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Sunday May 12th 2024

5k & 10k for Adults

MacTuff FIFE 2024

10k Waves from 8am, 5k Waves from 8:50am

Event day Information
MacTuff Fife Spring 5k & 10k 2024
May 12th 2024

Race Waiver
It is ESSENTIAL that every participant has a SIGNED WAIVER.
You can download the waiver HERE.

What to expect . . . .
MacTuff Fife Spring is a challenging obstacle course event suitable for adults of all ages and most abilities. Howver don’t underestimate it – this is definitely not a walk in the park. It is hilly, very muddy and very very wet. The 5k is a single loop, 10k is 2 laps of the same course, so double the trouble!

The Venue

Knockhill Racing Circuit, Saline, Nr Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. KY12 9TG. Simply known by most of Scotland as ‘Knockhill’.

The nearest public transport access will be to Dunfermline, or a sporadic bus service to one of the local villages that are at least 2 miles away from the venue. You will require private transport or a taxi to get to the venue, unless you are ‘really adventurous’.


Dogs & Animals
There are no dogs or other animals allowed on site at Knockhill. Knockhill is a live motor circuit and racing will be going on during the event.

Still Open for Entries
At present we still have a number of entries available for select wave times available. If you still have family or friends that wish to enter, please let them know.
Link to entries online: MacTuff Fife Spring 5k & 10k entry.


Registering for the Race
All registrations are online and in advance of race day. When registration is closed it is not possible to register. There are no on the day registrations under any circumstances.


Event Waiver
It is essential that all participants (or a parent or carer in the case of under 18s) have individually signed a waiver. No participation is allowed without a signed waiver and all participants take part in the event on the understanding of agreeing to the waiver.
Waivers are attached to the pre race email. Waivers should be printed, signed, brought with you to the event and handed in to registration when you collect your race band and tshirt.
We will have extra printed waivers at registration for those that have been unable to print or have forgot them.

Parking & Event Access
All parking is accessed via the main gate at Knockhill Racing Circuit. Parking marshalls will direct you to where you can park. Allow yourself 10-15 minutes at least to park and walk to the start/ finish area. Parking is free of charge for all attendees.
Event access is on foot only from parking to the start/finish area. Please see the map below as an indicator of the route you need to follow to get to the start/finish area. For those that participated in 2023, this is the opposite way to last year – you need to have the racing circuit on your LEFT as you go around.


EVENT ACCESS MAP can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

All race packs including tshirts are collected on your event day.

You should collect your pack from:

Race Registration Marquee, MacTuff, Knockhill Racing Circuit, Nr Dunfermline KY12 9TF

For Individuals:

we recommend you to collect your packs 30-45 mins before the start of your wave. Packs are collected by using the name(s) on your registrations in last name order. Everyone that has registered online (including those that have put a team name) are registered as individuals. Don’t forget your race waiver.

For Groups:

If you are part of a group that has been registered as such with your packs will be available as a single collection for your whole group. Go to the ‘Group Registration Desk’ in the registration tent. You will need all your waivers for all group members in order to collect.

At registration you will be given a wristband which must be worn by all participants, as this give access to your wave start. No access will be provided without a wristband. It is not possible for you to collect your race medal after the race without a wristband.It is not essential to wear your provided race tshirt, but we encourage you to feel part of the clan,



Wear light, performance fabrics next to your skin that will typically allow your body to breathe and release moisture. In layers if you feel the need to wear multiple layers, but skin alone will dry quicker than your clothes. Wear old, but comfortable trainers. Do your shoe laces up real tight. Some people like to wear gloves that will give them grip on obstacles. Have your after event clothing set out as much as possible before you race, allowing you to quickly clean, change, and get warm. Remember bottles of water and old towels to get the mud off you, a change of footwear and clothing, and plastic bags for your wet & dirty clothing and towels.

Bag Storage
At Race HQ there will be attended bag storage (please go to baggage and get a tag for your bag) Bag storage is free, but we do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of belongings placed in baggage storage. 

Toilets in the form of portaloos are available near the parking area and next to the start/finish area.


Changing Facilities

A very rudimentary indoor changing area is available in the marquee.

