Broadwood Stadium is the event's location. Picture: Cumbernauld Media.
RUNNERS –amateur, professional and recreational – have a new date for the diary now, after North Lanarkshire Leisure unveiled the date for the 2014 Cumbernauld 10k contest.
Last year over 500 runners took part in the event, with a resounding 83% reporting they were pleased with the organisation.
This year, organisers are hoping to make the event the biggest date, hoping that potential participants feel inspired from the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
North Lanarkshire Leisure has opened up the sign-up sheets for this year’s 10k, which will take part on Sunday, September 21st.
Among the some 500 participants in last year’s event were James Gibb and Elizabeth Newton who both completed a survey after the race to help identify how the event could be improved further.
As a thank you for participating in the survey and for providing their feedback, Paul Gunn won a £70 voucher from Run For It, and all three received free entry to this year's race.
"The focus is on sport this year, with North Lanarkshire being a Proud Host Venue for the Commonwealth games, and part of the legacy is to encourage more people to be more active," Councillor Jim Logue, Convener of the council's Learning and Leisure Services Committee and Chairman of North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd explains.
"At the Cumbernauld 10k event, there's something for everyone: races for children, the Victory Mile and the 10k race itself which is an ideal distance for people who have just taken up running as well as club athletes.
"With about ten weeks to go, it's the ideal time to sign up, start training and set yourself an achievable goal - be a winner and run the 10k."
Starting and ending at Cumbernauld’s Broadwood Stadium, the Cumbernauld 10k event also includes a 1k run for P5, 6 and 7 pupils, in addition to a 3k run for S1 to S4s.
Meanwhile, North Lanarkshire Council has confirmed that a ‘Victory Mile’ event, organised by the Scottish Spina Bifida Association, will also take place on the date for wheelchair users or anyone who would like to join in.
Before the starting gun is fired though, there will be a multitude of family-friendly events inside and outside of Broadwood Stadium.
This the 8th annual Cumbernauld 10k, which is organised by North Lanarkshire Council and North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd in conjunction with NHS Lanarkshire and Campsies Centre Cumbernauld Ltd and supported by Strathmore Spring Water and the Cumbernauld News and Chronicle.
Organisers are keen to publicise that a donation is made for every person who enters the 10k to charity partner, the Scottish Spina Bifida Association, based in Cumbernauld.
To register for the race, click on the Q-buster link, call 01236 437756 or drop in to Broadwood or Ravenscraig sports centres.
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