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Perth 10K Festival returns for 2021

Late summer challenge for Fair City runners

Just a few weeks after opening for entries, just over half the 500 places available for the Perth 10k remain.

The race, which is now more than 30 years old, will be held on Sunday, 29 August.

Organisers are very confident the event will go ahead, fully believing ‘it will be a case of how they manage the race as opposed to if’. 

Fast and flat, organisers say the scenic course is ‘ideal for both the competitive runner and also the beginner looking to take part in their first race’.

As in previous years, the Perth 10k – open to runners aged 16+ – will be accompanied by 3km and 1.5km fun runs, for children aged 12-15 inclusive and 11 and under respectively.

All races start on the North Inch and follow the path alongside the River Tay.

All runners will receive a medal, and 10k prizes will be offered in the usual age group categories. There will also be prizes for the fastest male and female runners from the PH1/PH2 post codes.

Organisers are keen to stress that runners of all abilities are welcome. They say, “We want to make running accessible to everyone and inspire and encourage the people of Perthshire and beyond to live a healthy life and support a local race.”

“First or last, it's the same finishing line.” 

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