Friday , 23 August 2019

Are you up for OUTrun?

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The OUTrun will be held in Kelvingrove Park on 22nd August

LGBT+ running club Glasgow Frontrunners will be hosting their own 5-mile road race to mark the club’s fifth birthday.

The event will take place on 22nd August, coinciding with the start of Pride Glasgow.

The race, known as OUTrun, will be is a 5-mile timed running event in one of Glasgow’s best-loved ‘dear green places’ – Kelvingrove Park. The route has been planned to ensure that it is a relatively flat course, taking in some of the most scenic sections of the park and Kelvin Walkway.

The race is open to all and is suitable for participants of all abilities. Glasgow Frontrunners aim to promote, highlight and increase LGBT+ participation in sport and after participating in many events and races organised by other running clubs they have decided to host their own event.

Jason Bohan, the club’s jog secretary, explained:  “Our club runners have benefited from the many events organized by other local running groups. OUTrun is our way of giving something back to the wider running community by providing an additional running event to the race calendar.”

Although everyone is welcome, placed are limited to 200 so interested people are advised to register early. Race registration costs £12 (plus a 75p admin charge). There will be prizes for the first, second and third male and female runners, as well as for the over 40s and over 50s categories.

All runners will receive a goody bag and an OUTrun t-shirt.

The event is being sponsored by Queens Cross Housing Association and Run4It. Further information about the race can be found on the Glasgow Frontrunners website.

As OUTrun is serving as part of the club’s 5th birthday celebrations, all participants are welcome to attend the birthday bash in the evening – cake is promised! More information will be avilable on the club’s Facebook page shortly.

 

About Andrew Page

Andrew Page
Andrew is KaleidoScot's sports editor and photographer. An experienced blogger, Andrew was raised in the Hebrides and currently lives in Renfrewshire. Andrew became an active equality campaigner at the time of the Section 28 debate, and has particular interests in faith issues and promoting LGBTI equality in sport. Andrew was shortlisted for the Icon Award's 2015 Journalist of the Year.

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