Paisley’s number one sporting event returns this summer after record-breaking numbers took part last year.
Registration is now open for the Paisley 10K and Fun Run, sponsored once again by Hillington Park, which will take place on Sunday 30 August 2015.
Around 1,900 runners took part in last year’s event and organisers hope even more will take part this year.
The 10K road race is open to all and aimed at both the serious runner and the first time competitor. Once again, the race will be on a flat, fast course taking runners to the west of the town after a loop around Paisley’s historic town centre.
The Fun Run covers approximately 3km and participants are encouraged to run, walk or stroll their way round the route and take in the sights, with enjoyment and an active lifestyle the aim of the day.
Each runner will receive a medal for their participation and there will be trophies awarded to the winner of each section of the 10K race.
Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Culture Policy Board, said, “Paisley 10k and Fun Run has continued to grow over the years, making it a key event in the running calendar not just for Renfrewshire but across Scotland. The popular course makes it ideal for new and experienced runners and shows off some of the stunning heritage of Paisley.
“Last year was a record-breaking year but we want to see even more people signing up to take part this year.”
Louise O’Connell, Marketing Manager at Hillington Park, said, “The many hundreds of businesses located at Hillington Park make a major contribution to the Renfrewshire economy so we are delighted, for the fifth year in a row, to be the main sponsor of the Paisley 10K and Fun Run. Last year was a tremendous success and great fun so we hope this year will be even better.”
The chosen charity for this year’s event is Macmillan Cancer Support and runners already with a charity of choice are encouraged to donate when they sign up.