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 38th 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 the Leisure Bowl, Parkway, Alloa, FK10 2AF

Parking and Transport links graphic below:

The race starts at 10.00am on Sunday 29 March 2020

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.

Runners will receive an email approximately 1 week prior to the event, which will provide your race number and other relevant information.

Your race pack will need to be collected on the day at the registration point which opens at 8am.

Unsecured baggage storage will be available at the Alloa Leisure Bowl as well as a limited number of lockable storage lockers. The race organisers take no responsibility for any items stored at the Leisure Bowl 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

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 are 4 water stations on the route and a water station at the start/finish line making 5 stations in total.

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.

St Andrews University is conducting a study and have asked all entrants to please take a few minutes to complete the study. (This is totally optional). There is a prize draw for everyone who completes the study. Below is a link to the study:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~oclab/Alloa_website/

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