GTM has always attracted cycling events and activities but now we are keen to host a 10K running race to reflect the huge increase in popularity of distance running in our area. The hope is to develop the inaugural event into a festival of running with heats on our 400 metre track for youngsters to start the day off and hopefully spark a future interest.
The event is to be fully permitted with Scottish Athletics, chip timed and accurately measured so that PBs (Personal Bests) can be recorded and to attract some fast runners. We are accepting the first 300 to apply for an entry for the inaugural event but this number will rise all being well in future years. The GTM 10K is to be a well produced quality event with good hospitality for the runners, full support personnel including medical cover, a quality entrants t-shirt and a unique finishers medal.
The event is being sponsored by local businesses and a good number have already committed. We still have a modest amount to raise as we want to make this a really special event. Please get in touch if you are interested in adding to the support. A special sponsors enclosure with free bar and BBQ should help to add to the atmosphere! All sponsors will appear in pre-event publicity, posters and on the t-shirts.
As the event is all about health and well being the theme is orange and we will be giving away delicious oranges from our OUTSPAN Orange Advertising Vehicle from the 1970s. This eccentric vehicle will also feature in starting and finishing the main race and will be used as a backdrop for the presentations.