Thornhill 10K

DATE -

Sun 5th May 2024

LOCATION -
Thornhill Community Hall, Thornhill, FK8 3QB
START TIME -
12pm
ENTRY FEE -
10K: £25 | 2.5K: £9 (£2 per entry to our 2024 charity partner)

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.

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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 our 2024 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 the fight against cancer, in his honour.

+ How can I support the 2024 charity?

In lots of ways!

  • £2 from each entry fee goes to charity
  • Option to make an additional donation to 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 charity (optional).
+ How much does it cost to enter?

10K: £25

2.5K: £9

£2 per entry goes to the charity

+ Who can take part?

We have 4 gender categories under which you can enter. These are:

 

  • Male
  • Female
  • Non-binary
  • Other

 

Prizes to the ‘Top 3’ overall in each of the above gender categories will be awarded if there are a minimum of 5 participants in that category.

 

An age group prize (1st place only) will be awarded if there is a minimum of 3 participants in that gender’s age category. For example: Female 30-39, Non-binary 40-49.

 

We also welcome disabled participants to our events but ask that you get in contact before registering so we can discuss any support you may need.

 

Due to our insurance, dogs are not permitted to participate with runners in any of our events.

+ 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
  • The top 3 in each of our 4 gender categories (male, female, non-binary and other) in the 10K will win prizes, if there is a minimum of 5 participants in that gender. category. Prize details are TBC.
  • There will also be prizes for winners of the following categories in the 10K if there is a minimum of 3 participants in that gender age category: 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 our 2024 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 including hotels, B&Bs and glamping.

Mains Farm Wigwams

Booking.com

 

+ 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, Transfers and Refunds:

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. After this date, places can only be transferred to another runner.

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: A refund can be requested until 1 month before the event and are subject to a 10% admin fee. After this date, places can only be transferred to another runner.

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

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