Stranraer Half Marathon plus Junior RunsStranraer Half Marathon Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: November 2013

If you haven't been able to answer your questions anywhere else on our website, then please see the questions answered below. If you're still unsure of the answer to your question please email the organisers (Ailsa.Francis@dumgal.gov.uk) and we will get back to you as soon a possible.

What is included in the entry fee?

Race information packs will be sent out approximately 10 days prior to the event.

Your entry fee includes a commemorative medal, t-shirt, water and fruit at the finish line.

Do I get a refund if I have to withdraw from the race?

As stated in the Important Information (Rules) section, no refunds will be given to competitors/athletes unless the event is cancelled.

Is it possible to defer my entry over to the following year if, for example, I am injured or unable to run for other reasons?

Unfortunately we are unable to defer entries to the following year.

I do not have an email address, can I enter online?

Unfortunately you cannot enter online without an email address but you can enter by post or by telephone. To enter by telephone call: Dumfries and Galloway Call Centre on 030 33 33 3000 (calls cost £0.03 per minute). For an entry form please contact Leisure and Sport Team, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7JJ - Tel: 01776 703535.

I live abroad and will already be in the UK when you send out race packs?

Overseas entries should collect their starter pack from the registration desk on the morning of the event. The registration desk will be open from 9.00am. 

When entering, please notify the organisers that you will collect your starter pack on the race day. Please make sure you bring your letter/email of confirmation of entry with you as proof of entry.

When will I receive my race pack, race number etc?

All race packs and race numbers will be sent out by Royal Mail approximately 10 days prior to the event.

Do you welcome walkers in the Half Marathon?

We welcome and encourage any participant to take part in the half marathon. In 2005 we introduced a Half Marathon Walkers element into the event, which commences one hour before the main race.

Are there other races/fun runs on the day of the event?

Yes, there is a race/fun run for everyone from a 4 and under fun run to the senior fun run. Please see Race Information for further information.

How many drink stations are there on the half marathon route?

There are 4 drink station on the half marathon route with only water available either in small bottles or cups. Also, at the finish line water and fruit are available to all runners

Have any of the routes been measured accurately?

The Half Marathon (13 miles 192.5 yards) and the Senior Fun Run and 14, 15 & 16 years (4 miles) routes have been accurately measured by a qualified Scottish Athletics measurer.

Is it possible to enter on Race Day?

Yes, entries will be accepted on the day of the event but an extra £2.00 handling fee will be added.

Are pushchairs, prams, roller skates, wheel barrows, animals, etc allowed in any of the races?

Due to Health and Safety reasons, we do not allow pushchairs, prams, roller skates, wheel barrows, pets, dogs or horses to take part in any of the races. Only guide dogs are permitted.

How do I get to Stranraer?

Please visit the ‘How to get here’ section.

How can I contact the organisers?

Please contact the organisers on 01776 703535 or email ryancentre@dumgal.gov.uk .

Who are the event organisers?

The event is organised by Dumfries and Galloway Council, Community & Customer Services, Leisure and Sport Team based in Wigtownshire.

Is there a minimum amount required for fundraising?

You should contact your chosen charity direct to discuss their fundraising requirements. Small amounts of money can make a huge difference to charities, therefore all we can ask is that you do your best.

Where can I stay?

Please look at the Where to stay section.

Where can my friends and family watch me run?

The races start and finish at Stranraer Academy athletics track and this is probably the best place to watch the event. Also for the Half Marathon, this race can be viewed either within the town centre or at the 3.5 mile mark before runners go out into the countryside. (Please note that the 3.5 mile mark is a short walk from the Stranraer Academy Athletics track).