2017 Race Date:
23rd Jun

Welcome to the official website of the Kinghorn Black Rock '5' Race. This site provides those interested or participating in the race, with information about the event, entry forms, past results, photos and the annual t-shirts.

Latest News

11/12/2013 - Sponsorship Update

In mid-September I received a letter from a vice-president at AGR, a Norwegian oil and gas company, who had been very generous sponsors of the Black Rock '5' in 2012 and 2013.

Sadly this informed me that they were withdrawing their support for 2014.  I of course questioned this action and wrote to the CEO of the company in the knowledge that the decision to become sponsors of the event for three years had been taken by the (since departed) CEO who came from Norway to take part in the race in 2012.   I'm sad to report that I did not receive a reply.

So all I can do now is thank AGR for their substantial generosity for the last two years and start the search for new sponsors for the future.

I'll keep you posted........

John McKay

Race Director

11/12/2013 - Community News Update

Please see the Community page for an update on how the Black Rock '5' race has supported local community groups in Kinghorn during 2013.

6/7/2013 - More 2013 Photos

Courtesy of Alan Mountford who took photos out at the rock a few more images have been added to the gallery pages.

Piper at the Black Rock

25/6/2013 - Photos and Video

There's now a selection of photos from the 2013 Black Rock '5' in the galleries.   There's also this short video compilation uploaded to YouTube by competitor Alistair Donnachie.

23/6/2013 - Race Results

Race results are now available on this site as well as the winning time web site

22/6/2013 - Race Results

Race results are available on the winning time web site and full results will appear on this site in due course. Well done everyone!!

Dermot Cummins


The organisers would like to wish everyone taking part in tonight's race the very best of luck. Enjoy the race!

20/6/2013 - Carousel Beer

Keg beers will be available at The Carousel after the race.  The beers we will have on tap are

  • Williams Red (4.5%)
  • Birds and Bess (4.3%)
  • The Juniper Tree (3.7%)
  • Joker (5%)

11/6/2013 - Changes Deadline

In line with the terms and conditions sent to all entrants, the deadline for refunds and exchanges passes today. No changes to start line data will be processed as of midnight Tuesday 11th June.

9/6/2013 - Beer!

We are delighted to announce the beer selection for this year's race, supplied by our brewing partners Williams Brothers of Alloa, is:

Williams Bros beer bottle top
  • Caesar Augustus
  • Cock o' the Walk
  • Prodigal Sun

An interesting sample of the Williams Brothers diverse range, to be enjoyed by our race finishers!

9/3/2013 - All Online Entries Taken

All online places for the Black Rock '5' Race were taken by 13:35 on Saturday 9th March.

The first 200 postal entries will be processed. Download a form and buy a stamp!

8/3/2013 - Entries Open

Online entries to the 2013 Back Rock '5' opened this evening at 19:00. 700 entries are available online with a further 200 to the first 200 postal entries received - entry forms available here on the website.

Online entries at Entry Central; Postal entry forms available here.

Entry Central

1/3/2013 - Entries open 8/3/2013 at 19:00

Online entries for the 2013 Black Rock '5' Race will open on Friday 8th March at 19:00.

Entry for this year's race will open at Entry Central next Friday (8/3/2013)

18/2/2013 - 2013 Race date confirmed!

The date for the 2012 Black Rock '5' race is confirmed as Friday, 21st of June with the race starting at 19:30. As in recent years, the race will be pre-entry only. Entry details will published when available.

Further details about this year's race will be announced in due course.

2016 Results

1Murray StrainHBT23:24
2Neil RenaultEDI23:27
3Ben HukinsCAM23:34
4Scott GreenCEN23:48
5Bryan ClarkCOR24:24

Williams Bros Brewery
Run and Become, Edinburgh
Scotia Bathrooms, Fife
Briggs Marine
Raith Fruit
Scottish Athletics
Myrtle Coffee Services; Race Water Supplier