Events

Sweet finish in store as LGBTI runners ask newcomers to join them around West End

By Ian Marland at

A race with a difference is being staged in the West End later this month.

Not only is OUTrun open to anyone regardless of ability, it also entices people to take part – with cake!

The event has been organised by Glasgow FrontRunners – a running group for the LGBTI community and their friends.

OUTRun and LGBTI FrontRunners

Route: OUTrun takes runners through Kelvingrove Park and along the Kelvin Walkway

It takes place on Saturday August 19.

Runners follow a 5-mile chip-timed route through one of Glasgow’s most scenic and best-loved dear green places.

Starting at the Kelvingrove bandstand, the run takes you through Kelvingrove Park and along the Kelvin Walkway.

The underlying aim of the event is to raise awareness of LGBTI participation in sport.

A spokesman for the club said: “Most importantly the race is open to everyone.

“Due to the demand for the event we have just released extra places.

“Glasgow FrontRunners is a running group for the LGBTI community and their friends and has become the largest LGBTI running club in Scotland.

“The club offers a wide range of runs suitable for absolute beginners to long distance runners, and like all other running organistaions, offers support, advice and motivation to its members.”

OUTRun and LGBTI FrontRunners

Inclusive: Glasgow FrontRunners is an inclusive running club for LGBTI members and their friends

This year Glasgow FrontRunners are excited to be included in the jogscotland Challenge Series – events all around the country chosen to be particularly welcoming to newcomers.

And the cakes?

The spokesman said: “We runners love a bit of cake so there will be a home baking stall offering free cake to all runners and volunteers at the end of the run.

“All contributions are welcome and if you want to bring something along to share with your fellow runners please drop it at the stall before the race starts.

PRIZES

“There is a prize for the Best Cake on the theme of Running with Pride!”

Others prizes will be for fastest male/female runners in different age categories; fastest team; largest club entry (£50 to donate to your nominated charity); Best Cake; and the Best Finisher for the runner who crosses the finish line in the most style.

Registration costs £14/£12 (plus 75p admin). Places are limited to 500 runners, so register early to make sure that you get a place!

* For more details about Glasgow FrontRunners click here or for more details about the race and entry details click here.