Glenrothes Road Running Festival

Race For All In Glenrothes

Popular Fife running festival returns in June with events to suit the whole family...

The Glenrothes Road Running Festival returns for its 41st year on 23 June and will once again cater for runners and families with its multi-distance offerings. In its long history this popular event has diversified and grown to offer something for runners of all experience levels.

The Festival, which started life in 1983 as a half marathon, is one of Scotland’s longest running road-racing festivals. In time, the half marathon was replaced by a 10K race. In 1991, shorter family-friendly races were added and the event transformed into a full-on festival of running.

The event, which now attracts hundreds runners of all abilities from across the UK each year, is organised by the Fife Olympiad SCIO Committee in conjunction with the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

In addition to the 10K for runners over 15, there is also a 4K road race, a 2K fun run/walk/jog and a 200m junior jog for the under 5s on the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre running track.

Organisers say: "The Glenrothes Road Running Festival is a brilliant set of events to suit all ages and abilities, and just gets more popular each year. It's aimed at encouraging people of all ages to take part in physical exercise and to reap the health benefits of doing so.

"In addition to the chance to run in one of the events, spectating or volunteering is a good way to spend a family morning out, enjoying the atmosphere and cheering on the runners. It's really good to be at the finish line, handing out the medals and seeing the big effort that the runners have put in."

In 2023 the 10K had more than 350 runners, it was Reiss Marshall of Fife AC who won in a time of 33:36 while first female was Chrissie Maitland of Pitreavie AAC in 41:44.

If you'd like to know more, visit the Fife Leisure website, or enter here.

Image: Fife Sports & Leisure Trust/Andrew Beveridge

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