Everything you need to know about Kirkcaldy Half Marathon

Archived news: published on Tuesday 06 Aug 2019 by Fife Council

Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon logo

Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon logo

On Sunday 25th August Kirkcaldy will host a half marathon for the first time since 1992.


All running places in the Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon have now been filled and Fife’s only half marathon is shaping up to be a great event for the town.


Cllr Neil Crooks, Convener of the Kirkcaldy Area Committee said: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming a half marathon back into Kirkcaldy’s event calendar. It has really captured the interest of runners across Scotland and the route boasts some great landmarks.”


“We look forward to welcoming a host of new visitors to the town including over 1200 runners who will pass through all three public parks, historic Dysart and harbour and enjoy the amazing panoramic view from the Waterfront across the Forth to the Lothians. Seeing the town for the first time in this way will hopefully whet their appetite to return for future half marathons and socially with their wider families.”


Everything you need to know:


When is it?

  • Sunday 25th August, 10am – 1pm (road closures and diversions from 9.45am).


Where is it?

  • The race starts and finishes in Kirkcaldy’s Beveridge Park – taking in two other parks, Dysart Harbour and Kirkcaldy Waterfront along the way. 


What is the route?

  • You can download the half marathon route map here. The event organisers, Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon, have also produced a handy map of road closures and traffic disruptions  – available here.


Can I take part?

  • Registration for the event has now closed and all places have been allocated. The event organisers are very keen for spectators to come and support the runners along the route and in Beveridge Park though. And there are still lots of volunteering opportunities available if you’d like to help on the day. Email volunteer.kphm@outlook.com for more information.


I’m taking part / coming to spectate – where can I park?

There are a range of free and ‘pay & display’ car parks in the town. Visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/parking for a map of Council car parks.


What are the road closures / parking restrictions?

A number of rolling road and lane closures as well as one way and parking restrictions are in place in Kirkcaldy between 9.45 am and 2pm.

Access for emergency vehicles will always be maintained. Services such as the Council’s Care at Home service, meals on wheels and bin collections may be slightly disrupted by the traffic restrictions that morning but aim to operate as close to normal a service as possible.


Rolling road closures and temporary parking / loading restrictions – note timings are approximate:        

  • Abbotshall Road 9.45am – 2pm immediately outside the park and 9.45am – 10.45am to train station
  • Oriel Road northbound from Abbotshall Road to Bennochy Road 9.45am – 11am
  • Oriel Road, full closure between Bennochy Road and Torbain Road 9.45am – 11am
  • Chapel Level, lane closure westbound, no access from side roads 10am – 11am
  • Chapel Level, crossing at Crematorium 10.20am – 11.30am
  • Rosemount Avenue full closure between Dunnikier Way and Turnberry Drive (Crematorium access) 10am – 11.45am
  • Carberry Road (junctions closed 10.30am – 12:30pm
  • Midfield Road 10am – 12.30pm
  • Mitchelston Drive 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Park Road from Dunnikier Way to Oswald Road 10.15am – 12.45pm
  • Oswald Road 10.15am – 12.45pm
  • Rosslyn Street from Gallatown Roundabout to Windmill Road 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Windmill Road 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Townhead, Dysart from Terrace Street to Dysart Road 10.15am – 12.30pm
  • Normand Road, Dysart from Windmill Road to Terrace Street - throughout Dysart 10.30am – 1.15pm
  • West Port, Dysart
  • Quality Street, Dysart
  • Cross Street, Dysart
  • Victoria Street, Dysart
  • Nether Street, Dysart
  • The Walk, Dysart
  • School Brae, Dysart from The Walk to High Street
  • Hot Pot Wynd, Dysart
  • Shore Road, Dysart from Hot Pot Wynd to Pan Ha’
  • Nether Street, Kirkcaldy westbound closure 10.30am – 1pm
  • The Path, westbound closure 10.30am – 1.30pm
  • High Street, westbound from (near The Granary) to Port Brae
  • Storm Road from Port Brae to opp Gas Wynd 11am – 1.30pm
  • Gas Wynd 10.45am – 2pm
  • Links Street from Hendrys Wynd to Milton Road 10.45 – 2pm
  • Milton Road 10.45am – 2pm
  • Abbotshall Rd 9.45am – 2pm


No waiting / no loading – note timings are approximate:        

  • Midfield Road 10am – 12.30pm
  • Mitchelston Drive 10am – 12.30pm
  • Oswald Road 10.15am – 12.45pm
  • Milton Road 10.45am – 2pm
  • Townhead junction with West Port 10.15am – 12:30pm
  • West Port, Quality Street, Cross Street, Victoria Street, Nether Street, The Walk, School Brae Dysart 10.30am – 1.15pm
  • Windmill Rd – The Fairway to Normand Road / Townhead 10.15am – 12.30pm




Ian Jones, Lead Consultant, Network Management 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 48 01 14 Fax: 01383 602535 Contact Ian Jones online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

Neil Crooks, Councillor 
Tel: 01592 572217 Contact Neil Crooks online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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