paisley 10k

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.

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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.

Runners can apply online at, download an application form from or request a paper form on 0141 889 1110.

On your marks. Get set. Go online to register for the Paisley 10k

Renfrewshire runners are being urged to get their entries in for this year’s Scottish West 10k Championship and Fun Run and make the most of the early-bird discount that’s just been launched.

The annual event takes place in Paisley, this year on Sunday 25 August and is expected to be the biggest ever. Last year over 1,400 people took part, ranging from serious athletes to fun runners raising cash for charity.

The cut-price entry fees are available from 12 April until 1 June. Runners taking part in the 10k can save £3 on the normal entry fee, while adult fun runners save £1 and children save £2. The discounts are only available online at

Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Culture Policy Board, said: “Each year the 10k is a key fixture in the West of Scotland’s athletics calendar and together with the fun run – it really puts Paisley on the map with both locals and visitors coming to the town to enjoy the event.

“It’s a great opportunity for keen runners to challenge their personal best, plus with finally spring here, now is the ideal time for beginners to dust off the cobwebs and sign up for a healthier, fitter way of life in time for summer.

“The event also helps to raise Paisley’s profile as one of three British Heart Foundation Heart Towns in Scotland while combining sporting participation, top class competition, charity fundraising, and a fun day out. Get online to register now and make full use of the early bird discount.

Paisley 10k 2013

This year the race is sponsored by Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Flagship employer MEPC Hillington Park and Paisley Vision.

Jamie Cumming, Commercial Director, Hillington Park said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Paisley 10K. As a major contributor to the economy in Renfrewshire, Hillington Park is committed to supporting local initiatives like this. We hope many occupiers on our Park will put on their running shoes and take part in what always proves to be a fun day out that raises vital money for charity.”

The entry fee for the 10k is £18 with a t shirt (early bird £15) or £12 without a t shirt   (early bird £10). There is a group discount where one free entry is offered for every five paying entries.

The entry fee for the Fun run is £8 with a t shirt for adults (early bird £7) or £5 without a t shirt (early bird £4) and £6 with a t shirt for children under 16 (early bird £4) or £3 without a t shirt (early bird £2). The adult and child discount offers a joint entry for £12 with t shirts (early bird £10).

Scottish Athletics League members are eligible for a further £2 discount on all categories.

Paisley’s 10k is noted for being flat and fast, with a course that takes competitors through the historic town centre, along Paisley canal and Kilmacolm cycle track.

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Paisley 10k Photographs

Paisley 10k Photographs

First Pics: Sunday the 26th of August saw runners pound the streets and we will have all the Paisley 10k Photographs to show you. The run was officially started by Phil Packer MBE (see text below).

Also the Fun Run, which took place on the same day, is a great day out for families and friends. It’s a great way for all the family to keep fit and raise money for a good cause.

The Paisley 10k Road Race is one of the flattest and fastest courses with easy transport access. The course, which was the same course as last year, is accredited by Scottish Athletics as an accurate 10k distance.

Here is the first selection of the Paisley 10k Photographs, more will be available tomorrow (Monday 27th).

All photographs were taken by Annie Crawford for Paisley on the web.

You can find out more about the Paisley 10k by visiting here.

On your marks: Phil Packer MBE will help kick off Paisley 10k

Missing the Olympics? Don’t worry because Renfrewshire is gearing up for the biggest event in its sporting calendar.

Paisley 10k and Fun Run will take place this Sunday 26 August and is expected to be the biggest yet with keen runners and beginners alike set to flock to the town.

Not only that but Phil Packer MBE who’s spending the month of August walking in every county in Scotland as part of his 2012 BRIT challenge – will reach Paisley just before the 10k starts.

Phil Packer The fundraising hero will meet Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall in County Square ahead of the race starting before he sets off on the Renfrewshire leg of his walk with the Scouts and the Lord Lieutenant Guy Clark.

Provost Anne Hall said: “I’m really looking forward to this year’s 10k which is shaping up to be the best yet and what a fantastic coincidence that Phil Packer MBE will reach Paisley on the same day as the event.

“This summer has been all about Olympians inspiring the country and Phil Packer MBE, is also an inspiration to us all. After being told he’d never walk again following a rocket attack while serving in Basra, he took part in many challenges including rowing the Channel and finishing the London Marathon.

“Now he’s walking 2,012 miles around the country to raise £15m to build the BRIT Centre of Inspiration for young people facing adversity.  It will be an absolute pleasure to meet him in Paisley ahead of the 10k starting, as he continues on this amazing challenge.”

The 10k starts at 10am and the Fun Run kicks off at 12.15pm. Phil will meet the Provost at 9.30.

Many roads in and around Paisley town Centre will close from 8am until 2pm. The full road closure notice and route maps are on the homepage of the council website.

