Union Canal Anniversary Run

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Union Canal Anniversary Run
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Run along the historic Scottish Canal Network in the Union Canal Anniversary Run. There'll be a variety of distances on offer for runners of ages and abilities. Come for a family-friendly day out and to explore the scenic towpaths.
Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and 2 more
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Sat, 28 May 2022
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Lime Rd, Falkirk FK1 4RS, UK
Start times
Saturday, 28 May 2022
Half Marathon: 9:00 am10k: 10:00 am5k: 10:15 amJunior 3k: 10:20 amJunior 1k Fun Run: 10:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Union Canal Anniversary Run
Half Marathon
Junior 3k
Route information
Terrain: Towpath
Elevation: Mostly flat
This looped course will start and finish at Falkirk Wheel. The beginning of the course will be slightly hilly before being flat once the route reaches the canal.
  • Half Marathon - 4 laps + 1.1k extra
  • 10k - 2 laps
  • 5k - 1 lap
  • 3k - 1 short lap
  • 1k - 1 shorter lap
* Please be aware that the canal path will be open to the public so do be sure to stay aware of your surroundings.
What's included
  • Custom Finisher's Medal
  • Aid station at start/ finish
  • Race bib
  • First aid support
  • Course marshals
  • Public liability insurance
How to get there
Lime Rd, Falkirk FK1 4RS, UK
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There will be parking available at Falkrik Wheel, costing £3.50.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
09:00 Half Marathon starts
10:00 10k starts
10:15 5k starts
10:20 3k starts
10:30 1k starts
*11:15 Awards ceremony
12:00 Course closes for all distances
Age Requirements
Participants must be at least 16 years old to take part in the Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. The Junior 3k is open to runners aged between 9 and 15 and the Junior 1k Fun Run is open to runners aged between 3 and 15.
Bib Collection
Participants will need to collect their race bib from registration on the morning of the event. Registration will be open from 08:00 and close 15 minutes before the start of each race.
On-site Facilities
Toilets will be located at the start/ finish area.
Are there any age restrictions for the Union Canal Anniversary Run?
Yes, the half marathon, 10k and 5k are open to runners aged 16 and over. The Junior 3k is open to runners aged between 9 and 15 and the the Junior 1k Fun Run is open to runners aged between 3 and 15.
What time should I arrive at the Union Canal Anniversary Run?
It is recommended to arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to register, collect your race pack, attach your race number and warm up.
Will there be somewhere to park at the Union Canal Anniversary Run?
Yes, there will be parking at Falkirk Wheel which will cost £3.50.
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