The River Ayr Way Challenge is Open for Entries

The River Ayr Way Challenge is now open to entrants.

The River Ayr Way was opened in 2006 and attracts around 100,000 people to walk it each year. The River Ayr Way Challenge is the most popular and by far the most challenging event to take place along the route.

This annual ultra-marathon is part of the Scottish Ultra Marathon series and attracts runners from all over the country. Each year, many of the participants choose to take part in the Challenge as a sponsored event rasing money for the charity of their choice as well as conquering the 40 mile route.

To date sponsorship has been raised for various charities including the Cancer Research UK, the Fairy Box Charity and Scottish Cancer Support.

If 40 miles doesn’t appeal, a new relay option has also been introduced, now in its second year the relay is broken down into sections for a team to tackle.

Section 1:  Glenbuck to Sorn, 17 miles, mainly off road, rural paths

Section 2:  Sorn to Annbank,  14 miles, mainly off road, rural paths. Some on road sections.

Section 3:  Annbank to Ayr, 9 miles, mainly on road and tarmac paths.

If you would like to take part in either race you can find out more and sign up at