Organisers of the Southside Six have made 75 additional places available (from midday today - Thursday, July 21) for their new autumn 26k race. The event, which takes place in Glasgow on Sunday, October 30, sold the original 200 places within one month of its release. After high demand, however, organisers have managed to increase capacity to 275.
The run was originally conceived last year when six friends discussed how their routes seldom deviated from suburban roads, often bypassing the many parks in the south side of the city. With this in mind, the group mapped a manageable route that would encompass six popular park which they enjoyed running.
After discussing their efforts with several running friends and receiving a high degree of interest, the six enthusiasts decided to make this a formal event. The expected participation levels show this was the correct decision and the team hopes this will become a recognised event in the Scottish running calendar.
Race organiser Nick Vaughan told scottishrunningguide.com: "We had a great response to the new event when we launched earlier in the year. And the 200 original places went quickly." Nick continued: "After discussions with the various agencies we have been dealing with, we have decided to create a further 75 places."
The Southside Six will began at 11am, October 30, beside the flagpole at Queen's Park. The race is priced at £6.00 for SA members and £8.00 (unaffiliated). To book your place at the Southside Six race visit the Entry Central website.
See the full route at the event website.