The event is back after the successful inaugural Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon took place in 2019, this being the town’s first long-distance race in 30 years.
The event was unfortunately cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, with the organisation changing from the Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon, to the Kirkcaldy Parks Running Festival in 2021 with a challenging 10k trail race.
The weekend of events will therefore culminate with the return of the Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon on Sunday August 28th, taking in some of the Fife towns local landmarks including Beveridge Park, Dunnikier Park and Ravenscraig Park.
K107fm will be providing on-air and social media support to launch the event, share training plans, recruit volunteers and highlight local fundraising. Additionally, the station plans to provide race day coverage of the half marathon, from updates on road closures to live updates from the race itself during a special broadcast on the day.
Alex Airnes, part of the K107fm programming team said:
“We are proud to cover the Kirkcaldy area, so to have such a significant even back in town is something we’d naturally talk about. To then be in a position to support the organisers, those taking part, and the wider community is a challenge we’re looking forward to as the official media partner. We can’t wait to share more details and build up to the main event, we’ll have some of our team running on the day and look forward to being all around Kirkcaldy in August”
Allan Harley, Chairperson from KPRF went on to say:
“As a Charity, we have the needs and benefits of the community at the forefront of our thoughts. We are delighted to have K107fm, a partner who shares our core values, on board to help promote our event to a wider audience.“
Organisers are asking people to “save the date” for 27th-28th August 2022, with further details of entry details and how to get involved set to be announced via the Kirkcaldy Parks Running Festival Facebook page, and through K107fm.