Posted Tuesday, August 23 2016 by Categories: Uncategorized

room to runOn Saturday 3rd September, Huntly will host its first ever 10k run as part of the Huntly Hairst, the town’s annual food and farming festival.

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural 5k race, the event organisers at Huntly Room to Run and Networks of Wellbeing have created a fantastic running event to cater for all ages and abilities. Three hundred runners have signed up to take part in the 10k race which involves a bit of road running as well as a section through the scenic Bin forest. A further two hundred runners are signed up for the 5k race, and one hundred and fifty children for the junior race. Our mascot Shortie will be there on the day to supervise the children’s race, and is delighted that the race has been called ‘The Wee Shortie’ in honour of him!

NoWAs principle sponsor we are delighted with the numbers who will be pulling on their running shoes and taking part, and we’d also like to congratulate the team of organisers who have worked hard to make this event possible. We have a few keen runners within our own staff and we’ve been training hard with Shortie’s help, to make sure we’re all ready for the big day.

Huntly 10k team

Dean’s own running team getting ready for a training session with Shortie!

From left to right….Richard McKay, Norman Donald, Siobhan Ingram, Snieguole Rimkune and Silas Woodward

All the races are fully subscribed now so if you haven’t got your name in already then sadly you’re too late. However it’s not too early to start training for next year….!

Best of luck to all runners, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 3rd September!

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