Inaugural Isle of Islay Marathon

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the romantic Isle of Islay will host its first marathon, a point-to-point 26.2 mile challenge that will showcase the breathtaking setting of the island.  This route represents one of the most scenic spots in the world (whitewashed seaside villages, rugged rock-strewn beaches, a shimmering loch, and a ramble through the moors). Please visit:

The marathon will raise funds for the children of Islay – the youth pipers and the high school seniors who will make a volunteer trip to a developing country in 2015. All entry fees will be given to this expedition. Each finisher medal will be handcrafted by an islander, making each piece unique and memorable. And, to complete a fun-filled weekend, a ceilidh, a celebration of Gaelic dancing and song, is planned for the evening after the marathon – a rare chance to witness traditional Gaelic culture as well as celebrating your accomplishment with fellow marathoners.

Due to this being the first time for Islay to host a marathon, the field is limited to 50 runners. Entries will be on a first come, first served basis. Don’t wait since the race may fill quickly. And, make your hotel or B&B reservations soon as well.

And, to add a new wrinkle, a golf/marathon challenge will also be held.

Dr. Bob Kroeger, marathon director

Run with us in April in Scotland!