in #KillieStories June 10, 2019
Yesterday saw just under 1500 runners descend on the streets of Kilmarnock to mark Roon the Toon 2019. It was great to see so many Killie fans turn up in their favourite Killie strip to mark to occasion.
Club Director, Cathy Jamieson was on site to start the race and hand over medals at the end:
“The atmosphere was electric in the town for Sundays Roon the Toon and it was great to see so many people come out for the occasion. The day was made even better when I saw the number of Killie fans who were wearing a mixture of Killie shirts, past and present.”
“I’d like to congratulate everyone involved for running a really successful event, and it’s so inspiring to see numerous runners raising funds for some great charities. The event was another fantastic way for the club to acknowledge our 150th Anniversary.”
The Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust were manning the water station outside Rugby Park at the 6k mark, to offer runners that much needed refreshment to get them over the finish line. Community Officer, Grant Moore added:
“What a tremendous turnout we had for Roon the Toon 2019. We were delighted to be able to offer the runners water in their dash to the finish line and we’d like to thank the volunteers from Trust in Killie and the Kilmarnock FC Supporters Association who came along to help staff the water station on the day.”
The post-event after party in the Park Hotel was well attended, with some of the runners and their families gathering there to enjoy a Pint and Curry at the end of the race, which was kindly donated by the Hotel. Guests were also able to view some pictures from the day and revel in their success. Roll on Roon the Toon 2020.