For more information, see the Location section on the About the Race page ....
For information on what to do once you've arrived, see the Competitor Information section on the About the Race page ....
From the North
Following signs for Dunfermline/Edinburgh, travel south on the M90, until Junction 1. Take a left onto the A921, and head along the Fife Coastal road, following the brown Tourist route signs to Burntisland and continuing through into Kinghorn.
From the East (A92/A921)
Follow signs for Kirkcaldy, then take the coastal route (A921) to Kinghorn.
From the South (A90/A921)
Crossing the Forth Road Bridge, leave the motorway at Junction 1. Take a right onto the A921, and head along the Fife Coastal road, following the brown Tourist route signs to Burntisland and continuing through into Kinghorn.
From the West (A985)/Kincardine Bridge
Turn right off the Kincardine bridge onto the A985 and continue through Rosyth, until the M90. Go straight through the roundabout, onto the A921 and head along the Fife Coastal road, following the brown Tourist route signs to Burntisland and continuing through into Kinghorn.
From Edinburgh and the South
There is a regular service leaving every 30 minutes from Edinburgh Waverley, which is the Fife circle route. It stops at Kinghorn station, beside the start of the Black Rock '5' Race, but a 2 minute walk from the changing facilities at the community centre. In addition, there are trains which do not stop at Kinghorn, but do stop at Kirkcaldy, where either a change of train or short bus journey is needed to reach Kinghorn. View the full Edinburgh & Fife circle timetable (from 20 May 2018).
Trains from Edinburgh to Kinghorn - depart 17:12, arrive 17:54; depart 17:50, arrive 18:31; depart 18:13, arrive 18:54.
From Aberdeen, Dundee and Markinch and the North
The Markinch service on the Fife circle is opposite to the Edinburgh one, so again stops every half an hour. However, the trains from outside Fife tend not to halt in Kinghorn, but in nearby Kirkcaldy only. It is necessary then to get a local train or bus to Kinghorn.
From Edinburgh and the South
The only route to serve Kinghorn directly is Dunfermline to Leven (route 7) which also stops in Kirkcaldy, providing two services each hour through the day, before changing to an hourly service at 7pm. The last 7 leaves Kinghorn at 23:59 for Dunfermline and at 00:06 for Leven. See the Stagecoach Fife website for a full 7 timetable.
Buses from Dunfermline to Kinghorn - depart 16:35, arrive 17:44; depart 17:05, arrive 18:14; depart 17:35.
Buses from Kirkcaldy to Kinghorn - depart 17:25, arrive 17:41; depart 17:55, arrive 18:11; depart 18:20, arrive 18:36.
There is a direct service only to Kirkcaldy bus station - (X58, X60) - you will be required to catch a local bus (see above). Phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or see www.travelinescotland.com for further information.
There is an airport at Glenrothes (Fife), and also across the water in Edinburgh. For the more extravagant of you or for those with more money than sense, then you could probably land your helicopter on the sand or just outside Kinghorn in a field.