Residents of G63 postcode in for a ‘special’ treat of an event
Unique community race designed to help residents of an 'especially beautiful corner of Scotland, get fitter, healthier and happier'
Keen to see more ‘locals than normal out pounding the streets’, the organisers of Stirlingshire's Killearn 10K and Killearn Mile have launched a very special contest, just for residents of very special postcode.
The Killearn 10K: Special K is a ‘real life’ accumulator event, open only to residents of the G63 postal area. The goal: to compete with other individuals and teams of four to accumulate the most kilometres from the opening of the competition window at 00:01 on Sunday, 30 May and its close at 23:59 on Saturday, 5 June.
Teams (aged 16+) can be made up of running club members, families, friends or neighbours, and the kilometres do not need to be accumulated together in the same session.
Mixed team members must be aged five or older on 30 May, with at least one team member over the age of 16 to serve as team captain.
Aspiring teams should note that daily maximum kilometre limits are in place for their youngest members: 1km (5–10 years); 5km (11–15); 16 (15km); 17 (25km); and 18–20 (42km). There are no daily limits for runners over 20.
Kilometres can be accumulated by running, jogging or walking. Cycling, is, however, forbidden. Just like the ‘real life’ Killearn 10K, the Killearn 10K: Special K is a multi-terrain event. Organisers expect participants to run/walk/jog those kilometres on a mix of surfaces, including road and trail. However, even if restrictions allow travel, organisers request that sessions be held as close to home as possible.
Any kilometres racked up in the Killearn 10K: Special K can also be applied to this year’s virtual edition of the Killearn 10K, to be held on Saturday, 5 June.
Entries to the Killearn 10K: Special K close on Friday, 30 April and include a ‘special’ edition snood.
Image courtesy: Carl French