Springburn Harriers

Jack Crawford goes virtual for 2021

'Courage conquers all' as Glasgow club adapts yet another event

One of the country’s oldest athletics clubs, Springburn Harriers, has announced that their first event for 2021 will be virtual affair. The club’s ‘Canal Canter’ went virtual in August last year, raising funds for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Neonatal Appeal.

The Jack Crawford 10K and Junior Jack races, normally run in large part on the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal from the Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome, can now be tackled at any time between midnight on Friday, 5 March and 11.59pm on Sunday, 7 March. Results, using only Garmin or Strava, must be submitted by 11.59pm on Monday, 8 March via the Springburn Harriers website. 

The event’s organisers will be donating 100% of the entry fees – minus a small transaction charge – to Marie Curie. Entry costs £2 for Jack Crawford 10K (ages 15+) and just £1 for the 3000m (12+), 1500m (9+) and 500m (5+) ‘Junior Jack’ races. 

Organisers emphasise that the coronavirus restrictions in place over race weekend must be followed. Guidance from scottishathletics will also be published on the event website the week before.

Springburn Harriers were founded in 1893 as a general amateur athletic club, focusing on cross-country running. The club celebrated its 125th anniversary at the 2018 edition of the Jack Crawford 10K by giving all participants a special commemorative gift.

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