The Thornhill 2.5Km 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 along the pavement before turning on to quieter roads and returning to the finish on forest paths. 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 Neils’ families have teamed up with Tay Fitness Events to bring you the event from 2022. £2 from every 10K 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.