2012 Cumbernauld 10K plans announced

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 13:30 BST on Wednesday 4th July 2012.

North Lanarkshire Council have announced that this year’s Cumbernauld ten kilometre event will take place on Sunday 9th September, at Cumbernauld’s Broadwood Stadium.

In its sixth year, the event continues to be organised by North Lanarkshire Council, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, Campsies Centre Cumbernauld Ltd and North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, with support from Strathmore Spring Water and the Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle.

For the first time, supporters of our charity partners, the Scottish Spina Bifida Association and Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments, will have an opportunity to take part in a Victory Mile event. This allows young people affected by these conditions, their friends and family to support the event with a mile walk around the stadium.

“Cumbernauld 10k is one of the biggest events in the North Lanarkshire calendar, with athletes from across central Scotland taking part,” commented North Lanarkshire Council Leader, Councillor Jim McCabe.

“It's a popular event for elite athletes as well as novice runners, and the children's runs are always strongly contested so it's a fun event for everyone involved,” Councillor McCabe added.

Whilst the event is ongoing a whole range of free activities for families will be held at the stadium, including face painting, football, golf and a bouncy castle and inflatable slide.

The Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils will take to the floor first, in a race over 1k, starting from 10am, while S1 to S4 age pupils can compete in the 3k run which begins at 11.10am, and anyone over 16 can line up for the main 10k race at 11am.

Councillor McCabe said: “This year we are hoping to raise more money for our two charity partners so we're asking participants in the 10k if they would like to make a donation to these two very worthwhile causes. If anyone would like to be raise sponsorship to take part, I know the charities would welcome your support which will help support children, young people and their parents across Scotland affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy.”

The event’s organisers are already urging those people who are interested to sign up early for the ‘Early Bird Discount’ on the event’s entrance fee. Additionally, there will also be discounts for Scottish Athletics and jogscotland members, and for residents of North Lanarkshire who are Access NL or Passport to Leisure members.