The Jim Young Marymass 10k Road Race

Date: Will be back in 2021

The Route -

The race is held on paths and roads, in the beachpark/harbour area of Irvine starting at Vanilla Joes and finishing on the harbourside. The course is relatively flat and suitable for runners of all abilities. The course has been measured by a SAL approved measurer. Please arrive in sufficient time to get chips fitted and to get to the start of the race, which is approx 10mins walk from the changing/number uplift area at Irvine Sports Club. 

Each runner will receive a race momento on completion of the race. There will be a prize giving and refreshments shortly after the race at Irvine sports club.

Age group categories:


Male Team:
1st team (4 to score)


Female Team:
1st team (3 to score)

Race Results

The Chick Forbes 2 mile handicap

November 2021

The race is to commemerate one of Scotland's best known runners who ran for Victoria Park in the 50's and 60's and then Irvine AC where he was a well respected runner and coach. The race is restricted to Irvine Running Club members and invited guests.

Current results:


Dec 2020 at Irvine Sports Club

***** Cancelled *****

Runners and cyclists may have their views about who’s faster, but one Ayrshire race has put that friendly rivalry to the test for decades.‘The Cyclists vs The Harriers’ race, started by Irvine YMCA Harriers and Fullarton Wheelers CC, has been held every Sunday before Christmas since 1959.

The  event, now organised by Irving Running Club, will pit cyclists against runners on a five-mile course on soft ground, starting and finishing at Irvine Sports Club.

The route follows paths around the club and the town, as well as a cross-country section over Irvine Moor. The course also contains lots of obstacles to make the challenge as fair as possible.  

Entry is just £5, but all entrants are asked to get into the festive spirit by also bringing a small, wrapped present worth about £5 for the prize table.

IRC Xmas Handicap

Date:         28/12/2020

Time:        << Cancelled >>

Location: Shewalton Moss

Due to Covid restrictions and in order to follow Scottish Athletics guidlines the event has been moved to a 2.5 mile route at Shewalton Moss. There will be two handicaps with the ladies off at 9:30 followed by the men at 10:30. The route is an out and back along the cycle route with a 400 metre finish straight to get to the required distance.

Let us know if you aren't runing but would like to help with the marshalling, etc.

If you have entered but are unable to compete then you should let a committee member know. 

Parking is at Shewalton Moss and the race route is as follows: