Close to 1,000 runners enter what has been called “one of the most popular midweek 10Km races in Scotland“. The race is sponsored by Polaroid Eyewear and forms part of the Polaroid Eyewear 10km Road Race Series. The series takes place over a 4-week period and 10km races are held in Helensburgh, Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven.
The race is pre-entry only and chip-timed. The cost of entry is £16 for the Helensburgh 10k (£14 for SA members) as a one-off race or great value at £48 (£42 for SA members) if you would like to enter all our of the Polaroid Eyewear 10k Race Series (Helensburgh, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Vale of Leven).
The race is open to all runners aged 15 years and older on race day.
The race starts just outside and finishes within the Helensburgh Academy grounds and the route takes the runners on a loop through the town.
The course is relatively flat and fast – sub 30mins is possible. The course is well marshalled and has Police assistance at a number of points around the course but please be aware of other pedestrian and road users at all times. SAF road race approved, permit number:2392
The course map can be viewed at this link: http://www.fetcheveryone.com/routes-view.php?id=63454
Getting there and Parking
Parking is available at the ‘new’ Hermitage Academy and surrounding streets. If you are arriving by car please arrive in good time. Marshals will direct you to suitable parking locations but with the high level of entries spaces will soon fill up. Please be considerate and avoid on-street parking near the start of the course route.
Let the train take the strain – Hermitage Academy is less than 1/2 a mile from Craigendoran train station which has half hourly links from Glasgow Queen Street Station, Lower Level direct or Glasgow Central, changing at Partick. For service details please see the Scotrail website.
Changing facilities and toilets are available at Hermitage Academy and refreshments will be on sale in the main school hall.
A free bag drop service will be available inside the main hall!
After race scrumptious home baking, lashings of hot tea and steaming coffee will be available to help aid your recovery as you swap tales with fellow runners and supporters about how brilliant you were and await the prize giving.