Spectators and Supporters
Retail outlets for programmes are to be confirmed for the current year.
This year the event will be based at Springwell Park in Kelso, the Jim Clark Rally starts on Friday evening with a route that includes Duns and 3 other stage locations. Action begins early on Saturday revisiting old favourites, but with the addition of an exciting new stage never before used on the event. Saturday finishes with the podium presentations back in Kelso.
On Sunday the action moves to Duns for the Reivers Rally, a round of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship. (And I didn’t change any of the other text.)
Held on the closed public roads of Berwickshire the Jim Clark Rally is a weekend of rallying with a number of events taking place.
Based at Kelso Racecourse the International Rally gets things underway on Friday evening with a route through the streets of Duns. After SS Duns the cars are back on the roads early on Saturday morning for a full day’s competition. The Reivers Rally, a round of the Scottish Rally Championship runs on Sunday from Duns. All of the action takes place within a 15 mile radius of the town and is easily accessible.
Out in the countryside the Jim Clark stages have a reputation for being fast with big jumps, ditches and hedges to catch out the unwary, the event is truly a spectacular event to see. Many of the access points, such as the Duns Stage are free however most of the best ones have a fixed charge of £5. In an effort to offset the disruption the rally causes to the community these spectator points are run in a partnership with other local organisations and good causes. The rally for its part contends that the income from spectators does not cover a third of the spectator cost and it asks spectators to bear this in mind when asked for payment.
The organisers produce a comprehensive programme of the event. Included within this are details of the various drivers and championships as well as a full entry list and maps showing all of the stages. There are also advice on the best spectator points and a full timetable of the weekend’s activities. The organisers no longer make Programmes available by post, relying instead on local outlets within the area. A list of these will appear here near to the event.
Most of the parking at stage viewing points are on closed public roads however some are on private property these are not included in the supporters pass deal.