Cumbernauld 10K celebrates 10 years with SBH Scotland
First held to mark the 50th anniversary of Cumbernauld new town in 2007, the Cumbernauld 10K race is now a popular event on the athletics calendar with over 650 runners registered last year.
The 10th anniversary event takes place on Sunday 18 September at Broadwood Stadium and we're delighted to have been chosen as the nominated charity for a 10th year.
New for this year are a toddler dash and a 400m run for P1 to P4 children.
There will also be 1k races for P5 to P7 children, a 3k race for S1 to S5 pupils and a Victory Mile Walk (for those of all abilities), as well as free family entertainment and activities.
“The Cumbernauld 10k is firmly established as one of our most popular events with runners coming from across Scotland, and we’re aiming to make this year the best ever,” said Councillor Allan Graham, Chair of Campsies Centre (Cumbernauld) Ltd.
“With events for toddlers and P1 to P4 kids and the Victory Mile Walk open, there is now something for everyone, no matter their age or ability. It’s a real family occasion.
“To mark the event’s 10th birthday we’d love to welcome back anyone who has taken part over the last decade to help us celebrate.
“So help us get the party started, and sign up now for the event of 2016.”
You can register for all the races online at www.q-buster.co.uk/cumbernauld10k and enjoy an early bird discount. BUT, if you fancy fundraising fof SBH Scotland give us a call on 03455 211 600 or email us as we have some special team places.
Last year, the event raised £3,675 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland. We are the only specialist charity in Scotland providing a lifetime commitment of support services, training and projects for everyone affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. One of the highest incidences in Scotland is in Lanarkshire.
The Cumbernauld 10k is organised by North Lanarkshire Council and North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, Campsies Centre Cumbernauld Ltd, Strathmore Spring Water and the Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle.
For more information, go to www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/cumbernauld10k.
In photo: Pupils from Westfield Primary School celebrate the 10th Cumbernauld 10k event with Robert Robertson and Ashlin McKinnon from North Lanarkshire Leisure: from left Rebecca Donald, Zachary McIntyre, Emma Berney, Ethan Cunningham, Kiara Moore and Luke Ramsay.