Thornhill 10K


Sun 8th May 2022

Thornhill Community Hall, Thornhill
10K: £22 (£2 per entry to Beatson Cancer Charity) | 2.5K: £5

Thornhill 10K

A very flat course, with great PB potential. Run round the Frews, spot the Wallace monument, Munros to the north and then back to Thornhill.

Supporting Beatson Cancer Charity.


+ Why are you supporting Beatson Cancer Charity?

The Thornhill 10K – Round The Frews has been created in honour of local dairy farmer, Steven Black, who passed away in 2020 after a short battle with Duodenal Cancer.


Duodenal Cancer is a very rare and difficult to detect, often until it is too late, therefore greater research is required into screening and treatment for this aggressive cancer.


Not long after Steven passed away, his close friend Neil MacLaren started a year long challenge, of running 10K every day, to fundraise for Beatson Cancer Charity. Neil completed this amazing challenge in April 2021 and raised over £10,000.


Steven and Neils’ families have teamed up with Tay Fitness Events to bring you the Thornhill 10K – Round the Frews from 2022. You will be taking on the same route that Neil pounded, through all weathers, to complete his 10K a day for a year challenge. £2 from every entry fee will go to Beatson Cancer Charity along with fundraising on the day of the event.


We all want the memory of Steven to live on in the village and to continue to support Beatson Cancer Charity, in his honour.

+ How could I support Beatson Cancer Charity?

In lots of ways!

  • £2 from your entry fee goes to the charity
  • Option to make an additional donation to Beatson when you register
  • By buying some delicious food and drinks, before and after the event
  • Get sponsored for running the event and donate your funds to Beatson (optional).
+ How much does it cost to enter?

10K: £22 (£2 per entry goes to the Beatson Cancer Charity)

2.5K: £5

+ What are the age limits?

10K: Participants must be 15 years old on the day of the event to take part.


2.5K: Participants must be 8 years old on the day of the event to run on their own. Runners aged 7 and under can take part with an adult aged 18+, who will run with them.

+ What's included in the entry fee?
  • Professionally organised event
  • Medal for all participants
  • Water at the finish
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Medical provision across the event route
  • Free access to photos on this website and social media
  • Race hydration from Active Root
  • Parking close to the start/finish
+ What facilities are available?
  • Male/Female/Disabled Toilets – Hall
  • Changing Rooms – Hall
  • First Aid – Event hub and on the route
  • Baggage Drop (TBC) – Hall
  • Car parking – In fields close to the start
  • Hot and cold food and drinks – Hall
+ What's the event schedule?

9am – Registration desk opens for t-shirt collection and late registrations (if available)

11:45am – Registration desk closes

11:50am: 2.5K starts (TBC)

11:55am – Welcome and safety briefing

12pm – 10K starts

12.35pm – 10K winner expected

1.45pm – Final participants expected

2pm – Prizegiving (TBC)

+ Is the race timed?
  • Every participant in the 2.5K and 10K will be accurately timed using chip timing technology from Perfect Timing Scotland.
  • Participants race number and timing chip are integrated and will be posted to participants approximately 2 weeks before the event.
  • Participants who register less than 2 weeks before the event will collect their timing chips on the day of the event.
  • Participants will be able to check their official time at the timing booth as soon as they finish.
  • Soon after the event, all race results will be posted online and on social media. The 1K event is not timed using chips.
+ Is there a cut-off time?

No! No matter how fast or slow you think you are, we will support every runner to cross the finish line. Participants will only be withdrawn from the event or asked not to continue if your health and safety is compromised due to illness or injury.

+ Where will the water stops be?

There will be 2 water stops on the 10K route. Exact location is TBC. There are no water stops on the 2.5K route.

+ Is the route marked?

Yes, both routes will be fully marked using large yellow signs. Marshals and medical staff will be positioned at key locations.

+ What are the route conditions?

The 10K route is entirely on tarmac road. The 2.5K route has a mix of tarmac and path. We would recommend ‘road’ shoes for this event.

+ Can I order event merchandise?

Yes via our website, click HERE. There will also be a section of event merchandise, from all our events, available to buy on the day. Payment on the day can be taken by card or cash.

+ Are there prizes for the winners?
  • All finishers of the 10K will receive a medal and bottle of water.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women in the 10K
  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place male and female in the 2.5K
  • There will also be prizes for the male and female winners of the following 10K categories: Junior (15-17), Open (18-39), Veteran (40-49), Super Veteran (50-59), Vintage Veteran (60+).
+ Is there car parking available?

Yes. The car parking will be based in fields close to the event hub.

+ What catering will be available?

There will be hot and cold food, and drinks available in the Thornhill Community Hall. Funds raised from the catering will go to the Beatson Cancer Charity. We would also encourage you to have something to eat or visit the shops in Thornhill, before and after the event.

+ Where can I stay?

There are many places to stay locally. Try this website for more information: Visit Thornhill

+ Is the event safe?

Tay Fitness Events want to assure you that you will be in very safe while taking part. Throughout the event you will be kept safe by a large and highly qualified team of medical and event professionals along with a large number of experienced event marshals.

+ Can I defer/transfer/get a refund?

Deferrals: If a participant is unable to take part they may request a deferral up to 1 month before the event. If the request is made after the race numbers have been posted, the number must be returned by post. The place will then only be deferred if the number can be reallocated.

Transfers: If a participant is unable to take part they may request to transfer their place to another runner up until 1 week before the event. If the race numbers have already been posted out it is up to the runners to organise exchange of the race number.

Refunds: Can be requested until 1 month before the event and are subject to a 10% admin fee. After this date, credit codes will be issued if the withdrawn place can be reallocated to a new participant. Credit codes are also subject to a 10% admin fee. They can be used against any other event within 1 year.

Make a Request: If you wish to request a deferral, transfer or refund, please email [email protected]

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