MORE than double the amount of people have already signed up for this year’s Paisley 10k and Fun Run compared to the same time last year.
And the races that take place through the streets of Paisley on Sunday, August 20 looks like breaking the previous record for the number of runners taking part.
By the end of last month, 1911 people had signed up for the 10k and Fun Run, compared to 885 for May 31, 2016.
A total of 960 runners have already signed up for the 10k Race compared to 584 at this point last year and there has been an amazing 951 Fun Run entrants, compared to 301 by the end of May last year.
One local youth football club, Renfrew FC, has more than 200 members signed up for the Fun Run as they bid to raise cash for club funds through sponsorship for completing the course.
Club chairman Iain Wilson said: “We’ve got youngsters and their families from all our age groups taking part this year.
“We did the Fun Run two years ago and raised £2000 and with so many of our players doing it this year we hope to raise double that amount.
“The Fun run is a great way to raise money and the youngsters feel elated after taking part. Everyone loves the Fun Run as, along with the Paisley 10k, it’s a very well-organised event.”
Anyone can still register for the Paisley 10k Race or Fun Run, which is sponsored by sports and outdoor retailer, Decathlon. Last year almost 3000 people raced around the streets of Paisley in the 10k Race and Fun Run.
Joyce McKellar is chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, who along with Renfrewshire Council is organising the events. She said:
“This year’s Paisley 10k and Fun Run is shaping up to be the best ever.
“There’s still time to sign up to take part and the number of people already committed to the event shows how popular it has become.”
You can register for the race by logging on to renfrewshireleisure.com or by telephoning 0300 300 1362 or picking up an entry form from any Renfrewshire Leisure venue.