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21 Jan

Go Green At Kilomathon 2013

Macmillan supporter in St Patrick's Day green

Momentum is building for this year's Kilomathon Scotland with just over seven weeks until the event which offers three unique distances. Taking place on St Patrick's Day (17 March), organisers are encouraging participants to mark the occasion by dressing up or adding an element of green to their running gear.

Kilomathon Scotland is now in its fourth year and consists of a 13.1k, 6.55k and a 2.62k race. The 13.1k is ideal for those who regularly do 10ks and want to push themselves a bit further without doing a half marathon. It is also a great training distance for Edinburgh marathon as well as being a great target in its own right. The 6.55k gives those who regularly take on 5ks something a bit longer to aim towards, while the 2.62 provides a chance for families to get involved.

Race director, Neil Kilgour, spoke about this year's event: "Everyone at Kilomathon Scotland is excited about the 2013 event. It's going to be a St Patrick's Day with a difference! I'm sure there will be a few colourful costumes on display too."

Official charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, will be continuing the Irish theme with green being their corporate colour. Runners joining Team Macmillan will benefit from the personal support provided by their running team and national network of fundraising specialists. For more information and to enter the event, visit the Kilomathon website.