Are you ready for the Stoney half marathon?

The Stonehaven Half Marathon celebrates 30 years this weekend and we found this picture of competitors back in 1985 at the first fun run.
The Stonehaven Half Marathon celebrates 30 years this weekend and we found this picture of competitors back in 1985 at the first fun run.
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The Stonehaven Half Marathon celebrates 30 years with the annual race set to take place this Sunday July 5 at 10am.

Organisers have been hard at work for months now getting the final details in place for this years race.

So far, over 410 have signed up to take part in this years race which will be raising funds again for CLAN Cancer support.

The route is a challenging 13.1 mile circular route taking runners out of the town and up to Swanley before returning into the finish along the Slug Road. Each year it attracts a large amount of local fun runners and members clubs based around the North East of Scotland and beyond.

There are also two important changes to the event for 2015 with the start time being brought forward to 10am and the final mile being changed slightly to bring runners into Mineralwell Park down the Glebe Path.

The race will start at Mineralwell park on Sunday July 5 at 10am. The entry limit has been increased this year to 500 following last year’s turnout of 400 entrants and 337 runners. As well as a special celebration 30th year T shirt, all finishers will receive a goody bag, medal, complimentary swim at the Open Air Pool and the traditional spread of food and juice put on by Stonehaven Running Club volunteers. There are also placing awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female.

This year’s entry fee is £18 (£16 if entrants are affiliated to Scottish Athletics) and more information about the race can be found at stonehavenhalfmarathon.co.uk and late entries can be made at www.entrycentral.com/stonehaven-half-marathon. No on the day entries will be available.