The first ever Go! Festival will be coming to Ayr on Saturday 7 September 2019. The festival includes a half marathon, and other road racing.
The organisers are planning to close a number of roads to facilitate the event so there will be traffic disruption on the day.
Starting at 1:00pm on the Saturday, the plan is to close some roads before the running starts and open the road as soon as the last competitor has cleared each road junction.
There will still be access for emergency vehicles even if the road is closed. Arrangements will also be made to provide access for care providers.
These are the earliest and latest times that the roads are expected to be closed:
Area 1 – Promenade / Fort / town centre to Miller road
Expected to close from 1pm – 5:45pm
If you need to use your car, please park outside the closed areas. The north harbour, the Sandgate and town centre car parking will be unrestricted.
The esplanade and access to Ayr from some directions will be temporarily affected. Diversion signs will be in place.
Area 2 – Racecourse Road / Seafield to the river Doon
Expected to close from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
There will be limited access to Seafield through a manned crossing at Seafield Road at the Chestnuts Hotel. There may be delays of up to 30 minutes during the main running times.
If you want to use your car during the closure period, there will be free car parking on the Old Racecourse football pitches.
Area 3 – Greenfield Avenue / Alloway centre / Rozelle Park / the Loaning / Cambusdoon
Various roads are expected to close from 1:45pm – 7:00pm.
If you need to use your car, the roads between The Loaning and the A77 and along Maybole road will not be affected.
There is also free car parking at the Old Racecourse football pitches.
Area 4 –Brig O Doon / Longhill Avenue / Dunure Road / Doonfoot
Partial road closures will affect Doonfoot Road, Greenfield Road and Dunure Road from 1:00pm – 7:00pm. Traffic will be directed to the roads which are open.
If you need to use your car during the closure period, follow the diversion signs or park outside the affected area.
Letters are being sent out by the organiser to households who could be affected by the road closures and businesses on the route are also being contacted by the organiser.
For more information on the event and to see a map of the roads affected please go to the organisers website www.gofestival.scotExternal link (click on ‘Road Closures’ on the top bar).
If you feel the event could affect you and you have not been contacted by the organiser they can be reached via their website www.gofestival.scotExternal link or by emailing email@example.com.
The organisers will be holding public meetings to discuss the Go! Festival:
Wednesday 7 August
Glen Park Hotel, Racecourse Road, Ayr 2:00pm - 4:30pm and then from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 8 August
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdochs Lone, Alloway, Ayr 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 14 August
Glen Park Hotel, Racecourse Road, Ayr 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Organiser contact details
The organisers can be contacted via www.gofestival.scotExternal link or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.