Thornhill 10K

DATE -

Sun 7th May 2023

LOCATION -
Thornhill Community Hall, Thornhill
START TIME -
12pm
ENTRY FEE -
10K: £23 | 2.5K: £8 (£2 per entry to Beatson Cancer Charity)

Thornhill 10K

A spectacular 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.

REVIEWS

  • Kirsty Hyatt (verified owner)

    Fantastic event. Well organised from start to finish, such a friendly event with great volunteers and all for a very well deserved cause.
    Not my first Tay Fitness event and won’t be my last.

  • kerry watkin (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this event, the first 10km I’d done in a while. Warm community atmosphere and very well organised. Beautiful scenic route and the water stations were perfectly located for me! Had delicious soup afterwards and enjoyed a stash of fabulous home baking too! Great day out for a very worthy cause.

  • Rebecca Hay (verified owner)

    Loved this event! Scenic route, very well organised and great support all round the course with locals out playing music and cheering runners on! Great to support such a fantastic cause. Well done to all involved. I’ll be back next year!

  • Annie Wright (verified owner)

    Enjoyed the best day that was superbly well organised. The most friendly and non competitive run ever…it wasn’t a race but the scope for those high achievers was there to on a super scenic course.

  • Shonah Escombe (verified owner)

    A really well organised event from initial booking to leaving the finish line to head home. The organisers and marshals couldn’t have been more helpful and encouraging.

  • allan watson (verified owner)

    Amazing event We tried run Mhor wow was that challenging but so well organised. We then tried Callander and that was a fantastic route , loved the T-shirt. Thornhill 10K was new so we tried that too it was a great route plenty of support and the organizers so friendly and encouraging. We shall be back for 2023. Tay fitness always put on a. Great event 5 stars

  • Claire Robbins (verified owner)

    Great event, very well organised and everyone involved in the day were excellent. Really nice route with a couple of sneaky inclines towards the end. My first 10k in quite a long time so a great one to get me going again.

  • Helen Cluett (verified owner)

    Brilliant and well organised from start to finish. A fab route through beautiful scenery, great team on hand and all for a good cause. Thank you. Will definitely be back next year.

  • Andrew Revie (verified owner)

    Fantastically organised and brilliant 10k route which combined great scenery with a challenging 2nd half. Everything from the minute I signed up went smoothly and the welcome received from the car park marshals through to the on course stewards and even the policeman just before 4k was brilliant. Having a 2.5KM is a great idea and using the hall to sell soup, sandwiches and cakes hopefully made the charity a lot of money.

  • Johnny lawson (verified owner)

    Very well organised event including car parking, volunteer support to make race happen, v good course and finish line sprint. Any improvements? Consider recycling facilities and encourage people to reuse their cup tween topping up on water/active root.


  • EVENT INFORMATION

    + 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: £23

    2.5K: £8

    £2 per entry goes to the Beatson Cancer Charity

    + 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
    • A complimentary post-race flavoured milk from our sponsors, Muller UK and Ireland.
    + 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 – Welcome and safety briefing

    11:55am: 2.5K starts

    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.
    + 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 at 5Km and 9Km. There will be 1 water stop on the 2.5K route at 1Km.

    + 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 and 2.5K will receive a medal
    • 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.  Deferrals must be used the following year and cannot be deferred for a second time.

    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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