Dumfries Harriers are delighted to stage the Doonhamer 10k which will start and finish in the beautifully refurbished Dock Park, beside the River Nith in Dumfries. The race will trace the pathways alongside the river and cross the river several times using the Buccleuch Street, Suspension and Kirkpatrick MacMillan Bridge.
A Spokesperson for the Dumfries Harriers told DGWGO Sports News “Come and run the Doonhamer 10K at 10.30am on Sunday August 25th 2019. A fast and mostly flat course offering PB potential and small route changes providing a more flowing figure of eight course to the north and then south of the centrally located Dock Park, for much of the route following and crossing the River Nith.”
Taking in the vistas of Dumfries, starting in the award winning renovated Dock Park, passing the Robert Burns Centre and Devorgilla Bridge, crossing over the Buccleuch Street bridge and then over the extremely bouncy Suspension Bridge and Kirkpatrick Macmillan bridge, honouring another local who created the bicycle back in 1893. A fantastic glide down the towpath to Kingholm Quay including the water station and half way there past the 5K mark. A quick loop at the southern end of the course and then back up into Castledykes and after the gentler push up Glencaple Avenue, the route drops down through Castledykes Park, and then a quick final Kilometer round the Dock Park and a fantastic finish back at Dockfoot.
START: Dock Park, Dumfries at 10.30am Sunday August 25th 2019
FINISH: Dock Park, Dumfries
PRIZES: 1ST FIVE MALE & FEMALE
1ST MALE & FEMALE VET PRIZES FOR 35-39;40-44;45-49;50-54;55-59;60-64;65+ CATEGORIES
Commemorative memento for every Finisher.
Race strictly limited to 225 – enter early to guarantee your place!
Online entry closing date 24th August 2019
Race numbers to be collected at the RACE START AREA on the morning of the race, please allow extra time for this.
Baggage drop area at the Start
Please Note: Runners are respectfully requested not to wear headphones during the course of the race.
Come and join the party, all abilities welcome, chip timing and a lovely Rabbie Burns medal and goodie bag for all competitors.
Book your race place by clicking HERE.
JUNIOR PARK RUN
Also taking place on the same day in the Dock Park, starting at 9.30am, will be the Dumfries Junior Parkrun for 4 to 14 year olds. The event is FREE and participants can register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register