The Thornhill 2.5K event will run alongside the 10K event. Starting just before the 10K, 2.5K runners will experience the thrill of being cheered off by hundreds of 10K runners. The route takes runners out of Thornhill via paths before turning on to quieter roads and returning to the park via pavement. Solo participants must be 8 years old on the day but younger runners can take part with an adult.
This event 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 McLaren 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 Neil’s families have teamed up with Tay Fitness Events to bring you the Thornhill 2.5K from 2022. £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 the fight against cancer, in his honour.