The cut off for online registrations is Friday 24 August. Register at

If anyone has registered in the last fortnight – they’ll need to pick up their race pack on the day.

For more information about the 10k or Fun Run please contact Youth and Sport Services, by phone on 0141 889 1110 or email

Image copyright of Phil Packer website

Renfrewshire’s Provost Sets Fun Runners Costume Challenge

Renfrewshire’s Provost will be on the lookout for the weirdest and most wonderful costumes in this year’s Paisley Road Race Fun Run.

The 3K fun run takes place on the same day as Paisley 10K, Sunday 29 August.

Entrants in the past have included pirates, clowns, ballerinas, Spiderman and even Scoobie Doo, so expectations are high for this year’s fun runners.

Provost Celia Lawson will be in County Square judging all the creative costumes and dishing out prizes for the best fancy dressed runners on the day.

Provost Lawson said: “I can’t wait to see the costumes this year. Judging the best fancy dress in the fun run is one of my favourite parts of the day. We all know the people of Renfrewshire have a fantastic sense of humour so I’m challenging them this year to do their very best and go all out for the best costume prizes.

“The Paisley 10K and Fun Run is our biggest event and brings people of all ages into the town for a great day. The Fun Run in particular is great for bringing together families and friends to run together, whether it’s for charity or just for fun. I love seeing all their colourful costumes and smiles lighting up the town centre.”

Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run takes place on Sunday 29 August starting in County Square, Paisley.

The 10k begins at 10am and the fun run starts at 12.15pm.

There will also be loads of free activities and entertainment going on on the day.

The Lagoon Leisure centre are offering free activities for all runners including:

•Free family badminton sessions
•Bouncy castle on race day
•Free Prize Draw-win a club membership
•Free swim open to all 10K medal holders as a well done! On the day of the race and Monday/Tuesday-just bring your medal
•Aeroball Court free for children and young people on race day and all the previous week
•Free parking at lagoon on race day- and showers and changing facilities are available for participants and families using the lagoon activities

There’s still time to sign up to the 10k or fun run and get a discount on the entry fee or get an online group discount.

To enter go to or pick up an entry form from any Renfrewshire Leisure facility or library

Renfrewshire residents will be running, walking, cycling and sailing during a week of active events later this month.

A series of events staring with a youth cycling challenge on Friday 20 August will run through to Sunday 29 August with the Paisley 10K Road Race, making up the Big Active Week.

Councillor Susan McDonald, Renfrewshire Council’s Sports Champion, said: “The Big Active Week is part of the Active Renfrewshire strategy to give people of all ages across Renfrewshire opportunities to get out and get fit and healthy. The range of events taking place shows how much Renfrewshire has to offer no matter what your ability. We hope to see as many people as possible taking part in these events.”

The Youth Cycling Challenge runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Erskine Harbour, Kilpatrick Drive for 10 – 18 year olds. Renfrewshire Council Youth Services are running the event which comprises races for under 12s, 14s and 16s on the Scottish Cycling Circuit Race Championship course, a mobile skatepark for BMX and skateboards and a bike skills challenge. The event is completely free and all bikes, BMX, skateboards and safety equipment will be provided. For more information contact Michael Wood, Sports Development Officer, Youth Services on 0141 889 1110.

Renfrewshire will also be hosting the Scottish Cycling Circuit Championships at Erskine harbour on Saturday 21 August. Cyclists, ranging from under 8s to the fastest adult riders in the country will compete in their respective categories. There will also be a host of entertainment and activities on offer for spectators including internationally renowned stunt riders Danny McAskill and The Clan, plus Real Radio will be on site with a roadshow. There will also be a Scottish Cycling Go-Ride area, information stalls, cycling surgery and activities for children.

Renfrewshire Council and Clyde Muirshiel Country Park are also holding a Sporting Chances event for adults with disabilities on Friday 27 August from 11am until 3pm. The event offers the chance to come and try outdoor activities including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, power boat, cycling, led walks, pond dipping, bat and bird box making.
Participants are welcome to come along on the day. However some activities have limited spaces and should be booked in advance by contacting 0141 847 4999.

The free Walk About A Bit event on Saturday 28 August invites people to take part in a ten mile walk from Paisley to Lochwinnoch. The walk has been divided into approximately two mile sections and people are invited to walk as much as they feel able.

There are staffed water stations along the route and participants can start and leave the walk at any of these points. This event is suitable for all ages and abilities as the route is totally flat. This walk is led by qualified walk leaders and is in partnership with Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.
The Big Active Week culminates with Paisley 10K Road Race, which also includes the 3K Fun Run on Sunday 29 August. Groups entering the 10K will receive a discount with one person going free in every group of five.
If people sign up for the 10K or fun run online before the day they receive a discount on the entry fee. To enter go to