Coll Half Marathon 2016

A great day out for all the family!

The Coll Half Marathon has become an important annual event on the Isle of Coll, with most of the locals involved in running this very popular day… All on an entirely voluntary basis. Many runners return each year, not just to challenge themselves as they enjoy the stunning views on this beautiful island, but also to have a fabulous Coll weekend!

This year, for the first time, it is possible to visit the island just for the day. An evening ferry is scheduled to take people back to Oban if it really is impossible for you to stay overnight. Check carefully, you just might regret not staying on for the evening fun!

An Cridhe, the island’s community centre is the hub of activity for the day. Non participants can spend the afternoon here with a great vantage point for cheering the runners on as they reach their first kilometre and later, welcoming them across the finish line!

Malcolm’s Magic and Juggling Corner will entertain the children. Great food and drink will be available during the afternoon and evening and, once the runners are home and refreshed it’s time to Ceilidh, Coll style…

An Cridhe will be bouncing to the music of Hector’s Heroes. Don’t worry if you don’t know the dances. You will soon pick them up and there will be plenty of people happy to help!

After an energetic happy Saturday and a well deserved good night’s sleep, you can enjoy a cooked breakfast at An Cridhe before the Sunday ferry back to the mainland… But, be warned, you will not want to leave this very special place!

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