Glenlivet 10k

Spirits run high at Glenlivet 10K

Charity race returns to raise vital funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Over 350 runners set off from the Glenlivet Distillery on Sunday morning (31 October) to race their way through the stunning – and soggy – surroundings of the Cairngorm National Park.

The organisers of the Glenlivet 10K, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS), were delighted to be welcoming runners to Moray again. 

Hayley Simpson, Fundraising Manger at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, told runABC Scotland: “It was absolutely fantastic to be back at the ‘most beautiful run in Scotland’, cheering on our participants and raising vital funds to make sure there’s no life half lived in Scotland!”

“Despite the rain and wind, spirits were high, and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing. It was great to be able to share that with our supporters again.” 

As for most charities, it has been a difficult 18 months for CHSS, who had seen most of their crucial fundraising events cancelled or postponed. The last ‘real life’ Glenlivet 10K last took place in April 2019, and a virtual event was held in 2020. 

This year’s sell-out event raised over £14,000 – and counting for CHSS.

Simpson added, “Over the difficult lockdown period, our supporters stepped up and supported us by taking on the virtual Glenlivet 10K, but it’s just fantastic to be able hold events of this size again. Every penny raised today will go towards making sure people across Scotland get the support they really need when they return home from hospital.

“A big thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help make the event run smoothly and who got as wet and cold as the runners – we couldn’t do it without them!”

Results from the Glenlivet 10K are available now from runABC Scotland.

Image: CHSS

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