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10 Nov

Runners Gallop To The Kelpies

It will be more of a gallop than a sprint this weekend, as Helix Park and the Kelpies in Falkirk, host three Supernova 5K races. The first race takes place tonight (Friday 10 November) at 8pm, while further runs will take place tomorrow (Saturday 11 November) at 7pm and then on Sunday (12 November) at 5pm.

The fantastic 5k route is a great opportunity to explore the home of two 30-metre high horses. The Kelpies are mythical creatures who love to play at dusk - each one weighs over 300 tonnes. With all three races run after darkness has fallen, a special atmosphere is guaranteed.

The backdrop promises to be pretty spectacular too, as the Kelpies are joining a host of iconic buildings to raise awareness of the annual Poppyscotland fundraising campaign. Until Remembrance Sunday on 12 November, the 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, created by artist Andy Scott, will glow red from sunset till sunrise in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Each runner will receive a fantastic goody bag with an LED head torch to wear during the race and to take home, a water bottle, Supernova buff, a great medal as a memento and a foil blanket as well as accurate chip timing, a training plan and a fantastic running experience.

The Supernova Kelpies 5K events have now all sold-out, further information can be found here.