Running With The Girls
Women's 10K back on the streets of Edinburgh this autumn...
Glasgow was once proud host of Scotland's big ticket women's only 10K - a firm favourite on the running calendar for a number of years, it had its last outing in 2018. If running en masse with a group of like-minded female runners has been missing from your life for the last four years then a short hop across the M8 will see that itch scratched (so to speak) with the second staging of the Women's 10K set to take place in Edinburgh on 23 October.
Starting on the historic Royal Mile, the city centre route takes runners past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop. It then goes past the Scott Monument and swoops past the Scottish Parliament building, before carrying onto Holyrood Park. Here runners will take in Arthurs Seat, as well as Holyrood Palace and Dynamic Earth, before heading on to the Grassmarket. From here cheering crowds will boost participants to their grandstand finish at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
But this event is about more than its stunning route - it provides women runners with the opportunity to take part in an all-inclusive event with no judgement, surrounded by a strong and supportive community of women making a positive change. Far more than just a 10K, the Women's 10K is a proactive, challenging way to engage women in physical activity and promote health & well-being all year round, as well as being a platform to raise funds for charity.
Organisers say: "We want you to come along and take part in the Women’s 10K Edinburgh. Maybe you’ve not done any exercise in a while and need a goal to motivate you, maybe you want to do something positive together with your friends and family, or maybe you want to fundraise for a worthwhile cause.
"Whatever your reason, the Women’s 10K is the perfect opportunity for you to lace up those trainers and make a difference, either to your own life or someone else’s."
The inagural event last year was a great success with plenty of participants eager to return in 2022. 2021 entrant, Julie Laroche, commented on Facebook: "It was a fab event - super well organised - marshalls and volunteers were great and it is a fab route! Finishing at Murrayfield stadium is the best!"
If you'd like to know more then visit the event website here.
Image: Women's 10K Facebook