations on route and water will be available at the start/finish line.

The course is well marshalled and has mile markers throughout.

Your personal safety and that of your fellow runners, spectators and helpers must take absolute priority.

  • You must be of sufficient fitness to complete the course in 3 hours and have no known medical conditions. If you’re in any doubt consult your doctor before competing.
  • Do not run with a cold or flu – this can be extremely dangerous. If you are unwell then stop and seek help and if you see another runner in serious distress stop and help and notify the next Marshal or first aider.
  • Always follow the directions of marshals and the police.
  • Eat well and avoid alcohol the night before the event. Eat something light and drink plenty of water throughout the morning of the race.

We will have a number of photographers covering the event and photographs will be published on the event’s Facebook page.

Refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day at the race site

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund or defer entries, and cannot transfer entries to other runners. As a not-for-profit event, all funds raised go towards good causes locally and nationally. As with all other runs, we receive many requests for cancellation, deferral and transfer, and the costs of administering these requests simply cannot be recovered

From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of headphones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition.

“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.”

Alloa Half Marathon discourages the use of headphones during the race unless they are for medical reasons or are bone conducting headphones. If you choose to run the race with headphones, you will not be fully covered by our race insurance.

All finishers will receive a medal and t-shirt.

Prize money for the event are as follows:

1st Place – £300

2nd Place – £200

3rd Place – £100

Breaking the course record – £500

The results will normally be posted on the results section of www.sportsystems.co.uk shortly after the race; we aim to do this before leaving the venue. You may also receive an email or a text message with your result depending upon the service requested by the event organiser.

For full details of traffic management plans and road closures please see document attached here – AHM 2023 Traffic Management V3