THERE ARE NO SHOWERS. We recommend that participants bring with them

items such as; bottles of water (for washing down with), a flask of hot water, a hot water

bottle, wipes, cloths, towels and changes of clothes with them to get themselves clean/

dry/warm after the race. There are very basic hose down facilities via cold water taps available near to the start/finish area and also in the car park area.

Wave Starts
Everyone has a wave start time, and a number of people set off in each wave. Waves will start on time. Access to your wave is via your wristband. No wristband, no entry. Each wave will be called out 5 minutes before start time. It is a good idea to be ready to enter the wave area 10 minutes before your wave to ensure you do not miss it.


During the Event

Be aware of how long you will be on the course

5km approx 50 - 70 minutes, 10k approx 90 mins - 2.5hrs
Be aware of those around you

Encourage and support those around you. Help others that are in need if help. Contact the nearest marshal or medic if you see someone in trouble.

Be aware of the course

Pay close attention to course markers.Be careful of every step you take as the terrain constantly changes.Do not cross rope and course markers - you will be going the wrong way.

Be Sensible & Be Safe

Don’t push yourself beyond your capabilities. Take on water at the water station if you need it. Stop frequently if you need to. Pay Attention to Race Officials Follow their instructions and do not ignore them.

You are YOUR Challenge

Run in your own time and enjoy it at a pace you can sustain. Finish with a SMILE It is over, and you have done it.

The Route
The course is treacherous from the start to finish, with many natural and unnatural hazards along the way. It is important to state this is not a race, participants should travel at a pace which is comfortable for them and take on hazards and obstacles cautiously and carefully. 

Water stations
There is a water station out on the course, and in the finish area. If you stop to drink water out on the course, please do so as not to impede other participants. Please use the bins provided for your cups.

There will be a food truck close to the start finish area selling food and hot/cold drinks. They accept payment via cash or card.

Please respect the marshals and all the helpers on the day. Please obey the instructions of them and do thank them. Please remember that they have given up their time in order to make the race possible.

First Aid
We have medics providing First Aid for our event in the form of an ambulance and a team of their trained staff around the course. If you require their assistance or need to withdraw from the event, please see a marshal, who will assist you and notify the race organisers.

Headphones, Phones, Electronic Devices on the course
We strongly advise against taking anything electrical/electronic out with you on the course, as items can be fully submersed in water.

It is participants responsibility to take care of their own safety and welfare before, during, and after the event. Accompanying adult participants are responsible for the safety and welfare of child participants in their charge.

Spectators are welcome to roam around various parts of the course to view participants, but must not go onto the course route at any time.

When you finish you will be greeted by our medal marshalls, who will cut off your wristband and give you your well earned medal. Please note, no wristband, no medal.

We have a number of photographers take photos over the event day. These will be posted to in the week or so after the event. Photos are free to download. Do you have some photos of the event that you would like to share with us? Send us an email to and we will share them in our smugmug galleries.

On the day Event Support - Could You Help?
We are always looking for people to help deliver our events on event day. If you are interested or know someone that is, then please let us know. In return we provide either a payment towards your expenses, or free places to our events. Email us at for more info.

Our Next event in Fife: August 18th – Really Muddy Fife 5k & 10k at Knockhill Racing Circuit
Think less obstacles but more mud! Really Muddy incorporates many elements of the MacTuff challenge, but with less fences barriers and no monkey bars. But even more mud!!
Enter with your family, group or team. Early registration is open now.

Registration link: Really Muddy 5k & 10k August 18th 2024 Early Bird Entry

Loss, Personal Injury and Damage
The organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss, personal injury or damage to any participant as a result of entering or participating in this event.

Underlying Health Issues

For your own safety you must let us know of any underlying health issues that you have prior to participating. Send an email to us at; titled ‘PARTICIPANT HEALTH NOTIFICATION’ so these can be confidentially recorded for medical staff in the

event of any individual health emergency.


Knockhill Parking to Race Start.jpg

Parking to Start / Finish


About MacTuff Fife Spring 5k & 10k

MacTuff Spring is a fantastic event to test your mettle against a variety of natural and man made obstacles. Choose your distance, 5k or 10k of a true test through mud, water and obstacles to suit all ages and most abilities.
Whether you run or walk, taking part alone or as part of a group, running for fun or raising money for a worthy cause, MacTuff Spring will provide you with a memorable day out.



May 12th from 8:00AM UK time


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