Experience The Beauty Of Killin
This late summer 10K sees runners cross the spectacular Falls of Dochart, are you in?
There's less than six weeks till this year's staging of the Killin 10K, Tay Fitness Events' original 10K which some may say is the best! With waterfalls, Loch Tay, incredible views and a warm welcome all a part of proceedings it's hard to argue with that line of thought.
Set for 26 August in 2023, the Perthshire event was voted third best 10K in Scotland in 2020 and its spectacular route is certainly one of the reasons it achieved this accolade. The 10K course starts and finishes in Killin's Breadalbane Park with runners crossing the Dochart Bridge before joining the old railway line, which runs parallel to the river. Runners also cross the old rail viaduct and on parts of the course they will run parallel to Loch Tay. Runners will also head up Glen Lochay where they are treated to fantastic views of the Tarmachan Range and River Lochay. The Glen Lochay section follows a beautiful undulating loop on a single track tarmac road.
Alongside the 10K event, is a highly regarded 5K. Speaking after taking part last year, Cathy Baird said: "I completed the 5K run today. I have been running for about 40 years and this was one of the best races I have ever done. The organisation of it was spot on and all the officials were extremely friendly and helpful. The fundraisers for the cancer charities put on a spectacular spread."
Speaking about new plans for this year's event, organisers said: "This year, at the Killin 10K, we are introducing the Herbie McLean Cup. It will be awarded to the fastest local female and fastest local male. Herbie himself chose these trophies and their engravings, and intended to hand them out on the day in person.
"Herbie, was very well known locally and in the running community for his incredible running exploits, both in training and in events. Over the years he supported many local people to reach their goals and undoubtedly inspired countless others.
"We are deeply honoured that his wife, Janice, will now hand out these trophies in Herbie’s memory. Having taken part nearly every year in Killin, he will continue to play a part in the 10K this year and for every year to come. Herbie would be pleased and proud to still be inspiring and motivating people to run."
Post race there will be soup, sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks available in the McLaren Hall, all proceeds from this will go to Cancer Research UK.
If you'd like to know more, visit the Killin 10K website.
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